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Should I change my bike or just upgrade the wheelset?

  • 19-02-2023 1:19pm
    Registered Users Posts: 286 ✭✭

    I've got a Focus Cayo bike with a Mavic Ksyrium wheelset, but one of my wheels has a nasty crack, I've asked around and seemingly you can't get those wheels because they're quite old.

    The bike is a carbon frame with a 105 group set, probably needs a service, but it's a good bike, it was previously owned by my LBS owner.

    I can avail of the Bike to Work Scheme, but I don't know whether to change the bike, or just upgrade the wheelset.

    Alternatively I could change the wheels for a similar priced set and buy a turbo trainer too.

    But since you can only use the bike to work scheme once every 4 years, should I just use this as an opportunity to upgrade my bike? I know the bike shop would take part exchange.

    What do you think?


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,583 ✭✭✭✭Squidgy Black

    There’s a couple sets of Kysriums up on adverts at the moment, you should be able to pick up a new set easily enough to be honest for around 250 quid, they’re a pretty popular wheel and are still being manufactured afaik.

    I sold a Cayo 105 with a set of cosmic elites on it for 350 quid last year, you won’t get much of a trade in on it, so it depends if you’re happy with the bike or are starting to itch for an upgrade.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,669 ✭✭✭triggermortis

    1. Rule 12  // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.While the minimum number of bikes one should own is three, the correct number is n+1, where n is the number of bikes currently owned. This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of bikes owned that would result in separation from your partner.