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Pepole say a bike like that should weight more with those components but they don't see where the weight loss is.
I do have some Planet X Ultralite cnc brakes on its way will post when i get them on.
That what a true weight weenie does and rather than just a cheque book Bike build.
I haven't tried them yet but will be today, they do fell good when you squeeze the levers not much flex, bit fiddly to set up and stay centered but ok. great value though.
will post to report how the are.
bikejunkie - i've been watching this thread and i thing you've done an awesome job. Such a difference from the first post. Some great workmanship (assuming it all holds together ). Nice to see something a bit out of the ordinary in that respect.
EKIMIKE glad you enjoyed my project.
Went for a ride today. the brakes are very good, they don't have as much bite as the da 7800 but wouldn't expect them too. they are not far off, they will still stop very quick if needed and have good modulation, didn't notice any flex and fell as my old brakes do. a well worth getting product. what you save on these you can buy something else too.
The bike is holding up very well It's strange feeling riding a bike weighting 6.45kg yet very light yet still as strong as a untuned one. some exotic parts are fragile or not very reliable.
Tuned my front mech a bit more today slotted the cage and took more material form the body. it is 62g, forgot to take some pics before I refitted it.
bar tape 34g. I rewound it with minimal overlay therfore cutting a few more inches off and leaving out the little piece that goes around the shifter clamps 6g lost in total
Brake pads 4g less from the planet x ones.
Component Make Model g
Frame Planet X SL Pro Carbon 1033g
Forks Planet X Pro Carbon 346g
wheelset Mavic kysrium 1590g
Tubes x2 Bontrager XXXlite 100g
Tyres Schwalbe Ultremo R.1 382g
F/mech clamp BBB 34.9mm 17g
Front mech Shimano Ultegra 62g
Chain KMC X10SL Gold 227g
Rear mech Shimano Dura-ace 7800 154g
Cassette Shimano Dura-ace 7900 174g
lockring Kcnc Red 7g
Chainset FSA K-force light 562g
Bottom Bracket FSA Megaxo Ceramic 80g
Brake calipers Planet X Ultralite CNC 207g
Shift levers Shimano Dura-ace 7900 372g
Cables Shimano Dura-ace 160g
Pedals Look Keo Ti 195g
Bar tape Lizard skins Race 34g
Handlebars Ritchey WCS 220g
Headset FSA CE Orbit 59g
Headset bung Extralite Ultrastar2 7g
Stem cap + bolt Homemade carbon 3g
Stem Ritchey WCS 90mm 100g
Seatpost clamp Planet X Superlight Ti 9g
Seatpost FSA SL 250 SBS 154g
Seat Selle Italia SLR (cover removed) 110g
Bottle cage bolts Kcnc 1g
Bottle cage Enigma Carbon 12g
Skewers Kcnc Ti Red 44g
I have a few upgrades in mind.
Kcnc alloy cassette
Fibrelyte Carbon chainrings
Fibrelyte carbon jockey wheels
Parlee carbon mech clamp
Nokon or I-links cables
These should bring the weight down to around 5.8kg!
BUT will cost a fortune. maybe in time I will get some of those bits.
i'd definately go ilinks & mini ilinks ..i put them on my builds 2 years ago & wouldnt go back
my wifes tcr has same brakes & even she noticed improved braking with the ilinks
great work ..keep it up
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