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I have a trek superfly hardtail and would like to upgrade something, unsure of what will give me the best bang for my hard earned buck.
Currently running stock everything.
Considering some slx brakes and rotors or wheels
Open to suggestions!
The other option is to ride it as is, put the money in the bank and save for a dualie which I really want.
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The "other" option is a good one.
Better tyres and or tubeless is all I would do until something breaks.
Saddle and grips are also fit points that can be changed for comfort.
Yeah, I think getting nice tubeless tyres that suit the riding you do would be the only thing outside of little things like grips. I love my dualie but I have also gone back to riding fully rigid alot lately and loving it, but I wouldn't stop riding the tubeless tyres.
I just spent almost $300 on my Superfly ht.
Clutched rear mech and a wide narrow chainring to go 1x10.
I did the XT ice tech brake upgrade when I bought it.
Easy tubeless conversion with Bontrager rim trips. I just use non ust tyres too.
Save for the dually
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Yeah I did some Googling about the Bontrager rim tape and it looks the goods, only it doesn't work with my rims apparently.
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Don't want to open up a can of worms- but I am not convinced of the whole tubeless thing for me. I have had one pinch flat so far on the rear because I was attempting to run it about 25psi. I am most probably wrong but tubes just seem so much easier...
Tubes are easier if you want to change tyres often. Tubeless is good though.
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Spend your $300 on a ride clinic or skills day...getting around Ourimbah requires some tricks you mightn't have.
Oh and tubeless around that track made perfect sense for me and the hardtail - 22psi proved to work to help keep all 90 odd kilos of me on the bike when things got so nearly out of hand doing the features that my own flat country tracks don't have. Burped a bit but it proved forgiving!!
Ours is not to reason why...merely to point and giggle
Yeah , its no biggie and does depend on the riding you do. In my previous town I did miles onflattish dirt roads and fire roads and used tubes and high pressures. Now I am back to my old trails and some long loose steep climbs and descents and finally went tubeless and it makes such a difference to grip being able to run at 25 to 30psi and never get a pinch or a flat.
Just for the hell of it I dropped my front tyre to about 26psi yesterday, tubed, and it went really well.
Spoke to the LBS who can give me a very good deal on a Trek Fuel and as soon as I lose 5kg I am going to buy it!
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