New Project - CAAD9 Racer - 6.8Kg Barrier Smashed

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Delfino
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by Delfino

Hi,
if I were you, I would build cheaper, which does not mean heavier wheels on a lightweight hubs and KinLin or Ambrosio tubular rims - Crono f20 or Nemisis, which are a little heavier. Perfect for crit.
I like the blue color, it will be a very nice dale.

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KH1
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by KH1

Swapped the carbon spacers from stock to BBB UltraSpace and saved a whopping 4g :D

Finally the build begins....... and quickly comes to a halt.......
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Argon
CAAD9 6.78Kg
Supersix 6.78Kg

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KH1
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by KH1

More pics - some really nice lines on the CAAD9 Frame
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SkyeC
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by SkyeC

i always wondered why they shipped those bikes with those skyscraper headset spacers.

looks good, though! love the blue!

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KH1
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by KH1

Nice high head tube on this bike so I suspect the stack height will end up being quite low when I have been in for a set up.

Now blue or black skewers? I'm leaning towards the blue......

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devinci
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by devinci

I'd go black skewers. Too much blue will kill the bike

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KH1
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by KH1

Pics might help :)
I'm still liking the blue......
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tomaz69
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by tomaz69

BLACK :thumbup:

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devinci
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by devinci

tomaz69 wrote:BLACK :thumbup:


+1

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Getter
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by Getter

That is such an awesome blue.

Reminds me of the Maritime Blue on Porsches.

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I vote black too. :mrgreen:

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hmai18
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by hmai18

+1 black.

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KH1
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by KH1

Sheesh talk about peer group pressure :lol:
Seatpost is here - woohoo!
Claimed weight 163g - actual 166g

Groupset arrived
BB = 68g
FD = 89g
RD = 173g
Cassette = 225g
Cables & Cable housing = 214g (Pre cut)
Shifters including cable = 348g (Pre cut)
Brakes = 287g
FD Clamp = 26g
Crankset = 620g
Chain = 268g
Force Groupset w/cables (Pre cut) = 2318g

I'll use a Red cassette @ 163g and keep the Force as a spare.

So far then;
Frame = 1975g (Size 58 Uncut steerer)
Saddle = 134g
Bars = 185g
Stem = 124g
Seatpost = 166g
Skewers = 43g
Groupset = 2318g
Bartape = 50g
Elite Bottle Cage = 40g
Pedals = 250g
w/ Easton Wheelset & Conti Tubs = 1732g

Total = 7017g
- BB30 Bearings weight unknown 50g?
- 62g for Cassette
Total should be 6905g - TBC

Building to begin tomorrow........ Watch this space :)
Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story......
Argon
CAAD9 6.78Kg
Supersix 6.78Kg

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KH1
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by KH1

Getter wrote:That is such an awesome blue.

Reminds me of the Maritime Blue on Porsches.

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I vote black too. :mrgreen:

Nice car collection - that blue does look similar..... Maybe I'll change the Cannondale stickers to Porshe :lol:
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Argon
CAAD9 6.78Kg
Supersix 6.78Kg

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KH1
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by KH1

All done! :thumbup:
Total weight with pedals and bottle cages........ Drum roll............
6.81Kg :faint: I was stunned. I was expecting closer to 7Kg so I am really really happy.
These pics are before setup so final weight may still change depending on whether I cut the steerer or not.
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The Green Flame
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by The Green Flame

You may need to check your bottle cages. They are mounted upside down.

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