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?
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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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.
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.
SBRYYC wrote: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?
Is this the team liquidgas frameset (green/blue/white)? If you decide to sell please let me know. Also, what size is it?
I would keep your hubs and lace up to some wider carbon rims and throw on 25mm (if you are not already) or even 28mm tires (if they fit).
IMHO the S5 is among the ugliest frames while the supersix is one of the most classy. Anyway since you do "very little straight flat riding" an aero frame is irrelevant.
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