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Upgrade P2 or buy Speedmax
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I have a older P2 ca 2012 with all stock components and am looking on some upgrades this season.
However being a student, I am on a tight budget and realistically only have about 1500$ to spend.
I am currently considering two options, either upgrading my P2 with perhaps Aduro cockpit and Magura or Tririg brakes and getting some decent second hand race wheels, or picking up a new Canyon Speedmax CF 9.0
So to my question, what is the best alternative, P2 or Canyon? I know the P2 is fast, and with a cleaner cockpit it will be even faster. Don't mind that it is a few years old.
I found some threads on people who have upgraded their P2s in a similar way and it looks pretty awesome.

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Re: Upgrade P2 or buy Speedmax [oscaro] [ In reply to ]
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definitely upgrade. Just not Aduro - the lack of bar adjustment can limit getting into your best position.
Brake upgrades are pretty low on the speed per dollar list so I'd wait on that front
bars and wheels are the only things that really hold the stock P2 (even the old one) back from being close to the top options


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Re: Upgrade P2 or buy Speedmax [cyclenutnz] [ In reply to ]
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Okay that's kind of what I thought, do you have any other recommendations regarding cockpit then? Tririg seems great but costs a lot which would leave me with only 500 for wheels which will be tough.

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Re: Upgrade P2 or buy Speedmax [oscaro] [ In reply to ]
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The problem with bars is that we're currently having a bit of a revolution - bars are getting much more adjustable without losing aero. The previous generation a lot less adjustable - which isn't great for position optimisation. And there still isn't anything in the mid price point - it's either clip ons or up to the top end.

Your best chance of getting decent value might be to hunt for used Zipp Vuka Stealth as they have pretty decent adjustment (a little bit complicated for some aspects), with good aero. They were around for a few years so you may get a good deal somewhere.


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Re: Upgrade P2 or buy Speedmax [cyclenutnz] [ In reply to ]
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Seems like the Zipp vulka are around 6-700 if I’m not mistaken, almost seems worth it to get the tririg then instead. 1000$ with omega brakes seems quite good in comparison

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Re: Upgrade P2 or buy Speedmax [oscaro] [ In reply to ]
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You kind of should know what you need and should be able to pick up a second hand bar that will work there is also you can do for 150 on eBay if you are a bit creative.

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Re: Upgrade P2 or buy Speedmax [oscaro] [ In reply to ]
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I would go with the upgrade but keep in mind, wheel choices will be more limited with that older P2 model (the newer, wider rims probably won’t fit)
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Re: Upgrade P2 or buy Speedmax [DFW_Tri] [ In reply to ]
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Yeah 23mm barely fits, kind of sucks but I suppose the cheaper older wheels are gonna be slim anyway

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Re: Upgrade P2 or buy Speedmax [DFW_Tri] [ In reply to ]
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I just bought a used 2012 P2 and was wondering about upgrading the wheels and what width would work. I know everyone talks about the Hed Jet+ wheelset but those are 25mm wide so maybe too much for the older P2???

If anyone has any info on what race wheels work with these older model P2s, I would love to hear it.

As to the OP's question, I upgraded the P2 with a set of Hed Corsairs that I got real cheap and next up if a Tririg front brake and wheels. After that, I'll be content for awhile.
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