Originally Posted by Aurelius
Your personal reasons for not wanting to spend money on equipment upgrades are not at issue, but pronouncements like, "it isn't the bike, its the engine," are patently absurd. No one actually believes that, not even you.
Try racing track.
Its the engine, not the bike. 100% of the time.
Talent, drive, desire, fitness, etc ALL play a MUCH bigger part than the bike does.