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 Post subject: 2009 Cannondale CAAD9-?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:18 am 
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I just completed my 2009 CAAD9-7 build.

She weighed in at 17.5lbs with 1.2lbs of accessories, so I estimate her to weigh 16.3lbs.
I know I can easily lose 220g by swapping the Ksyriums for Soul S2.0s,
but I want to keep all the major components "as is".
I was looking for weight savings in the cassette, chain and skewers.

Cassette: Ultegra 6600
Chain: Dura-Ace 7801
Skewers: '11 OEM Mavic Ksyrium Elite

Target weight: 15.X pound range.

Suggestions?


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Upgrades:
-Dura Ace 7800 Bottom Bracket
-Dura Ace 7800 Chainrings (53T/39T)
-Dura Ace 7800 Front Derailleur
-Dura Ace 7800 Rear Derailleur
-Dura Ace 7800 Shifters
-Dura Ace 7801 Chain
-Dura Ace 7900 Pedals
-Ultralight CNC Brakes
-SwissStop GHP2 Brake Pads
-Ultegra 6600 Cassette
-Ultegra SL Double Crank

Cockpit:
-Bontrager XXX Race Lite OS Stem
-FSA K-Wing Compact 44cm
-Fizik MicroTex Tape & Gel
-Fizik Aliante w/Carbon Rails
-Fizik Cyrano Seatpost (Carbon)
-Edge Composites 1.0 Fork

Wheels:
-Continental Grand Prix 4000S Tires
-Continental Race Lite Tubes
-2011 Mavic Ksyrium Elite
-KCNC Ti Skewers

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:11 pm 
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Here's what I'm considering:
KCNC Skewers @ 47g
KCNC Cassette @ 103g
KMC Chain @ 240g

For a 210g savings over items in consideration listed above.
Any opinions?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:38 am 
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Similar to my build 8)

My recommendations: swap seatpost for 27.2 x 240 Thomson Masterpiece would save 55g and swap saddle for Selle SLR would save another 60g. Mavic skewers are also pretty heavy so you could save another 50g there easy

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:08 am 
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ross wrote:
Similar to my build 8)

My recommendations: swap seatpost for 27.2 x 240 Thomson Masterpiece would save 55g and swap saddle for Selle SLR would save another 60g. Mavic skewers are also pretty heavy so you could save another 50g there easy


That's what's going to make it so difficult for me. I love just about everything that's on it now.
The Fizik post (once cut) shoudl come in below the Thompson's weight of 160-190g.
I think the cassette will yield the biggest savings so far.

Tough. I might be stuck at just above 16lbs. Grrrr!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:05 am 
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All those things you listed aren't really going to get you anywhere...at least nothing you'll really feel.

Are you trying to get to 15 for the sake of it?

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Agreed. Weight savings can be found in other sources. If anything, I would only change the skewers from that list of choices.


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I wouldnt touch the KCNC cassette, its apparently made of butter

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:47 pm 
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I know you really like you bars, stem and tape, but there is a lot of weight you can save there.

The Bonty stem is listed at 149 grams, but it's probably another 10 to 20 grams above that. A Ritchey WCS stem will come in about 120 grams and cost a third of the Bontrager Stem.

FSA is notorious for low-balling its weights. That bar is probably close to 280 to 290 grams. A Ritchey WCS aluminum bar will come in around 230 and the Carbon Evolution SL, which will have a shape that I think you would like, comes in around 190.

Easton also has some nice carbon bars with flat surfaces that come in about 50 grams lighter than the K-wing.


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Getter wrote:
All those things you listed aren't really going to get you anywhere...at least nothing you'll really feel.
Are you trying to get to 15 for the sake of it?


I cannot tell a lie. Yes. :oops:

Right now, she's fat at 16lbs and feels soooooooo much better than she was at high 17lbs.
But yes...I must confess it. I want to make that number even if I'm just floating below 16lbs.


ross wrote:
Similar to my build 8)

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Pic? Please?

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topflightpro wrote:
I know you really like you bars, stem and tape, but there is a lot of weight you can save there.


Arggghhh.
I know, I know.
But it's sooo comfy.
:mrgreen:

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devinci wrote:
I wouldnt touch the KCNC cassette, its apparently made of butter


In my reading, I've read that there was a bad batch of KCNC cassettes, but that they've been weeded out.
Any other cassette you might suggest?

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womensecks wrote:
Agreed. Weight savings can be found in other sources. If anything, I would only change the skewers from that list of choices.


My ideal (IOW "dream") upgrade would be a Hollowgram crankset, but it being a non-BB30 frame,
the weight savings would be negated by the necessary adapter/sleeve needed to make it work?

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2ndgen wrote:
Pic? Please?


In my (poorly titled) thread here

Am looking to drop mine down below the 16 mark as well, so this thread is relevant to my interests :thumbup:

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ross wrote:
2ndgen wrote:
Pic? Please?


In my (poorly titled) thread here

Am looking to drop mine down below the 16 mark as well, so this thread is relevant to my interests :thumbup:


Thanks.

Now, I'm looking into chainrings for two reasons: Lighter weight and aesthetics.
If I can go lighter and get something in black, that would be a very nice upgrade.
The Ultegra SL arms are okay. The DA 7800 Rings stick out against the frame.

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Small Update:

Lost a skewer nut while transporting my bike, so it was the perfect excuse to get new skewers.
Pulled off my 146g OEM skewers and replaced them with 45g KCNC's. Black of course.
100g's gone the easy way.

:mrgreen:


BTW...my GF matched my fork to the frame (that white block lettering was killing me!).

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