S-Works Tarmac is bloody obease

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
kentbrockman
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by kentbrockman

So I just built up my 2015 S-Works Tarmac. To be honest, I was expecting a total build weight of just under 14 lbs. I ended up just shy of 15?!

Some due diligence on my build:

- 2015 S-Works Tarmac frameset, 54cm
- Sram Red 22 Drivetrain, 11-28 cassette
- Zipp 202 Clincher wheelset, Spec Turbo tires
- Zipp Service Course SL Stem
- Spec S-Works shallow bend bars
- Spec Tarmac seatpost
- Spec S-Works Toupe saddle
- Spec S-Works carbon crankset + SRM Spider

I've seen other similar builds reported in the mid 13 lbs range. I can't figure where I've added ~1 pound over my target.

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Tinea Pedis
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by Tinea Pedis

Good start would be supplying us with the frame and fork weight.

As well as the other major components...

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by campyman099

seatpost, bar and stem are your places to lose weight
Quit whining and go ride your bike!!

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by totoboa

Not trying to be snarky, but an inexpensive digital kitchen scale, less than $35 US, would answer a lot of your questions. 8)

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by tinozee

Regardless the weight, that thing is going to have an amazing ride feel. Enjoy!

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by mpower

Change to a super light tubular wheelset, seatpost, saddle, and remove the SRM.

kentbrockman
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by kentbrockman

totoboa wrote:Not trying to be snarky, but an inexpensive digital kitchen scale, less than $35 US, would answer a lot of your questions. 8)


Truth, but it's so much easier to have this group do the work for me :D

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by Marin

It's ok light anyway, but you can't expect a "weenie" weight from an off the shelf build!

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by DWatkinsBSB

You only get what you give.

You will need to toil for hours in obscure German websites, consider dropping to 80 kilos to be able to ride that ridiculously expensive seat post, curse the heavens while you are trying to bead together your brake cables, go easy when lubing your chain, stretch that bar tape to use the least amount possible and suffer with the first world problem of how to get a cadence magnet on without a ugly zip tie on your shiny crank arm now that you have a titanium spindle pedal.

...and it will all be worth it.


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by kode54

mpower wrote:Change to a super light tubular wheelset, seatpost, saddle, and remove the SRM.


aside from changing the wheels...the SRM is adding to your bottom line.
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 3.4 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
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- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + DA9100 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

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by bfno

Still pretty impressive given the powermeter and a frame that isn't generally known for its lightness. Only thing that would really help is a set of low profile tubbies or some lightweights. Those 202 CCs arnt really as light as they look and changing to tubs would take you down over 200g.
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by tinozee

Those black zipp qrs are a tad heavy. Definitely get tubulars hah. It's really nice imo. Trim the steerer? Weenie enough for me, I don't like to get boutiquey.

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by Benno

202's are like 1500 grams. Would be easy to lose 3/4 of a pound right there.
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by goodboyr

Also, you may be more honest with your weighing, than some I've seen here. Sometimes people quote weights based on published values that they add up, instead of actual weights. Some leave out pedals, etc. to get that number down. I guess its human nature. I've seen some pretty ridiculous weight claims here. The vast majority are honest, but..........

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by FIJIGabe

303 CC's are 1500g. 202's are in the 1400g range. You can also lose some weight going with a lighter (smaller) cassette, but nowhere near the 1lb you are looking for.
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