cheapest tweaks for more speed:Ordered yesterday & should be in on Friday. Any cheap tweaks?
I don't intend to race, but lighter wheels will be an option later on. I will be looking at tires, maybe even the new Michelin's. Dunno anything about pedals, except at this stage, I don't want clip-ins.cheapest tweaks for more speed:
1) set the seat height, fore-aft position correctly
2) drop the stem a cm or two
3) pedal further, pedal faster
next on the list for cheapest speed upgrades might be GP4000sII tires (or whatever the fastest race tires are these days)
...but isn't that bike something like $2,000? Why be cheap now? If I had your bike, I'd just go all the way and bling it out Zipp 808s.
going cheap now would be like putting $7 children's platform pedals on the following:
the michelin power comp tires are out - if the manufacturer's claims of 10 watts savings pan out, that should make them the fastest clinchers to date.will be looking at tires, maybe even the new Michelin's. Dunno anything about pedals, except at this stage, I don't want clip-ins.
Right now, I just want pedals that don't look like Walmart El Cheapos. As I get more accustomed to the bike, then I'll think about better pedals.Riding that bicycle without Looks, Speedplays or Shimanos would be a waste of time if you are on the other hand discussing tweaks. Have you ridden clipless?
I'm not ready for stuff like that yet AND I'm not gonna be racing.You're wanting cheap tweaks and you don't ride with clipless pedals?
Put in some saddle time and come back in a month. Or pick up the newest issue of Bicycling Magazine.
Clipless pedals and shoes aren't a cheap tweak, but that's a major tweak and one that will make a significant difference.