Britain's Biggest Weight Weenie

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

Nice article, I like that tip about half-charging the batteries 🤣

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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

I don't notice any difference in speed on lighter vs more heavy bike.
Acceleration clear win to light bike.
Nervous, nimble goes to light bike.
Vibrations, feedback is boosted crazy on light bike.
Light bike feels faster.
At first switch A/B heavy bike feel like a tractor.
Also, more smooth.
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Ax Lightness Vial EVO D
Paduano Racing Fidia
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wingguy
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by wingguy

Kayrehn wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:51 am
Nice article, I like that tip about half-charging the batteries 🤣
Awesome isn’t it. I swear I’ve heard that before, being said with all seriousness :P

Boshk
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by Boshk

ride1970 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:13 am
Well to kick this off, my Colnago C64 is 5.74kg. Am sure others will have lighter bikes.
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Beautiful!
how on earth did you get it down to 5.7kg?
My C60 is 7.5kg....I guess your eTap helps alot right?
Colnago C60

Zakalwe
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by Zakalwe

eTap is heavier than Red, but I’d imagine the Lightweights and small C64 frame size helps

ride1970
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by ride1970

Thm kit, C59 saddle, it all added/subtracted up. I just wanted a light bike that was an everyday rider. So not too light.

Boshk
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by Boshk

ride1970 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:53 pm
Thm kit, C59 saddle, it all added/subtracted up. I just wanted a light bike that was an everyday rider. So not too light.
wow, I thought the Fabric one was light...that C59 saddle is only 63g!!
Those THM cranks are light!
Colnago C60

tabl10s
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by tabl10s

Boshk wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:44 am
ride1970 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:53 pm
Thm kit, C59 saddle, it all added/subtracted up. I just wanted a light bike that was an everyday rider. So not too light.
wow, I thought the Fabric one was light...that C59 saddle is only 63g!!
Those THM cranks are light!
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The C59's are hard to get and I had to wait a month and a half while mine literally traveled on a boat from Italy(1-15 in North America).
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs/6.89kg.

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.04lbs/5.91kg.

2016 Rca:

11.07lbs/5.048kg.

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

dmp
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by dmp

wingguy wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Remember to check out the hillclimb scene too. When you boil it down to a bike that only needs to do one job, you tend to get slightly more bonkers results. Someone like the author of this article may be worth a shout.

https://cyclinguphill.com/marginal-gain ... limb-bike/
you know, one can drop an additional 150 grams or so by donating one kidney. And there is a societal benefit to that as well!

ride1970
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by ride1970

tabl10s wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:20 am
Boshk wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:44 am
ride1970 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:53 pm
Thm kit, C59 saddle, it all added/subtracted up. I just wanted a light bike that was an everyday rider. So not too light.
wow, I thought the Fabric one was light...that C59 saddle is only 63g!!
Those THM cranks are light!
[/quote

The C59's are hard to get and I had to wait a month and a half while mine literally traveled on a boat from Italy(1-15 in North America).
Officially mine wasn’t available, but my lbs called in some favours and it magically appeared

NickJHP
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by NickJHP

You should at examine the rider to bike weight ratio. 120kg rider on 5kg bike is more impressive than 50kg rider on 4kg bike.

ride1970
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by ride1970

NickJHP wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:22 am
You should at examine the rider to bike weight ratio. 120kg rider on 5kg bike is more impressive than 50kg rider on 4kg bike.
120kg rider. *f##k* no :D

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