I'm 53kg which is about 117lbs... I'm building this set up for my dad and he intends to use these wheels for everything (commuting, racing, training etc.). He isn't a WW (has a Kuota Kredo sitting at 11kg
must run in the family having really heavy equipment on respectable frames
), and I assume anything is going to be an improvement on his bontranger race wheelset weight wise (old paired spoke design). I plan to get lighter/more aero wheels for my bike after a new groupset because I feel that the performance of my current wheels is good enough.
Just had my stuff arrive from bdopcycling.com the delivery was rocket fast! I'll get some pics of the wheel when I'm done building them, but right now I've got maths and chemistry tests I've got to prepare for, and luggage to pack for a ski trip
looks like everything is going on the back burner for now
I've put the components on a scale and all up the weigh 1541, which is much lighter than what I thought it would be... breakdown of the weights:
Makes me wonder why my wheels are so heavy, as these have 8 extra spokes and nipples and the spokes are supposed to be 0.7g lighter each
perhaps I have a heavier hubset, or it could be the rim tape...
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