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Old 04-11-2013, 01:27 PM   #2151
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:28 PM   #2152
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yea thats what i've been reading as well, especially with rival force and red, zero loss, exact acuation and double tap, and i read that the sram hoods are better for people with small hands, which includes me.

just not sure if i should spend money on changing my drivetrain or upgrading wheels.

definately cant do both right now since i just got the bike not long ago lol.

shouldnt be spending any money to begin with anyways lol
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:29 PM   #2153
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I picked up the aeron pro bib shorts. Sounds like a way better buy than the Pearl Izumi Attack ones I have now. Saved myself $40 too
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The good news is that you will have a spare group set which you can sell or keep for a bike build. I'd buy it off you but...I like SRAM.

My personal suggestion - get new wheels and tires first before upgrading your drivetrain.
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I can't comment much on sram since I haven't ridden long enough to compare to shimano

But here's an interesting fact for u sram nut huggers

Of the 18 pro teams in the peleton, only 3 use SRAM groupsets. 4 campy. The remaining 11 teams all use Shimano
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:40 PM   #2156
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sram just sounds cooler than shimano..isn't that reason enough? :P
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Are new wheels that big of an improvement?

I have a trek 2.1 so it came with bontrager garbage
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I have a trek 2.1 so it came with bontrager garbage
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Well, I'd liken "improvement" depending on what a person wants. If you want a cushy ride, then perhaps having a light weight wheel with fewer spoke count and does not absorb road shock well could work against you.

If you want to pick up some speed and have a better 'feel' for the road while lightening up the bike, then yes. Mind you, tires play a huge role into the equation.

Riding on my stock wheels and tires was weird for me. It was so smooth and cushy, I was like, "uh wut? Where's the road?"

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But here's an interesting fact for u sram nut huggers

Of the 18 pro teams in the peleton, only 3 use SRAM groupsets. 4 campy. The remaining 11 teams all use Shimano
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As for Campy - Good lord.

Edit - 604CEFIRO is right. Only 3 teams this year running SRAM. 2011 was a huge list of SRAM but slowly declining in 2012 and now 2013. http://inrng.com/2013/01/2013-pro-team-bikes/ (The article is a good read and explains SRAM's decline in the peleton.)
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Improvement on...?

New wheels, better shifting groupsets don't guarantee higher performance.

It will definitely aid u, but the higher performance comes from the rider.

I was infatuated with getting new wheels and carbon everything for a while, but got a reality check when I rode with some older guys on shitty equipment and got left behind in their dust trails

It will help to a point. But the gains are minute at best

I guess we are all car guys, so modding shit is like 2nd nature and we all want after market cuz stock is so ghey lol


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That's pretty much it.

It hurts the most when you see older guys riding their steel bikes from the 80s with down tube shifters owning you on the flats and hills.



If you want to mod your bike for the sake of experimenting, go for it. In the end, a 14.9lb bike will not save you from a guy who is more experienced and stronger as a rider riding a 25lb steel bike.
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^whew! hey guys just got back from a quick spin around the main street area


i agree with 604cefiro about the reality check. best upgrade to your bike is the rider! that said, i'll be spending more on gear now...since that's rider related..sorta
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Can't beat Shimano Acera.

Seriously though I love the looks as I pass riders on ridiculously nice rides on the climbs.

Swapped out the Crappy Innova 35c tires for Vittoria Randonneur Pro's in 32c, so smooth, estimating I gained about 2-3kph on the flats.
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Rapha makes you 10% faster at least and makes the suffering way more chic
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i think it was in the $90 range :S thinking back on it i should have just ordered it off fleabay

if anyone sees a deal on a catlike whisper plus let me know :P
Yep, I did see a good deal on Catlike, but that was last weekend. $100!! No more now.
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since everyone's raving about these conti's

Continental Grand Prix 4000S 700x23 Folding Tire Road Bike

yay or nay?
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I would rather wait 1 week and pay $38.80 per tire on wiggle

Or $86.00 for 2 gp4000s w/ 5 tubes

Search results for gp4000s


you should offer him wiggle pricing

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Continental Grand Prix 4000S 700x23 Folding Tire Road Bike

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nice. will give them a try after i wear down my current ones
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Seems like majority of people are still raving about the Continental GP4000s (not to be confused with the 4000- no "s".)

I'm still waiting for my order to show up so then I'll be able to do a back to back comparison between the GP4000s and my Michelin Pro Race 3 (discontinued and replaced by the Pro Race 4.)
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30 minutes till im off work... gonna sprint home on my commuter bike, strip nekked, get into my posh MAMIL outfit, put on my new Defeet oversocks, bare leg it down 3 Road and stunt hard in the sun

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