Why shave weight of your bike?

If you wonder why to shave weight of your bike, there is a great article about it here: Peloton

A light and stiff bike with great fit will always be fast, like my Cannondale SuperSIX Evo I had at just 5,65kg:

Which light bike is the best you’ve ridden?

Manque de France

But I’m back riding a bike again. Was hard today and my legs wasn’t so used to pedal as I remembered it last time. Not so warm either.

Started with a plan of 1h easy spin in good weather. The easy spin part I don’t know about but felt slow at least, rode along the coast to Åsgårdstrand and up the climb I really dislike and to Barkåker and Sem before I got home after 74min. Manage to take some picture too. Missing France as the blogpost name means so used french shoes, pedals and bibs today 😉

And a jersey with french text on 😉

and thought of geometry and fit today. If someone buys my awesome Trek Madone 6.2 I will get THE classic bike 🙂

Map and stats from today (don’t look at the heart rate): Movescount

Deda Campione

I got a Deda Newton Shallow for my cyclocross. I got a Deda Superleggera for my roadbike. One classic, one light. In the middle we got this, Deda Campione:

Should have been 189g but that was old school Deda weight so wasn’t even close 😉 But this is the first part for my new project for next year. Couldn’t resist when I found it really cheap only used once. Which stem is classic enough, good looking while still be light to match this?

Trek Madone 6.2 cerrol edition

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Borrowed a stem in right length, mounted with training wheels and here we go. The bike everyone coming in at Veloshop lifts and wonder how it could be so light. The frame that got me laugh when talking about that the Giant TCR is much sloped with 45,5cm seat tube and then measured my Trek size 50 H2. c-c seattube is 40cm 😉

spec:

frameset: Trek Madone 6.2 frameset size 50 H2 (incl brakes, fork, seatpost)

saddle: Tune Komm-Vor

headset: Cane Creek 40 with Extralite Ultrastar and a Tune topcap

stem: Zipp Service Course 120mm at the moment

handlebar: Deda Superleggera

bartape: Trivio white cork

Ergopower+derailleurs: Campagnolo Super Record 09′

Crankset: THM Carbones Clavicula with some small bearing, Cannondale MKV 39t+EP 50t chainrings

pedals: Time Xpresso 8

cassette: Campagnolo Chorus 12-25

chain: Campagnolo Record

wheels: FFWD F2R with DT190 hubs (Planet X rim in front)

QR: Tune DC14

tires: Vittoria Corsa CX

bottle cages: Arundel Mandible

Totalt weight: 5,89kg

okey weight that will go down with the right stem, lighter cassette, lighter tires, lighter QR and hopefully EEbrakes. But will also add 100g with my Mavicwheels.

What do you think? Ok with Trek?

Hope to get many nice rides on this bike, ride like it was 2012 😀

Which crankset for my Cannondale SuperSIX Evo?

Seems to have sold my old Super Record crankset 😉 and got to get a new one. A lighter one but still good looking and as good as the one I had so what should I get? What would fit nicely on my bike?

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Options I come up with now:

 

1min longer, 0,2km/h higher pace

Rode around Arna with John A this morning. He’s fast as I not got the cadence or the power he has. Didn’t have the max either so just pushing this middleways feeling tired and slow. That’s how it can be. But a beautiful morning, great company and rode some more climbs than the usual ride, even when I dropped the last climb that is the hardest.

The good thing is the seatpost, feels really nice with some setback now, maybe lower it a mm and tilt it a bit more up but just very small adjustments. Ended the ride with riding Fjellveien which is a walking/cycling path going a bit over Bergen city centre with great views, no traffic lights and some gravel.

On the way down:

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And if you don’t want all the stats at Movescount and just want to see where I rode and climbed you can watch it here:

map climbing