I’m a recreational mountainbiker diagnosed with a light case of upgradeitis.
I currently ride a 2008 GT Peace 9r that has seen some slight modifications over the last couple of years. (Hope X2 brakes, lighter wheels, burlier tyres, XT cranks, shorter stem, wider bars, bouncy fork)
All in all it rides OK but I have an urge to try something new. FS would be nice but I really can’t justify the cost considering my level of riding.
I do like the look of more modern steel hardtails and I can raise my fork to 120 mm.
To cut it short, what do you think, would swapping to something like a Singular Buzzard or Transition TransAm 29 make for a decent upgrade and make a discernable difference?
I realize there is no right or wrong answer to this but any input is much appreciated.