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14th January 2013 #1
Talk Me Out of Unnecessary Crankset Upgrade
That little voice in the back of my mind is telling me I need to upgrade the crankset on my Genesis Equilibrium.
Currently it's a Tiagra Compact.
The little voice is telling me I need to upgrade / replace like for like with an Ultegra crankset.
Should I bother? Will I notice any difference.
Stop me from spending my money. Or convince me it's a great idea?!
14th January 2013 #2
It's probably the bit on the bike that makes the smallest difference! Unless the teeth are worn in which case it's probably as cheap to replace the whole thing as the rings.
Ultegra may be a bit stiffer as well.
14th January 2013 #3
Go the whole hog and go for Dura Ace, you are a man of taste and a large wallet.
Now the sensible bit, no point in going past 105 if you are an average cyclist the Ultegra is nice if like me you want a triple with a 52 outer then do it, but 105 is as good as it gets pound per once IMHO, others no doubt will disagree, the new Tiagra is very good, so maybe thats an option.
However if money was no object the it would be full D12 for me
15th January 2013 #4
- Join Date
- Dec 2011
Lighter wheels will have a far greater impact on performance, Freester, but appreciate they'll be significantly more expensive than the £150-ish required for an Ultegra chainset. A thought: slowly add to the funds for the chainset until spring (a less abrasive time of year in which to introduce new components) and slot in some hoops to bring out the best from that excellent Genesis frame.
16th January 2013 #5
16th January 2013 #6
"Unnecessary" and "upgrade" in the same sentence. Eh?
17th January 2013 #7
- Join Date
- Jul 2004
Freester, you didn't say whether you are married or single. Whilst that maybe an odd question to the single man, to the married man, it's more a case of will Mrs Freester allow you to release the funds in the first place.
17th January 2013 #8
If you had a heavy old FSA chainset, it might be worth it - I saved a LOT of weight off my bike through upgrading to Ultegra. However, with a half decent existing chainset, unless you want to move to a double or triple, no point whatsoever. Save your money and buy some great tyres and a bike fit.
18th January 2013 #9
Cheers Gents. Done the wheels already ;o)
Think you've talked me out of the crankset.