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Old 08-16-11, 07:34 AM
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cheaper most effective Upgrade?

I want to improve my bike so wheel upgrade or Crank upgrade is on my list of to do's...Cost is an issue performcnace / weight as well. Bottom line I lack funds so what would be the cheaper bigger bang for the buck.
I see wheels on sale for Under $200 and cranks for about $100
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What are your cranks and wheels now? Helpful to know so that we can figure out the relative value of upgrading..
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As a general rule, wheels will yield more tangible results in an upgrade, no matter whether you're going for durability, for saving weight or both.
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Are sub 200 dollar wheels really an upgrade?
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Yeah, that struck me too. On the other hand, I've had bikes that a $95 LX/RhynoLite set was an upgrade .
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Old 08-16-11, 10:39 AM
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Are sub 200 dollar wheels really an upgrade?
not 100% sure but I have basic shimano hubs 525? with bontrager rims....feel heavy. Cranks are basic deore's
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tubeless wheelset... otherwise do some intervals and hill repeats on the streets to build up your motor
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The best upgrade is to lose weight off your body if able. It is free to do that! Then upgrade the bike.
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