!What would you upgrade???

tomvaleo Posts: 20
edited December 2009 in MTB general
hi everyone, im about to buy a 2009 Scott Scale 70 and was curious to know what i should upgrade in the future?
here is the current spec, the brakes have been upgraded to juicy 3.5's

Frame:Scott Scale 7005 Alloy Double Butted Hydraform monocoque tubes. V-Forged Dropout design.
Fork:Rock Shox Dart 2
Front Derailleur:Shimano Deore FC-M510 / 34.9mm
Rear Derailleur:Shimano SLX RD-M662 SGS
Shifters:Shimano Deore SL-M530
Chainset:Shimano FC-M442
Chainrings:44/32/22 Tooth chainrings
Bottom Bracket:Shimano UN 26 / 68-110mm shell
Cassette:Shimano CS-HG50-9. 11-32 Tooth range
Chain:Shimano CN-HG53
Pedals:Wellgo LU-998-S
Front Brake:Avid Juicy 3.5's
Rear Brake:Avid Juicy 3.5's
Brake Levers:Shimano BL-M486 Disc
Handlebars:Scott X-Rod
Stem:Scott Comp
Headset:Ritchey OE 1 1/8 inch semi integrated 44/50mm
Rims:Alex XC-44 Disc
Front Hub:Scott Comp Disc Centre lock
Rear Hub:Shimano FH-RM65 Disc/Centre lock
Spokes:DT Swiss Champion Black 1.8mm
Front Tyre:Continental Mountian King 26 x 2.2 with wire beading
Rear Tyre:Continental Mountian King 26 x 2.2 with wire beading
Saddle:Scott RacingSeatpost:Scott Comp / 31.6mm
Weight:28.19 lbs approx.

i am aware that the forks arent great, so what would your upgrade be? also are there any other parts that could be upgraded?


  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    spend the money on getting a bike a level or two further up.

    but yes forks pants.
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  • Thread8
    Thread8 Posts: 479
    if you are definatly going with that, then forks and pedals to start off with, then bottom bracket and stem
    Haro Thread 8
    Please help!

    "It's like parkour, on a bike"
  • Upgrade most things when they wear out, but yes, same as the other 2 I'd say forks - Toras aren't bad, they work really well for the price but you'll need to spend more if you're after weight saving.
  • Fork for sure then maybe wheelset. Change the rest when it wears out as it won't make much difference performance wise.