Ti spindles

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PokojniToza
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by PokojniToza

I've just ordered some titanium spindles for my chromoly speedplay zeros. What sort of a weight saving should I expect?

MichaelK
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by MichaelK

I have a set of J&L Ti spindles. Can't remember the stock weight but they're now 170g for the pair. Been meaning to get some bowties and screws but it's low priority at the moment.

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PokojniToza
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by PokojniToza

So it is about 50 g. Not bad. I've see bowties for sale, 2 carbon, two titanium, but I belive with those you can clip on only on the Ti side.

trimenc
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by trimenc

Where did you see carbon bowties? I currently use the Ti bowties and have had no problems at all. I have my pedals down to 68g each or 138 for the pair. The Ti bowties weighed 8 grams for a pair.

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by Butcher

I've seen carbon bow ties but it was awhile ago. They were for 'show' only. I do not recall where, but it was a European website if that helps.

PokojniToza
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by PokojniToza

trimenc wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Where did you see carbon bowties? I currently use the Ti bowties and have had no problems at all. I have my pedals down to 68g each or 138 for the pair. The Ti bowties weighed 8 grams for a pair.
I think it was at Dulight. one side wascarbon, the other titanium, and there was a caveat that you could clip on only on the titanium side.

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Twocanlan
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PokojniToza wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:53 pm
I've just ordered some titanium spindles for my chromoly speedplay zeros. What sort of a weight saving should I expect?
What brand and where did you score em? I am pursuing this exact upgrade! My stock chrome zero weighed 111g.
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Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

All my four bikes have titanium spindles from Tispindle.com
They weight roughly half the weight of the chromolies they replace.
2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina (Blu)
2019 Trek Madone SLR (Rage Red)
2019 Giant TCR Advanced SL (Chameleon Blue)
2019 Giant Revolt Advanced 0

PokojniToza
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Twocanlan wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:07 pm
PokojniToza wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:53 pm
I've just ordered some titanium spindles for my chromoly speedplay zeros. What sort of a weight saving should I expect?
What brand and where did you score em? I am pursuing this exact upgrade! My stock chrome zero weighed 111g.
www.dulight.fr. There are probably many others out there, I chose this one due to (relative) proximity.

PokojniToza
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by PokojniToza

The spindles finally arrived. The weight is as advertised (my scales are not that good so 1g discrepancy is negligible). Tomorrow I will put the old ones on the scales, too.
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Kazyole
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by Kazyole

I have a set of zeros with Ti spindles and bowties. Total weight for both pedals is now 145g

The Chromoly pedals I believe have a stock weight of around 305-310g, so the savings are pretty significant. About half the weight. Probably one of the best value upgrades you can make in terms of grams saved/dollars spent.

PokojniToza
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by PokojniToza

Yep. Great value for money by all accounts. I am planning to get the Ti bowties next time I order something else and save some more.

oldturd
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by oldturd

black J&L spindles are 59.6g for the pair. black bowties are 19.8 for 4

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nickf
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by nickf

J&L stuff has been on point for me along with their bowties and screws. No issues with any of their products.

PokojniToza
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by PokojniToza

I replaced the spindles today and got to measure the old ones. A hefty 68 g saving.
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