My Celine – Cube Agree GTO 2014 Mod 2.0

My Celine – Cube Agree GTC 2014. Got it from Leisure Lakes for £899  (rrp £1299). Full carbon frame with Shimano Tiagra groupset wih Fulcrum 77 Racing wheels and Schwalbe Lugano tyres.

Got this with my replacement money from the lawyers some time after the crash.

Mod 1.7

New wheels! I had wanted to get Mavic Cosmic 30mm wheelset but could not afford them, so settled for the Fulcrum Quattro 35mm wheelset. They really look good on Celine, so this is a major upgrade but just under a full revision of the original specification of the bike; that makes this a .7 designation (Mod 1.7).

Celine Mod 1.7 2015

Almost forgot about the saddle there. Its the Romin Evo Expert Gel with layer 2 padding. At first I thought that would be too much but the layer 1 was just not enough! It’s worked out perfectly and is highly recommended. So far covered over 200 miles with two 63 miles rides and it’s worked out very comfortable. May 2015

Mod 2.0

Well the final transformation is here. Full upgrade to Shimano Ultegra 6800 groupset. Bit of a problem though as the Cube uses a press fit BB and the groupset acquired from Wiggle came with a regular bottom bracket. The other little issue was the front derailleur. It came as a braze-on, the Cube frame required a band. So had to get a band on adapter.

Celine Mod 2.0

So whats next you might ask? Well I intend to change the handlebars to a Easton EA70 road handlebar. I am using a EA50 on Whitney (Btwin Triban 7). It is ergonomic, with straight drops that don’t hurt my fingers. I have carpal tunnel in both wrists and this handlebar works out the best for me. So upgrading to the EA70 for Celine is a necessity. To be honest I hate the so called Cube road bar wing racing – who thinks up these names? The curve of the drops is just painful for me. They have to go!

Will get another wheelset, the Mavic Ksyrium Elite S (something light to climb hills!) and most likely a carbon wheelset in the future, all clinchers.

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