I would be grateful for help from the mechanical minds on here.
1. Current bike has Mavic Kysrium Equipes, will changing to Shimano WH-7850-C24-CL Dura-Ace or American Classic 420 Aero 3 road clincher wheelsets help go up Mountains better???
2. My friend on his Scott CR1 Pro just kills me on the mountains going up all gradients
My gearing seems perfect, a nice granny, a nice Ultegra kit. However, maybe its the wheels that let the bike down? Is this mechanically TRUE or am I just in need of more training and power/cadence?
Below are details of the bike:
History of Purchase:
Here is my race cycle, it is an Arrow Branded made in Suisse bike probably circa 2002/4 approx. It was hardly used!!! So I got it at a bargain as an entry level bike. Weight circa 8.6kg
Front of bike
Shimano Ultegra brakes, Shimano Ultegra front and rear deraillers, Shimano cassette 28-11. Front triple crank. Nice granny climber
Rims: Mavic Kysrium Equipe
Frame: Beautiful design
Swiss Bike Villiger Powered on Frame:
Areas I have biked: Lavaux and the reason I love using my bike on Swiss Alps