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what is 200g worth on a cross bike?(11 posts)

what is 200g worth on a cross bike?buffalosorrow
Jul 22, 2003 5:18 PM
re: what is 200g worth on a cross bike?arctic hawk
Jul 23, 2003 3:17 AM
More importantly, how much would those 200g cost you in $ ?

Arctic Hawk
re: what is 200g worth on a cross bike?buffalosorrow
Jul 24, 2003 12:02 PM
I was or currently looking at a new fork, a steel fork weighs around 800g (well the kelly, steelman and IF and my GW)
A carbon alpha Q or ti fork will run me, what, $400 and weighs 600g. I will need a new king headset as my current fork is threaded add, $100 .
Subtract what I can get for the colnago threaded cross fork, king threaded hs and serotta ti quill stem( really sweet).
I have already purchased a new wheelset, campy daytona/ mavic op (the daytona hubs weight a few grams more than the record and are less expensive) That will save 200g plus on my old now training/ spare wheels. Cost $200
So collectively that's a bit over a pound. Now, will that shaved pound get me ahead this comming season? Or just dent my pocket?
re: what is 200g worth on a cross bike?atpjunkie
Jul 24, 2003 2:40 PM
the wheels will make more of a diff. rotating weight more important. Carbon fork will lighten front end but may harshen the ride.
I'll start shaving gramsatpjunkie
Jul 24, 2003 2:48 PM
off my bike when I'm done shaving pounds off myself
re: what is 200g worth on a cross bike?defeetcross
Aug 1, 2003 6:59 AM
Definately have to agree about rotating weight... spend some money on wheels, and spend some time droping your own weight.
Jul 23, 2003 9:21 AM
Sounds like you better talk to these guys ;-)

Steve-O (will probably save around 200 grams on the new wheelset I'm building... Picts soon!)
Loo Eezeatpjunkie
Jul 24, 2003 10:46 AM
the cost per gram when it gets weenie-ish is absurd. compare the price to weight variances in Time ATACs. The Carbon Ti cost almost triple the composite ($279 to $100) and only shave about a haqlf an ounce. Plus most of the expensive Ti light stuff has a use life of about a season and a 160 lb rider weight max.
Excuse me!OffRoadTourer
Jul 24, 2003 5:22 PM
If you urinate before a ride you'll probably save 400g in one easy hit. Price $0.

If you go number 2's who knows how much you'll save. Maybe 1000g. Still cost you $0.

Go to the bathroom before you ride and pretend you're on a superbike!

Sorry, I'm not trying to be gross, just making the point that obsessing over weight can get absurd.
Jul 28, 2003 1:41 PM
have used the same argument myself. It's funny but I know some weight weenies that are carrying a record 10 equipped De ROSA UD around their waisltine.
About $5Stampertje
Jul 25, 2003 9:46 AM
I figure I can get a saddle for that much that weighs 200 grams less than my Brooks... but I ain't taking it off!