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Old 01-14-20, 11:57 AM
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Bike upgrade

Hello everyone!

I am Dan, an amateur cyclist hat loves riding with friends and run some ocassional races. Recently I got the chance of replacing my bicycle´s frame (Tarmac sport 2015) and I have two options:

Option 1. Getting a new frame (Tarmac Pro 2017) keeping my old set up (105 group and FSA crankset) and wheels (Axis 2.0). Cost= 0 (but I would upgrade the groupset eventually)

Option 2. Upgrading to a new bike: Tarmac SL6 with ultegra R8000 groupset and wheels DT Swiss. Cost = 1,650

I would realy appreciatte your opinion on what would you go for and why.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 01-14-20, 12:17 PM
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Option 2, life is too short to live with regrets
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Old 01-14-20, 12:27 PM
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That seems like a pretty crazy price for option 2--what is the catch?
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Old 01-15-20, 07:28 AM
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Put some Mavic Ksyrium Elite USTs on your bike. Cost is about $500 and that includes the tires.
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Old 01-15-20, 07:33 AM
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Yeah, I'd recommend option 3, buy some sweet deep-section carbon wheels, these actually improve speed...
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Old 01-15-20, 07:39 AM
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shouldn’t the cost for option two be around 2600? am I missing something?
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Old 01-15-20, 09:37 AM
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Sounds like a crash replacement or warranty? Probably why the price is so good.

Def upgrade the whole lot for that price.
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Old 01-15-20, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by dandope View Post
Hello everyone!

I am Dan, an amateur cyclist hat loves riding with friends and run some ocassional races. Recently I got the chance of replacing my bicycle´s frame (Tarmac sport 2015) and I have two options:

Option 1. Getting a new frame (Tarmac Pro 2017) keeping my old set up (105 group and FSA crankset) and wheels (Axis 2.0). Cost= 0 (but I would upgrade the groupset eventually)

Option 2. Upgrading to a new bike: Tarmac SL6 with ultegra R8000 groupset and wheels DT Swiss. Cost = 1,650

I would realy appreciatte your opinion on what would you go for and why.

Thanks everyone!
Option 2! Always cheaper (a lot cheaper) to buy a full bike than to build one. That's why I changed mine last summer that I had bought brand new the year before.

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Old 01-15-20, 02:17 PM
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Option 3: power meter and nice wheels.
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Old 01-15-20, 02:22 PM
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Option 3: power meter and nice wheels.
*Enters his LBS to buy a 2000$ bike, leaves with a 5000$ bike* (story of my life)
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