Need to drop 150g with a minimal budget.

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Kansai
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by Kansai

Hi all, I'm a newbie WW from Taiwan. Right now my bike weight is 7.12kg with Garmin and rear light mount.
I need to drop my CAAD12 weight about 150g for getting sub 7 kg.
Any suggestion with the minimal budget?

list of the components.
Frame CAAD12 #48 with SAVE Seatpost
Gearset: SRAM Red 22 with DA 12-28, DA chain. Sram red brakes
Crank: Quarq Riken GXP with SRAM red black chainring 50-34
Cable housing: Jagwire LEX-SL and SRAM brake housing,
Cable: DA polymer-coated and SRAM brake cable
BB: Tripeak ceramic with GXP conversion
Wheelset: Rolf prima alpha stealth with Raynolds screw
Tires: GP5000 with Maxxis innertube
Saddle: Selle Italia Tekno flow carbon
Stem: ALERO 110mm (OE Uno)
Bar: FSA k-force compact 420mm with Supacaz tape
Pedals: Shimano SPD-SL 6800 pedals
Bottle cages: OEM carbon

Thanks
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sp3000
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Location: Sydney

by sp3000

Conti Grand Prix TT tyres with Supersonic inner tubes. Get rid of the out front Garmin mount and use the regular on stem mount. Ditch the tool kit in the bottle cage and just take the necessities in your pocket. Spending a bit more, speedplay pedals.

Kansai
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by Kansai

sp3000 wrote:Conti Grand Prix TT tyres with Supersonic inner tubes. Get rid of the out front Garmin mount and use the regular on stem mount. Ditch the tool kit in the bottle cage and just take the necessities in your pocket. Spending a bit more, speedplay pedals.
Thanks for your suggestions,


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Imaking20
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Joined: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:19 am

by Imaking20

Keep your tires - just get latex inner tubes. Shaving weight with tires is almost invariably met with more punctures. The Supersonic is light because it has no puncture protection. It's also slower.

My top budget recommendations for you would be:
Latex tubes
Alligator ilinks or Nikon housing
Lighter steerer expander (tune or Extralite)
Deda bar tape
Lighter pedals

That should definitely get you down 150g
Current:
Acid Minty

Retired:
Wilier Wonka | The Dentist | The Bucket List | Specialissima | Evo | T2 | Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 | S-Works Tarmac SL4| S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento1 SL | Tarmac SL2

Kansai
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by Kansai

Imaking20 wrote:Keep your tires - just get latex inner tubes. Shaving weight with tires is almost invariably met with more punctures. The Supersonic is light because it has no puncture protection. It's also slower.

My top budget recommendations for you would be:
Latex tubes
Alligator ilinks or Nikon housing
Lighter steerer expander (tune or Extralite)
Deda bar tape
Lighter pedals

That should definitely get you down 150g
Thanks, I just have one of your recommendations, Image
The next might go for bar tape since I use Supacaz bar tape, it’s weight around 95.
Thanks
Supacaz with plugs
Image


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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

I've never had a tape job above 36g with Deda. Current on my aero bars is 26g
Current:
Acid Minty

Retired:
Wilier Wonka | The Dentist | The Bucket List | Specialissima | Evo | T2 | Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 | S-Works Tarmac SL4| S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento1 SL | Tarmac SL2

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