Greg Lemond upgrade

rugrat3108

New Member
Location
Winchester
Hi there. I would like some advice on upgrading the wheels and gears on my 2005 Greg Lemond Etape. I love the bike but find now that I never use the granny wheel but if I want to be serious about improving the bike's performance think I should upgrade wheels as well.
 

bauldbairn

New Member
Location
Falkirk
Hello and Welcome to the CC forums. :smile:

Maybe you should repost this question in one of CC's technical sections or in the "Cafe" for a better response. :biggrin:
 

arallsopp

Post of The Year 2009 winner
Location
Bromley, Kent
Welcome!

I don't suppose the granny ring weighs much, so its not particularly improving the performance of the bike to remove it. I keep the granny on my carbon/alu racer, and its saved me a few times. Wheels can be a nice upgrade, but you can often derive similar / greater increases through tyres / tubes, at lower cost.

Another question would be: Are you trying to remove weight, improve stiffness, ultimate top speed or acceleration?
 
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