Where To Spend & Where to Save: What To Upgrade First | Cycling Weekly

Where To Spend & Where to Save: What To Upgrade First | Cycling Weekly

In this video we show you where to spend your hard earned and where you can save it, with tips about products to consider.

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50 Comments

  1. Andy Soles on August 10, 2022 at 12:01 am

    She sounds like she needs a swallow study



  2. George H on August 10, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Bruh I can’t even afford a £1000 bike, my bike is £100, worked great for the past 10 years



  3. void_Presence on August 10, 2022 at 12:05 am

    nice vid; but i wouldn’t classify ‘invest in a good frame’ or bike fitting as ‘what to upgrade first’; it’s more of a ‘before you buy, consider…’ thing



  4. H DHIL on August 10, 2022 at 12:06 am

    £1000 for a bike is still expensive.



  5. Jacky Haruhiko on August 10, 2022 at 12:06 am

    Electronic shifting is well worth it for the fun factor 🙂



  6. Kurt Verbrugge on August 10, 2022 at 12:06 am

    Electronic shifting: get the point on replacement components. But you do use an extreme example. The ultegra replacement cost me 178 euro, which I probably saved because of less wear of my cassette, chain and do not forget the replacement of the cables every year if you want to have smooth shifting. That was after 4 years after someone crashed into it. That is 44 euro per year. Electronic performance is so much better the mechanical also under load. I do about 12k/year with electronic. I did notice a drop in wear of chain and cassette when going electronic.



  7. Jason Latorre on August 10, 2022 at 12:06 am

    I like this one.



  8. RedWings-44 on August 10, 2022 at 12:07 am

    Completely agree about electronic shifting. For me, biking is all about the mechanical experience. Yes, I charge my phone and bike computer, but I can still ride without those. You can’t ride if you forget to charge your electronic shifting. Well, you can but not well



  9. M P on August 10, 2022 at 12:07 am

    It’s interesting to see what the hard-core bikers want. As a plodder, I’m looking more for durability, maintainability, and rational cost. I totally agree on the frame: find one that you like, then you can (typically) switch components as you wish.



  10. EzaVinylAddict on August 10, 2022 at 12:07 am

    10,000 pound bike that seems excessively heavy. 😏



  11. Karl L on August 10, 2022 at 12:09 am

    Electronic shifting will not fair well in an apocalypse, not that we need to be concerned about that, right?



  12. Hristo Yordanov on August 10, 2022 at 12:11 am

    boring style of cycling, take a look at danny macaskill and have more fun even garrett reynolds



  13. SlaveLaboringKid on August 10, 2022 at 12:12 am

    Spend on the stuff you buy once, save on the stuff that wears out like chains, tires(yes, you can find good cheap tires), cogs and pedals.



  14. Michael Ihde on August 10, 2022 at 12:12 am

    Idk I think either way if my bike was 1,000lbs or 10,000lbs I wouldn’t be putting much distance on it… lol



  15. tornagawn on August 10, 2022 at 12:14 am

    Tyres, bar tape and saddle. Gear and brake cables (if no discs….showing my aged tech now) and brake blocks. (SwissStop)
    Then wheels.
    Beyond that? New bike….



  16. Kyle Owen on August 10, 2022 at 12:14 am

    First upgrade after buying a bike is to buy a custom frame?!? Hahahaha!!! 🤣



  17. Stavros K. on August 10, 2022 at 12:16 am

    So….a 1000 pound bike is cheap? This is a channel for rich snobs.



  18. 123CP on August 10, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Ha ha!! I ride my steel-frame bike barefooted every day and have more fun than most racers. 🤣



  19. Richard M on August 10, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Kool pads with Ultegra calipers for me! Work fantastically.



  20. DM 2MW on August 10, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Honestly do your research and compare/check bicycles that have a fair good mix of drivetrain components after you have sort of decided the frame you have in mind.
    Tyres, saddle, pedals and handlebars are the more likely others you may want to invest/replace later on.



  21. Jovan Calic on August 10, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Also an important note! If you are overweight there is no point in upgrading anywhere for a weight saving… Keep it real people and drive carefully, peace!



  22. Scott Howard on August 10, 2022 at 12:18 am

    loving the pragmatic tone and in times like this its good to cut through the madness of 600 rear mechs. thank you



  23. Boss Dzy on August 10, 2022 at 12:18 am

    tip how to save money: buy the top of the line first than buying the budget type bike coz you ended up on upgrading



  24. Kai Theus on August 10, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Wow, love the honesty, and the feeling that you are not just trying to sell me stuff. Thank you.



  25. Rick Doehler on August 10, 2022 at 12:22 am

    How many folks out there are riding @ 30 miles per hour?



  26. Happy Days on August 10, 2022 at 12:25 am

    For every gram you save in rotating mass is like to saving 3-7 grams stationary mass. Therefore I go with the lightweight tire tube combo. But got 3 flats in 2 weeks until adding sealant, now none on my commute.



  27. Martha Mryglod on August 10, 2022 at 12:26 am

    1) where you contact the bike 2) where the bike contacts the ground



  28. Jean Alex on August 10, 2022 at 12:27 am

    That’s a lot of money to spend just to shed off a few grams.. Might as well ride naked while you’re at it..



  29. Rick Doehler on August 10, 2022 at 12:28 am

    it sounds like you need to blow your nose.



