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2015-07-28 8:05 AM


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Subject: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
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2015-07-28 8:09 AM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?

I would replace my current aero helmet.

2015-07-28 8:16 AM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
Did you want to include a poll w/ this post? The only thing I would like for the bike is a power meter.
2015-07-28 8:17 AM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
None, I think I'm done with cheap upgrades.

Next upgrade I would want is a power meter, that's not happening for $200.

If I could get a 60mm deep front wheel I would do that, but that's probably not happening for $200 either.
2015-07-28 8:22 AM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
I would probably spring for aero spokes on my front wheel and a cover for the rear.
2015-07-28 9:31 AM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
How about a 50t chainwheel for my mountain bike and a pair of slicks?


2015-07-28 9:40 AM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
When I had $200, I upgraded the seat (Cobb Plus 2 saddle). Other upgrades for $200 or less included a Giro Attack Shield Helmet, an x-lab torpedo hydration system, and most recently a pair of Specialized Expert Road shoes.
2015-07-28 9:47 AM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
smart set of tires and latex tubes
new bar tape
new cables

that'll about do it.
2015-07-28 11:29 AM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?

Originally posted by Leegoocrap smart set of tires and latex tubes new bar tape new cables that'll about do it.

OP asked what *you* would do, not what the average person should do.  I'm reasonably confident in thinking that you have already done the above.  



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2015-07-28 11:56 AM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
Since I paid $30 for my sleek Huffy from the mid 90s, I'd put it into the "buy a better bike fund".

2015-07-28 12:08 PM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
Originally posted by axteraa

Originally posted by Leegoocrap smart set of tires and latex tubes new bar tape new cables that'll about do it.

OP asked what *you* would do, not what the average person should do.  I'm reasonably confident in thinking that you have already done the above.  



oh :D

(another) set of nokons


2015-07-28 12:50 PM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?

I just spent about $200 replacing my old Cat-eye double wireless with a Garmin 500.  The Cat-eye was on it's last legs and so far the Garmin has been great.  I also got the speed sensors that wrap around the hub.  No more magnets and super easy to swap onto other wheels.

2015-07-28 12:53 PM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
I don't know if this constitutes an upgrade, but my cassette and chain, shoes, and FD all could use replacing soon. :-/
2015-07-28 1:31 PM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?

Me?  The fit to the one we came up with last year on the Guru Fit System.  It's a more aggressive set up than I used the last few seasons with an 81 degree effective seat tube angle, and lower bars.

What should someone else do?  It depends on what they're currently riding.  Possibly...

  1. A bike fit
  2. Clip on shorty aerobars
  3. An aero helmet
  4. Racing tires with latex tubes.
2015-07-28 1:58 PM
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I could probably list a bunch of things that I could use the money on to replace things that will eventually wear (chains, brake pads, cables, housings, tires, etc) but that wouldn't really be an upgrade.

So with $200 I'd probably invest in some Specialized Turbo Cottons.  I'm still on Continental GP4000S, and since the Cotton's are about 2x the price I just haven't gotten around to making the switch yet.  I will eventually once my current GP4000S on my race wheels wear enough, and finding $200 in my pocket would certainly help.

2015-07-28 2:06 PM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
New shoes. Mine are getting ripe.


2015-07-28 2:08 PM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
Originally posted by mike761

None, I think I'm done with cheap upgrades.

Next upgrade I would want is a power meter, that's not happening for $200.

If I could get a 60mm deep front wheel I would do that, but that's probably not happening for $200 either.


$200 for a used pwoermeter is not far away. The market is very competitive right now, prices are dropping so the secondary market is going down as well.

You can buy new PM's for $500 right now.
2015-07-28 5:56 PM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
Originally posted by TriMyBest

Me?  The fit to the one we came up with last year on the Guru Fit System.  It's a more aggressive set up than I used the last few seasons with an 81 degree effective seat tube angle, and lower bars.

What should someone else do?  It depends on what they're currently riding.  Possibly...

  1. A bike fit
  2. Clip on shorty aerobars
  3. An aero helmet
  4. Racing tires with latex tubes.


This.
2015-07-28 7:10 PM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
Bike fit.
Such an obvious choice since you asked.....
But I wonder why I have spent WAY more..........and haven't had my tri bike fit...lol
2015-07-28 10:02 PM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
Hmm, looks like a new crankset would run me about $200. My 50/34 starts to spin out a bit too soon for my tastes. Though the cheaper route might just be to run a smaller range cassette.
2015-07-28 10:17 PM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
Pay for half of the dropper seat post I want for my mountain bike...


2015-07-28 10:50 PM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
I'm actually about to buy a disc cover for the rear wheel, and a few latex tubes.

That's about it now for cheap upgrades :p
2015-07-29 7:22 AM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?

Originally posted by dfquigley I'm actually about to buy a disc cover for the rear wheel, and a few latex tubes. That's about it now for cheap upgrades :p

This.  I've been meaning to get one of the Wheel Builders type disc cover for my Zipp 404s. 

2015-07-29 8:05 PM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
being as I just got into this GREAT sport not sure BUT maybe a helmet or new shoes and clips ( bought a used bike TREK $175 ) set of front & rear tube & tires the list could be endless
2015-07-30 8:48 PM
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Subject: RE: poll: if you had $200, what would you upgrade on your bike!?
tri bike needs a new chain, mountain bike needs a new middle ring and possibly a bottom bracket. I would love to get a carbon seat post on the MTB as well. - I think I am over my $200!
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