- Extralite stem: saves 22 grams versus Performance Forte. I got a deal on one I simply couldn't turn down. There's not a lot of demand these days for 26 mm high-end stems.
- A thinner top cap for my head tube. This ended up not being needed when I went from the 7 degree Performance stem to the 8 degree Extralite. But it may be slightly lighter.
- Switched from Red cables and Gore Ride-On cables to Alligator iLinks and PowerCordz. Super-thanks to Kevin at Bike Nüt for setting me up. This was a job I wouldn't trust to most shops. Bike Nüt really has an appreciation for this sort of stuff. From estimates of length of housings and cables with weighting the per-length mass of the remaining sections, I figure these saved an impressive 185 grams.
- Random Taiwanese bottle cage saved 6.9 grams.
- I had to change a tire due to a puncture, and the replacement Veloflex Record was 9.6 grams heavier. Also I added glue. I use plenty of glue.
Total mass = 11.08 lb = 5.025 kg
This is 9 grams over my individual part list, so I'm fairly close.
Were I to want to shave the extra 25 grams, the seatpost or handlebars would be obvious targets. The handlebars (Ritchey Pro, 231.1 grams) are particularly beefy. Schmolke
would knock a tidy 100 grams off in one, albeit very expensive stroke. But carbon bars would violate my $3.50 gram target for mass savings (although I violated that on the stem: the blings gotta be worth something). And I like the Thomson post.
I could probably trim a bit from the Thomson clamp, but that sort of thing is always a bit risky.