Engage the lightness

There is something with chasing weights that attracts me. I’ve never been rich enough to just buy the lightest parts but always found a cheaper way to build light. My Tarmac is at the moment just awesome, but not light. Maybe have to do something about it. Until that I remember the old light times and thinking of AX-Lightness, b-t-p, Extralite and Tune:


Help lightening my Scalpel

Don’t need another bike for next year. But I need to fix my Scalpel and why not save some weight too.


Frame: Cannondale Scalpel 2009 M, 1963g

Rear Damper: DT XR Carbon (thinking of changing it)

Fork: Cannondale Lefty Speed Carbon XLR, 1260g

Seatclamp: Token, 9g

Headset: Cannondale, 60g

Stem: Cannondale OPI 100mm, -5°, 228g (ti-bolts)

Handlebar: Schmolke TLO 680mm, 88g

Grips: bar tape, 15g

Saddle: Tune Komm-Vor, 95g

Seatpost: AX-Lightness Europa, 110g

Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 7900, 74g

Rear Derailleur: Sram XX medium, 189g

Shifter: Sram XX triggers, 197g (including MixxMaster for R1 Racing)

Brakes: Formula R1 Racing with 160/140 Ashima AiRotor, 547g

Crankset: Cannondale Hollowgram SL with 27/42 FRMrings, 600g

Cassette: Recon ti 11-32, 185g

Chain: KMC X10SL, 234g

Wheelset: AX-Lightness Premium MTB, 1020g

Glue: Vittoria, 60g

Tires: A. Dugast Fast Bird 52mm, 1160g

Wire/housing: Shimano Yumeya, 65g

Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy 2ti, 267g

Bottle Cage: Tune Wasserträger Uni, 18g

Total weight: 8468g

The parts that are bold haven’t I yet. Is there better and lighter parts than that? Do you got some other good suggestions on what to do to save some weight but still have an awesome bike?

Ready to ride

Glued a couple of old Tufotires on my road bike yesterday to use it this weekend. 20g of glue fixed it (one pre glued rim and pre glued tires). Adjusted the gears and brakes a little today and will test it tomorrow to work and then a ride after work. 😀 So excited on how it is. Lightest road bike I’ve tried as the Evo Ultimate I have tried at work had heavy normal flat pedals. My bike:

Really bad picture with my phone in bad light, hard to get good light when you work until 20.00. So weight:


Will hang it on a scale at work tomorrow and photo it for you to prove it.

And ending with the funniest part thinking of the weight and that it is a alu frame. I got a Sram Rival front deraileur, not so light 😉

Better gearing than the old Red, same as Force but better priced and fitting black colour.