Help me get my orbea orca 2017 down to 7kg

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

your stock wheels are 1900g+?

If you can live with riding tubulars and low profile, a nice set of 24mm carbon tubulars will drop 900g right off the bat. With a couple of other component swaps you'll be well below 7kg VERY fast.

If you don't want to ride on tubulars, you can get very nice custom built clincher sets which will come in at around 1300g for 500 bucks.

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tabl10s
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by tabl10s

I know I'm late to the party, but I would start with a higher quality OMR and go from there. My 2016 OMR was $5799 w/D-A Di2 and I spent $2k to get it where I want and now will shift Roval CLX 50's, RED crankset w/Q-Rings "Quarbon" chainrings and RED 1190XG cassette from my Wilier Zero.7 to it.
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.08lbs(5.93kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.45kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

tabl10s
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by tabl10s

ricardoreyes wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 3:36 pm
So i got this orbea orca OME 2017 coming in soon. However the weight is 18.02lb and would really like to know what to change in order to get it to just under 16lb. What are the cheapest things I can change and what are the more expensive ones?

Specs are here: http://www.wrenchscience.com/road/frame ... Bike/2017/

and here: https://www.orbea.com/us-en/bicycles/orca-m20 for more details.

Thank you! :beerchug:
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2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.08lbs(5.93kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.45kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

alcatraz
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Joined: Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:19 am

by alcatraz

Start with the cheap upgrades and go until you don't want to pay more.

Every weenie upgrade you do has a $/gr value attached to it.

Changing groupset/frame/wheels has a higher number, generally these changes are for later when other options have been exhausted. But don't take my word for it. Everyone comes from different setups and have different potential gains available to them. Best is to just get a scale and weigh your basic components. You can't make good decisions without knowing what you have. Tubes/tires/handlebars/stem/brakes/wheels/seat/skewers/seatclamp etc.

Check out some components. For cheapest upgrades check second hand and compare weights and price. Lets say you find a 100gr lighter seatpost for 20usd. That's 0.2usd/gr upgrade (crazy cheap). Lets say you want to upgrade your wheels and save 300gr for 1000usd. That would be 3.3usd/gr (pricy upgrade).

If you have an ambitious goal in mind then you need to be ready to change many parts and go for large weight reductions. A cheap seatpost that saves you 20gr is not a good choice because you need at least xxx gr saved here to reach your goal.

Cheap upgrades are tires/tubes/rimtape/skewers/bartape/pedals/cassette/seatpost/brakes/seat/seatpostclamp/chainring bolts/handlebars/stem/wheels/chain/chainrings/groupset/frame. (somewhat in this order)

Don't forget your clothes. Saving 10gr on a 20usd seatpost clamp is ridiculous if your shoes weigh 500gr. Helmets can vary a lot in weight while costing very little and so on...

/a

Noctiluxx
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Location: Southern California

by Noctiluxx

I would stay with current Ultegra 8000 but add di2 upgrade to it. After that a Vision Metron 5D integrated bar a lighter saddle, and Bora Ultra 50mm clinchers. This wont get you to 7KG, but it will make your bike more enjoyable.
Or scrap the whole thing and pick up a Canyon Aeroad.
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