What to spec new 29er?

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    • #110341

      Hi All,

      Appreciate if you guys can help me out here.
      I have been riding my 26" hardtail since 2010 & I am itching to get a 29er hardtail soon.
      I have narrowed it down to 2 bikes & I hope u guys can advise on the following key parts comparison:

      1) Fork
      – SR Suntour 29 XCM-HLO 100 vs
      – Rock Shox Recon Silver Air 29er, 100mm

      2) Drivetrain
      – FD Shimano M390-9 / RD Shimano Deore XT-9 [9 Speed] vs
      – FD SRAM X-5 / RD SRAM X-7 [10-Speed]

      3) Brakes
      – Tektro Draco 180/160 vs
      – Hayes Dyno Comp Hydraulic Disc, 7”/6" Rotor

      I am not experienced in the parts area since I have started on an entry level bike & am now looking for my next upgrade. Should I focus more on the fork or drivetrain? 9 or 10 speed? Really am stuck now. Looking forward to your expertise & advice. Thanks in advance 😀

    • #110342

      Get the one that fits and rides better and/or more comfortably. Parts can be upgraded later as needed.

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