rossco wrote:I don't like the bars, wheels and the compact.
Is it worth upgrading these for the next year of riding and how much would I be looking at? Or save that money for the new bike?.
Very easy to swap handlebars... figure out what you don't like about your current bars, do some online research to compare geometry, there's so many different types/sizes, you should be able to buy online from $150 (aluminium) to $350 (carbon)... Cheap I reckon.
Compacts: You can buy a double chainset from PBK - 105's are about $200, Ultegras are about $240. I've swapped my own cranks over between compacts and doubles a few times, so anyone with the right tools and a bit of strength should find it no dramas. The last time, I took the gear to the LBS and they swapped em over and tuned up the FD etc for $25. Cheap again...