Well, looking back at my first post and all that talk about 'maturity', being okay letting it go of being an weightweenie and blah blah blah...it turns out I went full 'retard'!.....and I'm completelly okay being that kind of 'retard'!
Weight is not bad at all for a bike that was put together by casualty. Zipp crank was purchased years ago, same for the pedals. Frame was given to me, a $28 full carbon saddle at only 83.8g, Magura Mt8 brakeset was bought in a bundle of 4 brakeset thru ebay (Two sets of Mt8's and Two sets of Avid's) sold the two avid at a very good price making the Mt8 stinky cheap as an investment. The wheels, the best part, absolutely LOVE ebay! I was looking of any wheelset that could be light, thru axle and xd drive. After weeks of searching, came across this Easton EC90 tubular, they are carbon rims, gorgeous red anodized hubs matching with the frame's red theme, brand new cyclocross tires installed, only $300...jaw dropping. Came to me all dirty, tons of glue mark all over the rim surface, rusted rotor bolts...did my cleaning magic removing all the glue marks, bolt replacement by titanium ones, cleaned the hubs with q tips, there we have a beautiful wheelset with amazing tires installed for only $300, sold my alloy wheelset without tires for $350! The only downside is that I don't know the verified weight for the wheels since I'm lazy to remove the tires just to get the weight! Claimed weight for the tires is around 432g and 439g - https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/compo ... re-review/
. so that would put the wheels at around 1449g, don't know what would be the glue weight so the final weight could be even lower.
The bike is light, actually very light and that was effortless to do since the Magura Brakes are saving a ton of weight compared to traditional Road levers. Weight after the break
To be honest I do prefer a cleaner look, I tought I could remove the Easton Stickers but they are under the resin, so I would need to scrape the rims.
Check this out. This solution is more intuitive that you might think: the lever is upside down since more force is required to shift up (cable pull), so using the body weight to press the lever down is very easy, just a tap with the fingers up to release the cable and shift down. Riding on the drop bars is very intuitive, If I'm just cruising with my hands on the hoods I'm ok reaching down to shift, not a big deal at all.
Overall I kinda like the mix of ages in the looks of the bike: brake cable showing on the cockpit 80's style. Busy looking decals 90's style. Thru axle, disc brakes and 1x by 2010's style.
Bike is currently sitting at 14.8lbs, of course no add-ons like tail light, hand pump, and bottles...but with pedals. The potencial here is good, I'm still waiting on lighter axles, that will save another 88.4g. Now going to extremes; Frame paint removal (about 70g), scraped rims and sticker removal (about 40g), Tires swap to 23mm road versions (about 250g), that you put the bike at around 13.8lbs....but I'm not going to do that.