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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TCR Advanced SL
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:40 am 
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Find some lighter skewers. Not many weight weenies here are running any skewer over 60g.

Lighter stem + lighter bars + lighter skewer can drop you 1/3 of a pound easy.

Then you can run some veloplugs instead of rim tape. To save you 20 g rotational weight (10g per wheel).

ALso Fizik bar tape is one of the heaviest bar tapes on the market. Only thing heavier is brooks leather bar tape. Deda is my first and only choice. Shared by many here. Although I'm sure you want the Fizik bar tape to match yoru saddle. But Fizik bar tape is 2X heavier than Deda.

Do all the above and you might save 2/3 of a pound. Then you can do some bolt tuning on top of it to take off another 1/8th of a pound or so. You should be into 14.7X lbs range easily.

Btw nice choice on the tires. I just ordered a set to try.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TCR Advanced SL
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I'm actually using kcnc skewers now, you can see them in the photos. I just posted the easton weight as that was on my list. I think the kcnc's were like 80g lighter or something crazy. I will put this thing back on the scale tommorow and get a new weight for real.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TCR Advanced SL
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Edit: everyone else has already made my suggestions :oops:


Nice bike!!! :thumbup: big fan of them!

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TCR Advanced SL
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IMO one of the nicest bikes I've seen on this site. congrats! :beerchug:


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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TCR Advanced SL
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looks like a cervelo, or b/w de rosa. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TCR Advanced SL
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Sweet ride!!

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TCR Advanced SL
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stunning bike AND pic's! :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TCR Advanced SL
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I re-weighed the bike today. The last time I had it on the scale, it had a 1070 cassette and easton skewers. Now it has red cassette, kcnc skewers and garmin edge mount, speed sensor, and magnets. The new weight is 15lbs3oz. A new stem which I'll order this week will drop an ounce and I will consider veloplugs as well. I still have to cut the steerer down and there are some bolts I can change out for al. when I get some free time. I am totally happy with the bike as it sits and I would happily steer it down any sketchy descent or crappy road I would come across.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TCR Advanced SL
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BS!

You need to get to 14 lbs. DO IT! DO IT!!!!! You know you want to. oooOOOooo the allure of 14 lbs!

by the way, you know that easton offers a hub for Sram Red cassettes such that the rear plate doesn't eat through the cassette body. It also saves some weight.

There are 3 freehub bodies for Easton wheels. Sram Red specific. Campagnolo Specific. Shimano Specific.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TCR Advanced SL
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Snipped the quote... please don't quote the previous post in your response. Thanks, Powerful Pete

there is actually 4 r4sl hub bodies. A 10speed shimano and a 10spd 7800da shimano. If you have 9spd shimano or any sram besides red, you are stuck with the r4 fh.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TCR Advanced SL
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Looks great! Have you considered a career in photography?

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TCR Advanced SL
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To 743power,

More pics please :) the front, rear and top view :) Also, did you get this as a frameset? is it in matt finish?

Very nice bike indeed.


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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TCR Advanced SL
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To 743power,

Also, did you get this as a frameset? is it in matt finish?



Yeah that looks like the 2010 frame in matt finish.

The weight is not surprising and still very respectable. The only way to make a big difference at this point would be with the choice of wheelset. You have to stick with the bars that make your hands happy even if they are heavy.

I have a similar set up - an SL (also an M/L) with Red. My overall weight is a bit less because I am running Zipp 404 tubulars and a lighter bar. My attitude with this bike is to choose the best performing parts rather than the lightest. The overall package is so good I don't want any "weak links".

Overall very nice - ride the hell out of it and enjoy.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TCR Advanced SL
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Nice bike, a cheap way to save some weight roughly 90 grams. Rox Ultralite rim strips, and Maxxis feather weight tubes.


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 Post subject: Re: 2010 TCR Advanced SL
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Mr.Gib wrote:

Yeah that looks like the 2010 frame in matt finish.

The weight is not surprising and still very respectable. The only way to make a big difference at this point would be with the choice of wheelset. You have to stick with the bars that make your hands happy even if they are heavy.

I have a similar set up - an SL (also an M/L) with Red. My overall weight is a bit less because I am running Zipp 404 tubulars and a lighter bar. My attitude with this bike is to choose the best performing parts rather than the lightest. The overall package is so good I don't want any "weak links".

Overall very nice - ride the hell out of it and enjoy.


I share your thoughts. I wanted to build a road bike that I could just get on every day and ride for hours without worries. I think I accomplished that quite well and I am sincerely stoked to ride this thing.

The only thing I have to change is the stem, I want to use the deda zero100 sc, but I cannot decide on black or white. I have been leaning toward the black, but some friends are telling me white. I am thinking it might be TOO white, especially if I decide to change my bars for a set of carbon bars in black. . .

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