I am looking for a 1" threadless fork that can will take mudguards and that will use 57mm drop brakes. All the one I have found 1) tifoisi carbon 658g and 2) kinesis racelight alu fork (~650g) are not very lightweight. Are there any full carbon versions at around 400g. I currently have a heavy steel fork that weighs in at 890g. I want to shed some weight from a 23.6lb road bike.
I have decided so far that I will be changing the gatorskin wire beads for GP4000s and fitting Conti Race28 supersonic tubes, that will save a measured 260g.
Next will be the wheels which are currently they are the winter training wheels, Miche RC2 hubs, rigida chrina rims, 64 Spaim race spokes with brass nipples (1950g). I am planning new wheels using Stans alpha rims 32/32H with miche RC2 hubs (because I trust them) and laser/race spokes (DS rear). I am 85kg with poor suffolk roads With Stans I will get a weight of ~1480g for the pair of wheels and I am far more concerned with weight loss at the rim than at the hub.
I am thinking of Token's light weight skewers which will save 60g -70g over the standard ambrosio ones.
Any pointers on the lightest rim tape as I normally use Velox rim tape but I know it's not the lightest.
The seatpost is a 27.0mm Thomsen elite so the only weight saving I can manage is to cut down as it is a long one. I am thinking of buying the the Centaur carbon cranks as well saving another 110g. The rest of the groupset is Veloce and has not worn out yet. I will upgrade as things break/wear out. I might might buy a chorus or record 10x cassette at some point
Anyone know of long drop brakes that are lighter than the miche performance which I currently use?
Other than that I am waiting for Thomsen to release their new handlebars as the road version is a claimed 200g, I will try that along with a thomen stem saving another ~90g over the cinelli Vai bars.
Total weight saving could be 1100-1200g + fork saving. Pedals will be also be on the cards. Not sure which ones yet. Also the mudguards are comming of for summer. I am hoping for sub 19lbs less would be better.
The frame is the boat anchor though. Shame it is so comfortable.