Components question for Hybrid bike



ervybaby

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Can anyone tell me if the components upgrade for the following bike is worth the price? Ultimately I have to see it and try it out - Thanks


http://rsdbikes.com/specs-builds-centurion

2014 Components ($699 msrp):
Chromoly 4130 Frame + fork
FSA Orbit DL Headset
Alloy 660mm Bar
Coloured Lock-on Grips
Alloy 80mm Stem
KT-XA2F – DA-21 9mm QR Front Wheel
KT-XA2R – DA-21 135mm QR Rear Wheel
FSA Vero Track BB
KMC Z99 w/Power Link Chain
FSA 42T Chainring
FSA Vero Track 175mm Crank
SRAM 11/36 9spd Cassette
SRAM X7 9spd Shifter
SRAM X7 9spd Derailleur
Avid BB7 Brakes
Avid 160mm Rotors
Kenda SB8 – 35C Tires



versus 2013 components ($350):
Cr-Mo 4130 Frame
Cr-Mo 4130 Fork
Neco H846 Headset
Alloy 660mm Bar
Coloured Lock-on Grips
Alloy 80mm Stem
KT Hub/ DA-18 Rims 9mm QR Front Wheel
KT Hub/ DA-18 Rims 9mm QR Rear Wheel
Neco B910 BB
KMC Z99 w/Power Link Chain
Pro Alloy 40T Chainring
Alloy Crank
Shimano 11/32T 9spd
Acera Sl-M390 9spd Shifter
Acera RDM390 9spd Derailleur
Avid BB5 Brakes
Avid 160 Rotors
Kenda SB8 - 35C
 

alfeng

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The price differential MIGHT be worth the up-charge, but I would rather get the less expensive bike with the Shimano components AND THEN spend the additional money for better Shimano MTB components on an as needed basis .
 

ervybaby

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Great thanks. I bought the bike and it looks and feels quite nice. The brakes however are quite weak and not what I expected. I am looking into upgrading to SHIMANO Deore BR-M596 BL-M596 Hydraulic Brake Set Front and Rear Black right away for better stopping power.