Shaving weight off my Giant TCR Comp 0 (XL)

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crazyravr
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by crazyravr

So I am toying with the idea of shaving some weight off my bike this season.
The bike is stock other than:
- GP4000s 23mm tires
- Giant PSLR1 Aero wheels
- Selle Italia Max Gel saddle
- Shimano 540 spd-sl pedals
- Ultegra Di2 groupset

What would you change to make this light weight XL bike? Any and all recommendations welcomed.
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oakes2004
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by oakes2004

Do you run Ultegra or DA?

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by drainyoo

Matters how much weight you want to drop, and how much you want to spend. I would start with the cockpit: bars, stem, saddle. I would guess that you can save at least 100g there.

luisgvasquez
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by luisgvasquez

Interested to hear suggestions as I have the same bike but m/l size

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oakes2004
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by oakes2004

luisgvasquez wrote:Interested to hear suggestions as I have the same bike but m/l size

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Again, what groupset and cockpit?

luisgvasquez
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by luisgvasquez

105 grupo and stock cockpit

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crazyravr
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by crazyravr

Ultegra di2 on my bike and Shimano 540 spd-sl pedals.

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by Frankie - B

Like Drainyoo said, changing the stock cockpit to lighter parts will drop at least 100 grams, if not 200. Then will come wheels and cassette. It the seatpost a proprietary one or just round? if round, change to a lighter one. stock items tend to be heavy. Inner tubes are a great area to target. Latex tubes will give lower rolling resistance and ligher weight. Lighter brakes and cranks can also be had. as a last resort, turn to bolt tuning.

good luck!
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