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Upgrade existing bike or go for 'new'

Postby scratcher33 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:34 pm

Hey - I have a BMC SLX01 - and love it - however I want to upgrade a bit - do i upgrade the wheels from Fulcrum 5 and the Ultegra 6600 to new faster wheels (?) and the new Ultergra 6700 - or do I keep the bike as is and look to buy a new bike in the next 6mths. The frame on the SLX is carbon / alloy - but an brilliantly made frame and great quality - if I do buy a new bike I am scared the quality of the bike (frame) for around $3000 will be not as good as the quality of my BMC ??
Any thoughts...
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Re: Upgrade existing bike or go for 'new'

Postby Supafly46 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:45 pm

What about the Road Racer SL01? http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicycles ... /102139262
I was looking at upgrading my old Scott CR1, but decided new bike was the way to go. Looked at BMC Sl01, but got a great deal on a Cervelo S2 and have not looked back.
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Re: Upgrade existing bike or go for 'new'

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:48 pm

Simple questions...

How much do you love the bike? If there's nothing wrong with the frame and you still get tingles when you throw a leg over, why not throw some new bits on?
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Re: Upgrade existing bike or go for 'new'

Postby open roader » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:12 pm

If you have a frameset you truly 'love' then i see no point to replacing it period.

Moving from Ultegra 6600 to Ultegra 6700 is only going to get you a new group set, no significant weight saving and no significant performance gain there.

I'd invest all your upgrade money into a new wheelset and some top flite race tyres + latex tubes and gain an even greater appreciation of the frameset you love.
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Re: Upgrade existing bike or go for 'new'

Postby gururug » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:40 pm

Bling it, costs quickly multiply with multiple bikes. Best to pimp your ride me thinks.
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Re: Upgrade existing bike or go for 'new'

Postby warthog1 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:21 am

Get some light race wheels and lose the 6600 shifters. It's great to get rid of those bloody cables.
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Re: Upgrade existing bike or go for 'new'

Postby Marty Moose » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:13 am

New bike New bike.

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