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Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:55 pm
by ChiZ01
just take a dump before a ride, that's like 500g right there and it's free

Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:55 pm
by Weenie

Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:41 am
by Kayrehn
ChiZ01 wrote:just take a dump before a ride, that's like 500g right there and it's free
Comments like these on this forum should get the user banned. You don't have to chip in with lame old lines like these if this kind of thread doesn't interest you.


Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:15 am
by WorkonSunday
what helmet are you using? some lighter ones can save you 100g and doesnt cost that much more than mid ranger.

also how much spares do you carry when you ride, like mini pump vs CO2, lighter/thinner spare tubes etc may be get lighter version of these. may be even carry tyre repair patches instead of full inner tube, or even just one can of vittoria pit stop instead of pump/inner tube/patches. do you bring the whole wallet or just a few ID's + bank cards? also clothing can make quite a a difference.

for the bike itself, i would look at:

things to buy: saddle, skewers, handlebar, bar tape, latex inner tubes, tyres, headset/saddle/rotor/stem bolt in titanium. if any headset spacers are metal, then find lighter ones. depends on estimated mileage, may be a lighter cassette (say SRAM red) and chain (say KMC x11 SL).

things to modify: chop seat post to minimum you need. when im in the drop position, i hold the handle bar quite close to the curve, so if u do the same the flat section of each end can be chopped shorter. chop steerer tube. you will see alot of cyclocross racers only use 3 bolts in the disc rotor, assuming you are not using centerlock rotors. :beerchug:

Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:58 am
by Frankie - B
Kayrehn wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:41 am
ChiZ01 wrote:just take a dump before a ride, that's like 500g right there and it's free
Comments like these on this forum should get the user banned. You don't have to chip in with lame old lines like these if this kind of thread doesn't interest you.
Although I partly agree with you, commets like these were laughed over a couple of years ago on this same forum. ChiZ01 could have chosen different wording.

Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:33 pm
by skyliner1004
WorkonSunday wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:15 am
what helmet are you using? some lighter ones can save you 100g and doesnt cost that much more than mid ranger.

also how much spares do you carry when you ride, like mini pump vs CO2, lighter/thinner spare tubes etc may be get lighter version of these. may be even carry tyre repair patches instead of full inner tube, or even just one can of vittoria pit stop instead of pump/inner tube/patches. do you bring the whole wallet or just a few ID's + bank cards? also clothing can make quite a a difference.

for the bike itself, i would look at:

things to buy: saddle, skewers, handlebar, bar tape, latex inner tubes, tyres, headset/saddle/rotor/stem bolt in titanium. if any headset spacers are metal, then find lighter ones. depends on estimated mileage, may be a lighter cassette (say SRAM red) and chain (say KMC x11 SL).

things to modify: chop seat post to minimum you need. when im in the drop position, i hold the handle bar quite close to the curve, so if u do the same the flat section of each end can be chopped shorter. chop steerer tube. you will see alot of cyclocross racers only use 3 bolts in the disc rotor, assuming you are not using centerlock rotors. :beerchug:
good feedback

Using a Giro Aeon: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/giro ... et-gir0402 218g
I carry: Topeak micro rocket AL, 1x conti race tube, 1x pedros tire lever. my DL, a $20, a CC, phone.

Things of concern on the bike next:
Would u guys upgrade the OEM SS seatpost to the Hylix 25.4 post from ebay? Not many 25.4 options out there...
Upgrade Antares R5 K:ium rails to Antares R1 Carbon for $130?

Yep, i'm doing all the chopping of steerer and seatpost when i get my fit 100% dialed in. i have about 1.5(!) inches of steerer tube to be cut.

Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:04 pm
by Zero7
Kayrehn wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:41 am
ChiZ01 wrote:just take a dump before a ride, that's like 500g right there and it's free
Comments like these on this forum should get the user banned. You don't have to chip in with lame old lines like these if this kind of thread doesn't interest you.
Haha! Banned for that. Someone is wound a little tight

Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:40 pm
by skyliner1004
Brought the bike into the shop today to shop off 1.5in of steerer tube, and 5-6in of seatpost. Also swapped out the stock "Cannondale C1 Ultralight, 7050 Alloy, Compact) 40cm handlebar + nice, soft, grippy bar tape to 3T Ernova / Ergonova Team Stealth (40cm) + Deda Traforato bar tape.

Current bike weight on park tool scale is 15lb 10oz w/ 2x carbon cages, integrated garmin mount, look keo blade pedals (last gen)
Without these, probably under 15lbs.

Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:14 pm
by posaunemeister
skyliner1004 wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:33 pm
Would u guys upgrade the OEM SS seatpost to the Hylix 25.4 post from ebay? Not many 25.4 options out there...
Upgrade Antares R5 K:ium rails to Antares R1 Carbon for $130?
I'd look for a used Antares R1. The pop up from time to time on eBay. I use one and it's very comfortable for my type of riding and flexibility. It's also 168g for the large R1, which is quite lightweight. I also use an Elita One carbon seatpost (31.6mm) at 120g, and it's quite stiff, made of T800. I only paid $22 for it...

Definitely swap out OEM cockpit for lighter carbon gear and resell OEM stuff to recoup some of your expenses.

Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:35 pm
by skyliner1004
just got my 3t carbon handlebars installed and went on a 30 mile ride. Original OEM Stem. Got it installed by head tech at LBS. I'm getting some creaking when putting down the power and swaying side to side on the handlebars. Brought it back and i didn't quite see what the other tech did, but i think he installed some spacer between the top of the headtube and the bottom of the cannondale reducing spacer. Still creaking... what do u guys think?

No creaking when just cruising on the flats.

Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:49 am
by skyliner1004
The bike came stock with a 100mm Stem with a very nice integrated garmin mount.

Anyone have experience upgrading the stem to a lighter one with a garmin mount that actually saves weight and doesn't cost too much? Seems tough, given that i'd now need to add a separate garmin mount...
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Today i also came into a new pair of Look Keo Blade Carbon Ti 20nm pedals, took my cousin out to dinner for them.
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Came home to install them after haven't checking my old pedals for 10 years and here is the weight on the ones i've had:
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Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:31 am
by mcfarton
Lol at least the new ones look nicer


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Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:26 am
by Lewn777
ChiZ01 wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:55 pm
just take a dump before a ride, that's like 500g right there and it's free
Just don't bring any bidons, water weighs about 1kg a liter. You can save a kg or maybe even more if the empty bidons weigh 120g and maybe more if they are 750ml versions then there's probably 50g-100g of bottle cages adn mounting bolts - wasted. In many cases the average rider can save 1.2kg for free!

Bummer about the dehydration though. :lol:

Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:08 pm
by SalsaLover
intermittent fasting....

Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:59 am
by kafreeman
SalsaLover wrote:intermittent fasting....
I've dropped almost three disc road bikes with it.... 20 kilo since Feb.

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Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:45 pm
by themidge
Ha! well done :thumbup:, however, I fear that's rather closer to two disc brake bikes than three :P .

Re: Where to drop weight?

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:45 pm
by Weenie