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Old 10-18-13, 07:38 AM
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Bikes: 2010 Specialized Allez Sport

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Do I Upgrade or Buy New?

So I have a 2010 Specialized Allez Sport (specs found here). Should I upgrade the components and the cockpit/wheels or should I invest in a whole new bike? I'm 6'2" and 212 pounds so I have some weight to be lost but I'm looking to upgrade.

If I were to upgrade components I would start with upgrading the wheel set to Mavic or Fulcrum in the $1000 price range and then the group set to SRAM Force 22. Later I would upgrade the cockpit to either all carbon Specialized or 3T Team Stealth. With everything added up it would be around $3500 after a fitting and labor and such.

If I were to get a new bike it would probably be the Specialized Venge Elite Rival HRR for around $3300.

So the real question would be do I want a new carbon aero frame with an okay group set and a sub-par wheel set, or do I want my aluminum Allez with a great set of components and a pretty good wheel set?

Any help would be awesome. Thanks!
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