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Overrated: You Decide

Old 11-07-12, 11:20 PM
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Overrated: You Decide

Mavic.
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Old 11-07-12, 11:22 PM
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CAAD-9.

Or is this all about Mavic?
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Old 11-07-12, 11:37 PM
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except their Wintech computers...or is it wintec? vintak?
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Old 11-07-12, 11:38 PM
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CAAD-9.

Or is this all about Mavic?
anything cycling related.
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Old 11-08-12, 04:43 AM
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Addiction is all about class.
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Carbon fiber bottle cages.
25 mm tires.
Chris Carmichael "training system".
Steel.
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(or anything else 'semi' pro)
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pcad
That didn't take long. But yet I'm surprised it took that long.
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90% of everything.
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Bike fit
incorrect.
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Overrated & a waste of money:

Expensive carbon wheels of any variety
Aero frames (says the guy who rides a Scott Foil)
Any very high end or custom frame
Groups above Ultegra/Force/Athena
Bike weight below 18/19 lbs
Road tubeless
Sew ups
Expensive helmets
Expensive sunglasses
Expensive carbon bars/stems
Expensive cranksets, especially carbon cranksets
Any press-fit bottom bracket standard
Expensive retro grouch threaded headsets
Integrated seat masts

Not overrated & worth spending money on:

High end shoes that fit
Quality cycling-specific clothing
Quality tires
Good pedals
A good saddle
Ultegra/Force/Athena

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Old 11-08-12, 08:57 AM
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Indexed shifting for recreational use.
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