Madone SL Frame
Easton SLX fork
Easton SLX bars (44 I think)
Full D/A 7800 front/rear ders
Full D/A 7800 shifters
Full D/A 7800 cranks w/ ceramic 175mm
KMC X10 SL chain
Zero G brake calipers
FSA stem (was around 120gms if memory serves)
Bonty XXX Lite carbon tubulars
Conti sprinter tubbies
Spin Stix skewers
Performance brand carbon seatpost (was lighter than Eastons)
Speedplay Zero pedals BTP tuned
Two carbon cages
Flightdeck computer (yes its heavier but I do like it)
Factory Bonty seat post clamp
Cane creek IS2 headset
some bar tape
All that is 14.6 lbs built.
So, that was done in 2007 or 2008. Now its 2012. I know that SRAM Red is good for at least half a pound between shifters and maybe ders. Think Token cassette and Zero Gravity brakes are still as light or lighter than SRAM red. But what are the realistic options to either sell this one outright, or swap out the D/A for SRAM for example? Is there anything else listed above that is clearly a dinosaur weight wise? And for a 60cm size, what's the best weight I'm going to get to and have it be safe to ride?
I am not looking to spend $10k nor do I care about custom built wheels or $100 seat post clamps that save 1g. I also know that a 60cm bike weighs more than a 53cm. If I go the new frame route, are the newer Fuji SL1 frames any lighter? What about the Jamis Xenith SL? And are the newer frames measurably better than what I have?
That Jamis or Fuji frame would be a great start. SRAM Red group- use the same wheels.
And just to be sure - SRAM red shifters are 280gms for the pair? Vs over 400 for D/A?
I also have an FSA K force light carbon crank with ceramics that I have never installed for no real reason over than inertia. Not sure if it's comparable with SRAM red crankset on weight.
Edit: 2015: darn near won the best South Island series (got second in age
-group)..woo hoo Racy Theremery is back!!
Though, even Trek's 2012 5 series frames come in around 900 grams for the 56cm.
It seems to me that I'm looking at maybe 1/2 lb less for a frame to be conservative. SRAM red should give me another 1/2 lb on shifters alone. Looked to me that front and rear ders were another maybe 50gms less than the 7800 DA.
I believe my zero g brakes and token cassette are as light as anything out there now.
Crankset is big question mark--clearly DA 7800 is not the standard but what's the savings with SRAM red or other newer set? No interest in strong light etc. as I want durability.
I'm starting to think the best i will see (short of heroic measures) is something in low to mid 13s. Does that seem accurate?
I think all commentary etc considered that my plan is to look out for a CDale Evo and tweak it where necessary. If I win the Lotto I'll just grab an Evo Ultimate and call it a day!
It appears to me that the build to go for (taking into account what I already have marked w an *) would be:
Evo frame (maybe fork as well but they are heavier than some options)
SRAM red shifters/ders
*XXX Lite wheelset
*various other parts such as spin stix, seat post
upgraded lighter cables if possible
possibly new bars/stem but need to tear mine down and reweigh to compare
Biggest current question mark is crankset. I see the Evo Ultimate has the CDale hollowtech. Seems crazy light. Anyone know if its any good? I see the SRAM red around a lot, and I need to reweigh my FSA one to see what it is.
Given frame size and reluctance to spend $10k, I presume I will be down near 13lbs or maybe a bit under.
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