Weight weenie parts that actually worked!!!

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

I like to start a post starting from bottom to top with lightweight parts and brands that actually have been tested(by yours truly) , worked and are safe to ride not the shite that are only for Instagram and Pinterest.
I now this is a very big discussion but I like your thoughts on that.
Ie tires, wheels, hubs, skewers etc bottom to top or whatever sequence you prefer or individual parts only.


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DarthKrutall
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by DarthKrutall

What worked;
UNO stem / 82g without bolts
ZTTO ceramic jockey wheels / reduced the RD by 10g

What didn’t work;
Flyxii carbon seatpost / 133g / Killed my back before it cracked at 5nm
Halo hex skewers / Was on rear wheel for 6 months approx. without removing. Snapped when trying to remove for puncture

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nickf
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by nickf

What worked:
Extralite stem
Extralite chain rings
Extralite Ultrastar expander
AX lightness stem
KCNC ti skewers
Carbon Ti hubs
Darimo loop seatpost
Darimo seatpost clamp
Lighting crankset
EE brake calipers
Bontrager XXX full carbon saddle
AX lightness leaf plus saddle
Jagwire link cables
J&L Ti speedplay spindles, Ti Bow Ties, Ti bolts
SRAM Red cassettes
Easton E100 bars- not super WW, great balance of weight and stiffness
Tune Wassertrager 2.0 bottle cages- So far all 4 have proven to be durable

Didn't work:
Extralite streeters- cam plate broke
Veloflex clincher tires- almost no puncture protection
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mkentik
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by mkentik

Nice start, keep the info going, people should know basis your experience which product-brand should trust and which is tottaly rubbish and dangerous

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alcatraz
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by alcatraz

I'd like to issue a warning on uno stems. They can dig into carbon bars. I used carbon paste and gentle torque, but it was still inevitable. Sure they were cheap bars but still take care. If you find having to tighten the stem bolts after a few months that's the first sign.

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kman
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by kman

Worked:
Heylight inline seat post
Heylight skewers

Didn't work:
Kestrel EMS bars (cracked at clamp after two minor crashes). Admittedly, they'd probably be fine without crash impact but I can't afford to go replacing bars all te time.
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Spinnekop
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by Spinnekop

nickf wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:06 am
What worked:
Extralite stem
Extralite chain rings
AX lightness stem
KCNC ti skewers
Carbon Ti hubs
Darimo loop seatpost
Darimo seatpost clamp
Lighting crankset
EE brake calipers
Bontrager XXX full carbon saddle
AX lightness leaf plus saddle
Jagwire link cables


Didn't work:
Extralite streeters-cam plate broke
AX lightness stem - Mine cracked at 1.5nm torque
KCNC ti skewers - Had two sets where the little copper ring on the inside dislodges from the cup. It still works in a way though.


The carbonworx bottle cages at this stage are holding up quite well. Judging by their look and feel I thought they were not going to last a week. Two months and still going strong. :thumbup:
MCFK seatpost worked well on the previous bike
MCFK handlebars on the road and MTB worked very well.
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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

alcatraz wrote:I'd like to issue a warning on uno stems. They can dig into carbon bars. I used carbon paste and gentle torque, but it was still inevitable. Sure they were cheap bars but still take care. If you find having to tighten the stem bolts after a few months that's the first sign.
There was a thread on carbon bars that get indentations previously - even my heavy Zipp bars get those marks from a Zipp stem, while my light weight Haero carbon bars were removed from its Uno stem without any marks at all after 3000km.

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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

Powercordz Swift cables set (used with EE brakes), Schmolke ahead plug,

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LewisK
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by LewisK

Lifeline Carbon/TI skewers from Wiggle have been great. Cheap, light and no creaking!

rlanger
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by rlanger

Dati titanium skewers have been working great for thousands of kilometers.
J&L titanium spindles for my Speedplay Zero pedals, no issues.
Cheap Aliexpress Chinese EC90 carbon seatpost. It's a seatpost. It works and it's pretty light. Not WW light, but at 150gr for $30, I can't complain.

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Juanmoretime
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by Juanmoretime

Will agree with both the MFCK stem and setback seatpost.
AX Lightness Sprint saddle
KMC X10SL chains
Sram cassettes
Extralite Ultrastar Expander
Farsports ED ceramic bearing hubs laced with CX Ray spokes to their 38mm carbon clincher rims, 23mm wide. 1276 grams
Farsports ED ceramic bearing hubs laced with CX Ray spokes to their 20mm carbon tubular rims 760 grams.
Alligator I-Links and mini I-Links.
Ciamillo Gravitas SL brakes. Yes I know very well the controversy but they work very well.
New Ultimate seatpost clamp.

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basilic
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by basilic

Berk saddles. All the comfort and superlight.

Henryexige
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by Henryexige

nickf wrote:What worked:
Extralite stem
Extralite chain rings
Extralite Ultrastar expander
AX lightness stem
KCNC ti skewers
Carbon Ti hubs
Darimo loop seatpost
Darimo seatpost clamp
Lighting crankset
EE brake calipers
Bontrager XXX full carbon saddle
AX lightness leaf plus saddle
Jagwire link cables
J&L Ti speedplay spindles, Ti Bow Ties, Ti bolts
SRAM Red cassettes
Easton E100 bars- not super WW, great balance of weight and stiffness
Tune Wassertrager 2.0 bottle cages- So far all 4 have proven to be durable

Didn't work:
Extralite streeters- cam plate broke
Veloflex clincher tires- almost no puncture protection
Work as advertised
EE brakes direct mount
Bontrager XXX saddle (amazing comfort)
Sram red cassettes
Tune wassertrager bottle cages
Bontrager xxx carbon cages


Didn’t worked as advertised
Schmolke Carbon seatpost - broke on second ride


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petert123
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by petert123

Works:
Lightweight bottle cages
All the Fizik 00 things (bars, seatpin, saddle)

Doesn't work:
Extralite q/r skewers

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