Upgrading my lack of a bike to having a bike. By far the most satisfying thing I have ever done.
Saddle, clipless pedals.
Most satisfying was new wheels, lighter and more aero than the stock bricks. Made me feel like I finally had a decent bike. Most useful was 46/36 rings and a 12-23 cassette. Proper gearing made a noticeable difference in my performance.
wheels, bars, derailleurs, saddle, brakes
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Kind of in order:
3 Switched from Shimano to SRAM
5 12-25 cassette(pretty much a flatland rider here)
I've always used clipless pedals that's why they arent on the list.
Frame, pedals, shallow drop bars and nice bibs.
Don't believe everything you think.
Clipless, bibs, saddle
"Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles starring at computer screens all day!" -Peter Gibbons
K- edge Garmin mount.
Does my KKRM count? Because if so, that, and the massive FTP boost I've gotten after the last year or so.
Decent tires. Made the biggest difference for me.
Wheels, but only because of the looks. No such thing as a performance upgrade. "Upgrades" are all pretty much either cosmetic or comfort.
"These are questions for wise men with skinny arms." - Khal Drogo
2011 Rossetti Vertigo w/ SRAM Rival 16.1lbs
Cinelli cork bar tape, bloody comfy!
I like bicycles. I also like bicycling.
Just upgraded my saddle to Romin evo Expert - hoping this will be my most satisfying bike upgrade.
second, seatpost. And surprisingly it made quite a difference.
i'd also say tires, but not sure if that comes under 'upgrade'.
1992 Peugeot mtb, gone
2006 Specialized Allez
2008 Specialized HotWalk, son's bike
2009 Specialized Tricross, gone
2010 Ridgeback Honey, daughter's bike
2012 Islabikes Beinn, daughter's 2nd bike
2012 Focus Mares
2012 Cannondale SuperSix
I HEARD YOU'RE IDEA'S AND THEIR DEFINATELY GOOD.
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heavy ass powertap rear wheel.
clipless pedals, saddle, heart rate monitor, wheels in that order.