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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:01 pm 
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I was happier pre-scale...

14.3 lb with Boyd rear wheel and 12-23 Ultegra cassette.
15.1 lb with Cosmic Carbone Powertap & 11-26 OG-1070

I'm not sure how to remove much more weight without getting into the expensive details.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:05 am 
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change that Ultegra cassette for a Omni and you will save more than 100 grams


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:38 pm 
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Thanks. With the changeover to Red, new brakes, new Zipp SL handlebars (red didn't fit well on the SLC2) and a bit of clothing, I spent more on my bike than mortgage this month. I was hoping to just hit <14 and be done.

A recon cassette was in the plan, but I'm not sure whether I need an 11-29 or 11-32 for hill climbs. I have a 1050 11-32, but I don't like to use it for regular riding because of the gear spacing.
I can also save 70g with Ti Skewers. And my stem was advertised as 135g, but I bet that's for 80-90mm and my 120mm probably weighs more than 200g.

So it's very doable, just needs money. As everything does.


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:10 pm 
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13.8 lb! Just raced a hillclimb yesterday with the recon 11-29 at 120g. It was wonderful to ride with the bike as it's set up.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 12:37 pm 
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In keeping with the thread topic, I have decided to add another Lapierre to my family.

Here is my wife's new Sensium in progress.
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Built up with the Ultegra that used to be on my bike, and my climbing wheelset, it'll be right at 15.5 lb.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 8:46 am 
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hi i'm a french man in the alps on a french bike....

it's a x lite II 2009 with a 2011 xelius frame (warranty direction problem)

let me introduce my spad and the weight.

with alu clincher wheels 6.23 Kgs
with carbon tubular 38 wheels 6.09 kgs


xelius frame (49cm) = 860 gr (not verified)
group set sram force
crankset red+fsc 50/34
brakes Ax lightness orion = 100 gr
seat post Ax lightness Daedalus 31.6/350MM = 119 gr
saddle Saevid S1 = 82 gr
stem ritchey prologic II = 123 gr
handlebar new ultimate = 179 gr
hoods BTP = 20 gr
slamp seatpost carbon = 5 Gr
wheelset Mavic R-SYS premnium = 1385 gr + 328 gr supersonic continental (163+165) + 110 conti inner t
or for races : kcnc skewers 41 gr
wheelset carbon 38mm tubular stevan11 = 1170 gr + 500 gr veloflex carbon + dc14 skewers 34 Gr
cassette red or recon alu 11/25 = 163 or 103 gr

good ride and excuse me for my poor english (french people arenn't so good for the foreign language !!!)


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 3:17 pm 
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Wow! That looks great.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 3:42 pm 
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I forgot a couple of details on my presentation :

bottle cage

one BTP 10 gr (for big bottle)
one BTP 7.5 gr
brake pads for the carbon wheelset kcnc
look kéo 2 carbon white


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 3:47 pm 
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mgrennie wrote:
Wow! That looks great.


thanks guy,

but the pics are not a the top resolution on this forum (size too small) bad for the bike !!!!


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 12:19 am 
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Your pictures are better than most!

It is a good looking bike like the white spokes, set of the frame (and trimming) nicely


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:10 am 
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I recently test rode the 2012 Lapierre Xelius 900 FDJ at my local store after a friend called me up and said they'd arrived in stock in Australia.
To be honest, it didn't jump out and scream for my attention like a Cipo, Doggie etc, as it's a fairly standard looking frame.
After riding it tho, if I didn't have a wife to convince, I probably would have put a deposit on one.
Light, stiff, and comfortable. Well priced too!

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:20 am 
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STEF3421 wrote:
hi i'm a french man in the alps on a french bike....

it's a x lite II 2009 with a 2011 xelius frame (warranty direction problem)

let me introduce my spad and the weight.

with alu clincher wheels 6.23 Kgs
with carbon tubular 38 wheels 6.09 kgs


xelius frame (49cm) = 860 gr (not verified)
group set sram force
crankset red+fsc 50/34
brakes Ax lightness orion = 100 gr
seat post Ax lightness Daedalus 31.6/350MM = 119 gr
saddle Saevid S1 = 82 gr
stem ritchey prologic II = 123 gr
handlebar new ultimate = 179 gr
hoods BTP = 20 gr
slamp seatpost carbon = 5 Gr
wheelset Mavic R-SYS premnium = 1385 gr + 328 gr supersonic continental (163+165) + 110 conti inner t
or for races : kcnc skewers 41 gr
wheelset carbon 38mm tubular stevan11 = 1170 gr + 500 gr veloflex carbon + dc14 skewers 34 Gr
cassette red or recon alu 11/25 = 163 or 103 gr

good ride and excuse me for my poor english (french people arenn't so good for the foreign language !!!)


Ton anglais est tres bien! Ahhhhhh Annecy, la douce Aravis, le pont, le petit plage libre; tu est tres heureuse.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:33 am 
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Ton anglais est tres bien! Ahhhhhh Annecy, la douce Aravis, le pont, le petit plage libre; tu est tres heureuse.[/quote]


great place for cycling / motorcycling / via ferrata and more outdoor activities.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:41 am 
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Marzz wrote:
I recently test rode the 2012 Lapierre Xelius 900 FDJ at my local store after a friend called me up and said they'd arrived in stock in Australia.
To be honest, it didn't jump out and scream for my attention like a Cipo, Doggie etc, as it's a fairly standard looking frame.
After riding it tho, if I didn't have a wife to convince, I probably would have put a deposit on one.
Light, stiff, and comfortable. Well priced too!


LAPIERRE is not passoni or cipo or parlee you right !

the principal advantage is the level equipement for the price and the light weight.

to be honest if i had the money i would take rather a dogma or a legend but i'm satisfied by this bike.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 8:03 am 
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Yes, but the Dogma double the price of Lapierre and Cipo is tripple (here in Australia anyway).
Does that guarantee you three times the performance, I doubt it.
I would say a Doggie and a Cipo would defn get you three times the looks tho :)

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