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 Post subject: Weight loss suggestions!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:11 am 
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Hey all, I wanna trim some fore weight off and wanna do it on somewhat of a budget! So no brake-set etc. (i love the saddle, its at 190g but i wanna keep that one!) Goal is to shave 100g or so and would appreciate some suggestions!

(I already changed the pedals to look titaniums: 6650g atm)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:45 am 
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6.6kg is pretty light mate. If you want to shave more off than that you will need to get yourself a set of ultra light wheels. under 6.8 isnt as easy to achieve as most people think


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:12 am 
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What kind of budget are you dealing with? Since you mentioned no brakes and your seat post is proprietary your gonna have to get creative to shave 100g.
One thought is tires...it looks like your running Vittoria how much do they weigh?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:14 am 
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You might get some grams back using I Link cable housing. Expander plug might also being something to look at.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:19 am 
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Brakes, cables and check the weight of your handlebars and stem. It's hard losing weight on a budget when your bike already lighter than most.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:20 am 
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bricky21 wrote:
What kind of budget are you dealing with? Since you mentioned no brakes and your seat post is proprietary your gonna have to get creative to shave 100g.
One thought is tires...it looks like your running Vittoria how much do they weigh?


ill hold on for new cables for the next bike though i thought of it.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:23 am 
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bricky21 wrote:
What kind of budget are you dealing with? Since you mentioned no brakes and your seat post is proprietary your gonna have to get creative to shave 100g.
One thought is tires...it looks like your running Vittoria how much do they weigh?


yeah ur right, was thinking chainrings..but which..

the tires are 250 spot on n ride very buttery, but whtn they wear out im goin veloflex carbon..

budget wise....not gravitas range and id hate to get a compromise one...expensive stuff id rater wait n get proper (unless second had come along)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:43 am 
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KMC chain? Recon cassette? Lighter stem (although that one is pretty light) and bars and tape? X Cross or Mt Zoom (they are the same) bottle cage.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:19 am 
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No other way unless you get the AX Lightness bike slimming program :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:21 am 
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New skewers.

New stem (on a budget I like the new ultimate)

Lizard skin bar tape

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brakes, stem, chainrings ( stronglights will shift better , look better and save a fair bit of weight ), cap and expander

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:19 pm 
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You could buy a new frame that weighs 100 grams less ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:23 pm 
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Such a great looking build. Get some black chain rings and go ride the hell out of it.

For sure wouldn't replace the stem though. Looks like a stiff setup and I wouldn't do anything to compromise that for just a few grams.

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That bike is not about being the lightest. Leave it alone. The things I'd change (to weigh less) you love. That is a good point to stop

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