Spacers..?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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n808
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by n808

I have bought two batches of carbon spacers and they are such a crappy product. For one, do they really need to be 3.2mm thick (and "heavy"..)? The 5mm spacer I have on top of the stem end up sticking far outside the top cap. The carbon steerer is only 2.5mm thick (Scott).

Second, they are so inaccurately cut. In one batch, the 10mm one was 12.25mm. Others were cut so crooked I can't use them without sanding them straight, and I am not sure that's worth the trouble, instead of just trying to find some that are well made.

I have bought two different batches, one from an Amazon seller, one from eBay. They were cheap, so it's not a big deal. Does anyone know where some well made ones can be found?
(2012/2014) Scott Addict R1, SRAM Red 6.6kg | 2012 Scott Scale Pro, SRAM X0, 9.4kg

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Frankie - B
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by Frankie - B

Probably in a shop. Big brands want their customers to have good spacers.
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

Beancouter
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by Beancouter

Try BBB ultra spacer , nicely engineered and pretty light too. £9 from chainreactioncycles.

bangkok
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by bangkok

high end, but 1/2 the weight of cheapos ....

http://www.carbonice.net/Spacer/Steiler ... r::11.html

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mellowJohnny
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by mellowJohnny

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ca/e ... -prod19638

These are light, and about ½ the thickness of "traditional" spacers I've had. They are only sold as a set, and you can't mix 'n match with other brands either, due to their relative thinness to other spacers.

Out of stock at CRC, but they are around if you look.

kode54
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by kode54

you almost have to see them to make sure they are what they say they are. the cheap ones are just trimmed tubes. i'm using the Extralite Delrin spacers. got them from FWB.
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 3.4 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + DA9100 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

n808
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by n808

Thanks for all your suggestions! I have several alternatives to choose from now.
(2012/2014) Scott Addict R1, SRAM Red 6.6kg | 2012 Scott Scale Pro, SRAM X0, 9.4kg

kode54
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by kode54

how about these spacers....Point One Racing Nano Second Headset Spacers

from toronto cycles.
http://www.torontocycles.com/Selling/headset.html

10mm spacer = 1.9g
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 3.4 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + DA9100 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

mdeth1313
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by mdeth1313

Just received my Point One spacers from FWB and they are rather impressive (and light).
Speedplay is the devil!

lannes
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by lannes

these are the best spacers, better than carbon

http://fairwheelbikes.com/cane-creek-ae ... -5711.html

fitty4
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by fitty4

Also pop parts spacers are well made and very light

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