I recently bought a CAAD10 frameset in 52cm, should be pretty light, right? Well, the only 52 available at the time was in white and I bought it on impulse instead of being patient. The frame weighs in at 1219g with cage bolts, seat clamp, hanger, and cable guide. I thought I saw a white 52 weigh in at 1130ish with hardware so that was my hope. The plan is a sub-15lb. race worthy bike on a budget.
I have 3 options.
1: Build the bike up knowing I'm sitting on a porky paintjob.
2: Try to sell the frameset and wait for a raw or anodized frame to come available/Buy the complete bike and sell the components I don't want.
3: Strip the frame, clearcoat it, have an unmatched fork, but know my bike is as light as it could be.
1 is the easiest but doesn't sit well with the goal. 2 and 3 are labor intensive in different ways. Stripping the paint probably kills the resale and the bike will likely be sold at the beginning of next season.
Planned build kit is as follows.
SRAM Force BB30 groupset
KCM X10SL chain
Syntace F109 stem
FSA Wing Pro Alloy bars
Thomson Masterpiece setback seatpost
Selle Italia Flite 1990 Saddle
Zipp SS Skewers
Dura Ace 7850 Tubular Wheels
The wheels aren't the lightest but they are the race wheels I own.
Other than that, is there anything I should sub out for a lighter, not too much more expensive option?
At first you were like hurr. And then you derped