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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:30 am 
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Hello,

I am looking to get my Cannondale down to 14lbs. I am currently at 14.23. I know I could save most of it by putting Zero brakes on; however, the price tag is a bit steep for me. Does anyone have suggestions? Help would be great. Thank you in advance!

PART BRAND MAKE MODEL WEIGHT
FRAME CANNONDALE SUPERSIX HI-MOD 937
FORK CANNONDALE SUPERSIX HI-MOD 335
HEADSET FSA SUPERSIX STEEL 91
SADDLE POST CONTROLTECH CARBON OFFSET 163
HANDLE BARS FSA K-FORCE LIGHT 197
STEM FSA K-FORCE LIGHT 129
SHIFTERS SRAM FORCE 2012 303
CHAIN SRAM RED PC1091R 232
CASETTE SRAM RED PG1090 152
SADDLE FIZIK ALIANTE CARBON BRAID 149
BB FSA bb30 STEEL 55
CRANK SRAM FORCE COMPACT 585
FR BRAKE SRAM FORCE 2012 143
RR BRAKE SRAM FORCE 2012 140
FR DERAILLEUR SRAM FORCE 2012 103
RR DERAILLEUR SRAM FORCE 2012 173
FRT WHEEL ROLF PRIMA Elan Aero 550
RR WHEEL ROLF PRIMA Elan Aero 760
TUBES CONTINENTAL SUPERSONIC RACE 104
TIRE CONTINENTAL RACE ATTACK/FORCE 386
SKEWERS ROLF PRIMA TITANIUM N/A 90
PEDALS SPEEDPLAY LIGHT ACTION STAINLESS 206
CAGES FSA K-Force LIGHT 60
MISC 415


TOTAL * * * 6458
LBS= 14.23


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:04 am 
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Change tires and then cut off any of your seat post that isn't necessary. All together that might get your 108. If not enough, you can get a 100g seat, but I'm not sure how comfortable it will be.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:19 am 
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Those wheels are a bit heavy. maybe just swap out the rims for something lighter? Could lose some going to a selle italia carbonio saddle (125g)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:22 am 
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titanium skewers cheap off eBay will be half of your. present skewers weight. Planet X brakes will be lighter by 80 grams. There you go! if you got spare cash you can get an extralite ultrastar 2 expander for your fork too.Or change to alligator ilinks cable set.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:16 am 
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Planet Bike cages, Extralite stem, Kcnc skewers


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:03 am 
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Kayrehn wrote:
titanium skewers cheap off eBay will be half of your. present skewers weight. Planet X brakes will be lighter by 80 grams. There you go! if you got spare cash you can get an extralite ultrastar 2 expander for your fork too.Or change to alligator ilinks cable set.


Ditto on the above. By my count you'd cut 79g on the Planet-X brake set for $150 (shipped) + 45g on any number of ebay sourced ti quick releases for around $50ish (shipped)

That's 124g for about $200.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:18 am 
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Titanium spindles for your zeros will give you the best bang for the buck. I'm doing it as I speak. Also, replacing your current crank with the new 2013 Red cranks and after-market rings will save another 100 grams. Both the spindle and crank weight savings are rotational weight savings you could really feel while pedaling. I saved 160 g. by switching just the crank and I could feel a reduction in rotational inertia. Good luck.

Also, one should never overlook things like helmets, etc. I saved 100g. by switching helmets. And you could really feel the difference the moment you put the lighter helmet on your head.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:35 am 
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Remove rim tape and use Veloplugs, thats 20+ grams saved
Swap chain for KMC 10 Sl? (the light one)
Planet X skewers at 44g a set

Larger cost, but get rid of the Force and go Red

The pedals are cheating, they are only light cos the cleats are on the bike and the pedals are on your feet, total weight higher than KEO blades or Keywins

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:51 am 
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Planet-x screwers: weightsaving: 46g - price: $20(in the US and £20 in EU)

Ward titanium spindles for the pedals - weightsaving: ~40g - price: $50-60(cant remember the exact number)

That's almost 90g for $80.

then there are the cages. You can get some 12g carbon cages on ebay for not much money and a set of RothShek carbon pulleywheels for the RD will also save som grams + add some bling.

And then (as already mentioned) you can get an Extralite/Tune expander for the headset, cut the seatpost and if you are using some heavy bartape, then you can get some Deda cork(that stuff only weighs 35g). Then you should have more than 108g saved for not much $$


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:30 pm 
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Planet X brakes on sale here http://www.planet-x-usa.com/product-p/bcpxulcnc.htm

I use them on two of my rides, they truly are the best bang for your buck...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:24 pm 
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+1 for the planet X brakes & QR skewers (I have both on the way to me from the UK for my next build) that is your 108g target already for about $120 + shipping

add to that some lightweight carbon bottle cages, titanium pedal spindles & xtralite/Tune expander that should be over 100g for about $150


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:22 pm 
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Thanks for all the responses! I'm looking into the skewers and planet x brakes now. I am about 190lbs. So I'm weary of titanium spindles. My helmet is a giro prolight. Pretty light already. I went back and forth with the idea of red. It just didn't seem worth it. I found a new force group for 700. Red is more Than twice that and from what I have found most of the weight savings is in the cassette. Which I have. Other than that the difference is approx 60 grams. Not worth the price tag. I'm surprised by the recommendation of changing tires and wheels. Elans are one of the lightest out there; while only supersonic seem to be lighter tires. I apologetically admit that speedplay is a sneaky move; however, it was a functional decision. I wanted the dual sided clip option.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:38 pm 
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Cages, skewers, veloplugs and Extralight Ultrastar compression bolt for headset.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:10 pm 
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what outer and cables do you have?

going to powercordz+nokon/similar should save a decent amount

if you did that, plus the brakes and the skewers, total might be >200g saved


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cut off the seatpost ! :D


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