I'm planning up a moderately WW-ed gravel bike, and am looking for any obvious things I've missed. Some elements of this are already fixed: I'm getting a used frame+fork from a friend, and I've already got a crank en-route for a 1x10 setup, and I'm reusing my wheelset (1710g). By WW standards the frame is nothing to write home about, but it's OK... it amounts to about 1450g/3.2 lbs for the frame and 540g/1.2 for the fork. Good enough for me and I like the fit.
For the rest, I'm after bang-for-the-buck improvements to this list. My budget is limited, so I can't spring for botique items like $300 cassettes and stuff. Also, I'm going for metal over carbon on stems, posts, bars, etc, even though I know I could save weight with carbon. Here's my build list so far. All the weights are claimed: I don't have anything to measure.
- RD: SRAM X01 long-cage (229g)
- Shift: SRAM rival R shift, rival L brake-only (160+119g)
- BB: Shimano (82g)
- Headset: Cane Creek (115g)
- Cassette: Sunrace CSMX3 11-46 (438g)
- Chain: PYC (252g less what is trimmed)
- Brakes: Spyres (420-ish F&R) EDIT: Juin Tech's, per recommendations below
- Chainring: 36T (63g), with a 30T swap (38g)
- Skewers: Neopro (72g F&R)
- Rotors: Ashima AI2x2 (170g F&R inc bolts) Edit: beefier, rotors per recommendation.
- Seatpost: Hylix alloy (220g less any trim) Edit: KCNC Scandium, per recommendation.
- Bar: Ritchey WCS Logic 2, 40cm and 31.8mm, (233g)
- Compression nut: Token Push-n-Turn (20g)
- SPD Pedals: Zeray ZP-108S (260g)
- Headset spacers: ebay carbon (whatever, not much)
- Cages: Ibera Alloy x2 (58g)
- Mirror: not sure, maybe 150g (i know... but I feel safer in traffic)
- Saddle: Toseek Carbon (135g)
- Tape: cork something ???
- Shifter housing: ???
Am I missing any low hanging fruit? I've never used these Zeray pedals and couldn't find a lot on the forum about them either. One thread had a guy who modded them for single-sided clip in and got to 220g, which is pretty light for a cheap SPD. I don't mind single-sided entry, so I might try that.
I dunno about that saddle, but for the price I can experiment. I'll take a weight penalty on the saddle to save me wee tender backside if I must, so I might end up using my current 300g saddle if I don't like the Chinese carbon one.