Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area - How long until N+1 strikes again?
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10-11-10, 04:27 PM
I just picked up BikeDirect's "Windsor Clockwork" for which to ride on the track. It seems okay to me, but how long do you guys think until I start to get annoyed with it & upgrade to something better?
ie, I know it's a not very good starter bike, how bad is it really?
10-11-10, 05:26 PM
Its a good starter bike.
How long will it take you to get to a point where you are racing with elite racers?
Really, its fine. How long you like it depends on your personality type, how often you race, and how much you get into the lifestyle. Personally, I like winning on a bike that costs 10 times less than the others that I'm racing against. ;-)
If you are racing/training 3x per week and thinking about nationals after a couple of years, you might want to upgrade. Or, if you are not particularly strong and don't have the time to train as much as others, you can throw $$$ at the bike in an attempt to make up for a weak motor.
A frame is a frame untill you get pretty high up in the ranks. Upgrading a few parts will make it last even longer as the only track bike you need. You wont need to upgrade anything for a while(once you have your fit and gearing dialed) but when the time strikes the first things to change out(in order) would be wheels, cranks, then TT equipment.
But you should be spending much more money on recovery food, and trips to the track for training than you ever do on equipment.
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