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Old 04-23-20, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by kevin****t View Post
Why I am interested is because I am almost in the range for being a possible "lead pack or break away" finisher for the D riders in the ECCC (College cycling "league" in USA Cycling).
As a D collegiate racer, your primary focus should be on developing technique, strategy, and instincts. You already have a nice bike. A nicer bike would help, but a season of racing under your belt will completely change your thinking about what changes you'll eventually want to make when you upgrade (or if you upgrade, assuming you still want to race after a season).

I understand the eagerness to squeeze out every possible advantage when you're improving, but your money will buy a LOT more performance in a year or two, when you understand your strengths and weaknesses better and have more experience under your belt.
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