Buy a new mountain bike or frame

Posted by Paul​ Walton on January 25, 2009 0 comments

My full suspension is my pride and joy.
Not sure why but I have 2 mountain bikes, 1 is a full suspension and the other is a XC hard tail. My full suspension is my pride and joy. I love riding it because it feels comfortable on long rides, and allows me to rip up the trails at high speed. But mainly because it's still new and I'm still paying for it but anyway, that's another story! Since I have only 2 more payments to make and it'll be all paid for I am pondering with the idea of buying a new bike, or just a new frame!

max-light is an XC race styled frameThing is, I have my hard tail that I'm unhappy with but it has a nice spec such as, XT chain set, Mavic 717 wheel set built on hope hubs, bomber MX lockout forks and EA 50 bar and stem.

I would like a carbon frame but more importantly a frame that I feel comfortable with. As my max-light is an XC race styled frame a more upright frame would suit me better, such as an all mountain frame. I have been looking at the Trek 6700 or the 800.I have been looking at the Trek 6700 or the 800 But I am not sure if paying out all that cash is a waste when I have so many parts already. I could build a bike on a new frame like I did with my max-light and save myself a few hundred pounds or would I be better off (and in the long run happier) with a totally new toy/bike???

Help me decide, ("pleeeaaassse") as my mind is all over the place, a bit like this post!!!


0 Responses so far:

Leave a Reply