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Old 04-13-23, 01:49 AM
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upgrades on Motobecane Nemesis

Hi all, i've cycled most of my life but only recently bought a TT Motobecane nemesis second hand for 300 bucks, so I couldn't pass up that deal.

Thats the link to my bike, Im looking for any upgrades that are compatible with perhaps the crankset, front/rear derailleur, cassette/freewheel (i would like to make it a 10 or 11 or 12 speed if possible), or if even needs to be upgraded.
Some of the posts suggested that as a beginner cyclist, the components of the bike is more than I need.

Here is what I have done so far:
I bought Aeroelastic saddle and I have been riding it for 6 months (700 miles) and I am loving it. from amazon.

Speedplay peddles

it came with Kenda Kontender, 700x23c that I used up, and I decided to go with Continental ultra sport III 700/25 tires

I would like to change the aero bars with something else, my elbows are so tight together and my wrists get sore from the angle of the bars.

so thats my story, I would appreciate any input and or suggestions from you all.

its my first post on here, be nice to me lol

I put the bike specs as listed from the website below for reference:
Motobecane Z-Matrix6 Aero A-6 Quaternary phase Aluminum alloy, custom butted and Aero shaped, Integrated Head Tube, Double water bottle mounts shaped seat stays Motobecane forged dropout with replaceable derailleur hanger
Fork MOTOBECANE FC-770 Bonded Aero Carbon w/ 1 1/8" ALUMINUM steerer
Crankset FSA Gossamer Aluminum w/ Integrated Spindle, 7075 CNC 34/50T Chainring
(49/52*170L,54/56*172.5,58/60*175L)
Bottom Bracket FSA MegaEXO exterior sealed bearing system
Pedals None
Front Derailleur Shimano TIAGRA BRAZE-ON FOR DOUBLE
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 RD-5600SS
Shifters Shimano DuraAce, SL-Bar-end 18-speed (SL-BS77)
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano, CS-HG50 9-SPEED NI-PLATED 11-12-13-15-17-19-21-23-25T
Chain KMC HG73, 9-Speed
Front Hub Shimano WHR500 Sealed Ball Bearing
Rear Hub Shimano WHR500 Sealed Ball Bearing
Spokes Stainless steel, black finish
Rims Shimano WHR500 Aero Section, Black w/ CNC sidewalls
Tires Kenda Kontender, 700x23c with Ultralite presta tubes
Brake Set Tektro R520 Aluminum calipers, FORGED ALLOY, DUAL PIVOT CALIPER BRAKE
Brake Levers Tektro RX4.1 Reverse for Aero Bars
Headset VP Integrated Road Sealed Ball Bearing Threadless 1 1/8" +hollow 25mm spacer
Handlebar Aluminum AERO COW BAR: 50/52/54*400W,56/58/60*420W (31.8mm)

Aluminum J-BEND CLIP-ON
Stem EXT:50/52*90mm, 54/56*100mm, 58/60*110mm, -7D FOR ROAD BIKE,BARBORE:31.8mm, BLK,W/BLACK FRONT CAP, W/BLK BOLT
Tape/Grip Motobecane custom cork wrap
Saddle ProSpec Tri-Specific with Cro-Mo rails
Seat PostAdvancedComposite Carbon Fiber Aero-section, Tri-specific rail-system
Seat Clamp Integrated bolt system

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Old 04-15-23, 09:42 AM
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You should ask one of the Mods to move this to a more appropriate forum where you'll get more responses.
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Old 04-17-23, 12:25 PM
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I'd sell it and get a road bike that fits. With the $ you'd spend on upgrading the wheels or drive train you could get a bike designed for drop bars.
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