upgrades for my trek soho s
I'm fairly new to commuting and my commute is roughly 17 miles round trip daily. I just bought a trek soho singlespeed and am looking for upgrades to make my ride smoother.
Clipless pedels? new bar?
I thought about upgrading the wheels to bontrager race lite but still waiting on my first paycheck from the new job . Can anyone let me know if they are a solid upgrade from the stock wheels?
Anyways, any upgrade suggestion is appreciated (i don't really know what there is to upgrade and if i'll see major improvements out of it).
oh yeah, heres a link: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...an/soho/sohos/
ty for your time.
17 miles is a long way with a flat handlebar- I'd recommend a drop bar but it'd probably screw up the geometry. Clipless pedals would be my first suggestion. Ride it for a while; you'll then learn what you like and don't like about it, and when parts wear out, you have some additional knowledge about where you can get the most bang for your buck.
Nice saddle, I prefer the Brooks B17 but get one that works for you.
Nashbar Trekking Handlebar or some other such handlebar that you might like.
aka: Mike J.
I personally wouldn't "upgrade" to a lower spoke count wheelset, in fact I'm been looking into upgrading the wheelset on my Fillmore to something with more spokes and sturdier wheels for commuter use.
Originally Posted by dphamily@gmail.
I also have this bike. The first thing I intend to change is the handlebar, but I suppose the priorities are different for everyone. I'm looking at moustaches and bullhorns.
You said "smoother ride". What are the stock tires? Try something (much) wider. You might love it.
Tires are a reasonably cheap upgrade and can have a huge impact on ride feel and quality.