Where is the best place to add weight?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
deltree
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by deltree

aaric wrote:Heavier cassettes and skewers would be my first choice.


Skewers are the only place I don't try to save weight.

But seeing as the OP is trying to add almost 1000g I'd go with a weight in the seat tube.

Zoro
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by Zoro

deltree wrote:
aaric wrote:Heavier cassettes and skewers would be my first choice.


Skewers are the only place I don't try to save weight.

But seeing as the OP is trying to add almost 1000g I'd go with a weight in the seat tube.


Conclusion:
I will be using a 2nd heavier weighted seat and post that can be used if they are weighing. Primary reason is it is a quick change unlike other parts. Skewers - are good, but not enough weight. Cassette - maybe 200g. Seat setup seems easiest.

Otherwise - riding the normal bike most the others are.

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davidalone
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by davidalone

adding functional weight is easy.

the heaviest functional groupset you can get (105 or new tiagra,) skewers, alloy cockpit, a heavy chunky stem ( that will be stiff as hell.) skewers, casette, a hardier chain ( think 105 or tiagra level instead of DA.) heavier saddle and seatpost, and pedals . I think all these shhould gain you a good 300-500 odd grams.

Chainsnapper
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by Chainsnapper

Stiffer hubs, skewers, HD chain, crank arms.

g32ecs
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by g32ecs

No idea on why hasn't anyone suggested:

1. heavier wheelset - just use tires that have low rolling resistance
2. cranks
3. saddle (very cost effective)

These parts are the heaviest on the bike.

AlphaDogCycling
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by AlphaDogCycling

Drop weights in the seat tube. You can easily add / remove as necessary.

Good luck to your son

Zoro
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by Zoro

They rattled in the seat tube.
New solution.
http://1drv.ms/1ChEGsK

em3
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by em3

DMF wrote:Just place a cylindrical steel-weight inside the BB-axle, if you have Shimano cranks you already even have a bolt that stops it coming out. With Campaq/Sram you just duct tape around it 'til the fit is snug.

Low center of gravity - Good
High center of gravity - Just crap handling, the seat mounted bottles work for triathlon as active handling is of no.concern



+1

BB area should b only place where weight is added for center of BB issue stated above. No need to change components just slide weight into ur hollow crank spindle
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