Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:13 pm
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED
- Avatars cannot be uploaded ✔ FIXED

Please note that we will soon do some changes in WW board template design in case to get a fully mobile/desktop responsiveness board!
If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 6:33 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 08, 2012 3:10 am
Posts: 112
Location: Santa Barbara
With the Litespeed Ghisallo out-of-production for several years now, has anything filled the void?

_________________
FTWi CritBike


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 8:49 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:37 am
Posts: 259
Yes- Carbon, assuming you want a sub 1kg frame.
The Ti frames my wife and I have are 1250 & 1450ish, go much lighter and I feel the ride starts to get a bit too 'comfortable' (for me).


Top
   
Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 8:49 am 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 11:27 am 
Offline
Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:08 am
Posts: 6851
Location: Urbana, Illinois
I don't think anyone has filled the void. My 2008 Lynskey R320 in ML is 1240 grams and builds into a 5,270 gram bike. Finding a 1240 gram titanium frame won't be easy these days either.

_________________
RESIDENT GRUMPY OLD MAN.


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 1:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:44 am
Posts: 293
My Archon was 1197g

That included headset at it came pre-fitted, so you can take off about 80g?
Then I stripped the paint off a couple of years down the line, so ~20-30g?

(Gutted I didnt weigh it before rebuilding - Will next time it stripped for a deep clean.)

But sub 1100 probably, and its a proper stiff racing frame for sure.

_________________
...


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 8:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:36 am
Posts: 60
I wonder whether the 44 mm headtubes and large buttom brackets like BB30 are making newer titanium frames heavier, or are the manufacturers just tired of warranty claims.


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 8:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:37 am
Posts: 259
My Lynskey R340 Med (1450 ish, BSA bb) I would never describe as stiff, not compared to the two Alu frames I'm currently using anyway, what did they do with all those extra grams? not complaining though, love the way it rides.


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 6:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 4213
Location: Natovi Landing
Burgunder wrote:
I wonder whether the 44 mm headtubes and large buttom brackets like BB30 are making newer titanium frames heavier, or are the manufacturers just tired of warranty claims.


Possibly - suspect there is also the realisation that the weight battle is lost for ever ... no-one is going to go Ti if it's ultra low weight they are after, and the message about ride quality has to be emphasised in a world where "sub 1100g" looks heavy ...

_________________
----------------------------------------
Stiff, Light, Aero - Pick Three!! :thumbup:


Top
   
Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 6:10 pm 


Top
   
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Weight weenie C40 Colnago

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

Beancouter

16

1062

Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:50 pm

Mockenrue View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. What do you think about my upgrades? (weight weenie on a budget)

[ Go to page: 1 2 3 4 ]

in Road

zalle

47

3641

Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:26 pm

zalle View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Light weight 25.4mm post with setback

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

logy

19

1753

Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:22 pm

prendrefeu View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Wanted Litespeed Ghisallo Frameset

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

Shishykish

18

1374

Wed May 11, 2016 12:21 am

bikerjulio View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Carbon seat + post : Remove bracket/rails and attach seat directly to post - bonding?

in Road

alcatraz

5

455

Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:07 am

KarlC View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], flafonta, hlvd, Jdrsvin, keith, TheUrgeMan and 35 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited