They would try to deter you because for the price of upgrades you could purchase a new bike with as good or better components .
more than likely. but any advice? can I make the upgrades? will the geometry allow this...the bike was made for a 7-8 speed. not a 9 speed. thanks again.AZ.MTNS said:They would try to deter you because for the price of upgrades you could purchase a new bike with as good or better components .
Because of this, likely:kps88 said:why would you both not recommend it?
Pretty simple. Unless you or she or both are just really partial to this bike for some reason--color, the way it handles or fits, feel it would be most frugal to upgrade, or ??? then by the time you have bought the parts to upgrade, a new and better bike with the changes already done will likely not cost much more. I concur with them.AZ.MTNS said:They would try to deter you because for the price of upgrades you could purchase a new bike with as good or better components.
the bike is pretty heavy. she rode my Klein and was amazed and could not believe how light it was compared to hers. I could probably shave a good 5 pounds off, maybe more with the upgrades. the Giant stuff on there now is total crap.mainlane said:If she doesn't ride it offroad why upgrade the whole thing?
Try some new pedals and lock on grips, maybe a stem and handlebar is she isn't comfortable while riding.
I have to ask - is this what she would really want for her birthday?
He already stated he will be replacing the wheels.safme said:If your bike is 7 speed. It is possible that you have a freewheel, not a cassette on your rear wheel. If this is the case, you will need to replace your rear wheel as well to go 9 speed. Its really not worth upgrading unless you enjoy doing such things. I know I do.