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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:54 pm 
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Picked this up a few weeks ago, it looks amazing :D

The frame, pedals, cages and wheels are non negotiables but I would like to lighten the rest up. My initial thoughts are seatpost and saddle but the seatpost is a 25.4 and they are a sod to find, and everywhere is out of black Selle Italia SLR Carbonio saddles.

Original spec is here - http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/cannon ... wwodFjIOJQ

At the moment the only deviations from the original spec are the wheels and stem.

Where else should I look for easy weight savings......sticking to a £1 spend per 1g saved ratio at the moment...GO!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:55 pm 
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What's the total weight right now? What's the goal?

Are the pedals the lightest style that fit your cleats?

Nokon cable outers will save a bit.

Titanium bolts (shave to the shortest length needed) on the stem, seatpost, and the bottles. That costs a bit much, but it's very satisfying.

A bit excess.... measure the distance from your insertion point, to the minimum insertion line on your seatpost.

Cut that length off the end of your seatpost.


You might get 30-50 grams on a new chain, depending on what it shipped with.

Another 40 grams on lightweight bar tape.

What skewers are on there? I've had very good luck with lightweight ti skewers, and I didn't pay over $40USD for them.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:13 am 
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I'm not trying to be a smart-ass but this is an organized approach and easy to keep track of delta. Use a spreadsheet!

Before you ask for "easy weight savings", may I suggest to disassemble what you can, weigh the parts and enter into a spreadsheet. Share it with others.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:40 am 
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Nice looking bike what size is that?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:33 pm 
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Nice bike - just ordered my frame set from Westbrook...


On weight loss, Seatpost a possibility. If you can live with something with no set back, the hylix (ebay) once shortened should save about 200g - cost is £52. About to order one myself but am quickly rooting around the forum for any other options.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:13 pm 
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Deda bar tape, Extralight ultrastar expander, Michelin ultralight innertubes, Conti force + attack combo are some not too $ upgrades. And of course, the already mentionned Hylix seatpost (4 à 5 weeks delivery time according to seller!!) When worn, replace the cassette with a Sram red one :wink: And look at a (used?) carbon bar for some good weight savings. Brand / model according to desired reach & drop.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:29 pm 
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Before I decided on a different bike I looked at this bike and wanted a light good looking seat post with zero setback but couldn´t find one, I asked enve if they would make one but it wasn´t in their future plans, they have one with setback. Cool bike


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