Lightweight endurance bike

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

Hi,

Long time lurker here. I am slowly making the shift to disc brakes (live in the Utah mountains) and thinking about building a light weight endurance rig for the long days of base training in the wet spring here. My current candidates are the Cervelo C5, BMC Road Machine 01, or the Cannondale Synapse Hi Mod. I ruled out Canyon's Endurance for now as it's pretty close in stack to my normal racing geometry so less relaxed (and I want something a bit different in purpose). I've ridden the Synapse and liked it but finding either a Road Machine or C5 proving a little tricky. Would love thoughts or opinions and also input from anyone who has actually built one up as to final build weight.

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

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alcatraz
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by alcatraz

Trek Domane SLR (w/wo disc brakes) because you get the isospeed decoupler = great for long rides. Besides it's very fast and solid on bumpy terrain. You can choose H1 short or H2 tall head tube.

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TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

Isn't the Domane one of the heavier endurance bikes?

SilentDrone
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by SilentDrone

I think the Domane SLR is on par with those mentioned.

I’m in SLC and just picked up a Domane myself. See some of my posts. Go see Adam at Trek Store SLC for a test ride you won’t regret it.


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alcatraz
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by alcatraz

A friend has a standard rim brake domane with heavier alloy wheels (aura5) and he is touching on 7kg after upgrading to sram red components (giant 36t cassette), and swapping seat/bars/pedals for light alternatives.

7kg for a non-slr and sturdy 50mm alloy wheels is not bad at all.

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TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

Looking around, it seems like the Domane SLR 9 Disc is ~300g heavier than less complicated top-tier endurance bikes. Probably worth it for the front/rear IsoSpeed

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themidge
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by themidge

I'm sure it won't, but Trek's IsoSpeed stuff looks like a seat-tube failure ready to happen, same with the steerer. So I'd go for something more normal like the synapse or roadmachine, though if your roads are rough (or you're sensitive, I'm fine on an alloy frame and seatpost on Edinburgh's bumpy roads) then go for whichever is the most bouncy.
IMO they both look better than the Domane, though with discs you've already lost the aesthetic battle :D.

sigma
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by sigma

So I actually have the domane SLR in rim brake form. I would say it's an excellent bike for me and never feels remotely close to failing (despite me riding it on some horrible cobble style conditions in Europe last year). My only issues have been wet weather (common here in the Utah mountains in the shoulder seasons) braking and, though this is more of a wheel issue, overheating of my carbon rims on some long descents last year (Enve 2.2 SES). Hence my thoughts to move toward disc brakes. I decided, for both variety and because I would prefer a lighter build, to not include the Domane disc in my candidate list but I suspect it's a terrific albeit somewhat heavy bike.
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

martins
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by martins

I'm gonna try Domane SLR.
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alcatraz
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by alcatraz

How about putting some lighweight(ish) disc brake components on it?

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jimmerjohn123
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by jimmerjohn123

The new synapse is nice but it's quite unfortunate that it uses BB30A. Domane SLR is great if you are okay with the iso decoupler. how about the defy advanced?

mopin
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by mopin

How about Storck's Durnario Platinum? Its frame weigh 790g and fork 290g.
Storck says this is lightest endurance bike.
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vinuneuro
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by vinuneuro

Canyon Endurace is one of the lightest ones, but it's also one of the racier endurance bikes.
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Ringo
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by Ringo

I’d go for bmc

Delorre
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by Delorre

vinuneuro wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:19 am
Canyon Endurace is one of the lightest ones, but it's also one of the racier endurance bikes.
Light maybe, but the geo is pretty relaxed (short top tube and tall front end, just like most endurance bikes) And you get toe overlap, even on a size M :shock: But it's truelly great value for money!!

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