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Bike Upgrade help
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Good Afternoon!

I bought my first real bike two years ago, a 2012? 48cm cervelo p2 that rides on 650c wheels. I have some money to play with for an upgrade and not sure what to do. I could either go with some 650c race wheels or take this opportunity to get a bigger bike that rides 700c wheels. I'm 5'3 and on the softer side with long legs and a short torso.

I don't want to upgrade my wheels if my bike is too small for me. But shoe on the other foot, I don't want to upgrade my bike if the smaller bike is where I should be. I'll upload a pic on my profile. Thanks for any feedback!
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Re: Bike Upgrade help [Triteacher86] [ In reply to ]
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I mean, first off I'd take that money to a good fitter and figure out if you're on the right bike to begin with. It's not as fun as sexy new wheels, but I wouldn't pour money into something that you might not even keep.

JustinDoesTriathlon
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Re: Bike Upgrade help [Triteacher86] [ In reply to ]
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This is a package deal quandary... Not many companies are making deep dish and disc 650c wheels. Assuming your bike fits you well and you could be happy with it for the long term, then invest in some good 650c wheels. If you are uncertain, then get a fit and determine whether you can optimize on your current bike versus buying a new bike. If you might want to hold off and get wheels to match your forever bike.
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Re: Bike Upgrade help [Triteacher86] [ In reply to ]
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Post a pic here and perhaps you can get a fit opinion from a qualified fitter. If you keep the current bike, look for 650 wheels used. They're usually pretty inexpensive. Also consider aero helmet, better base bar and a covered front brake.
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Re: Bike Upgrade help [Triteacher86] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Bike Upgrade help [Triteacher86] [ In reply to ]
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We have new 650's 25 mm wide - 50 mm, 88 mm and new disc that will be available in May. Full Carbon clinchers, tubeless ready if you decide to do the wheels.

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Re: Bike Upgrade help [Triteacher86] [ In reply to ]
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What crank arm length are you using?
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Re: Bike Upgrade help [Triteacher86] [ In reply to ]
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How about a pic of you riding in the aero bars?

Jonathan Blyer,
ACME Bicycle Co., Brooklyn, NY
Guru Cycling, Wilton CT.

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Re: Bike Upgrade help [jimatbeyond] [ In reply to ]
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In Reply To:
jimatbeyond wrote:
What crank arm length are you using?
embarrassingly enough, I’m not sure. Is there a way to find out?
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Re: Bike Upgrade help [FatandSlow] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Bike Upgrade help [Triteacher86] [ In reply to ]
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I couldn't get the file to shrink down. Not tech savvy at all. Someone said to get another bike fit and that looks like the most appealing route at this time. I am in the middle of a fat loss and have been using tris and crossfit to get there and it's been a year since getting fitted. About #30 down since my last fit. But if anyone has fit suggestions or any suggestions, I'm all ears.

And thank you for the feedback. This community is pretty great!
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Re: Bike Upgrade help [Triteacher86] [ In reply to ]
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Look for the size marked on it.
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Re: Bike Upgrade help [jimatbeyond] [ In reply to ]
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170? I have no knowledge of crank lengths, so not totally sure if that’s standard or not. My bike is third hand
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Re: Bike Upgrade help [Triteacher86] [ In reply to ]
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170mm is pretty standard on small frames, but you would probably be better off with 150mm.
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