2013 Specialized Tarmac SL4 Expert "Ui2"

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by wolfesquire

Hello All,

I use to own a 2011 Specialized Allez (56cm), but couldn't pass up this deal on a Specialized Tarmac SL4 (54cm)

Here are the details so far:

Frameset - Specialized Tarmac SL4 Expert
Crankset - FSA SL-K Light, carbon, BB30 52/36
Brakes - Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Ultegra Di2
Front Derailleur - Shimano Ultegra Di2
Cassette - Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed, 11-28
Chain - KMC X10 CP
Shifters - Shimano Ultegra Di2
Seatpost - Merek Carbon Setback Seatpost
Saddle - Merek Carbon 142mm Saddle
Stem - Specialized Comp-Set 6061 alloy
Handlebars - Specialized Tarmac Expert, 2014 alloy
Wheelset - DT Swiss Axis 4.0
Skewers - Boat Anchors
Tyres - Specialized Turbo Elite, BlackBelt, 100TPI, aramid bead, 700x23c
Pedals - Look Keo 2 Max Pedals
Cages - Bontrager
Weight so far is 7.8kg (17.2 lb)
^ Without the quarter pounder with cheese (or Royale with cheese for you frenchies)

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by jbaillie

Most people here suggest removing the saddle bag before taking the picture, but in your case I think everyone can make an exception.

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by paradawt

It is not a saddle bag... It's an hamburger :D
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by wolfesquire

I have been trying to think of ways to make this bike more of a weight weenie bike while still being practical. I know I want to start with the wheelset as it weighs 2985g, but other than that I don't know where else on the bike I should think of losing weight without spending a lot of money (wanting to keep the frameset and the e-groupset). I am shooting for the magical 6.8kg number...
My wheelset right now:
Axis 4.0 Aluminum Clinchers (1850g)
Generic Skewers (160g)
Shimano Tiagra Cassette (310g)
Specialized Tires and Tubes (665g)

Suggestions for daily training wheels that are aluminum and can handle my weight (86kg)?

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by btompkins0112

Swap all of the above and you will be floored by the difference.....I would go with a wide (Kinlin XC279, HPlus Son Archetype, Pacenti) custom wheel set built 24/28 to some nice hubs.

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by mdusink

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by wolfesquire

I am still working on the fit (having a small problem with my knees hitting my handlebars for example) but I may just bite the bullet and go get a Retul bike fitting.
I am 5'10, weight 86kg and have an inseam of 34 if I remember correctly.

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