When it comes to their custom bikes, riders get out what they put in. While it can be tempting to swap an old model for a new toy every year or two, hold off. Bikes, much like cars, are long-term investments and can be modernized with a few key updates – a less saggy saddle, handlebars that don't vibrate, responsive pedals. Here are a few tricks to making your current wheels ride like new.
What to Know: Other than a new frame, nothing makes more of an immediate impact on your ride. Better wheels make a better bike.
Upgrade to: Specialized Roval Fusee SLX 23. They're smooth-rolling and strong, able to survive training, racing, or casual riding. They're also stiff, which means they'll make your pedaling more efficient. [$650; specialized.com]