So I had no idea I would improve as fast as I have, and I'm riding at a B+ pace for my local velo club rides. I'm setting my sites on riding with the A groups by the end of the summer. I'm going to the gym, doing interval/training lap rides, have rest days built into my schedule, all of the things that should allow me to get fitter and potentially faster on the bike.
I have a solid entry level bike, aluminum frame, carbon fork, seat stays, and seat post. Tiagra up front, 105 behind, tiagra shifters. Wheelset sucks, that would be the main upgrade I can think of right now.
My question is, how much faster would a carbon bike with ksyrium wheels and 105/ultegra make me? Right now B+ rides here are 19/20mph average and I would like to bump up to 22/23 mph average.
I would imagine that an A rider can ride at an A pace on any bike, mine included. True? Not true? Should I just concentrate on myself?
How much of a difference would a nicer bike make?