So, its been a little while, and a few extra miles covered on the bike.
I’ve upgraded a few parts on the bike, and noticed a significant increase in performance. First off, after speaking to my Mechanic with a issue with the front wheel extra bearings, he recommended Racing 5 wheels from Fulcrum. The spin rate of the wheels was amazing, when spun on the work stand, they just kept on going.
Riding the bike saw a vast decrease in times, with a good set of personal bests beaten.
On my first proper outing with them, and the new drive chain,
Second replacement was a new drive train, as the bike had done well over 1000 miles and the chain had stretched well past replacement.
Now the times really started to fall, on almost each ride, I noticed how much less power I was having to put down to get the same forward motion, and how easy they coasted. The best ride was out to Wetherby, a fast route once your past Rudding hill.
This Section, from Folifoot to Spofforth saw me have an average speed of 22mph, topping out at 31mph. And I wasn’t really trying there. But the bike just zipped along.
Some of this is without doubt, due to improved fitness, but alot is down to the wheels. They are simply the best upgrade you can make to a bike to improve its speed. Especially over stock factory wheels.
So, if your wanting to upgrade your performance, replace those slow factory wheels with a better solution.