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Author:  JorgeSL3NJ [ Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Tarmac SL3 needs to lose weight

New member here.First time posting.Love this forum.I recently purchased a 12 Tarmac SL3.I installed the EC90 bars and EA90 stem,Selle Italia seat with stock seat post,KCNC Seat Post clamp,Sram Force group set,Look KEO Blade TT,Williams S30 w/Vittoria cxii.The bike came in at 16.1lbs.Ive seen some bikes on here with minor mods and theyre low 15's.Where can i shed some weight off of this bike.Thanks

Author:  Weenie [ Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:37 pm ]
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Author:  tinozee [ Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tarmac SL3 needs to lose weight

That should be easily doable with a tarmac sl3. Should we assume you don't want to change any of the parts you mentioned? Because you could easily lose some weight in the wheels and the force group.
You can also lose weight via replacing the small bits and pieces with botique parts. What are your cables, pedals, seatpost, skewers, chain, cassette, bearings? Another super cheap way that requires work is hand tuning your parts (removing paint, cutting, etc.) - lots of posts about creative ways to do this.

Good luck and I think that you are in the right place, this forum is full of experts and great examples if you search. And the SL3 is a fantastic frame with low weight and amazing performance, one of my favorite frames.

Author:  JorgeSL3NJ [ Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:40 pm ]
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Thank you tinozee.Appreciate the help.I guess ill start shopping around for small parts like that.

Author:  BikeSnob [ Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:18 pm ]
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Yup, big savings on wheels and groupset to be had. I too love the SL3, and it is a very lightweight frame for a weight weenie build!

Author:  JorgeSL3NJ [ Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:25 pm ]
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Do you guys think i can swap out my Sram Force crankset for Sram Red?

Author:  teufelhunden222 [ Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:49 pm ]
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Most definatly, but why not the S-works crank instead?

Author:  teufelhunden222 [ Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:56 pm ]
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viewtopic.php?f=3&t=117081

Here are some pictures of the new S-works crank I just got. Its light as can be, and the pricing is really reasonable. I mean 400 bucks for the crank and spider and it comes with new bearings. it is an extremly stiff crankset though, I am a big dude so it needs to be stiff.

Author:  poindexterpaul [ Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:19 pm ]
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I will gives the better suggestion for Tarmac SL3 , he will start the regular gym, regular running , regular or daily swimming and most important eat fat lose fat take care that's Thanks......

Author:  sparta423 [ Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:50 pm ]
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http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=118312&p=1010157&hilit=astana+sl3&sid=b445835e4af6b6f7c8e0b5e8eae8771c#p1010157

I love my SL3! here are some suggestions if you are interested in getting yours on a diet. I'm still trying to shave a little more weight off. I agree with many above, wheels are a first place to start. I used to have system 30s as well and dropped more weight switching to a custom set.

Hope this helps :beerchug:

Author:  Weenie [ Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:50 pm ]
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