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Upgrading a Voodoo Hoodoo 2013

firestorm_westyfirestorm_westy Posts: 7
edited April 2014 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi all,

Loving my Hoodoo Voodoo - But think it is time to upgrade some parts as part of servicing it...

The pads need replacing, so wondered if it is worth replacing the standard Tektro Auriga Comp brakes at the same time.

Also read that a new crankset is the way to go - Looking at the Shimano XT M770 Triple Chainset - Will that work with my Hoodoo (sorry, pretty new to all this!)

Any help and advice is greatly appreciated.

Sorry for the 'newbie' questions!

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  • buddy_clubbuddy_club Posts: 935
    Tektro Auriga's are pretty censored , so i would reccomend the Shimano Deore/XT/SLX brakes. If you shop around theres a few bargains to be had. No idea on the cranks im afraid.
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  • TJ20862TJ20862 Posts: 78
    Yer cranks pretty shabby on the hoodoo yer they will work but you will need a new bottom bracket?
  • Thanks both - The crankset I am looking at on CRC says it includes a BB...
  • buddy_club wrote:
    Tektro Auriga's are pretty censored , so i would reccomend the Shimano Deore/XT/SLX brakes. If you shop around theres a few bargains to be had. No idea on the cranks im afraid.

    Thanks - Keeping the original Rotors, or replacing them too?
  • jon1993jon1993 Posts: 596
    I had those brakes and I didn't have any problems with them there more than strong enough and cant really see the difference between my elixir r's I am using now other than a few grams. I would start with tyres, then go for some decent second hand forks in my opinion.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,811
    The Auriga's are far from bad brakes (but then Elixir are pants so not much of a comparison), as stated, Shimano to suite your budget if you must change them.

    If you fit an external bearing crankset like the M770 you'll need to get the BB shell faced at a bike shop.
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  • The Rookie wrote:
    The Auriga's are far from bad brakes (but then Elixir are pants so not much of a comparison), as stated, Shimano to suite your budget if you must change them.

    If you fit an external bearing crankset like the M770 you'll need to get the BB shell faced at a bike shop.

    Hi - Thanks for replying - I am seeing 'Faced' quoted a lot... What exactly does that mean? Would it make sense to get a local shop to fit the parts that I buy?
  • oxocube1oxocube1 Posts: 651
    As quoted from Sheldon Brown, Facing is:

    "The process of finishing the flat surfaces of the frame and fork to which bearing assemblies attach. Correct facing of the head tube, fork crown, and bottom bracket shell ensures correct alignment of the headset and bottom bracket bearings. This is necessary to ensure good bearing performance and reliability."

    It's particularly important when installing an External BB into a frame that was not fitted with one from the manufacturer. If the outer faces of the BB shell are not flat, it can cause issues with installation and/or prematurely damage the bottom bracket and cranks.
  • That's a great help (and makes sense!) Thanks for digging it out for me.
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