HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:03 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 31, 2012 1:50 am
Posts: 12
So, I ended up picking up a 2012 bike after considering waiting for the new 2013 fork and deciding I didn't like the new color scheme. I was actually pretty impressed by the weight. And even though this isn't a tubeless rim or tire, they did have stan's yellow tape (From my research, they initially thought they were UST rims) so I threw on some Stan's valves and 3-4 oz of Stan's sealant in each tire and hoped for the best. As of now, they are holding air just fine. I saw other folks on the net who tried it and had good results, though the setup is not officially recommended. I'll come back and post if it goes horribly.

Anyhow, all that to say that bone stock with Blackburn Slick plastic cages (advertised 23 grams each), CB eggbeater 2 pedals, and minus reflectors and tubes, she weighs in just as 11 kilos. or roughly 24.25 pounds. Oh yeah, in size XL.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:07 am 
Offline
Shop Owner

Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:02 am
Posts: 1955
Location: NoVA/DC
fyi a guy over here went tubeless against all recommendations, raced it for his first ride(!) and massively burped the front tire coming off a bump in a corner.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:07 am 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:20 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 31, 2012 1:50 am
Posts: 12
Thanks for the heads up. Yeah, these just shouldn't work as a tubeless setup. I only did it just to see how it would work. I'll pretty much carry two tubes at all times until I go o another rim/tire combo. Some folks have done it and had no issues, but maybe they weren't riding as hard? Any idea what psi he was running at the time? (a link to the thread would be awesome.)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:15 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:25 pm
Posts: 158
With some tubeless specific tires (Geax or Specialized's Control Casing) and some gorilla tape, you should be fine.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 31, 2012 1:50 am
Posts: 12
Just noticed the title. Can a mod change the 11 to a 1?

Anyhow, got the bike on a "proper" scale (Parks tool) at work and with the cages, pedals and a Garmin computer mount, it was 24 pounds 3 ounces. I'm assuming it's a good sub 24 pounds without pedals my add ons. I guess my home scale is on the heavy side. No problem to report with the tubeless, but I just rode it at 40 psi on pavement for 20 miles, so that's not saying much at all. I have of course hopped some curbs and done a few offroad excursions. I'm probably not going to run any lower than 35 psi anyhow. Regardless I will lace up new rims and get UST specific tires next time around. I just wanted to see the lowest weight you could achieve with the base stock bike.

Next on the list: move seat back, install longer stem (too cramped) and most likely cut down the wide stock bars.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:57 am 
Offline
Shop Owner

Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:02 am
Posts: 1955
Location: NoVA/DC
Around here people run 25psi or so, which im sure contributed to the burping of the tire


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 5:23 pm
Posts: 591
Location: Denmark
WalksOn2Wheels wrote:
Just noticed the title. Can a mod change the 11 to a 1?


You should be able to do so yourself I think?

_________________
Cannondale F29 Carbon 1 2013


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:14 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:09 am 
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:26 pm
Posts: 682
Location: Australia
Subject corrected

_________________
Lefty heaven


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cannondale Flash - which S2 or S3 type?

in MTB

Rappid

4

1014

Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:46 am

stephenjames View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cannondale carbon flash 3 - 2013

in MTB

RobThacks

3

930

Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:40 pm

the_marsbar View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 2013 Cannondale Flash SI SL Crank retrofit doesn't work?

in MTB

2002SaecoReplica

5

781

Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:18 am

2002SaecoReplica View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. cannondale flash 26" frame... size small or medium

in Wanted

cyclemanpat

0

53

Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:27 am

cyclemanpat View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cannondale Synapse Alloy

in Cyclocross / Touring

rijndael

2

743

Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:51 pm

rijndael View the latest post


It is currently Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:33 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB