Wise Upgrades?

Wise Upgrades?

Postby Kral86 » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:13 pm

Hello All

I have a 2013 Merida Scultura Comp 905. (specs are on here)

I have been riding it for 170 - 190 kms now...

What should I upgrade???

I know the wheelset and cassette need to... So what is a good combination for that.


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Re: Wise Upgrades?

Postby D-joe » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:46 pm

better wheelset and tyres..
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Re: Wise Upgrades?

Postby michelle_s » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:26 pm

D-joe wrote:better wheelset and tyres..


I've just bought a 905-E and would also like to know, What wheelset and tyres would you have in mind D-joe?
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Re: Wise Upgrades?

Postby Kral86 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:46 am

I just upgraded cassette to an ultegra 12-25 and the chain got loose so got the ultegra chain
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Re: Wise Upgrades?

Postby D-joe » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:15 pm

michelle_s wrote:
D-joe wrote:better wheelset and tyres..


I've just bought a 905-E and would also like to know, What wheelset and tyres would you have in mind D-joe?


It really depends on your budget. If you have a big budget, go for zipp. Zipp 303 should be alright for everyday riding. If you want a more aero wheelset, go for the zipp 404. Only problem with deeper profile wheelsets is if the winds are strong.

If budget is tight, a good clincher wheelset under $1000 is a mavic ksyrium equipe or mavic cosmic elite. If you can go to the $1000—$1500 mark, bikebug is selling there cosmic sle for $1499. That is same as mine.

These are just my 2cents. I'm really not a expert. My first upgrade was a cosmic elite with conti gp4000s tyres and it did have a difference.

Good luck.
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Re: Wise Upgrades?

Postby redcorpsjames » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:33 am

A good cheap effecyive upgrade is pro lit bracciano. They weigh 1500 gm. Add gp4000 tyres snd your set.
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Re: Wise Upgrades?

Postby macca33 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:45 am

Whilst the wheelset is one of Fulcrum's lesser models, it does the job well enough and you'd need to go to $400+ wheelsets (at least) to improve on its performance IMO. I'd have thought that after only 200Km of riding, you'd be wanting to do a bit more before determining what your requirements in a wheelset may be???

GP4000s tyres on the current wheels would offer a degree of dynamic improvement, if you HAD to upgrade something at this stage.

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Re: Wise Upgrades?

Postby bollo » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:18 pm

i have the 2012 Scultura Evo 905 & i have pretty much upgraded everything on the bike bar the shifters to ultegra & also the rims to Shimano RS81 c35's & i have Reynolds c46 carbon rims for racing
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Re: Wise Upgrades?

Postby Kral86 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:21 pm

Thanks to all the replies

Okay so far I Upgraded the cassette to an Ultegra 10s 12-25t and bought second hand Mavic Ksyrium SL wheelset with GP4000s (apparently only done 150KMs)

On solo rides my climbing improved massively but speed is slightly improving.

Not sure whether to upgrade the cranks to compact pro (36-52) or standard???
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