Who wasn't using Lightweights today?

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

In addition to the usual suspects, I noted a few more of the big guns using the LWs. I saw them on Totschnig and Moreau to name two. They are catching!

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by divve

If you got any for free I'll catch some too :)

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BdaGhisallo
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by BdaGhisallo

If I find a source for free LWs rest assured that you will get the second pair!

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:D i can really understand that all will use lw's. i've got some too... and they are really hot and fast and light and stiff and, and, and... :P

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I wonder what Lance will be riding today.... if he's really smart he'll use 12 spoke LW front and LW Disc rear....
But I don't know if Bontrager will allow him not to use Bonty's
Whow! That's a pretty damn nice garage door!

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Do you think they'll use disk for the uphill TT?

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No, I don't think he will, but it would be smart if he did :D

The LW disc is so light it's still possible to make a 6.8 kg bike with it, and it can save some seconds on the first 1.5 flat kilometres, and on the climb as well....
Whow! That's a pretty damn nice garage door!

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While at first I thought a disc would be a bad choice, they average 22kph, the lack of acceleration during the climb would probably suit a disc.

What does the LW disc rear weigh?
Where in the wheel is the weight?

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asphaltdude
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Carbonsports claims 910 grams....
Whow! That's a pretty damn nice garage door!

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by Samu Ilonen

LW's disk/12-spoke front wheel set is ~1370g together...disk is ~900g for Campa. 100g less than Chibli.

I think it may me even more stiffer than normal LW rear wheel?

And they have now 1030g uphill wheelset...

http://www.carbonsports.de/English/index.html

BdaGhisallo
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by BdaGhisallo

I see a few guys used the new LW Alpe d'Huez set, "uphill only" printed in big red letters on the rims. The red flanges are also a dead giveaway

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by bobalou

BdaGhisallo wrote:I see a few guys used the new LW Alpe d'Huez set, "uphill only" printed in big red letters on the rims. The red flanges are also a dead giveaway


Any pic's of these anywhere? Never heard of this version. In fact, where is Lightweigt's website, anyone know?

BdaGhisallo
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by BdaGhisallo

From Grahamwatson.com

check there

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by Mile Ditch

What's the deal with these? Likely possibilities are a lighter braking surface area or something. Anyone know?

Also, are those cranks a bit darker :wink:

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by BdaGhisallo

From Grahamwatson.com

check there

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