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I have an orbea road bike that is my main ride but it's no lightweight at 8.7 kg.
I'm looking to upgrade but don't know whether the buy or build. Have a budget of around £2500. Is it possible to build a sub 6.5kg bike for this money or am I best to buy. I've seem bikes for this money around £6.8kg.
If it is possible to build where is best to start looking for parts etc.
Building is not always the cheapest but you do get every component you want, which you will probably add later anyway since you want it, and you have the fun of putting it all together. Maybe a good start might be looking for ways to cost effectively lighten your current bike. This way when you have more funds some of the light weight bits can be transferred to the new build.
A good way to start would be a build list of your current bike. Pictures are are always good too.
Leaves you £1000 budget for crank, brake calipers, stem, bars, bar tape, saddle, pedals, wheels and tyres. Careful selection of those components and tubular wheels will see you sub 6.5Kg, clinchers sub 7Kg. Plenty of examples of light Foils on the forums here to give you some ideas
If you want something off the shelf, perhaps one of these
or push the budget a little for this
I'd say figure out what geo suits you first; test ride a few diff geometry bikes (endurance, race etc) and then start looking.
Trek H2 geometry (which is what I've got) is a good balance of both worlds i'd say.
Given your budget I think is very much achievable to get 6.8kg bike.
I keep looking at canyons as they do seem to be great bikes for the money. I just worry about not being able to sit on one to feel for size etc.
I'll get some pics of my current bike with a build description.
I love the cannondale caad10 evo black but can't seem to find anywhere to buy them in the UK.
This is my current bike. No weightweenie!
Orbea asphalt frame forks
105 shifters and mechs
Dura ace cranks
Planet x brakes
It weights 9kg.
Is it worth spending money on this to get weight off it is my question.
It's a 2009 bike that was low spec to start with.
RBJ2206 wrote:I love the cannondale caad10 evo black but can't seem to find anywhere to buy them in the UK.
If they have your size left try here
http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b0s6p516 ... BLACK-2013
or for a bit more budget
http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b0s6p516 ... A-DI2-2013
http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m7b0s6p516 ... O-RED-2013
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