View Single Post
Old 12-28-19, 10:45 PM
Senior Member
Doge's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Southern California, USA
Posts: 10,387

Bikes: 1979 Raleigh Team 753

Mentioned: 153 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3337 Post(s)
Liked 331 Times in 230 Posts
Originally Posted by vikay View Post
I owned a Trek Alpha 1.2. I upgraded to an Emonda SL6. Felt no real difference. I did feel good though.
Get pedals/shoes they say. Felt no difference.
Get carbon rims they say. I still feel no difference.

But I do have a 16 lb bike after all of this compared to my 22 lb Alpha.
I feel that same way with a lot of audio equipment. $300->$3,000 - no difference. Then you play with it a bit, talk to others and tune it in and there are differences. Wine too...

But to bikes, the base material is different. Carbon, vs, steel, vs Alloy, vs Ti vs Hybrid. They should feel different to you. If they don't you are very fortunate. Buy the least expensive stuff.

Last edited by Doge; 12-28-19 at 11:17 PM.
Doge is offline