I currently ride a 2007 Bianchi 928 full carbon bike, which weighs 8.5kg in total.
The time has come for me to upgrade, and I want a full carbon road bike at 6.5kg.
I am keen on the new Bianchi Infinitio and Sempre frames. Oltre frame is just a little out of my budget.
Anyone know what the weight of the 2012 or 2013 frames weigh (including fork)?
I love Campag and willing to buy the top of range 11speed Super Record Groupset.
What components would you recommend I acquire to achieve this weight of 6.5kg?
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With full super record you're going to have to kit the rest of the components out as full carbon cockpit, light saddle, and probably some light tubulars.
I suppose you could do it with some ~1.4kg clinchers, but you'd have to drop weight elsewhere.
It really depends on what your budget is. To get full SR + ~6.5kg you're probably looking around $7-9k.
Like most people though I don't want to cart around excess weight if I can help it.
I look at some of the weights posted on here and compare them to my bikes and I'm miles off.
My Sempre weighs 9 kilos 19lbs with pedals, cages and speedo.
I can get it down to about 8.2 kilos by swapping out the wheels to my Stans Alpha's.
It's got Deda Zero 100 bars and stem, the rest is stock, looking at it I can't seewhere I could save much weight.
Maybe the FSA Gossamer crank, but that's about it.
My Litespeed Icon 57cm comes in at exactly 17.5lbs
Deda Pressa Carbon bars
Ritchey stem and seat post.
Dura Ace SL wheels GP4000s tyres
Ultegra SL shfiters, rear mech and brakes.
Selle Italia saddle.
Shimano a520 touring pedals.
Carbon bottle cages.
but the saddle and seatpost together weigh 201g - if i weighed less i could use ever lighter ones - i'd guess your saddle alone weighs more, on the other hand, the integrated bars weigh 466g, but i really like them and the stiffness justifies the extra weight
so it's a matter of looking at each part and deciding where you can save weight in line with the performance/features you want
it's what spreadsheets were invented for
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