light clincher road wheel set - help lighten my Argon

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ANV
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by ANV

Hi guys,

I'm new here. So don't blame me :)
I bought my self in autom an Argon 18 Galium 2014. I got it with a 105group and a fulcrum 5 set. I would like to upgrade some parts now.
First of all I thought of buying a new Wheelset. I live basically in the Alps so I usually ride Mountains. I tested the zipp 202 but I am just to skared of melting the glue while going down a decent. Although I am just 67KG.. I allow looked at the R-Sys SLR C wheel set. But they didn't convince me either. Right now I am leaning to built a custom wheel set.
Let me know your thoughts?
BTW. My bike:
http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/argon-gallium-13772

Thank you very much and have a good week!

by Weenie


Attermann
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by Attermann

Fulcrum Racing 0!

Marin
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by Marin

Nice bike! What kind of bag is that?

I'm building myself a set of wheels using Bitex hubs, Velocity A23 alu rims and DT Revo spokes - should come in around 1400grams and under 250€.

I already have a set of 1300g carbon clinchers, but I also don't really like the braking so far, though I am still experimenting with pads. I also ride a lot of alpine passes, and I'm planning to use the alu wheels for the steeper ones.

-Marin
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ANV
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by ANV

Hi Martin,

That idea sounds pretty good! Thank you!
It's a vischacha Saddle bag from relevant design. Here you find the talk of prolly:http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2012/10/about-to-goyonder/#1
and here the link to their website: https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.c ... s/Viscacha.
I really like the bag. If your intention is to be touring lightweight it is the perfect bag. For me it has enough space for 3 days in Summer. But you can also make it smaller. Only negative about is, that i don't have any space left to mount my rear light and when you are in the climb and you are dancing in the pedals it is a bit habituation. Because if it is real full it will go from the left to the right. But when riding in the saddle, then it is really perfect. :)

- amadeus

syncmaster
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by syncmaster

You can mount the rear light to your seatstays no problem. I don't see anything taking space there now.

I mount my Serfas Thunderbolt lights to my seatstays like this all the time:
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The only problem with this is that up close they may be out of direct view from a driver sitting in their car, but they're so bright, they are still effective.

ANV
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by ANV

hahha Ok the topic changed a bit. I allow ended up putting mine there. But I had to wrap some rim tape around it. My Knogs are to wide. I might consider to buy new ones. Thank you!

wojchiech
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by wojchiech

If you don't care about the wide rim trend, Kinlin XR19w rims are about 408g average per rim, ~20 g heavier than the xr-200, but have eyelets so are easier to build and last longer. I built a wheelset with the XR19w using sapim laser spokes, alloy nipples, Shimano 6800 hubs for smoothness/durability. I have ridden them for two seasons now with no maintenance besides cleaning the brake tracks every couple thousand kms. Total weight came in at 1615g w/ veloplugs (not bad since the 6800 hubs are 490g by themselves [actual weight i measured]). With lightweight hubs you can easily get around 1200g for a wheelset that will handle rough mountainous roads and last at least a season or two.

ttoc6
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by ttoc6

No need to quote above


I've been eyeing the XR-19W's as an all purpose wheel (and also as a project rim to learn how to build wheels). Would you recommend this? I kinda blew out my shimano R510 wheels in a pothole after two years of riding.. (I'm the same-ish weight as OP 145 lbs/ 65 kg)

ANV
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by ANV

hi,
thank you! I think i'll built up an XR-200 set. What do you think about novatec hubs? Or would you recommend to spend more money to get something fairly nicer? DT swiss or chris king?

Best,
Amadeus

Marin
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by Marin

Novatec are quite good, I run them on my MTB, plus they are lighter and cheaper than the "nicer" hubs.

ANV
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by ANV

Hi guys,

I am getting more and more addicted to the idea of a bike around 6.8Kg. I know it's still a long way to go..
I typed in all the weights of the parts and now I would like to know from you, with which new part I can save the most weight without spending too much money. I am still a student. :) So here is the link.

Thanks in advance. The zipp 202 were only borrowed :(

http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/argon-gallium-13772

Best regarded and ride safe!

weightLight
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by weightLight

Spend less, eat less, drop weight, pretty simple really.

ANV
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by ANV

weightLight wrote:Spend less, eat less, drop weight, pretty simple really.


My BMI is 18.8 and I am vegan.. But thank's!

deltree
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by deltree

Free: Chop your steerer, lose the saddle bag, trim the RD cable.

Else, Dura-Ace FD, Planet-x CNC brakes and change the pedals.

by Weenie


BikeAnon
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by BikeAnon

If that saddlebag is a Blackburn Barrier, it has about the same BMI as ANV. About 20 grams. I've never seen anything else like it.

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