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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:40 pm 
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Hi. I'm new to the forum. Been lurking and reading but this is my first post.
I have an orbea road bike that is my main ride but it's no lightweight at 8.7 kg.

I'm looking to upgrade but don't know whether the buy or build. Have a budget of around £2500. Is it possible to build a sub 6.5kg bike for this money or am I best to buy. I've seem bikes for this money around £6.8kg.
If it is possible to build where is best to start looking for parts etc.

Cheers Rich


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Hi Rich and welcome to the forum.

Building is not always the cheapest but you do get every component you want, which you will probably add later anyway since you want it, and you have the fun of putting it all together. Maybe a good start might be looking for ways to cost effectively lighten your current bike. This way when you have more funds some of the light weight bits can be transferred to the new build.

A good way to start would be a build list of your current bike. Pictures are are always good too.

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http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/scott- ... 13-p213652

Leaves you £1000 budget for crank, brake calipers, stem, bars, bar tape, saddle, pedals, wheels and tyres. Careful selection of those components and tubular wheels will see you sub 6.5Kg, clinchers sub 7Kg. Plenty of examples of light Foils on the forums here to give you some ideas

If you want something off the shelf, perhaps one of these

http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=3242

or push the budget a little for this

http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=3295

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