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Old 09-23-2016, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an older Giant xtc1, I think 03. I haven't ridden it much in a while but it saw quite a bit of rough use in the past riding rocky motorcycle trails. It needs chainrings and the bottom bracket is a little rough. The shifter for the rear broke. I am contemplating single speeding it or buying one of the drivetrain groupsets on ebay.

Any advice on what would be similar or better to what I have, Sram x7 gears, scram x5 shifters, trutaviv 5d cranks, trutaviv chainrings and trutaviv power sprocket bb.

Or, have things improved enough I should just buy a new bike? Wanting to stay hardtail. This was the top hardtail Giant sold at the time.
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I recently bought a specialized fuse comp6 fattie. It's a hard tail 27.5 'plus' bike meaning it has 3in wide 27.5 inch tires. It uses a 1x10 drive train. Coming from a full suspension trek I wasn't sure I would enjoy this bike I will tell you now - I love this thing. It is by far the most fun bike I have ever ridden. I even like it more than my free ride Kona stinky. It's quick, pedals fast and rips around corners. I ride it every chance I get.
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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id just pick up the same shifter/ chainrings and a new bb and ride it til u break something expensive (those are cheap on ebay to replace).

if you get back into riding enough to break it again.......it means u are ready to upgrade and it wont sit in the closet for another 5 years.
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Old 09-28-2016, 02:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That is sound advice, I think that's what I'll do. However thanks to these guys I found this:

https://moosebicycle.com/us/bicycles...-fat-bike.html

Maybe do both.
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Old 10-19-2016, 09:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I ended up finding quality sprockets on clearance, bought a bottom bracket and chain. Only spent about $75 and it's riding good again.

Do the fat bikes really get around very good/any fun on the snow?
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bad asses ride single speed! i run a 1x11, 28T front and a 11-42T rear on a 2015 ibis HD, unstoppable, not as forgiving but it cuts down some weight and moving parts. get the best stuff, my whole switchero costs less than 400.00
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I ended up finding quality sprockets on clearance, bought a bottom bracket and chain. Only spent about $75 and it's riding good again.

Do the fat bikes really get around very good/any fun on the snow?
Yeah, seems like you can almost always find last years drivetrain parts online for stupidly ridiculous discounts. I'll probably convert my MTB over to 1x at the end of this season.
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