I've got a 09' TREK 2.3 and I want to get a lighter wheel set any suggestions on what I should get?
Limited thinking? That's why we ask, what are your goals? what is your fitness level? type questions.Buying speed really does work, and it has an immediate payback. You can always work on the engine, too. People who tell you to work on the engine instead of buying stuff... they're not wrong, but their thinking is limited.
Now, as to what to get... Beats me! How much you planning on spending and are they for climbing or raw speed?
Amen, and AmenI was really lucky a long time ago and got to work in a shop that was owned by the couch of the U.S. National track team. His Name was Carl and one of the things he said to me was that "Bikes do not win races, by themselves they just sit there". He related to me a story of when the team went down to Columbia for a event and while they were training they got there buts kicked by a local kid on a three speed.
My old bike shop used to sponsor a race team and they thought they were hot stuff. The captain of the team was riding in central Oregon when he got "dropped" by a girl on a mountain bike with a cast on her arm. I would have paid good money to see that. Turns out she was on the U.S. National team and had recently broke her forearm and al she could ride was a mountain bike.
Put your average cat 3 racer on a Trek Madone and Lance Armstrong on a Varsity and the cat 3 will still get his ass kicked. Like Lance said "its not about the bike"
Without an engine what good does lite do if you can't get it anywhere ? I would agree whole heartedly with the coach ! But if your old like me lite doesn't hurt either !Put your average cat 3 racer on a Trek Madone and Lance Armstrong on a Varsity and the cat 3 will still get his ass kicked. Like Lance said "its not about the bike"Mike