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Kazyole
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by Kazyole

To me it's more a mentality than anything. Constantly tweaking to shave weight/optimize parts of your build. Defining a weight is difficult because of aero frames, disc brakes, etc. As long as you're consciously trying to shave weight off your stock build, you're one of us IMO.

My descent into madness started slow and then accelerated out of control. But I think the critical breaking point was when I started having a document on my laptop with claimed and measured weights (stolen from here) of all the potential upgrades I could make to my frame, and then ranked them by breaking them all down in terms of dollars/grams saved. Which was pretty early on admittedly. To be honest the research process is almost as satisfying as the actual build at this point.

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