I bought what is called these days an entry level road bike, a Specialized Allez (Elite), hung with Tiagra from new and latterly 105 parts when they needed replacement. Wheels were DT Swiss or something, but they didn't like winter and died, so were replaced FOC for Shimano R501. They are absolutely fine. Could I do better?
I can see that wheel prices go from £50 to £2500.
If I am looking at a wheel upgrade, what price point should I be aiming for? Obviously a front pothole seeker that's dearer than the rest of the bike is silly. And what, exactly, are the advantages of this fantastic upgrade? What are the pitfalls? There's no such thing as a free lunch, everything has its compromises.
Fantastic result Joe, and well done to Ben too. Not a bad weekend's results from a fairly select group these days.
I bet Emzap is relieved that the quiz went well. Been panicking for weeks on that one.
For me, I blobbed the opportunity for a gentle run, as I needed to investigate a "clang" from the Clio. It turned out that a front suspension spring had broken. That's another job to add to the list.
Training, was therefore restricted to swimming. Focus was on the front of the stroke: the catch/pull. Lots of sculling with bent arms like windscreen wipers, and the main set included LOADS and LOADS of doggie paddle. Needless to say that I drank lots of pool. I'm just enjoying a beer now.
Howdy I hope the marathon went well Joe. Was 3:30 your 'A' target (PB), your 'B' target (a training race), or 'C' (burn the trainers if I don't get it)?
Dustin, it looked like a good day for the mud.
Happy Park Runs peeps, I am wondering whether the whole Park Run phenomenon will actually start to benefit the general race times of GB athletes. The more you race, the better you get. The larger the pool of people in the improvers category, the more there will be in the next one, until the elite system catches the best of them.
Saturday is bike day. 1 degree C when I set off. 60 miles, and I think that I was riding solidly, even challenging for some of the hill tops. You've got to have a bit of fun. The legs held on, despite yesterday's run.