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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:46 pm 
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OK chaps, I am new to this forum but like the look of what I see :-)

I am a long term Cannondale fan and have been lucky enough to get my hands on an amazing EVO. She weighs around 7.2kg at the moment and my first goal is to get her below 7kg without:

a) spending loads of cash;
b) making her impractical as a racing bike

She is completely standard with the exception of the Quarq, Syncros wheels and Look Keo carbon pedals.

In your expert opinion, what should I look to upgrade to reach this first milestone? (I know the first thing I need to do is cut the steerer tube down...)

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:53 pm 
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I can't ID that seatpost, is it a Cannondale?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:04 pm 
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If I had that bike I would be scouring ebay for a hollowgram power meter. Other than that, I would look at swapping seatpost, saddle, stem and bars.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:05 pm 
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Thanks for the reply.

Yes, it's a Cannondale C1. Apologies, I should have listed the spec:


Frame: SuperSix EVO, BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon, SPEED SAVE, PressFit BB30
Fork: SuperSix EVO, SPEED SAVE, BallisTec Hi-MOD full Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" steerer
Wheels: Syncros RR1.0
Tyres: Schwalbe One Z1, 700x23c, folding
Pedals: Look Keo Carbon
Cranks: Quarq Riken
Bottom Bracket: Who knows
Chain: Shimano Ultegra 6800, 11-speed
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 6800, 11-25, 11-speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 9000
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 9000
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 9000
Bar: Cannondale C1 Compact
Grips: Cannondale Bar Tape w/Gel, 2.5mm
Stem: Cannondale C1, 31.8mm 6 Deg
Headset: SuperSix EVO, 1-1/4" lower bearing, 25mm Carbon top cap
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 9000
Brake Levers: Shimano Dura Ace 9000
Saddle: Fi'zi:k Arione, w/ Mg Rails
Seatpost: Cannondale C1, Lightweight 2014 Alloy 27.2x250mm


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:08 pm 
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Brake calipers, stem and bars.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:10 pm 
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Well there's a bit of weight to be saved in the seatpost, maybe 50g or so.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:12 pm 
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Ok, one way to drop weight is to lose the Ultegra chain and cassette. There has been a lot said about the DA9000 cassette, but I think the redesigned cassettes cure the issues of the first generation, and it looks to me like most, if not all, vendors have cleared out their remaining first-gen cassettes, and only stock the newer stuff.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:13 pm 
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Thought it would be lighter than 7.2. What weight are the wheels?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:15 pm 
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Saddle is a boat anchor, you can save over 100g by going for a lighter version of the arione or changing to an other saddle.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:17 pm 
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DA cassettes are crazy money though, aren't they?

The wheels are listed as 669g front and 801g rear = 1470g

Thanks for the suggestions everyone...this is good stuff


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:23 pm 
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They're a lot more than the Ultegra cassette.

It's tough to play the weight weenie game if you care about money.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:24 pm 
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Weight costs money. How light do you want to go?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:25 pm 
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rijndael wrote:
It's tough to play the weight weenie game if you care about money.

:lol:

Aim #1 - to go sub 7kg in the most "cost effective" way I can :beerchug:


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Aim #2 - to get to the 6.8kg UCI limit


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:37 pm 
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You need to add listed and verified weights to the build list.

Weight does seem high considering the frame and groupset....

Other items to consider - inner tubes (could be approaching 100g each) and fork bung. Is it the new Cannondale lightweight model?


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