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    If you think you can
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    Time to upgrade???

    I feel I may be growing out of my coiler. At least with all the stock parts on it. My cranks are bent, rear hub is creaking, and my rims are needing to be trued almost after every hard ride. I figured I could upgrade all my components, or invest in a new stinky delux for almost the same price. But I would be a little concerned with its climbing ability. Any suggestions? Mabey a different rig that is tough as hell, but as climbable as the coiler? Thanks.

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    Demo, and yes you should upgrade or at least fix what you have .
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    A Giant Reign or Reign X would be tough, climb good and not cost a ton, Specialized is a good brand to look at too. Its a matter of opinion on which climbs better, Specialized, Giant, Santa Cruz, etc. I have a Specialized Enduro and it climbs pretty well, the 6" of travel do pretty good coming down too.

    I have a separate DH bike (Giant Faith), but I feel my Enduro could handle lighter FR/DH. If I had only 1 bike it would be the Enduro though.

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    i would say get a new bike. sxt/nomad/reignx/etc.
    <(*-*<) Go Ride (>*-*)>

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    Ok thanks. I'll look into those. All except the demo! Sweet bike, but I can't be throwin down $3500 right now. Wish I could. But what do you think about upgrading the coiler instaid? Would it be in the same league for the same price?

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    you can get a nomad for about 3100$, pretty well spec'd.
    or a heckler
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    get a reignx1/2. they are very well priced
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    an sx trail would be exactly what you are looking for, beefy/climby
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    if you want to upgrade, you can get a new wheel set and cranks (and whatever else isn't working great) and replace it with tougher stuff that can take a beating. Maybe new fork/shock.

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    I would just fix what you have to save money. I wouldn't think you need a new bike.
    But if you really do want one, check out the Marin Quake.
    Real burly, pretty plush, pedals REAL nice.

    http://www.marinbikes.com/2008/us/te...h_quadlink.php

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    Meh.
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    The Coiler is a fine platform to upgrade. It's a great frame that does a bit of everything. It may cost you a bit, but you can spec it out exactly the way you want it.

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