I’m new to cycling especially folders, I purchased a Downtube 8FS and have been commuting for 2 weeks now. I like the downtube but already feel the need to upgrade some components. My ride is between 8-10 miles a day and a little hilly. The gearing is useless (slips and is cheap)
Not knowing much about bikes I was wondering if anyone could help me out…
I want to upgrade the gears and was thinking of getting the following:
1. SRAM PG-950 9-Speed Cassette (11-34)
2. SRAM X.5 Rear Derailleur
3. SRAM X.5 Trigger Shifters - 9-Speed
4. SRAM PC971 Chain - 9 Speed
I can get all this for around $150. Will this all fit a downtube FS? What else would I need to get?
Can anyone recommend anything else? Should I upgrade with a crank crank set as well?