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2013-05-30 10:05 PM

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Subject: Cannondale Slice 105 - Upgrades?

I have a Cannondale slice 105 2012 model and I am looking into upgrades on the bike.

Unsure if I want to go with Handel bars, components, or wheels.

Any advice?


2013-05-31 5:15 AM
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Subject: RE: Cannondale Slice 105 - Upgrades?
Why do you want to upgrade?

If you're looking to gain speed, get an aero front wheel and a wheel cover for the rear wheel, or get a set of race wheels.
2013-05-31 3:08 PM
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Speed and ease of climbing
2013-05-31 3:29 PM
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Subject: RE: Cannondale Slice 105 - Upgrades?
For speed go with the carbon front wheel and a read disc cover on the back and some GP4000s tires. For climbing, change out your cassette to one that will match your area. After that it's more looks than function (bars, components, etc)
2013-05-31 3:33 PM
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Subject: RE: Cannondale Slice 105 - Upgrades?
speed = train more & get more aero (the latter is your clothes, position on the bike helmet)
ease of climbing = train more & loose weight (the latter can be your or the bike)
2013-05-31 5:39 PM
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Subject: RE: Cannondale Slice 105 - Upgrades?
A powertap.


2013-05-31 6:22 PM
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The Slice is not that heavy to start with so I'm guessing the climbing is more related to the gearing compared to ability/fitness. It's really amazing how much faster you'll climb when correctly gear!
2013-05-31 8:33 PM
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Subject: RE: Cannondale Slice 105 - Upgrades?

That is what I am worried about.

I am set for Tremblant, and already did the course and the last 20 k or 10miles killed my legs with all those climbs.
2013-05-31 8:38 PM
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Subject: RE: Cannondale Slice 105 - Upgrades?
So change the cassete
2013-06-02 7:44 AM
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Originally posted by audiojan

So change the cassete


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It sounds like this is the first choice you need to make and this will be the cheapest modification. Race wheels/wheel cover would be the next wisest choice.
2013-06-02 7:44 AM
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Originally posted by audiojan

So change the cassete


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It sounds like this is the first choice you need to make and this will be the cheapest modification. Race wheels/wheel cover would be the next wisest choice.


2013-06-08 12:07 AM
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Originally posted by Billyk

Originally posted by audiojan

So change the cassete


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It sounds like this is the first choice you need to make and this will be the cheapest modification. Race wheels/wheel cover would be the next wisest choice.

You may want to look into cranks (length) and possibly oval chainrings
2013-06-08 7:56 AM
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Subject: RE: Cannondale Slice 105 - Upgrades?
Originally posted by timf79

You may want to look into cranks (length) and possibly oval chainrings


Why would you want to change crank length? For most people the standard crank on the bike would be just fine (I'm guessing it's either a 170 or 172.5). Yes, there are benefits of going shorter, but only if the fits supports it... there's no reason to swap out a perfectly good crank set if it's not to achieve a change in position.

Personally, I love my Q-rings, so I'm kind of partial to your advise to swap chainrings, but they're not for everyone.
2013-06-08 12:14 PM
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Subject: RE: Cannondale Slice 105 - Upgrades?

Have a 172.5 Crank


Looking more into the cassette, and then adding race wheels if I can find a set at a good price or rent one.
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