The obvious weight points to reduce ?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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by addictR1

what's the weight of the contact SLR stem?

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by wwnick

are those 40/45mm M6 bolts in the seat cluster safe to replace with the same in aluminium, almost 20g of weight shaved there. or even crbon bolts for this area.
and carbon or aluminium bolts in top cap, is this recommended?

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by Look595

Just switched to 3T ARX LTD carbon stem from the 3T ARX Team alloy and instantly i can feel that my ride feel more "carpet" when going through road bumps or potholes. Many often said that alloy stem is better as a material for stem but i think i am a supporter for going with carbon stem after trying it out myself.

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by Look595

addictR1 wrote:what's the weight of the contact SLR stem?

As stated in the web,

Giant Contact SLR Stem is an ultra-light, full composite construction stem with 31.8mm clamp diameter and a huge 46mm clamping area, featuring titanium hardware. Includes shim for 28.6mm steerer tube.
Ultra-light full-composite construction
31.8mm diameter with shim for 28.6mm steerer tube
31.8mm clamp diameter with 46mm handlebar clamping area
Flip-flop +/-8° adjustable rise
Recessed top cap and semi-integrated first spacer for increased steerer tube interface
Titanium hardware
Weights: 120g - 155g

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by squid046

I always thought about starting a thread like this but thought i'd get laughed at.

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