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Old 07-07-2016, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rockhopper help

So I have had this bike for over ten years and it maybe has only 5mi on it. Needless to say it is going to waste. Now with my kids wanting to ride more often I would like to dust the cobwebs off, but also improve it if possible.

My two main concerns are the front shock (which is way to soft) and the brakes. I'm 220lbs and it feels like I go right through the v brakes. So is there a 200.00 front shock worth a darn and is it worth putting disk on it? It will be ridden around Tahoe most of the time as my parents have a house up there and some down hill playing at kirkwood, but nothing competition. I just don't see any reason to buy a whole bike when I could do a few things with this one for now. Of course I could be way out of line.... Any advise blunt or not is appreciated.

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