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Originally Posted by bikerBen
what's the better use of $150
Neither - I know thats not the answer you wanted to hear - sorry
As far as bars go your fine for now and your fork still is attached to your bike so let that go too. A better use of your $$ is apply it to race fees .......... Experience is your best weapon
or a bike fit if you have not already done so -
IMHO the best bar out there for long course (without much bike handling involved) is the HED 1-piece carbon, although this choice will set you back close to $500.00. For short course (olympic distance) I like something like a Profile Carbon Stryke as the bull horn option helps with the many course changes and bike handling.
As for forks - it is something that is very difficult to gage as "noticeable" and you can spend another $500.00 in this department as well and not see any improvement in time or ride feel.
As for the biggest bang for your buck is
1. Bike Fit
If you are set on spending it on hardware, maybe take the $150.00 and look for an upgrade to the wheels you are looking at now.
To anyone looking for wheels - I'm looking to sell a set of new - never used Bontrager Race-X Lite wheels/tubes/tires (that came on my Trek Madone 5.9 road bike) for $600.00 which is approx $925.00 retail.
Last edited by MHR; 02-13-06 at 02:01 PM.