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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:49 pm 

Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:17 pm
Posts: 39
Location: Centumcellae
Wonderful, what else????

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:23 pm 

Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:14 am
Posts: 1293
Location: by Crystal Springs (Sawyer Creek Trail)
Fantastic build. I think classic drop bars would look absolutely fantastic on that bike, but I know that you prefer these AX ones.

What would you have to do to get this bike in the 9 lb range?

I know that you love your Continental tires, but if you went all out for weight (no other considerations other than no Tufos), what would you do?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:03 pm 

Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:10 am
Posts: 394
I do not see any easy ways for me to lower the weight. I have a Dash Strike 9 saddle sitting around, it weighs 113 grams so would save a little. I have not had a chance to try it out, I have tried plenty of other lighter saddles and so far have not found one I like better than the Antares 00.

I have tried RZR wheels, dchesrown likes them but I prefer the Obermayers. The problem with changing from the Obermayers is that there is a big drop in stiffness with any lighter option.

As far as tires, it is really a matter of roads. If Holmes, Knox and Coshocton county where they have a bunch of Amish buggies all of a sudden decide to spend more on fresh blacktop then other tires choices would make a lot of sense. I am not holding my breath.

There was a minimal drop in overall bike weight from the R5ca to the Rca, something like 11.35 to 11.25 lbs. And I do not see any big weigh reductions in components on the horizon. The frame weight is getting to be such a small part of the overall bike weight that it is hard to see how they can make them any lighter. I like the Carbonsports Taxc bottles, a full size Tacx water bottle full of water weighs 900 grams.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:10 am 

Joined: Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:53 am
Posts: 259
mate can we have some more photos of this ?

oh and I love that you took the shot with a 1D-X and 400 2.8!!! my style :D

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