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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:00 pm 
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what do folks think of the cut out type headset spacers? :noidea:

they must be the lightest available (apart from maybe the polycarbonate type) but I wouldn't use them as they do not look as neat and I would be worried, probably unecessaril,y that they would let water and muck into the headset bearings.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:05 pm 
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I use the Cane Creek AER Spacers on the weight weenie build, depending on the headset there is a risk of water getting in.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:11 pm 
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I use ones like this.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:04 pm 
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How about ones cut out longitudinally?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:43 am 
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I wouldn't be super keen to use the ones originally suggested but really like BBB Ultraspace carbon spacers. For all intents and purposes the same as a normal spacer (i.e. work the same and keep water out) but at a fraction of even a normal light carbon spacer. Cheap too!

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You're less worried about using a spacer like in your first post that appears to be pretty poor compared to a simple, perfectly functional delrin spacer? :|
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Anyway, the actual AER spacers are good, but if you're after something that's filled in, POP make some light spacers, but Tune magnesium seem to be some of the lightest:
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I would be surprised if the milled out carbon spacers that myself and DanW posted were not the lightest spacers available.

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Well then, be surprised - Extralite delrin and POP aluminum are almost the same weight. Tune magnesium, Point1 and HiTeMP42 aluminum are lighter. But hey, we're arguing over a gram here... errr less than a gram.


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The BBB I posted are the lightest I could find and I did a lot of research on that. But as you say it is only a g or so depending on the amount of stack you use ;) The main draw for me is that the BBB are not only the lightest but £8 for a 40mm combo IIRC


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How about some actual weights, taken at the same time using the same scale.

5mm:
Tune Magnesium: 1.3gr
Point1, 1.4 gr
Parts of Passion, 1.5gr
Extralite, 1.9gr
Cane Creek AER, 2.0gr
Kcnc hollow alloy, 2.6gr
Std carbon, 2.7gr

10mm:
Point1, 2.3gr
Tune Mag: 2.4gr
Parts of passion 3.1gr
Extralite, 3.4gr
Cane Creek Aer, 3.9gr
Std carbon, 4.2gr
Kcnc hollow alloy, 5.5gr

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No BBB carbon or FSA carbon.......

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