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New wheels or frame???

Old 02-26-17, 12:03 PM
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New wheels or frame???

My bike will be sold soon and I am debating whether I should purchase a new frame set or wheels. I do already have a main race bike (2014 felt F1 with 105).

I have the ability to get two 3t wheelsets (40&60mm) or a Ridley Noah fast frame set. I can get these at approximately the same price. Which one should I get for mainly crit racing?

Thanks in advance
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Old 02-28-17, 07:07 PM
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Hi, I raced for three years as a junior (for starters) also done 100s of criteriums. Super light wheels are critical. I almost always raced on sew ups. It seemed like any time that I tried to race on (heavier) clinchers. I was dropped. Every time I put the light wheels back on I easily stayed on , and even placed. With the clinchers I would go into over the edge aerobic trying to move the heavier wheels, and then off the back I would go. superlight wheels- yes/ different frame- no Just my opinion
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From a performance standpoint, wheels would definitely be the better option. Having fast and light wheels will make a significant difference accelerating out of corners. I don't think upgrading your frame would make much of a difference, and having a spare set of wheels is always good!
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