+1 for the MCFK Carbon steerer tube setup. It drops circa 100g and allows the use of any stem. I use a -25deg ritchey which allows me to get exactly the position I want. Awesome setup IMO.
i didn't find this to be true. can you explain how you arrived at a 100g savings?
the cannondale steerers on my bikes are about 80g. the MCFK i purchased was heavier
. ok, no problem....the stem could be lighter.
well...unless one is willing to use a pretty flexy stem, it is hard to save more than 25-30g, and it requires running no tap-cap. add that top cap and expander and the weight savings is even less.
a flexy stem doesn't particularly suit me, but your mileage may vary.
I think if you weigh the complete cannondale OPI steerer tube and stem together you will find that its pretty heavy compared to the setup I use. I don't have the OPI setup to weight but I am about to overhaul my head bearings so can weigh the MCFK + Ritchey 260 stem combo and compare. The Ritchey stem I think is very good and not flexi at all. I race pretty high level Elite XC and it's been good for me. All of that said, the driver behind this setup for me was being able to run a more negative angle stem so I can get my position lower at the front.
I also meant to add that I do have very good experience of the MT Zoom stuff as well. Price versus weight most of the producs exceptional value and for me have been very durable
OK I found most weights in a spreadsheet I kept!
I think the STD OPI setup that came with my 2013 Flash and Scalpel was 290g for a 100mm -15deg.
The MCFK steerer is 85g and the Ritchey 260 stem in 100mm that I use is 120g. So actual saving was 85g I think but as I said, for me it was more for low front end position