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So You Have $1500…

  • By Scott Fliegelman
  • Published Apr 30, 2012
  • Updated Feb 5, 2014 at 4:32 PM UTC
Photo: Nick Salazar

Wheel Upgrade

Aftermarket wheels are most likely more aerodynamic, lighter and smoother than the set that came stock on your bike. Go with a rim depth of at least 40mm to reap the aero benefits, but consider how often you ride and race in windy conditions before going too deep. Wheel companies offer some terrific wheels at affordable price points (see a few options here) or you can find some great deals on used sets online.

Tip: Save a few bucks for new tires, as they are literally where the rubber meets the road when it comes to increased speed and puncture resistance.

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