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 Post subject: S-works Tarmac Ideas
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:32 pm 
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Hey guys, I recently bought a second hand tarmac for a bargain and I'm keen to drop some weight off of it.

It currently is running Ultegra 6870 Di2 which is quite heavy. I had sram red 22 on my previous bike and love the ergonomics and feel of the group but I just don't have the dough to buy it right now so I was thinking I would buy sram force as it is just as good and is a fraction of the price. Also I would swap the sram force crank for a sram red one as that is where a majority of the weight difference of the two are. Thoughts on that??

I was also looking to swap out some parts to shave off some weight and would like some suggestions! Keep in might I am on a tight budget so I can't splash out on some super light carbon kit that'll cost an arm and a leg. At the current time the bike weighs 7.24kg

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Current specs are as follows - no weights as of yet!

Frame : S-Works Tarmac fact carbon 11r
Fork : S-Works tarmac fact carbon fork
Wheelset / Rims : Profile design Twenty four 58mm
Tyres : Continental GP 4000 Race Fold#700x25C
Shifters : Shimano Ultegra ST-6870#22 Speed Electronic Shift
Front Derailleur : Shimano Ultegra FD-6870#Eletronic Shift System
Rear Derailleur : Shimano Ultegra RD-6870#22 Speed Electronic
Crankset : Shimano Ultegra FC-6800#Hollowtech II 50x34 T
Bottom Bracket : ceramic bearings
Chain : Shimano CN-HG701-11
Cassette : Shimano Ultegra CS-6800#11-28
Brakes : Shimano Ultegra 6800
Handlebar : S-Works aerofly 44cm
Handlebar Stem : 3t ARX team 130mm
Saddle : Specialised power saddle alloy rails
Seat Post: S-Works fact carbon seat


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 Post subject: S-works Tarmac Ideas
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 Post subject: Re: S-works Tarmac Ideas
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:11 pm 
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Bike looks great as it is!! I'd just ride the hell out of it until things wear/break and in the meantime save for sram red.


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 Post subject: Re: S-works Tarmac Ideas
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:23 pm 
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burglarboycie wrote:
Bike looks great as it is!! I'd just ride the hell out of it until things wear/break and in the meantime save for sram red.

Can totally sign that, shes indeed nice! Also yes to SRAM RED - even though you probably want a SRAM RED eTap since you are coming from a Di2 :thumbup:

In case you want some bling and change the looks a bit for cheap you could go for some Vittoria Corsas/tan walls and a golden KMC X11EL chain :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: S-works Tarmac Ideas
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:10 pm 
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That's pretty light already, all things considered. Replacing the quick release and compression plug could potentially save you ~200g: Extralite Streeters (29g @ $130USD) and Extralite Ultrastar 3 (6g @ 31USD). A Fizik R1 or 00 would save you 100g too if you're not fixed on your current saddle in terms of comfort. Beyond that you're pushing $250+/part WW upgrades (bars, stem, seatpost) and at that point, you're digging into your groupset money and may be sacrificing some functionality, though the seatpost would be easy.

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 Post subject: Re: S-works Tarmac Ideas
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:30 pm 
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I gotta think you can sell Ultegra Di2 for the same price as SRAM Red 22

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 Post subject: Re: S-works Tarmac Ideas
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:29 pm 
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Oh and this weight includes ultegra 6800 pedals.

Thanks for the replies. Will keep updated on the decisions I make.


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 Post subject: Re: S-works Tarmac Ideas
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:34 pm 
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Due to my financial situation I have decided to go with a brand new sram force groupset rather than red. I have also ordered a rotor 3d+ aero crankset with the MAS spider (only because it looks cool). Will post photos when I can.


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