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  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:52 pm
Posts: 27
I don't know what I'm doing too well but as a hobby at least I'm trying to lighten my bike.
I ride group rides and alone but don't race. Rode 4500 miles this year. I'm 6'2" 181 lbs. and have below average mechanical skills (all this so I don't go too far on the light side into something too flimsy for me or that I would constantly have to tinker with):

Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4 frame size 58
SRAM Red group throughout (but not sure it is 2012...year unknown)
Except S-Works crankset that turned out to be lighter than the Red crankset
Zipp SLSpeed Stem 80mm (< 102g)
Zipp SL TB bars 44 (~180g)
Stan's No Tubes ZTR Alpha 400 Pro Wheelset (presumably 1250 grams but i question this)
Hutchinson Fusion 3 Tubeless Tires (295g, x2)
Zipp Titanium Skewers
Jagwire cabling
Speedplay zero titanium pedals (82g + 70g, x2)
Specialized carbon cages (x2)
K-Edge garmin mount
Specialized S-Works SL carbon seat post (200g)
Specialized S-Works Toupe Saddle (115g)
SRAM PC 1091 Chain (265g)


Attachments:
IMG-20120928-00001.jpg
IMG-20120928-00001.jpg [ 158.1 KiB | Viewed 2992 times ]


Last edited by kattanm on Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:06 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:15 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:04 am
Posts: 2164
Location: Mississippi
The wheelset is probably closer the 1450g or so with that rim. The Alpha 340 build with light hubs would be in the 1200g range.

The first suggestion would be on tires. Those are very heavy and very high CRR. A switch to either Michelin Pro 4 or Vittoria Open Corsa would bring about a huge difference in feel and would take better advantage of a suitably light wheelset.

EDIT: pics or it doesn't exist

_________________
CAAD 10

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=119755&hilit=caad+10+force+22


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:37 pm
Posts: 157
Honestly, your build looks great to me. I built my bike the the standards of your, lightweight but with little to no compromise to achieve that weight. There are really no parts on your bike I would change, at least no single part that would significantly drop your weight. If you spend money on anything you might build an uber-light tubular wheelset for special occasions, but your build looks reliable and lightweight to me.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:37 pm
Posts: 157
btompkins0112 wrote:
A switch to either Michelin Pro 4 or Vittoria Open Corsa would bring about a huge difference in feel and would take better advantage of a suitably light wheelset.


I ignored the tires because I made the assumption that he was running (and enjoyed) tubeless. It is definitely a place he could save weight, assuming he is willing to run light tubes.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:52 pm
Posts: 27
btompkins0112 wrote:
The wheelset is probably closer the 1450g or so with that rim. The Alpha 340 build with light hubs would be in the 1200g range.

The first suggestion would be on tires. Those are very heavy and very high CRR. A switch to either Michelin Pro 4 or Vittoria Open Corsa would bring about a huge difference in feel and would take better advantage of a suitably light wheelset.

EDIT: pics or it doesn't exist


Thanks so much for that suggestion. Pic attached but with old wheel set (and probably still the Dura Ace group). Would you go back to the Reynolds Assault?? Or Stan's + the better tire? I can definitely feel the softer ride of these tubeless especially having dropped the pressure from 110 front and rear to 100 rear and 95 front. But I'd tolerate harsher ride if performance would improve.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:52 pm
Posts: 27
xjbaylor wrote:
Honestly, your build looks great to me. I built my bike the the standards of your, lightweight but with little to no compromise to achieve that weight. There are really no parts on your bike I would change, at least no single part that would significantly drop your weight. If you spend money on anything you might build an uber-light tubular wheelset for special occasions, but your build looks reliable and lightweight to me.


I'm afraid of making the tubular switch, as I don't have a great support system if I flat....


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:19 am
Posts: 725
Standard clincher tires with latex tubes (roughly 30-40g savings per wheel)
Thomson or ENVE seatpost (save 40g+)

The wheels are definitely more 1400 range.

And wow, 80mm stem?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:04 am
Posts: 2164
Location: Mississippi
Not sure of your weight, but I run Open Corsa's and latex tubes at 90 front and 100 rear. The ride is as good as tubeless IMHO.....I rode tubeless a while back and wasn't blown away by it.

_________________
CAAD 10

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=119755&hilit=caad+10+force+22


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:37 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:52 pm
Posts: 27
Imaking20 wrote:
Standard clincher tires with latex tubes (roughly 30-40g savings per wheel)
Thomson or ENVE seatpost (save 40g+)

The wheels are definitely more 1400 range.

And wow, 80mm stem?


Yeah, those are traditional bend bars so I'm somewhat stretched out, so I shortened the stem to try and compensate.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:52 pm
Posts: 27
btompkins0112 wrote:
Not sure of your weight, but I run Open Corsa's and latex tubes at 90 front and 100 rear. The ride is as good as tubeless IMHO.....I rode tubeless a while back and wasn't blown away by it.


Ok. I weigh 181lb.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:19 am
Posts: 725
btompkins0112 wrote:
I rode tubeless a while back and wasn't blown away by it.


I sense something punny here...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:37 pm
Posts: 157
Imaking20 wrote:
Thomson or ENVE seatpost (save 40g+)



The seatpost is a good point. My New Ultimate carbon seatpost (330mm/31.6) came in at 116g.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:06 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:04 am
Posts: 2164
Location: Mississippi
Imaking20 wrote:

I sense something punny here...


Hehe

_________________
CAAD 10

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=119755&hilit=caad+10+force+22


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:57 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:52 pm
Posts: 27
xjbaylor wrote:
Imaking20 wrote:
Thomson or ENVE seatpost (save 40g+)



The seatpost is a good point. My New Ultimate carbon seatpost (330mm/31.6) came in at 116g.

I have those oversize 7x9mm rails. Is it going to be difficult to find an extralight seatpost that is compatible?


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:57 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 26, 2012 11:26 pm
Posts: 275
I am running a ritchey superlogic setback, tuned with ti bolts, and cut to 250mm - weighs in at 135g with carbon saddle kit (which adds weight). It is holding my S Works toupe perfectly.
Lightweight seatcollar - MCFK make a good one - 6g.
Tune shifters with either btp clamps (they make me nervous to look at - or - do what i did - replace steel bolts with ti - saved 10g for pair. Or could use Ti dura-ace clamps - but pricey.
I agree on the tires. I am running conti supersonic inner tubes - 50g each with conti gp4000s 207g each. That saves you 90g.

And that photo is of a dura-ace bike, with ritchey c260 stem and reynolds assault wheelset.

_________________
Evo 5.63kg SL3 6.66 viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110579" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: crn, m2a345, tonytourist and 40 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. Attachment(s) FS: 2012 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4 SRAM Red 1500Euros

in For sale - Pictures are mandatory 22-3-13

bigben99

0

399

Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:37 pm

bigben99 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. My 2012 Tarmac SL3 SR-11

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

ace0fclub5

18

3058

Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:10 pm

nathanong87 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. S-Works TARMAC SL4

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

Darceking

11

1450

Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:11 pm

Darceking View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. S-Works Tarmac Ui2

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

shoopdawoop

6

1681

Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:40 pm

shoopdawoop View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. S-Works Tarmac SL3

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

lklaussen

0

934

Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:37 am

lklaussen View the latest post


It is currently Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:50 pm

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