I wouldnt touch a thing , get it out on the trails ,have a blast and see how your ride performs , if fine dont waste the money ! Until **** breaks..!
That may be possible I paid 1000 euro for a bike think that is about 1200 US or so. I am thinking I am getting a good bike because it has a good fork . To be honest I got a good frame and fork. Here is what I got for 1000 euroslacroix52986 said:Yes, I rode it today for a couple hours on a trail and I swear I already bent my rim.
Most important is a good 1.stiff light wheel set 2. pedals 3. saddleAndrwSwitch said:The best prices you'll ever get on parts are when they come on a complete bike. Unless you're directly sponsored by SRAM or Shimano.
There are a few parts that really effect the riding experience and are quite personal, though. I think that on any bike worth owning, it's worth having a saddle you like, pedals you like, and whatever stem it takes to put the grips in the right spot for you.
Next, good tires for your local trails will give you some pretty great bang for the buck.
After that, it's diminishing returns. Just replace things that break.
Not all tires are true. So if you think you damaged your rim, take the tire off and give the wheel a spin. You may find that there's nothing wrong with your wheel, just the tire. If there is something wrong with your wheel, it's probably fixable. If you've never trued a wheel yourself, run it to the shop and have them take care of it. If you have, you don't need me to tell you how to do it. A poster on another forum mentions using zip ties on the chain stays to use the bike itself as a truing stand.
If you did this much damage to your bike that that short a time, there's something wrong. My guess is shifting under a lot of load with a dirty/unlubed drivetrain. That would explain 4, 7, 8 and 9 on your list. There's also no reason that the headset should break.jpeters said:That may be possible I paid 1000 euro for a bike think that is about 1200 US or so. I am thinking I am getting a good bike because it has a good fork . To be honest I got a good frame and fork. Here is what I got for 1000 euros
1) Fox fork 32f100 one of the best on market.
2) Focus Blackforest frame (good frame)
3) Tektro brakes low end Hydros ( pads lasted for 2 months)
4) Deore crank not bad but the middle ring broke a tooth for no reason after 1000km
5) Alex en24 rims and deore hubs. The rims were never true and wobbled all of the time. The hubs broke 3 times and the free wheel broke once.
6)Some no name headset broke two times.
7)the chain was lowest spec shimano went bad in 2 months
8)cassette lowest spec shimano lasted 4 months.
9) SLX front and rear mec no problems but the slx mec came out of adjustment alot.
My point is on the lower priced bikes they put alot of cheap parts on them to save money so unless you really know what to look for you get screwed because in three to six months of xc riding your bike is falling apart.
I am lucky I live in Germany and we have a 2 year warranty and if the bike breaks more than 3 times (unless its wear and tear brake pads chain ext) you get a new bike. My bike broke 5 in the first 4 months. I was not jumping just riding alot and I am about 210lbs. So focus Gave me the option of a new (same) bike or upgraded wheels and headset so I took the upgrades and have not had a problem out of the wheels yet over 1200 miles and stull true.
How long is your "long" ride?jpeters said:But as far as the saddle goes if you get those under shorts with the thick padding most saddles are fine.