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Upgrading a Trek 2200(9 posts)

Upgrading a Trek 2200UltegraRacer
Nov 4, 2001 12:21 PM
Hey i have a 2002 trek 2200 and i was thinking about in a few months moving up the 5200 but i was wondering if you think it would be good to upgrade. Its already got Ultegra and a carbon fork. I was thinking maybe ide switch the saddle,seatpost, and the wheelset to begin with.
re: Upgrading a Trek 2200filtersweep
Nov 4, 2001 1:25 PM
good lord, how long have you owned it already? Actually I don't really consider upgrading saddle, seatpost, or wheelsets much of an upgrade, especially since wheelsets and saddles really revolve around personal preference- but thinking of a 5200 already? You might want to just "trade it in" to your LBS if you haven't owned it too long- you'd have to spend a minimum of $600 or so to complete your "upgrade"- and that puts you close to the price difference in bikes.
re: Upgrading a Trek 2200noupi
Nov 4, 2001 5:19 PM
On my 2001 2200 I changed the wheels to shimano ultegra and it was night and day, it took the rough road harshness of the AL frame away.
And if I do upgrade my bike I will buy one without the wheels and put the shimanos on.
its incredible the difference in comfort these wheels provide on + 70 miles long rides. Tires are Michelin axial carbon 700-23
re: Upgrading a Trek 2200LLSmith
Nov 5, 2001 3:09 AM
What kind of wheels did you have on the bike? Sounds like the new wheels were worth the money.
re: Upgrading a Trek 2200noupi
Nov 5, 2001 2:32 PM
It came with Rolf vector (base model).
It was $440.00 installed on the bike with 2 60mm vredestein
race tubes.They took the Michelin off the Rolfs and the casette and installed them on the shimanos,also fine tuned the rear & front deraillers. I think it was a good deal.
re: Upgrading a Trek 2200grzy
Nov 5, 2001 5:09 PM
Then he's still left with the heavier aluminum(?) 2200 frame. Cheapest way to upgrade is to buy the right bike. Individual component costs will eat you alive. You can put a V-8 is a VW Bug, but at the end of the day it's still Bug running gear.
re: Upgrading a Trek 2200LLSmith
Nov 6, 2001 4:04 AM
I already have the 2300 aluminum. I like everything about the bike but the feel at around 40 miles. Trying to figure out if different wheels would help my butt. I would hate to spend $2,000-$4,000 on a new bike just to learn I have a bad butt.I am already on my seventh seat.
Nov 6, 2001 8:48 AM
You running a carbon fork or no? Seats and forks help (even a suspension seat post might help), but ultimately you can't get away from the fact that the frame is stiff b/c it's alum.
re: Upgrading a Trek 2200noupi
Nov 6, 2001 2:23 PM
I am telling you LLSmith, if you can try a set of Ultegra wheels you will be amazed by the smoothness they provide.
My Michelin axial carbons 700-23 are at 125 psi