Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Bikes: 2010 S1, 2011 F75X
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I will eventually upgrade the whole groupset. Perhaps I should do it all in one shot later down the road. I'm in no rush to do it, as I've only owned the bike for 3 weeks (and only have been road cycling for the same time too). I have in no way outgrown (skillwise) the gear I own now. I will probably just run the 2300 groupset into the ground and upgrade then.
While I do have the bug, I had an epiphany today. Its not the gear that makes the ride. I was riding alone (which I usually do) when a group came up behind me and passed. They were all on carbon road bikes, slick road shoes...the whole meal deal. Then there was me on my aluminum Tricross, MTB shoes, and a small hydration knapsack. I took up the rear of the group for about 3-4 km until we came to a big hill. I shot up to the front while saying "hey, my turn to tow" and I led the pack up the climb. At the top, the lead guy said - "hey man, very nice climb!!" They turned off in the opposite direction to my route and I carried on my way. I was so happy with my first "group ride" experience and that I don't need carbon frames, Ultregra or Dura-ace - to enjoy myself.
Thanks for all your input and I'll re-engage the issue when the time is right.
Last edited by simonaway427; 04-25-10 at 03:02 PM.