Parts availability and upgrades for a 2010 bike

_John_John Posts: 3
edited April 2018 in MTB workshop & tech
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  • Should be fine. I ride a 2 by 10 26 inch Boardman. Don't feel the need to replace a perfectly good bike just because fashion changes.
  • Sounds like it needs a service and not much else.
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,369
    Give it a clean, a good check over, fettle as required and ride it. The brakes will probably need bleeding, the forks could do with a lower leg service and the shock an air can service.

    Parts are readily available but if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

    I have a 2011 Spesh Stumpjumper FSR with 26” wheels (9mm front and qr rear), 3x10 transmission, straight steerer and 690mm wide bars. All terribly old fashioned and untrendy but I rode the bike for 5 years and my son has been riding it since 2016 and neither of us has died as a result. :)
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

    Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Bird Zero Mk1 ¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009
  • 02GF7402GF74 Posts: 1,294
    Check the tyres and inner tubes have not perished, other than that a quick look over and possible service will be all that is needed.

    Don't get hung up on 1x gears, wider axles, bigger wheels - they are not really upgrades, just evolution and maybe fashion.

    Your bike is perfectly capable so go and ride it.
  • _John_John Posts: 3
    edited December 2018
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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,369
    You will definitely be able to convert to 10-speed and possibly 11, but not 12.

    Set the sag on the forks and shock and go for a ride and enjoy it.
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

    Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Bird Zero Mk1 ¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,564
    Easy to go to ten speed (cassette, chain, rear shifter and rear mech, front shifter will be fine, mech will be OK, but a little fussy on setup), eleven speed will need front mech.

    You will struggle to get the higher end parts in 9 speed, but trickle down technology means the lower end parts are a grade or two better than they were 8 years ago.

    My last bike was a 2005 frame running 1x10.
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