wingguy wrote:ryanw wrote:With all due respect, I would like to disagree with the above...
The new S5 (2015 onwards) is by no means easy to get under 7kg in a 56 or above.
I have spent a fortune on mine and it's pretty much at 7kg on the nose (with cages and pedals). Mine is a full aero road bike with 404s and aero cockpit.
You're contradicting yourself though aren't you? When you've gone aero for every component that has an aero option you can't really say you've tried to build a light bike.
When GCN weighed a bunch of pro bikes in full aero mode at an Arabian race last spring one of the DiData S5s (Cummings' I think?) was just shy of being the lightest one there.
Agree, but I have built up a bike as it was designed to be built.
As stated above, I could have put £1,000 brakes on it, a carbon chainset, super light bars, silly light climbing tubs, but I'm a 94kg power rider and wanted a fast, strong aero bike that I can race week in, week out.
Pretty much any frame came be made under a 5kg build with £10k of AX Lightness thrown at it, but that would crumble under me, so no use to me.
I guess I was too blunt with me first post, but I would suggest the OP be more specific about what they want to use the bike for.