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First Upgrade- $100?

Postby TZ2102 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:47 pm

Have a cannondale caad 8 105.

have about $100 to play with, should I upgrade anything or save it for a later bigger upgrade?

Wheels - Maddux RS 3.0 (came with bike)
Tyres - Shwalbe Lugano
Saddle - Cannondale came with bike --> Not very comfy on the drop bars
already have shoes,pedals etc.

If I should get something which model?
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Re: Upgrade?

Postby open roader » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:31 pm

A. save.
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Re: Upgrade?

Postby Marty Moose » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:41 pm

open roader wrote:A. save.

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Re: Upgrade?

Postby TZ2102 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:43 pm

you wouldnt go for something like shwalbe ultremo zlx or continental GP4000s? (The Lugano's are new but I heard that they aren't great..they cost $14 on wiggle)
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Re: First Upgrade- $100?

Postby mitzikatzi » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:51 pm

Any points of contact that are uncomfortable. Saddle, pedals etc or save
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Re: First Upgrade- $100?

Postby jacks1071 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:26 am

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Re: First Upgrade- $100?

Postby jasonc » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:17 am

jacks1071 wrote:Keep saving for a set of these:

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$100 of scratchies, then buy a set of the above
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Re: Upgrade?

Postby drpants » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:02 am

TZ2102 wrote:you wouldnt go for something like shwalbe ultremo zlx or continental GP4000s? (The Lugano's are new but I heard that they aren't great..they cost $14 on wiggle)


+1 to new tyres, when I switched from 23mm lugano to 25mm GP4000s it was a huge difference.
I'd say a much more noticable difference than switching from the RS10 to RS80 C24 :shock:
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Re: Upgrade?

Postby TZ2102 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:35 am

drpants wrote:
TZ2102 wrote:you wouldnt go for something like shwalbe ultremo zlx or continental GP4000s? (The Lugano's are new but I heard that they aren't great..they cost $14 on wiggle)


+1 to new tyres, when I switched from 23mm lugano to 25mm GP4000s it was a huge difference.
I'd say a much more noticable difference than switching from the RS10 to RS80 C24 :shock:


How come you went for the 25mm? Was the difference performance or just feel?
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Re: Upgrade?

Postby drpants » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:02 am

TZ2102 wrote:
drpants wrote:
TZ2102 wrote:you wouldnt go for something like shwalbe ultremo zlx or continental GP4000s? (The Lugano's are new but I heard that they aren't great..they cost $14 on wiggle)


+1 to new tyres, when I switched from 23mm lugano to 25mm GP4000s it was a huge difference.
I'd say a much more noticable difference than switching from the RS10 to RS80 C24 :shock:


How come you went for the 25mm? Was the difference performance or just feel?


Just read a few things on the web saying that performance should be barely affected but with a fairly significant improvement in ride quality.
Since the old tyres were a fair bit worse, I got better performance and better ride quality... Could be just the improvement to the GP4000s rather than the size though, who knows!

Maybe next time I'll try the 23s
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Re: First Upgrade- $100?

Postby sb944 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:20 pm

Don't get tyres, they are just maintenance items. Wear down your originals (2-4000kms), then get some nice replacements when needed.

$100 won't go far for performance upgrades I don't think, but here are a few things I'd consider with $100 to spend on 1 bike item:
* Better lights for front and rear, mainly for being seen
* More cycling shorts/tops
* Cycling sunglasses
* Nice helmet
* Bike tool set for self maintenance
* Quality floor pump
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Re: First Upgrade- $100?

Postby R12RT » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:47 pm

jacks1071 wrote:Keep saving for a set of these:

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http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=19



You are shameless, Deon! :lol: :lol:
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Re: First Upgrade- $100?

Postby drpants » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:34 pm

sb944 wrote:Don't get tyres, they are just maintenance items. Wear down your originals (2-4000kms), then get some nice replacements when needed.

$100 won't go far for performance upgrades I don't think, but here are a few things I'd consider with $100 to spend on 1 bike item:
* Better lights for front and rear, mainly for being seen
* More cycling shorts/tops
* Cycling sunglasses
* Nice helmet
* Bike tool set for self maintenance
* Quality floor pump


It's not like he's going to chuck out the current tyres...
I would agree that all those things are more important however, especially a fairly nice toolkit!
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Re: First Upgrade- $100?

Postby jacks1071 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:08 pm

R12RT wrote:
jacks1071 wrote:Keep saving for a set of these:

http://www.pro-liteoz.com/store/index.p ... oductId=19



You are shameless, Deon! :lol: :lol:


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