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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:09 pm 
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Location: Midlands, UK
It's certainly no weenie, but living and training in England means riding in the rain. Couple that with a little one running round means my training bike needs to do double duty as a commuting bike too (need to make the most out of the time I have available). I used to have a Kinesis Racelight T, which I did a fair few miles on before it eventually died. However the awesome guys over at Kinesis were able to hook me up with the upgraded model under their 'crash replacement' scheme. Winner!

The story of my old Racelight can be read here.

Anyway, pictures!

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Buildkit is 105/PowerTap G3 on Open Pros, Rotor 3d+ cranks and 53/39 Q Rings, 105 5600 shifter, mechs, chain and cassette, KCNC post, F109 stem, Ritchey WCS Classic bars. A very old and very worn Fizik Aliante and crappy Gatorskin tyres (until I can find some 27c Pave CGIIs). SKS Bluemels and a Tortec rack finish it all off.

Total weight is a rotund 9.72 kgs, but I'm happy with that considering it's designed to be durable and weatherproof.

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Weight 72kg, FTP 289W => 4.01 W/kg

Custom ti 650B Kingdom Double9 (with tubs)
Kinesis Aithein
Kinesis Racelight 4S "Rain Bike"
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:22 am 
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I like it, man, it looks reliable!

That said, there's always ways to make that black beauty lighter and still christen it with the designated "rainy day" and commuting duties. :twisted:
There's always a way.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:07 am 
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There are plans in the pipeline, namely Richey stem and post, new tyres and lighter brakes.

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Custom ti 650B Kingdom Double9 (with tubs)
Kinesis Aithein
Kinesis Racelight 4S "Rain Bike"
Ventana El Conquistador


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:00 pm 
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Yup. Love it. And once you change over from your gatorskins (to just about anything, I would think) you'll have made it lighter!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:36 pm 
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24c Pave Cg IIs now ordered which should drop a chunk.

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Custom ti 650B Kingdom Double9 (with tubs)
Kinesis Aithein
Kinesis Racelight 4S "Rain Bike"
Ventana El Conquistador


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:23 pm 
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That's a serious crankset for that build! And props for being able to push a standard crank with all that weight on some of the hills in the Midlands - I couldn't get that up a 20% for long!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:19 pm 
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He tries! I totally managed to hang with him ok my cross bike today. (He might definitely have been taking it easy. Maybe.)

It looks absolutely fantastic in the flesh.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:22 pm 
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Hah, thanks! I got the crank on a very good deal secondhand, so it was a bit of a no brainer.

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Weight 72kg, FTP 289W => 4.01 W/kg

Custom ti 650B Kingdom Double9 (with tubs)
Kinesis Aithein
Kinesis Racelight 4S "Rain Bike"
Ventana El Conquistador


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:32 am 
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Bit of an update.
I changed the stem from an F109 to a Ritchey WCS 4Axis,
The tyres changed from Gatorskins to Pave CG2s,
Tubes changed from standard Continentals to Supersonic,
And the cables were changed to blue.

Dropped 512 grams total, bringing it to approximately 9.52 kg on my crappy scales.

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Weight 72kg, FTP 289W => 4.01 W/kg

Custom ti 650B Kingdom Double9 (with tubs)
Kinesis Aithein
Kinesis Racelight 4S "Rain Bike"
Ventana El Conquistador


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:26 pm 
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Step by step!
CF post will offer plenty of savings, and perhaps more comfort.
Housing -> aligator ilink?
Maybe lighter fenders + ti hardware?

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