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New here, currently riding a 2014 Trek Superfly 8, just looking for some advice on my new lightweight bike, looking to either shave weight or cost. I already have the Canyon frame coming.
The weights aren't probably very accurate but just whats advertised.
Other than that, take a look at the New Ultimate EVO handlebar, nice and wide, super light, and not insanely pricey. The Ritchey C260 (non-carbon) stem will be lighter than the standard WCS 4-axis. I'm also not a huge fan of ritchey seatposts, but if you want it all to match, I understand that. Personally, I'd take the weight hit and go for a Syntace P6 HiFlex, they just smooth out the ride of a hardtail really well. An X01 cassette will save you a little cash and is the same weight. You could also get an absoluteBLACK chainring. Will save weight and is cheaper than the XX1 chainrings. There's also a little weight to be saved in the saddle if you can find something that fits you. I personally like my Fizik Tundra 00 at 142g.
Make sure you honestly consider the conditions you ride in before purchasing the tires, don't get all giddy about how light they are and just go for them. I briefly ran them and while they were super fast, they didn't handle loose over hardpack very well at all, and eventually were sliced on a rock. That said, if you live somewhere that isn't borderline drought (or full blown drought) year around, they're probably fantastic!
Maybe a mt zoom bar? Lots of people seem to like them on here and I'll hopefully be getting one soon.
Mt Zoom speed wheel jockeys, or Aerozine ones from ebay, only 11.6g a pair, would shave a few grams off the rear mech.
Ti bolts everywhere?
You also missed off a few parts, like headset, top cap + bolt, BB (might be included in crank weight), Front and rear skewers? But still an easy sub 8kg build. Can't wait to see it!
I like the idea of this Syntace P6 HiFlex and different seat.
Kastrup wrote:Do not spend money on the NU stuff. I have had nothing buy problems with several of their products. So has numerous friends.
I've got a few hundred miles on mine on mostly rocky terrain. We'll see how it holds up. What problems have you had, out of curiosity?
My friends werent't that lucky. Three broken seatposts and a snapped bar. Last year i saw at least 2 people having to abandon races due to a broken NU seatpost.
I am not saying the items the produce won't last. I'm just saying i would never spend my money on something where it's seemingly a bit of a gamble if you'll end up walking home.
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