Alright, how to reduce weight for Tarmac Sworks sl6 disc

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
liam7020
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by liam7020

For all of you hating on disc, stop being trolls! It's entirely personal preference as to what stopping mechanism someone wants to use based on where they live. I personally live in San Francisco where we have some crazy big hills with steep grades and it's often foggy meaning the air is damp. Carbon rim braking is terrifying at times and having to pull hard with four fingers while trying to modulate and dodge things in the road is not fun. Disc brakes remove all of that. I can use one finger and quickly tap as needed. I've PRed on all downhill sections of my normal rides after moving to disc brakes and don't notice an extra 250g when going up hill.
For this I read - don't have enough experience and/or bike handling skills to know how to brake properly.
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sychen
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by sychen


liam7020 wrote:
For this I read - don't have enough experience and/or bike handling skills to know how to brake properly.
We get it.. You don't like or want disc.
But we do.. Don't need to troll treads just to belittle our choice in equipment.

You obviously have no valid input in these type of treads so kindly stay away.

Happy to see your arguments for any threads that discuss the merits of disc vs rim brakes.. In which this thread is not.


As to the topic at hand..

400g easy from 1kg-ish wheelset.

150g can be lost on a saddle
50g on a bar

50-100g on crankset choice and/or power meter.

Didn't say would be cheap though.


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