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Lightest Road FrameAaron Kent
Jul 22, 2003 2:35 PM
This may have been covered before, but I would like to pick your brains on this one. What is the lightest available road frame now? I used to think it is the OCLV 110, but later found out that Kestrel Talon SL could be lighter than the one Lance Armstrong is currently using in the 2003 Tour de France. Your input is greatly appreciated.
re: Lightest Road FrameCrazyMan
Jul 22, 2003 4:14 PM
the list is endless and without an answer:
scott c1
cervelo r2.5
any deda u2 bike
litespeed ghisallo
...

there's tons of light stuff out there. use weight as only one of many criteria, remember.
OCLV and Kestrel aren't even close............Dave Hickey
Jul 22, 2003 4:27 PM
There are many frames that are lighter than the Trek and Kestrel. In carbon, the Calfee Dragonfly is lighter. Most of the ultralight frames are aluminum and weigh less than 850 grams......
Palloy Ultimo CustomRidearound
Jul 23, 2003 5:59 AM
in a 52cm is 620 grammes.

Mind the rough pavement....
Ouch...Dave Hickey
Jul 23, 2003 7:21 AM
Don't lean it against a wall either.... That's 1.37lbs
Damn, you guys make me think.Aaron Kent
Jul 23, 2003 8:38 AM
Thanks for the response. I couldn't locate the weight for the Scott C1, but the cervelo R2.5 SL really caught my attention. Gee, was I lost or what?!
check this site out...Dave Hickey
Jul 23, 2003 9:02 AM
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/listings.php
To be fair, it's a track frame. nmRidearound
Jul 23, 2003 9:28 AM