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Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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- Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:38 am
I ended up winning a contest with Cannondale and a EVO framset is on its way to me this fall. So the build planning is in full swing.
I'm going for a lightweight build that will be for road races plus long training rides. The crit bike will remain the trusty system six.
So far, the build is:
SRAM Red RD/FD/Shifters/Cassette/Chain
Planet X brakes
Speedplay Zeros with 'aftermarket' spindles
I'm looking at the cockpit options and I'd like some input from the WW world. Looks like there is about a $200 USD difference in going with an ENVE vs. Easton cockpit (stem, bars, seatpost). I also looked at Ritchey as an option. Seems to be about the same price as Easton but a bit heavier.
My current system six has a -5/100 with 42cm bars. I'd like to keep as close to this as possible. Looking at the math is what attracted me to the easton ec90sl 0 degree stem. How stout is this compared to the beefy system six/control tech monster I'm using now?
What other options should I consider for the cockpit if the goal was to keep the price at under 750 USD?
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- Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:27 am
- Location: McCall, ID
With regards to the cockpit components, I think the Enve components would be superior. They will ride no differently than the Eastons, but the warranty is enough of a reason to spend the extra $200. Oh and congrats on winning the contest!
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- Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:15 pm
I personally ride full ENVE stem/bars/seatpost. Weight aside, I just find their parts some of the finest made carbon parts on the market and every aesthetically pleasing.
- in the industry
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- Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 pm
- Location: Glermsford, Suffolk U.K
How about thomson. they have new light bars -195g claimed for a 42cm bar. There stems a quite light and the masterpiece seatpost is also pretty light.
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- Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:28 am
im using the new ultimate evo bar and I love it. Not sure about the drop and reach though you would need to check that.