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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:07 am 
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Hello,

This is my 2011 Ribble Sportive Racing. As you can see it is slightly on the porky side and I was hoping to get a few ideas of how to shed some weight.

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Spec is as follows:

Full Shimano 105 Groupset (BB30)

Look Keo Pedals

Fulcrum Racing 3 2 way wheelset

Hutchinson Fusion 3 Tyres and a bit of Stans Sealant

Ribble Headset

Ribble/Generic expander plug which seems to weigh a ton.

Ebay Carbon Cages

Specialized Romin 153mm standard

Selcof Seatpost which came on another frame (seems heavy)

ITM Alutech Stem

ITM Alutech Bars


Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:38 pm 
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Hutchinson fusion 3s about 312g according to competitive cyclist , get some 200g clinchers and 50g tubes and theres a 100g I guess. Planet x skewers around £20 good bang for buck. Last generation sram red is light and good value at the moment for chainset weight saving. Bars, stem, seatpost also could save weight. depends on how much you want to put into it I guess. My Ribble evo pro carbon built up beautifully with Pro lite bracciano wheels and 3t finishing kit.....


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:39 pm 
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token or woodman seatclamp cheap as chips on ebay too


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:51 am 
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Thanks for the help. Will the SRAM RED chainset integrate well with the exisiting 105 or are you suggesting upgrading the whole groupset? I am going to do the planet X thing this week and have a look for a lighter fork bung thing.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:47 am 
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as long as you get the correct SRAM compatible BB for your frame then the SRAM RED chainset will work fine. How are the upgrades coming along? Don't forget some lighter tubes e.g conti supersonic , that will save c.50g per wheel easily


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:06 pm 
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Upgrades are planned for the winter as I am currently building up the wifes bike. I am going to go for full sram red and switch the 105 stuff to my commuter (CAAD8) and pop on some yinshun 50 mm matt tubular wheels. I also need a headset with a shorter cap but am not sure what to go for.

When I take it off the road for the winter I will strip it down and weigh it all to work out where all the weight is!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:52 pm 
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light weight cables - easy win of 50-80gr at the cheap.

smudek carbon saddle - another 200gr off your bike - not that cheap thou.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:03 pm 
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What cables do you recommend? I usually go for jagwires


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:42 am 
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I have been using niro glide sets on my MTB and road (MTB for gears and Road for brakes and gears). There are aluminium housing and are more prone to be bent but the no problems at all yet.

They have them at the rip-off price
http://www.bike24.com/p217067.html

I found mine for like 1$ per meter :)

As far I remember, they can be red, white, blue and black.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:52 am 
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Nice bike! :thumbup:

How's dealing with Ribble? Are they a pleasure to deal with? Any issue with customer service in regards to warranty or anything?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:19 pm 
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I had no problems and I have not heard of any for a while. I know there are some horror stories about!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:58 pm 
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good to know that Riddle is not that bad. I have been looking for some of there stuff.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:51 pm 
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id be honest & say ride the hell out of this beast but no matter what you do you will be hankering after something else more akin to a stereotypical ww frame etc

you could chip away a kg on this but that money could have you 3/4 way to a really nice bike ...

just mho ..

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:54 pm 
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Good point; I have been thinking I might go for a Cannondale evo frame in march if I can get the cash together, probably built up with Sram red. No spending on this one for the time being.


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