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Trek Upgrades(5 posts)

Trek UpgradesGTrider215
Jul 15, 2001 5:15 PM
Hey guys i have been wondering do u think it'd be a good idea to upgrade my trek 1000? i got new pedals and im getting a new seat soon, and should i get like a new wheelset? just wondering what u think.
re: Trek UpgradesALLEN
Jul 15, 2001 5:37 PM
The first thing I would upgrade on the Trek 1000 are the components. Get rid of that Shimano Sora crap, (well, it's been crap for me), and upgrade to Shimano 105.

Hope this helps!
re: Trek UpgradesSkip
Jul 15, 2001 5:42 PM
It depends on your objective or goals, and your budget. Generally, upgrading your wheels will make the best improvement in weight reduction, speed, ride, etc. From there, if your goal is to decrease weight, I'd move on to the fork, bars, seat, post, stem, peddles. Good luck.
If it ain't broke...Rich Clark
Jul 15, 2001 5:45 PM
You have a relatively new bunch of functional components. You're not racing (I presume, not with that bike). If you have comfort or functionality issues, like the pedals and the saddle, then sure, you're doing the right thing.

The other stuff, ride it until it breaks. Why throw out perfectly usable parts? And anyway, by the time you feel you just *must* have Ultegra instead of Sora or that you need to shave 6 ounces off the weight of your wheels, you'll probably be ready for a much better bike.

If the wheels stay true and don't break spokes, keep 'em. The one thing on a 1000 a lot of people would change -- the Sora levers -- are a very expensive upgrade better left for later, or for a new bike.

re: Trek Upgradesrtolle
Jul 16, 2001 5:42 AM
For the $$$ it can cost to upgrade you might be better off just riding that bike into the ground and then upgrading to the 2200 w/105 or 2300 w/Ultegra. You could keep the 1000 as a bad weather bike or something. Bottom line is that it will cost alot to do the upgrades you'd want if you can't do all the work yourself.