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First Upgrade Opinions?(5 posts)

First Upgrade Opinions?notharaguni
Aug 20, 2003 10:11 AM
Im riding a virtually stock OCR 3 with Sora components and an Alex wheelset. Ive set aside some cash for an upgrade. Should I go with drivetrain/brakes or a newer/lighter wheelset. I ride about 60 miles a day and plan on racing next season, if it makes a difference.
wheelslotterypick
Aug 20, 2003 11:31 AM
Which type depends on the types of racing you will be doing.
re: First Upgrade Opinions?xxl
Aug 21, 2003 1:32 PM
I agree with "wheels." They're probably the only component that'll make a noticeable difference to you in the way your bike rides.
Beyond wheelsStraightblock
Aug 21, 2003 3:29 PM
the only other upgrades I'd suggest would be to the cockpit & contact points. If you haven't already done it, dial in your position on the bike & get good shoes, pedals and saddle. Wheels, pedals and saddle are all things you can move to a new bike when you're ready to move up, too.

Don't upgrade the drivetrain unless something breaks. Drivetrain upgrades may improve your shifting a little bit, and it's nice to see the Dura Ace or Ultegra names on parts, but they won't make you any faster.
re: First Upgrade Opinions?notharaguni
Aug 22, 2003 6:12 AM
great guys, ive been fitted to my bike and am using speedplay pedals so for the time being ill let the drivetrain be and check out some wheels, thanks