i dont think those upgrades are worth 600 extra bucks. id get the x3, sell off the fox fork and put a pike on it! call it a day.
I disagree.tomsmoto said:i dont think those upgrades are worth 600 extra bucks.
I disagree. you get XT stuff, which is nice, if not THAT much better than deore/slx. You also get an upgraded: crankset, stem, seatpost, handlebars, and of course front and rear suspension. Definitely worth $600. Besides, you could just ride that fork for awhile, then send it to PUSH and get a custom-tuned fork that'll be way better than a Pike. (you can even upgrade to RLC spec...)tomsmoto said:looks to me like you're paying 600 bucks for an rp2 upgrade, and another crappy fox fork.
yeah that proprietary 7.25 by 1.75 SUCKS...I'll go XT eventually, getting some lighter wheels faster tires is first, maybe shorter stem.finny1999 said:If you have the extra money to spend on it go for it! I have an 08 X2 which is pretty much the 09 X3. Only thing I can say I wish had went a step up for is the lockouts on the fork and shock. While the suspension doesn't really need them they are nice to have, and it is nearly impossible to find a RP2 or other rear shock in the right size as I think the Trance is the only one that uses it.
I ended up uprading the drivetrain to XT and getting the stroker trails as well. While these were improvements it was far from night and day. Personally i'm glad I saved the $600-700 going with the lower model. Personally the extra money is better spent went needed and makes it easier to validate upgrades down the road.
Obviously tomsmoto hates Fox for some reason so I would take his advice with a grain of salt.tomsmoto said:it really wouldnt. pawn off the fox fork to some poor bastard on ebay for 300 bucks, put a pike on it for 400 bucks, get a 20mm wheel built up for another 100, and call it a day.
too much of that 600 bucks goes to crap i wouldnt want.. looks to me like you're paying 600 bucks for an rp2 upgrade, and another crappy fox fork.