Claud Butler Vicenza upgrade advise pls

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Claud Butler Vicenza upgrade advise pls

Postby Jonnoak » Thu Oct 11, 2012 23:54 pm

Hi, ive been road riding 2-3 months now (75-100 miles a week) on my Claud Butler Vicenza 2010 which im really enjoying..but ive got a bit of spare cash that im thinking about using on the bike ;) but no idea really where to start.
So if it was you bike what would you upgrade first ? Wheels, the rear derailleur to 105 ? also thinking about changing the gear ratio as i very rarely use the lower ring so would i be better getting a higher tooth large ring ?

Spec :
Frame:6061 T4 T6 aluminium
Fork:Carbon Rigid
Rear Derailleur:Shimano Tiagra
Shifters:Shimano Tiagra
Chainset:Shimano Tiagra Compact Hollowtech 2
Chainrings:34-50t sprockets
Cassette:9 speed cassette 11-26
Front Brake:Shimano Tiagra 49mm
Rear Brake:Shimano Tiagra 49mm
Handlebars:Ritchey Comp
Stem:Ritchey Comp Ahead
Rims:Jalco DRX3000
Front Hub:Shimano Tiagra 32h
Rear Hub: Shimano Tiagra 32h

Any advice welcome please.. :D

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Re: Claud Butler Vicenza upgrade advise pls

Postby ugo.santalucia » Fri Oct 12, 2012 09:19 am

You might benefit from a good set of wheels... unless you are very heavy, in which case I suggest you keep those until they wear out
Tiagra is a good groupset, any upgrade won't give you any benefit

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