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Looking for the LIGHTEST race frame/fuselage. IDEAS???(12 posts)

Looking for the LIGHTEST race frame/fuselage. IDEAS???fractured
May 31, 2001 7:08 PM
i want to get the lightest frameset i possibly can (while still being usable of course). Here's some ideas i've had. other suggestions/ opinions???

cannondale (caad 6 fuselage)
Calfee Dragonfly(nm)Dave Hickey
May 31, 2001 7:48 PM
re: Looking for the LIGHTEST race frame/fuselage. IDEAS???casati_rider
May 31, 2001 8:00 PM
Casati MU:2 at 2.024 pounds
re: Looking for the LIGHTEST race frame/fuselage. IDEAS???sidley
May 31, 2001 9:36 PM
A trustworthy LBS told me the lightest road frame in the shop was a Rocky Mountain. If you are willing to shell out the coin necessary to obtain a "light" Colnago, why not get a custom ti frame?
Quattro Assi Scandium ?pfw
May 31, 2001 11:54 PM
Quote: "54cm weights around 2 1/4 lbs"
re: Looking for the LIGHTEST race frame/fuselage. IDEAS???Spox
Jun 1, 2001 3:07 AM
De Rosa UD frame (Deda U2) weight is 900 g, max size is 48 cm; De Rosa Merak is 1100 g...fat s**t..can be made up to 61 cm ;)
re: Looking for the LIGHTEST race frame/fuselage. IDEAS???madbadger
Jun 1, 2001 3:54 AM
De Rosa UD looks great but beware the 75kg rider weight restriction.
Can't find much info on these frames except the De Rosa website, any ideas out there?
Giant TCRth1
Jun 1, 2001 9:15 AM
Some people claim this to be the lightest frame out there. It is light and won't break. It is a compact design which is a personal preference choice. My 2001 TCR 0 size medium is only a shade over 17 pounds fully built with pedals. It is lighter than my friends Merlin compact!
Giant TCR ONCE 980gramsalansutton
Jun 1, 2001 9:52 AM
My medium ONCE anodized frame weights in @ 980grams
cost me $450 new
How about this?Ian
Jun 1, 2001 1:11 PM
Buy a frame and fork that you like and make weight a secondary concern. The frame and fork are the heart of the bike and I would not be willing to sacrifice a good ride to save a few grams. There are plenty of other places on the bike that weight can easily be saved. But don't overlook plenty of great frames just because they weigh 100 grams more than another model.
Jun 1, 2001 1:39 PM
If you need to save 100 grams, leave one power bar at home or something.


Carrera Gold Knight 2 lbs
F. Moser Laser Scandium 2.1 lbs both according to red rose imports

Don't forget to spend the extra $$$ for the Ti bolts and stuff.

Oh, and make sure you get that Selle Italia SLR at a feathery 130g.
Jun 2, 2001 12:59 AM
It might take a couple months to get it but its the lightest strongest bike around. I checked one out that was slightly
under 13 3/4 lbs