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help spend my £300 wiggle voucher

fazersmartfazersmart Posts: 48
edited September 2011 in Road buying advice
Hi all,
Choose a Focus Cayo ultegra from Wiggle and they gave me £300 voucher to spend:

Here is the details:
Frame: Cayo carbon frame, BB30
Forks: Focus carbon
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Brake levers/STi's: Shimano Ultegra
Chainset: FSA Gossamer (50/34 - BB30)
Cassette: Shimano 11-28
Handlebars: FSA Vero
Stem: FSA OS-190
Saddle: Prologo Nago
Seatpost: FSA SL-280
Brake Calipers: FSA Energy
Wheelset: DT Swiss R1900
Tyres: Continental Ultrasport, foldable

and my now relegated winter bike:
Specialized Allez elite
Specialized Allez A1 Premium aluminium, fully manipulated tubing, smooth weld compact race design, integrated headset
Allez carbon, carbon fibre legs, aluminium crown and steerer
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Tiagra
Shimano Tiagra STI, flight deck compatible
Shimano Tiagra
50 x 34T
Bottom Bracket:
With Crankset
Shimano HG-50, 9-speed, 12-25t
Shimano Sp40's
Front Brake:
Shimano Tiagra
Rear Brake:
Shimano Tiagra
Brake Levers:
Shimano Tiagra STI, flight deck compatible
Specialized Comp Ergo, 6061 alloy
Specialized Elite-Set, 3D forged alloy, 4-position adjustable, 4-bolt 31.8mm clamp
Cage bearings integrated with headset, 20mm of spacers with top cap
Specialized S-Wrap, cork ribbon with gel
Mavic CXP-22 S, aluminium triple-wall, sleeve joint, CNC machined sidewalls, with eyelets
Front Hub:
Forged aluminium, 32h sealed ball bearings, QR
Rear Hub:
Forged aluminium, 32h double sealed ball bearings, cassette, QR
Stainless 14g
Continental grand prix
Standard presta valve
Body Geometry Rival road, with Cr-Mo rails
Carbon wrapped, two-bolt clamp, 27.2mm
Seat Binder:
Alloy, 31.8mm
Chain stay protector, chain catcher, derailleur hanger, clear coat, owners manual
Weight for 56cm Version - 20lb 14oz / 9.48kg

What should I spend it on? If its a worthwhile upgrade am willing to spend on top but please explain what makes it worthwhile. I've been cycling last few years and don't really understand upgrades but do enjoy a good ride. Don't do sportives but rides are usually 30 miles long and as fast as possible! I really notice the difference between my 2 bikes.


  • I would spend it on clothes/shoes ect as your bikes seam sorted.
  • petemadocpetemadoc Posts: 2,667
    If you're struggling to find something to spend it on I'll take it off your hands :wink:

    Depends what you want, personally i'd get some more clothes for the winter to make my riding as comfortable as possible and maybe a new saddle. I doubt the bike itself really needs any upgrades.
  • I've got a long sleeved jersey, a Gore xenon wind stopper long sleeved top and shoes. I put my running lycra underneath my padded shorts for winter and some overshoes covers.
    Any suggestions what clothes I should head for?
    Is a turbo trainer worthwhile?
  • petemadocpetemadoc Posts: 2,667
    Turbo trainers are another thread alltogether . . . . I know guys who use theirs all the time but they tend to take their training very seriously. I use mine once a month or so if the weathers bad but I also use it as a workstand while setting up my bikes.

    I quite like riding in the cold weather so if it were me I'd buy base layers, hat, the best gloves, socks etc or maybe treat myself to some more nice jerseys.
  • solboysolboy Posts: 368
    i would have bought the bike for £1200 in the first place rather than £1500 and pocketed the £300 differnence
  • Put it towards a pair of Assos socks :)
  • Shimano RS80 wheels for £300.

    Then sell the DT wheels and spend the proceeds on clothes - e.g. some warm bibtights would be better than what you currently do.
  • mouthmouth Posts: 1,195
    Shimano RS80 wheels for £300.

    Then sell the DT wheels and spend the proceeds on clothes - e.g. some warm bibtights would be better than what you currently do.

    A tentative +1 but since you ride winter (it's obvious - you have the bike) I'd consider the kit rather than the wheels. Nice computer for the best bike maybe?
    The only disability in life is a poor attitude.
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