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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:02 am 
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Hi there,

I have a Cannondale that I love but that is showing its age component wise.

Any feedback on how I decide whether a bike is worth upgrading component wise versus when I should sell it and buy a new bike?

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:25 am 
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If you get a new bike, what would you choose?

Unless you're thinking of getting an aero bike, I would opt for a component upgrade. i don't think you'll gain that much by replacing your evo.

also, what kind of riding /type of terrain? without some details, you won't get any specific advice.
what are your components right now?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:05 pm 
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Thanks!

So, I am considering a Cervelo S5 w/ etap

Here is my current Cannondale setup:

Drivetrain: Sram Red Black with upgraded front derailleur to yaw and upgrade to aerolink brakes. I have the SISL2 crank
Stem: FSA SL-K (not carbon)
Bar: FSA wing pro (not carbon)
Post: FSA SL-K (carbon and cut)
Seat: Fizik Antares
Pedals: Speedplay stainless
Cages: Bontrager RXL
Wheels: Enve Classic 65 with DT-Swiss and PowerTap
Skewers: mismatched random set

I LOVE the Cannondale and upgrading it would be fun but is it worth it to spend that much $$$ on such an old frame?

I ride about 4 days a week indoor and outdoor. I like to climb and ride local mountains here and there along with general mixed terrain. Very little straight flat riding.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:26 pm 
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I would spend the money on a crank based power meter, and get rid of the powertap. Otherwise, your bike sounds good as it is.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:44 am 
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Very nice build. Like DJT21 said, you could get a different PM. Maybe get low profil wheels as well if you like to climb !


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:51 pm 
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You could just do the eTap upgrade and sell your SRAM Red bits. A carbon bar, new tape, new tires and latex tubes, and an OPI Spidering, plus a Stages PM and a DT Swiss rear hub and you'll feel like you're on a new bike...except it'll fit perfectly and not cost as much ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:24 pm 
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In my opinion, Your bike looks well built. So, Keeping is more nice choice, Unless you need to change the groupset.
If you felt your bike to cloy, how about change some cheap parts like top-cap or bar-tape or something.
Then, When you feels like throw your bike into a wastebasket. Go get the whole New bike.
I think it is cheapest way.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:54 pm 
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IMO, you have one of the best bikes you could have, and visually one of the top frames for me ever. I like to se those Cannondale frames with that geometry, instead the last years tendences of aero frames, which look sometimes more like a Star Wars spacecraft than like a bike.

On the other hand, I would wait before upgrading to SRAM eTap. A Katusha rider told us in "petit comité" that they don't like it at all, they feel it needs many things to be improved. They are having lots of issues, especially with batteries, some of them are carrying a pair of batteries in the pocket cause it's not the first time it suddenly stops in a route.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:11 am 
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The 2012/13 SSevo's had some of the best graphics Cannondale has done, and the frameset is not remarkably different than today's, so unless you are bored, it makes no sense to do anything other than tweek what you have.


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