£250 to spend

mgu91 Posts: 13
edited December 2009 in Road buying advice
Been given a £250 budget for new bits for my bike for Christmas, I've got a trek 1.5:
Fork: Bontrager Race, carbon; SpeedTrap compatible
Wheels: Bontrager SSR
Tires: Continental GP 400s
Shifters: Shimano Sora STI, 9 speed
Front: Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear: Derailleur Shimano Tiagra GS
Crank: FSA Vero 50/34
Cassette: SRAM PG950 11-26, 9 speed
Seat Post: Bontrager Carbon, Infinite Angle Adjustability
Handlebars: Bontrager SSR VR Bend OS, 31.8mm
Stem: Bontrager Race Lite OS, 7 degree, 31.8mm
Headset: Aheadset w/semi-cartridge bearings, integrated, sealed, alloy
Brakeset: Alloy dual pivot w/Shimano Sora STI levers
Saddle Selle Italia SLR XP

Was thinking maybe a turbo/rollers but open to any suggestions.



  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    I like bikes...

  • Crimmey
    Crimmey Posts: 207
    I take it you specc'd your bike just incase someone suggested an upgrade. From my experience, which is very limited as I only bought my first bike this year, I think you should buy something you could use on a future bike.

    I have been buying bike bits and pieces and upgrades virtually every week since I bought my bike in April 09 which I have so regretted. So saving up for a new bike with everything you have dreamt of instead of upgrading it might be good.

    Garmin is a great suggestion as is turbo/rollers, the only upgrade for the bike I'd get are wheels but at a bigger budget than £250. Leave your bike alone for now.
  • mgu91
    mgu91 Posts: 13
    Got a garmin team edition 705 that was my bday present :)
  • I have that bike, (though its now been given the job of winter training bike)

    weak point on it are the wheels. I got a big shift in performance from just a set of £100 Khamsins, £200 will get you a good set of wheels, £50 for better rimtape/tyres/innertubes.

    The SSR set is a shade under 3kg. So you can save at least 1kg from new wheels! thats huge!