Hey everyone, I am looking to upgrade some components on my 09' Rockhopper Comp Disc, and would LOVE to get some expert advice/opinions.
Everything on it is original, except the derailleur and front rim.
It's been a fantastic bike, I've beat the crap out of it and it's stood up for me. It's way overdue for a few upgrades; I am hoping some of you can point me in the right direction. I've looked at just selling it and buying a new 29'er but really can't afford what I'd like to spend.
This is what I'd like to start replacing...unless someone suggests otherwise.
Original per Specialized:
FORK: RockShox Dart 3 SL, 100mm, preload and rebound adj. w/ LO, 13/15": standard spring, all others: "stiff" spring, disc only
CRANKSET: Shimano FC-M36108, Octalink spline, replaceable rings
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano BB-ES25, Octalink spline, cartridge bearings, 68mm x 118mm
CHAINRINGS: 42S x 32S x 22S
CHAIN: KMC X8 w/ reuseable Missing Link
REAR RIM: Specialized RHD 26", double wall disc, pinned w/ eyelets, 28/32h
REAR HUB: Specialized, forged alloy, double sealed, ground race, cassette, QR, 32h
(the front rim was replaced with a Mavic, nothing special, but the rear rim/hub is probably more important and I'm fine with them not matching)
The biggest question and probably the most important...what's my budget, no idea lol, maybe $500-600. This doesn't need to come all at once but I suppose I need to start somewhere.
Thank you all in advanced, really looking forward to seeing what you have to say!