  30. Captain Jaxx on August 10, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Put down the Pork and pick up the Fork!!!!…. Just saying 🐷<🥗



  31. Werevertumoto on August 10, 2022 at 12:29 am

    1000 bike already out of my budget 😄



  32. clipclop15 on August 10, 2022 at 12:31 am

    Stuffy nose hahah



  33. Daniel Akerman on August 10, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Poor Michelle sounds like she’s dealing with a brutal cold or allergies.



  34. TheRealD4VID on August 10, 2022 at 12:34 am

    H7 fit must have offended her, but I think the nasal congestion she inflicts on the viewers is far more offensive. Lets call the police because someone in cyberspace hurt my feelings? Why they employ this menstrual beaver is beyond me.



  35. yanstev on August 10, 2022 at 12:36 am

    You failed to list custom paint job as the least economic upgrade. Some people just have too much money, and need it as an option.



  36. Theme Master on August 10, 2022 at 12:37 am

    I understood about 10% of what she just said.



  37. Arif Fau on August 10, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Cant really compare a cockpit and a tyre. Tyre wears outs whilst a cockpit doesn’t.
    Yea, the grams:weight is better via tyres. But tyres will eventually get worn out and you’ll be constantly need to replace them.



  38. Peter Lyons on August 10, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Super well-researched and thoughtfully produced. An incredibly helpful video. Thank you!



  39. Adam Willmot on August 10, 2022 at 12:39 am

    Good point re bike fits. Yes I know they work for some people and that’s great but I set mine up using You Tube videos. When I later had a bike fit they ended up moving the seat forward 5mm and that was it, everything else was spot on. As it happens I later moved the seat back 5mm anyway because it just felt better. A total waste of £*** ?



  40. Andres Estevez on August 10, 2022 at 12:41 am

    First: There are no $1k bikes anymore… companies are robbing the public. Forget Corona. Even before.

    Second: I would add “buy good clothing” including shoes not the Amazon chepo special.

    Third: Carbon wheels but good ones not the Alibaba special… don’t have to go to the top but something good.

    Fourth: not an issue if you have a carbon frame o a proprietary seatpost.

    Fifth: maybe In a MTB you have a choice of brakes. Otherwise you are stuck with the group set brakes. Unless rim brakes of course but those tend to be enough.

    Six: handlebar are a fashion statement not a necessity. So you can make a decision there.

    Seven: saddles are most important but not for weight. So buy based on comfort.

    Eight: electronic gears not a necessity… mechanical gears are still excellent performers. Especially the Campy groups excel at this category.

    Fittings, don’t overdo it, Lakers are just a gimmick don’t trust them.



  41. Sam Brasher on August 10, 2022 at 12:42 am

    I’m from America so every time she says the cost in pounds I keep thinking dang that’s a heavy bike



  42. Lomic Concarneau on August 10, 2022 at 12:47 am

    What ? The range starts at 1000£ and goes to 10.000£ ? Ouch hopefully I’ve just bought a 999€ bike, I might have some fun then 😀



  43. Liam McGough on August 10, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Thanks for the video. I really appreciate the amount of detail you gave, it help me to make my upgrading choices. I have a 1984 Cannondale Sr 400 with the original box rims. Do you think it would make any difference if I upgrade to carbon rims?



  44. Buckwylde on August 10, 2022 at 12:48 am

    When deciding where to cut weight I look at moving parts first, then stationary parts. Gram for gram moving parts cost more in energy needed to move them. Ride thru a puddle and collect even a slight coating of mud on the tire and one will fee a noticeable deference in the effort needed to move the bike compared to the same amount of mud on your frame. Pedals are moving parts and connect the energy source to the drive train, buy the optimal in weight and friction that your budget will allow.



  45. Chunky Bike Monkey on August 10, 2022 at 12:50 am

    The specialized s-works 7 shoes have been the most uncomfortable shoes I’ve ever owned. I only keep them because I spent so much money on them and they look incredible but other than that I only wear them when I am not planing a big ride. The discomfort actually costs me performance. I own a few models from other brands which are far more comfortable for me personally and I don’t really have special feet. Typically I just put on cleats on my shoes and forget but the s-works are made from such a stiff fabric they never adapted to my feet.



  46. Jimmy Zhao on August 10, 2022 at 12:50 am

    Clothing… You forgot to mention clothing. a topic for the next video please.



  47. love cycling on August 10, 2022 at 12:55 am

    And yet Shimano them selves told the world that mechanically and functionally R7000/8000/9100 are identical in feel and shift performance! They made a massive and proud statement of this fact claiming mechanical shifting can’t progress any more performance wise! And only materials and weight differ between the 3 groups! And here you are putting R7000 into the same performance bracket as R4700! And as for then slating £100 shoes Vs say £300 after almost every one knows thanks to power meters that actually power wise there is nothing in it! So go for what fits better Vs what costs more!



  48. keith bailey on August 10, 2022 at 12:56 am

    all this is going to cost more than1 grand😀



  49. J. P. on August 10, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Bought a Pinarello with Campangolo… I’m set 👍👍



  50. ADY on August 10, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Good Frame +
    1. Wheel
    2. Light Seat + Seat Post
    3. Aero handle bar
    4. Less rolling resistance tyre
    5. good carbon clipless pedals