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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:38 pm 
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Hello everyone,

Got this frame set in screaming yellow (size XL - 58). Weight is a little bit disappointing since Lapierre claims a frame weight of 850 gr. for a medium size (52). Well, I expected it to be under 1 kg. And they claim it to be the lightest Xelius ever - which can't be true since I've seen older Xelius frames showing similar figures in this forum.

Frame: 1170 gr.
Fork: 332 gr.

It will be difficult to hit 6,5 kg including a Garmin Vector 2 powermeter and my Zipp 404 clinchers. Let me know if you have any recommendations for nice parts. I am thinking to wait on the Sram Red Etap.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:54 pm 
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If you want to get to your weight goal at all costs, you could get a finishing kit from Ax Lightness or MCFK. They both offer seatposts, saddles, stems and bars, and you can easily save 200 grams with these over lightweight stuff from the mainstream brands, like 3T or Ritchey.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:21 pm 
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Love the yellow! Shame about Lapierre low balling the weight though.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:53 pm 
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Morta wrote:
Weight is a little bit disappointing since Lapierre claims a frame weight of 850 gr. for a medium size (52).

Frame: 1170 gr.
Fork: 332 gr.


1170 grams on a frame claimed to weigh 850 grams? And the claimed is on a smaller size. 1170 / 850 = 1.376 That is 37.6% more? I can sort of understand claiming 1000 grams and its really 1050 grams. 5% over. Or maybe even 1000 claimed and its really 1100. 10% over. But 37.6% over? Not only is that not in the same ballpark, that is not even in the parking lot surrounding the ballpark. That is a couple miles from the ballpark.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:04 am 
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850 for size M, XL would be maybe 100 grams more? That would make it 950 or so. The difference would be smaller than 37,6%, but still unacceptable imho.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:54 am 
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I am guessing they must have to layer on the white to get that bright yellow. 300g of paint?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:30 am 
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ak47 wrote:
850 for size M, XL would be maybe 100 grams more? That would make it 950 or so. The difference would be smaller than 37,6%, but still unacceptable imho.


My thinking was not working right when I wrote this. 850 for a Medium does mean the larger XL would weigh more. Had that backwards.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:40 am 
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When I got in contact with Lapierre they mentioned the Xelius SL Ultimate frame weighs round about 950 gr. in size XL. Well, I am very suprised that my frame weighs more than 200 gr. more. I've sent Lapierre a message last night to comment on this.

I am not totally focussed on weight but the frame kit wasn't cheap either. And again, they claim it to be the lightest Xelius ever. I'll let you know what the answer is.

But yeah, I think it is a bad ass looking frame kit.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:45 am 
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looks great and weight better than a colnago c60 or 59 so i'd say 6.5 kg will be OK with one or two tweaks along the way. what's the weight of zipp's? this will be the major determinant of success re: your weight goals. lots of weight to be saved if getting involved in lighter brakes, bar, stem and seatpost and also pedals (keywin for example at 161 g). don't go light skinny tyre route though (cheapest way to achieve weight goals but not good re: comfort which is more important).

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You can use that funky seat-tube and down-tube junction as a place to store your raincoat. Very clever of Lapierre to think of that.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:03 pm 
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hmm, don't see any problem hitting 6,5kg with that. I got almost the same frame/fork weights and building a 6,5kg bike with discbrakes that are much heavier then rimbrakes.

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Nice looking frame, i really like the color scheme...cannot wait to see it built up!


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