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    new tri bike :)

    I just got a felt b16 today and am very excited about taking it out on a ride next weekend.
    i know weight's not such an issue for tri bikes, but i'd like to get it under 20 lbs. other than aerobars and wheels (i have a bike wheel, just need a front), any upgrades i should make? i ended up spending a lot less on the frame than i thought i would (was on sale and decided against the p2), so i have some money left for upgrades. is it worth switching to ultegra from 105?

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    I wouldn't waste the money this very second. You won't be switching gears under load "that" much. Although I did just buy an Ultegra 6700 BB and R700 (Ultegra grade) Crankset for $111 dollars shipped through Amazon! That's full hollowtech II and barely a scratch off the upgrade money. Front wheel and better cables or a saddle would be my first upgrade choices

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    Honestly, 5600 is pretty close in weight to 6600 components. And it will net you, and I can say this confidently, no seconds per hour in a 40k.
    The FSA Gossamer crank is heavy, but not beastly. I think it weighs around 850-900 grams.

    I'm guessing that your biggest weight loss for the least amount of money is the aerobars, wheels and fork.

    Post pics.

    By the way, I'm sure you'll love the ride. I have a B2 and it's glorious.

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    yeah. i realize i said "i have a bike wheel." obviously i have a bike wheel, but i got a back wheel. at this point, not too worried. the race im fousing on is still months away.
    going to get it fit, then will put up pictures.

    Quote Originally Posted by Triguy View Post
    Honestly, 5600 is pretty close in weight to 6600 components. And it will net you, and I can say this confidently, no seconds per hour in a 40k.
    The FSA Gossamer crank is heavy, but not beastly. I think it weighs around 850-900 grams.

    I'm guessing that your biggest weight loss for the least amount of money is the aerobars, wheels and fork.

    Post pics.

    By the way, I'm sure you'll love the ride. I have a B2 and it's glorious.

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    Itīs a triathlon bike. The wind is your principal enemy. Your absolute and only priority should be on upgrading to the most aerodynamic components possible.

    105 is absolutely fine, in fact itīs great stuff.

    Get a wheel cover for your back wheel and a nice deep dish front wheel.

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