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Here's the specsheet;
Frame; Liv Envie Advanced Carbon, AeroSystem Shaping Technology, OverDrive Steuerrohr, PowerCore BB86-PressFit Carbon, Internal cabling, RideSense ready
Fork; Liv Envie Advanced Carbon Hybrid, AeroSystem Shaping Technology, 1⅛"~1¼"-OverDrive Alu-Schaft
Handlebar; GIANT Contact, 31.8
Stem; GIANT Connect, ±8°, 31.8
Seatpost; Liv Vector Advanced Carbon
Saddle; Liv Contact SL Forward
Shifters; Shimano 105 5800 2x11 Schalt-/Bremshebel
Fr mech; Shimano 105 5800
Rr mech; Shimano 105 5800
Brakes; Liv Envie Advanced by TRP SpeedControl SL, Aero Reverse-Position
Cassette; Shimano 105 5800-11f., 11-28 Z.
Chain; KMC X11L
Cranks; Shimano 105 5800 HollowTech II, Compact 50-34 Z.
BB bearing; Shimano BB-RS500-PB (Tiagra-Serie) PressFit BB86
Pedals; Speedplay Zero
Rims; GIANT PA-2 Aero Laufrad-Satz, 30mm-Hochprofil Alu-Felge, CNC-bearbeitete Bremsflanke, integrierter Verschleißindikator, ETRTO 17-622
Hubs; GIANT by Formula Performance Tracker Road, closed bearings
Spokes; Sapim Race 2.0~1.8 black, 16/24
Tyres; GIANT P-SL1, 60 TPI, foldable, 23-622 / Michelin Pro4 Service course 25mm
Extras; RideSense, Fouriers Mio out-front mount, Schwalbe saddlebag, 2 Elite bottlecages
Weight (kg) 7
We still have to go for some good photos so here's the stockphoto as a placeholder.
Standard it comes to 7 kg (14lbs) but without pedals and bottlecages so it's time to get some tuning done. The agenda is 1- wheels, 2- handlebar & stem, 3- others. The current wheels are fine but we're looking into something light with rims 17mm internal width and a height of around 35mm's. Since she's only 62 kg's I'm thinking of a 16 / 20 setup with straightpull spokes. The hubs could be Powerway (depending on the reviews), aerospokes like Sapim CX-ray or Pillar and a set of Farsports rims (rims are fine but we have to decide on alu/carbon or full carbon).
Now I wonder, when 6kg ???
I can be wrong, and have plenty of examples for that
If you want to make it light, you will have to change the wheels, groupset too, cockpit, etc, and this wouldn't be really clever.
I'd say new wheels, mid profile if she's petite. I really dislike FarSports and LightBicycle rims' quality and poor attention to details, but that's my opinion.
Also contact points. Light saddle and bars that feel good.
14 lbs = 6.35kg
so which is it?
wpccrunner wrote:which is it?
Well spotted, it's a calculation error on my side. The website says 7.0kg but I intend to weigh it for real when we start to do some tuning.
Fair point, we went for this one because of the budget and the colorscheme (yes ). I was thinking of a wheelset with a profile around 35mm. I'm not sure on aluminium or (Asian) carbon rims as she's not the most confident decender.
Light handlebar and stem are planned to but it turns out that a 38cc bar with a flat top is not that easy to find. Most brands stop their range at 40cm width.