Lightweight endurance bike

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

So quick update: I test rode both the Synapse and Road Machine yesterday to check sizing. Both fit pretty well (54) right on the stock builds. My impressions were the BMC had a bit more of a race style geometry (had the lower head spacer) and transmitted the vibrations slightly more through the frame. The Synapse was buttery smooth. Test road surface was asphault followed by choppy damaged roads. The BMC felt very responsive up the hill (very stiff) but suprisingly a little less stable coming down. The Synapse a little less responsive coming up, but incredibly stable coming down. The Synapse handling quite surprised me - not that dissimlar to my rim Supersix.

In terms of other bikes, I initially ruled out the Scott Addict based on geometry (being more race and less endurnace). The Canyon I will have to do some handlebar and crank adjustments too, and in the US, the part swap is not that easy yet, so I probably will pass. The Focus Paralane looks quite interesting as does the Cervelo C5, but I am having a hard time finding either to test ride.

Cheers
Trek Domane 2016 SLR w Enve 2.2 SES
Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi Mod 2016
Open U.P. gravel set up 2016

Retired
Cervelo R5 2012
Cervelo S2 2011

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