I've been using a 2009 Trek 1.7 since late 2008. I got it down to 7.6kg - thread here: Trek 1.7 Project
. The original aim was to get it below UCI weight of 6.8kg. Calculations told me that swapping the groupset for SRAM Red would get me there. However, I spotted this Evo for sale at not much more than the groupset would cost me, so with added man-maths I had to have it.
I'd wanted this bike in this colourway when I saw it new last year, but couldn't justify it - so I was really pleased to find a shop that had one left, in the correct size at a large discount. I'd debated whether to get a 54 or a 56. My Trek is a 56, but I used lots of geometry comparison tools and realised I could get into exactly the right geometry I needed on the 54 by just adding a longer stem - I have one on order.
Quick phone snap after building it up as the factory intended:
I then swapped some parts off the Trek onto the Evo: Ti stem bolts, 3T Dorico Ltd post, Fizik Arionne R1 saddle, Mavic R-Sys SLR wheels with Veloflex Corsa tyres and Vredestein latex tubes and SRAM Red XG1090 cassette. I also dropped the bars but haven't cut the steerer yet as I want to ride it a bit first - although I think I'll probably need to lose the conical spacer too and can go lower.
I then fitted a set of Look Keo2 Carbon pedals and then weighed it. It came in at 6.38kg, which has to be a good starting point? No Garmin mount fitted or bottle cage, but still with steerer to cut, heavy topcap expander and Cannondale bar plugs etc.
I think it looks fantastic. It rides really nicely too - just nipping around the block with ordinary shorts and t-shirt on. I need some Mavic Exalith specific brake blocks for the wheels I've fitted and it needs a Garmin mount. Can't wait to get out on it properly though.
The Trek has had some of the hand-me-down bits. It looks a bit sad compared to its glory days. Not as bad as I'd feared though. It now tips the scales at 8.1kg. This will become my wet / winter bike and the Specialized Allez will be sold on to recoup some of the outlay.
I took some better pics on the DSLR - will pop then up when I get chance.