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    Should I upgrade?

    Hey, I'm not new to biking, but I am new to building, repairing, and overall bike mechanics.
    I have a Raleigh M20, and I am happy with it, but should I upgrade anything?
    “You know right away in mountain biking if you’re on or not.”
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    Is anything broke on it? If not, run it as is, upgrade when 1) components break 2) when you outgrow a component (ie: Front forks)

    What you don't want to do is upgrade due to component envy.

    Do you have higher end parts laying around? Nothing wrong with upgrading if you have stuff laying around either.
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    If you are happy with it, save your money until you become unhappy.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    Agree, if you are still happy with your bike hold on the that feeling. It's quite rare not to want everything.

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    Just replace the whole thing. If the question bothers you enough to post about it I'm pretty sure you won't be happy with anything short of a completely new bike. Sorry to be the bearer of expensive news....
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    "MOMMY, I WANT TO RIDE LIKE THAT FAT KID!" true story.

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