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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby rpmspinman » Tue May 29, 2012 3:48 pm

some real sexy looking bikes here peeps. :mrgreen:
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby simonr23 » Tue May 29, 2012 7:15 pm

messy photo, sorry. but my new bike.

i am aware of the asthetics not being ideal, with my flipped stem and various bits and bobs on the bike. but it is 2kgs lighter than my last bike.

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby rpmspinman » Thu May 31, 2012 1:26 pm

Nice pic Simon. :mrgreen:

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby simonr23 » Thu May 31, 2012 4:12 pm

I weighed it today. Pedals, 2 bottle cages, pump, computer and sensor is 7.15kg.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby rpmspinman » Thu May 31, 2012 4:14 pm

simonr23 wrote:I weighed it today. Pedals, 2 bottle cages, pump, computer and sensor is 7.15kg.


Geez, means its well and truly sub 7kg area then without the gear. :shock: Dare I say as a guess, its about a 6.7kg bike on its own?
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby popoy » Thu May 31, 2012 6:39 pm

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby open roader » Thu May 31, 2012 6:44 pm

popoy wrote:Image


............. and it weighs as little as.........? 8)
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby ni78ck » Thu May 31, 2012 8:13 pm

I would guess 6kgs :)
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Show us your super light road bike

Postby gassyndrome » Thu May 31, 2012 8:43 pm

ZepinAtor wrote:
popoy wrote:Image


Same, but different :wink:


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6.6kg SuperSix with SLC+ Power hub & Time i-Click pedals included.



That's a beauty. What size is it? How tall are you?
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:46 am

ni78ck wrote:I would guess 6kgs :)
One of the great frames around!


I bet it's under 5.5kg :twisted:
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby ZepinAtor » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:34 am

gassyndrome wrote:
That's a beauty. What size is it? How tall are you?


The frame is a 58cm & I'm 187cm (6'1" (old skool).

Shortish femur pulls me forward on the frame (low seat post), longish torso means long top tube + 110mm stem.

The training bike is a 58cm compact design (sloping top tube = more seat post, photo below), definitely not a lightweight though at 7.6kg

Popoy that is one "sic" looking Cervelo. Come on what does it weigh ?


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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby cyclotaur » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:53 am

C'mon ... re-size those images - .../snnn ... in the [img] code, adjust it down - easily done. :wink:

Nice bikes though.:)
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby toppity » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:37 am

A Dura-ace Parlee training bike...very nice.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby ZepinAtor » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:37 pm

cyclotaur wrote:C'mon ... re-size those images - .../snnn ... in the [img] code, adjust it down - easily done. :wink:

Nice bikes though.:)


On the re-sizing thing. Are they too large for your screen dimension wise ? or too large a file detail wise / or both ?

I'm using a 27" wide screen which may look ok at my end ? I simply just copy the [img] code directly from photo bucket then copy/paste into my post.

It looks ok on the ipad though which has a little tiny screen.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby cyclotaur » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:41 pm

ZepinAtor wrote:
cyclotaur wrote:C'mon ... re-size those images - .../snnn ... in the [img] code, adjust it down - easily done. :wink:

Nice bikes though.:)


On the re-sizing thing. Are they too large for your screen dimension wise ? or too large a file detail wise / or both ?

I'm using a 27" wide screen which may look ok at my end ? I simply just copy the [img] code directly from photo bucket then copy/paste into my post.

It looks ok on the ipad though which has a little tiny screen.

A 27" wide screen ?? :shock:
Well, when I resize the screen to fit the whole photo in, the print is tiny. I'm using a pretty standard laptop, 13.5" wide.

I'll stop complaining now. :mrgreen:
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby DeVito » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:07 am

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Big_Red » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:46 pm

Some sweet looking machines here folks, i'm just happy to have gotten my quota of bike p0rn for the week...
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby simurs4 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:46 pm

upgraded afew parts on the Foil today, was feeling generous so swapped out the alloy stem/handlebars, replacing them with a zipp slc2 short & shallow carbon bar and an sl speed carbon stem and swapped out the saddle that came with the bike for an slr super flow 145 with titanium rails as i loved the previous selle italia seat it had just wanted to go for a black lighter version :).
also got the LBS to chuck on a set of 404's for shits and giggles so i could dream lol. i'll be getting a set of 60mm chinese clinchers though in the near future as the cosmics are letting the bike down abit! love the look with the 404's though makes it look so evil and stealthy :)
forgot to get them to weigh it though might do it tommorow as im interested to know what it weighs now.

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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:22 pm

Nice Foil. What cages are you going to get?
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby simurs4 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:03 pm

thanx man i love the addict you used to have and the foil u do now. i dunno what cages i want yet anything is better than the pov ones i have now!
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:10 am

pawnii wrote:Nice Foil. What cages are you going to get?



+1 to that, best looking Scott ever, especially in the black livery.

As to cages, methinks something minimalist. You don't want to clutter those sleek lines.
Something like THIS?
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:43 am

hmm i was thinking somthing in matte clear and UD carbon.

the new Scott cage looks nice but it only comes in yellow or red. Wish they'd release a black and white version

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This would be perfect but it's made of plastic.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby simurs4 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:30 pm

thanks for the suggestions guys :). ive found a nice looking matt carbon cage by Elite, i think they would go well with the rest of the bike

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got the bike weighed today, came in at 7.4kg, thought it would be abit less than that, ideally i would like to get it around the 6.5kg mark what do you think would be the best way to achieve this?
first thing i can think of are the wheels which will be going soon hopefully and maybe changing out the ultegra for lighter sram red one day. this question is mostly directed at you pawnii lol.
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby pawnii » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:33 pm

I'm pretty sure that Elite cage in your picture isn't made from carbon. It's made of fibre reinforced acrylic (AKA plastic).
It it was matte UD carbon I'd already have it on my bike :)

Hitting 6.5kg from 7.4kg isn't easy. You'll have to be willing to change quite a few parts. An alternative option is hitting 6.8kg with deep dish wheels. This would be a nice aero/acceleration balance :twisted:

Wheels are always a good place to start. You'll can shed a lot of grams there but light/strong wheels aren't cheap. Personally I reckon only deep aero rims do the Foil frame justice. It's a shame Zipp 404's are so heavy...they do suit the Foil perfectly I reckon.

Changing the to Sram Reds will shed you another 300grams at least but that's a huge investment.
After owning a 5.2kg bike, a 5.5kg and now a 6.5kg bike I honestly don't think that the price you pay to get a bike under 6.8kg is worth it.
BUT, if you really do wan't to hit 6.5kg then this is the order I'd do upgrading 8)
Wheels
Tyres
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Saddle
Peddles
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Re: Show us your super light road bike

Postby ohexploitable » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:13 am

DeVito wrote:Image
Qauntum 1.0, waiting on Dura - Ace crankset. 9.1 kgs on the bathroom scales... I hope they're wrong.


lol my 1980's chromoly bike weighs the same
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