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Have now, upgrade to
wcs classic bars, 236g zip sl carbon 190g
Apex r. der. 200g red r. der. 145
yokozuna cables gore or powercordz
bontrager carbon stem ritchey 260 stem
antares carbon saddle selle slr saddle
1070 11-26 1090 11-26
s500 left lever s900 carbon left lever
eggbeater sl(ti spindle) 211g eggbeater 11 174g
Any other good places to cut weight? I've got trp mag brakes, 3t ltd. post, red shifter, lizardskin tape, sl kmc chain, fsa carbon 42t guard, bb30 sram red crank, tufo flexus primus tires, ti skewers. 1070 gram wheelset.
Any good left levers that are lighter than the 125g s900 lever?
I think if you take the brake lever apart and remove the metal post that goes through it you can save some weight. I have a force shifter that I gutted and it is very light. I want to say under 100g w/o the clamp.
What about ti bolts for the stem? What expander do you use?
You could switch to a lighter seat, post and seat clamp but that's scary for cross. Derailleur pulley wheels? Lighter bolts everywhere? Lighter wheel skewers?
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Maybe I'll get this thing down below 14 once I get the eggbeater11 pedals and carbonio selle italia saddle.
Anyways, check out an extralite ultrastem, ritchey wcs or syntace (kinda flexy). Not sure what the 260 is. I would also shy away from the 1090 cassette. It sucks at shedding mud. Check out one of the superlight ones like a recon or KCNC if you are going to use it for a raceday only cassette. They also come in around 100 grams...
Weigh your QRs and compare them with the KCNC ones too. A lot of Ti QRs still weigh like 20-40 grams more than a set of those and I use them for mtn and cross with no issues (so far!).
Check the weight on your seatclamp, expander plug, etc and see if you can shed some weight there. Its a place most people overlook... Make sure to run a full sheath if you do powercordz cause any grit from cross will tear them up if they aren't protected.
Right now, I'm thinking I might do the following once the National Championships are over.
eggbeater 11s (40 grams), red derailleru(50 grams), 260 stem (25 grams), zipp sl carbon bars (46 grams), 1090 cassette (45 grams), carbon left brake lever sram (15 grams), powercordz r. brake cable(15 grams), gore lite cable/housing(40 grams)
I just got the new clement pdx tubulars, 356 grams for the tubeless tubular. My flexus weigh 372 rear, 315 front. Not sure why both tires are so far off, they are identical except the 315 front I bought last january and the rear heavier tire I bought in august.
skewers are ti, 54 grams/pair.
What kind of Antares exactly do you have. I just bought a Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow (claimed 115 grams, 125 on my scale). The height from rails to top is so short (<4cm) my ISP needs a bunch of additional spacers and is near its limit. I actually plan to swap it for a Antares 00, but currently QBP is out of stock in the black.
2011 Cannondale Scalpel
2010 Giant TCR Advanced SL
1943 Sieber Track Bike
Don't pick your cross tires solely on weight. Better to have a quiver of race wheels with different tires -- normal tread, mud, and dry/fast -- than one expensive wheelset with only one kind of tire. If you have the cash invest in hand-built tubulars like FMB. Switching to great tires will improve your performance much more than shaving a pound in cross racing.
Your parts list is reasonable.
As others have said, the Red cassette does not work well in muddy conditions. Perhaps wait for the "2013" Red cassette?
I would not run expensive and fragile Powercordz on a cross bike, but give it a try and let us know how it goes.
Get lighter QR skewers like KCNC or AX Lightness, or on race day install slow-release skewers like Control Tech Race SL (26g). As long as you have a pit bike you will never need to do a fast wheel change mid race.
After adjusting your stem, remove your headset expander bung and top cap and wedge a cork plug in the hole.
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