How much are you willing to pay for speed and/or comfort on the bike? I recently upgraded from my beloved road bike to a Felt Tri Bike. I think I have created an animal. Everything I see - I want to buy. Will it make me faster? Buy it. Will I look cute on the bike? Charge it. I. CAN'T. STOP.
Here is a list of the next upgrades I want to buy for my bike (and their intended benefit). Next, I just need to prioritize and hide the credit card bills from my new husband.
1. Power Meter - Probably $1000 or so. While, the power meter itself won't make you faster - the data it produces probably will. (Add 1 mph)
2. Zipp Wheels - Only $2500. (maybe make me faster by like .5 mph, but with no extra effort by me - where do I sign up?)
3. New saddle - considering a couple brands here, but the two I like best are fizik ariona and terry - Would probably cost about $200 and while it won't make me any faster, it mat make me a lot, lot, lot happier (add an extra 1 mph due to my increased happiness and increased training because of the excitement)
So, all in all, I figure I can get roughly 2.5 mph faster by spending a quick $4000. No biggie! Then, I want a new helmet, to upgrade my bike shoes, to meet with a nutritionist, but a new wetsuit....what else....
And the quest to become an IronWoman continues....:)