Merida Scultura 300 Spec up

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centurionAL
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by centurionAL

Brand: Merida Type: 2018 Scultura 300

Final weight: 7.87kg.
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Spreadsheet with weights (in grams):
Frame 1680gm with headset,bb n hanger (size 53)
Fork 385gm (cut)
seatpost clamp : Merida 14gm
Seatpost : kcnc 135gm
Seat : Fizik Antares r5 215gm
Stem : Ritchey wcs 110mm. 124gm
Bar: Ritchey wcs Logic 2. 238gm
Bartape : 45gm
bottle cages and hardware 54gm
Outer Cables
Inner Cables
Brakes : Ultegra R8000. 360gm
Front derailleur Ultegra R8000. 92gm
Rear derailleur: Ultegra R8000. 200gm
Crankset : Ultegra R8000. 674gm
Chain : Kmc sl11 gold. 225gm (cut)
Shifters: Ultegra R8000. 438gm
Cassette : Ultegra R8000 (11-25). 232gm
Wheels: American classic Sprint350. 1440gm
Inntertubes: Maxxis Welterweight. 175gm (2pc)
Tires: Kenda Valkyrie Pro 25c. 386gm (2pc)
Pedals: Ritchey Echelon. 248gm
Computer mounts : Cateye Padrone. 22gm
Tape/glue
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centurionAL
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by centurionAL

Hi, can't attached a pic using Flickr as image host. 😅

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centurionAL wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:38 am
Hi, can't attached a pic using Flickr as image host. 😅
You can attach images directly to posts, just enter the full editor mode.

centurionAL
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Klaster1 wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:39 pm
centurionAL wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:38 am
Hi, can't attached a pic using Flickr as image host. 😅
You can attach images directly to posts, just enter the full editor mode.
Thanks!!! I got it!!

centurionAL
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Well what I wanted was try to get the weight down to low 7kg without using exotic parts. Was wondering if it's possible and I've exhausted almost all possible ways.

Can anyone advise further?

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centurionAL wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:36 pm
Can anyone advise further?
Depends on what you consider "exotic", a Red groupset and some open mold carbon would probably do the job. There's also some popular and very affordable weenie products, like Deda perforated tape or Kalloy UNO 7 stem with Ti bolts upgrade, that allow to drop 20g here and there, and those 20g's do add up.

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by liam7020

That frame weight seems very heavy - even allowing 200g for the headset and bb?
Tarmac SL6 & Campag Record EPS https://weightweenies.starbike.com/foru ... 0&t=153968

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Klaster1 wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:21 pm
centurionAL wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:36 pm
Can anyone advise further?
Depends on what you consider "exotic", a Red groupset and some open mold carbon would probably do the job. There's also some popular and very affordable weenie products, like Deda perforated tape or Kalloy UNO 7 stem with Ti bolts upgrade, that allow to drop 20g here and there, and those 20g's do add up.
Noted on that, uno stem and ti bolts on the way. Realized that r8000 brakes are heavy. So I ordered a set of Fouriers at 210grams. The brakes alone will chomp 150gms off!

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liam7020 wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:03 pm
That frame weight seems very heavy - even allowing 200g for the headset and bb?
I didn't weigh it, just subtracted the parts weight from the full bike weight.
Been searching online and couldn't find any details on this frame

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Just save 7gm with new seat clamp 😂
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You must have already shaved off over 1kg...impressive

There aren't too many Meridas on this website...quite a few on NZ roads, plenty of the larger chains sell Meridas

I looked at a Scultura a while about...I was asking about Merida & the sales person said Merida owns 49% shares in Specialized
Fuji SL 5.6kg / 6.01kg viewtopic.php?f=10&t=157704

Sold -
Focus Izalco Max Disc - Final Weight 6.7kg - http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... o+Max+disc

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by centurionAL

Stock weight is 9.09 without pedals speced with Tiagra. I traded all components for a complete r8000 groupset. ☺

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My new saddle arrived!
Old saddle 214gm
New saddle 106gm

Lost 108gm 😁
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Satisfied for now with my saddle and post combo
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Klaster1 wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:21 pm
centurionAL wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:36 pm
Can anyone advise further?
Depends on what you consider "exotic", a Red groupset and some open mold carbon would probably do the job. There's also some popular and very affordable weenie products, like Deda perforated tape or Kalloy UNO 7 stem with Ti bolts upgrade, that allow to drop 20g here and there, and those 20g's do add up.
Hi! What is open mould carbon? Sorry I'm a noob.... Pls enlighten ☺

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