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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:35 pm 
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Hi! I have a nice road bike, which i have builded on a budget. I seek help to get it down in shape for less money. The wheels are not an option, because they have emotional value to me.
I hope you will help me, I'm new on this forum, :) it weighs just about 8.154kg with cosmic carbone wheels

[/url]http://www.cykelgalleri.dk/galleri/25434-planet_x_rt_57[/url]

BIKE SPECS.

Frame: Planet X RT-57
54 cm (Medium)
1670g (frame,fork,fittings)

Fork: Planet X RT-57

Brakes SRAM FORCE 2012
280g
Corima brake pads / normal sram pads.

Tires:
Durano plus / Tufo extreme

Wheels:
Planet X - Pro carbon 50
1490g
/ Mavic Cosmic Carbone 1800g

No name Qr.
48g

Gear: SRAM FORCE 2012 (2x10sp), w.red SRAM hoods.
310g

SRAM FORCE 2012 front
80g

SRAM FORCE 2012 Rear
180g

SRAM 1070 cassette (11-25)
210 g

SRAM anodized 53/39
170g (the set)

KMC X10 silver 10 speed chain
228g

Handlebar:
FSA Omega compact (42cm)
308g

Silva carbon handlebar tape
75g

FSA Os-99 Stem 90mm(blackout)
105g

Saddle:
Selle Italia x1
300g


Ritchey Carbon Pro saddlestick
290g

Ekstra: Cables.

Planet X pro carbon bottle cage
21g

Look delta pedals
300g

KCNC Topcap

Token (bolts)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:43 pm 
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Location: Porto, Portugal
Seatpost and saddle. You can't take some weight. About 200g.

In pedals it's possible too.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:53 pm 
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pedals, 'saddlestick', saddle, handlebars, bartape.

longer run, more $ - crankset (sram red exogram), planet x brakes or similar.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:02 pm 
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Thanks for the reply's "seat post"..
I have an knee injury, so i want pedals with the same play as my Look Delta, so not much play at all. Which would you recommend for best to the buck? :)

Some examples or recommendations would be amazing though :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:23 am 
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Saddle: Romin pro, Bontrager RXXLLL would save you 150gr
Seatpost: Thomson master (cut its to your size) save you 100gr
Handle bar tape: Lizard race (1.8mm) save you 50gr

More option like tire, brake, qr... depend on your budget.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:24 pm 
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A saddle for that much is not on a budget..
Thomson and Lizard skin is also expensive..

On a budget is like: china, or cheap carbon brands etc.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:19 pm 
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Depends on how much you want to spend, you can get some awesome deals on light weight stuff if you shop around. What is your budget and where do you normally shop? Online or LBS? Are you in the UK? Lizard Skin bar tape isn't expensive there.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:21 am 
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Im from Denmark, but i normally shop at crc or wiggle ;) My budget for upgrades is in the low section. don't want to use more than 50€ on a seat post, because it isn't really an upgrade. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:02 am 
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It depends on You what You call "updgrade". If You want to save some weight, saddle, seatpost, bars, pedals, bartape and maybe cassette are the heaviest parts on Your bike and You can save A LOT of weight here. But performance wise, You will not get that much "better" bike.
You can find many light inexpensive parts at for example Planet-X. I also tried Saevid S1.2 saddle and I think it is nice lightweight saddle at cca 75g and 120 Euro.

Good luck with making Your bike lighter :-)

Martin

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:30 pm 
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Thanks Martin. I want my bike to come in the 7,5kg with the Cosmic Carbone wheels, so i'm looking for the cheapest 500g saving on my bike :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:49 pm 
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So how much is your budget? I don't really call Thomson seatpost and lizard tape is expensive, you should tell us tour budget then we could work from there. Mind you loose 500gr on your body will a lot cheaper then on your bike though ;-)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:21 pm 
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Check out the Hylix stuff on ebay, light components and a good price

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