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Weight weenie request(5 posts)

Weight weenie requestJay
Apr 2, 2001 9:27 AM
Does anyone out there know what the weights (exact or claimed) are for the following Icon parts (They're website simply refers you to Trek and Trek doesn't give any info on Icon weights)? As a Trek owner, I'm guessing I'm not the only one interested in this.

Bar - Icon Graphite (42 cm)
Stem - Icon Sterling (100 mm)
Post - Icon Graphite (standard post with Trek 5200)

I'm thinking of upgrading one or all of these to shed some weight and to achieve some more stiffness in the front end. As well, the Icon bar has deep drops which I'm not fond of.

re: Weight weenie requestslbenz
Apr 2, 2001 8:28 PM
I actually received a response from Trek on the exact same question. They said the bar should weigh 250 grams, the stem at 150 grams and the seatpost at 190 grams. I weighed my seatpost with a digital postal scale and it read 210 grams. Not sure of the exact weights of the stem and bar. I guess I'll find out once I replace them.
re: Weight weenie requestDuane Gran
Apr 3, 2001 4:09 AM
I also own a Trek 5200 and the first thing I replaced was the seat post with a Thomson. I'm a little surprised to see the listed weight as 190g (from the other reply) because in my hands there was a considerable weight difference, enough that I considered the Icon seat post to be pig iron.

I have an Easton EC90 bar on order (can't wait for it to arrive this month) and this will shave a good 60g from the front end. After that I'm debating a few alternate stems, mostly for purposes of stiffness, not weight. High on my list right now is the Deda Newton and ITM Millenium.

I haven't had the chance to compare very many things, but the general impression of Icon parts among riders I speak with isn't positive.
Apr 3, 2001 6:39 AM
I have a Graphite post that I was going to replace with a Dura-Ace, but on the scale, the Icon weighed 185g and the Dura-Ace 191.
a site for weightsGary
Apr 4, 2001 10:04 AM
I didn't look for the specific items you mentioned...but you may...
Besides, there are probably some other options you'd like to consider which are listed...