Keep the weight down, lighter crankset

My plans for 2016 is a supermodern classic roadbike. No electronics but otherwise with the latest technology like Sram Force 1 groupset:

As you see on the picture the bike (not mine) doesn’t have a Sram Force 1 crankset. My first thought was a Force 1 crankset but it’s pretty heavy. 2nd thought was a Specialized S-Works crankset. 3rd thought is lighter and cheaper (not as stiff as S-Works).

Like the picture shows except I will go for BB30 of course. A Sram Red22 crankset with a Force 1 chainring.

A Sram Red crankset:

And taking of the chainrings:

371g!

Compared with an S-works:

Or why not a Cannondale Hollowgram SiSL that also is in the same league:

Impressed by Sram 😀

Venge Vias weights!

Is a Venge Vias frame heavier than a Tarmac?

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Yes when we talk about the fork. It includes a brake and the expander is mounted on the non cut fork tube. But if we take those parts of it’s still pretty heavy. So what about frame?

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1252g for the frame with bottle cage bolts, bottom bracket, rear brake and of course derailleur hanger. My S-Works Tarmac disc frame in same size (54) is 1141g except brake. And yes, the Venge rear brake is more than 111g.

It think the frameweight is really good compared to what my thoughts are. So much carbon, so many special features but lighter than a Tarmac.

The future is coming and the paint looks really cool 🙂

Lantern Rouge p/b Cykelcafe Le Mond

Maybe the best way to start the cycling week with cafériding Le Mond group. Relaxed and it’s possible to go both hard and easy, everybody are welcome and we always wait for the ones behind if needed. Today it was just Ena, Jimmie and me.

Rode the standard route but with one change, we rode the opposite way 😉 Roads are different the other way, or at least it feels so and you see new things you usually have your back at. Me and Ena:

Ena in front:

and me and Jimmie in our new Le Mond kits behind:

After passing Gustavsberg:

We caught up with Stefan:

Me and Jimmie enjoyed an evening in our cool kits:

Map and stats of the easy ride: Strava

A lot of Specialized news for 2016

Now starts Specializeds big Sales meeting in Austria for all European dealers. But before we get the news from them you can look here 😉 Some big news that hasn’t been shown before is the new Öhlins air rear damper, win-win on S-Works Enduro. The Elite gets Rock Shox Monarch, so no more Cane Creek. And then we have the Allez Sprint, Aeroalu. And a lot of new colours of course, have a look:

Specialized Allez 2016 Specialized Crux Diverge 2016 Specialized Epic 2016 Specialized Roubaix 2016 Specialized S-Works Enduro 2016 Specialized Shiv 2016 Specialized Tarmac 2016

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click on the pictures to get them a little bigger.

There is also coming a new helmet between Prevail and Propero called Airnet. And back is light XC grips. It will be a good new year 😀

All mountain racebike

After having an all mountain bike for 2014:

and raced with it. I’m aiming for a better racebike 2015. Less travel, more XCO. like:

with some small tweaks.

But the big question at the moment:

Should I have 700 or 720mm wide handlebar?

While you thinking of that and writing the answer as a comment here you can watch the classy bike I built for CK Valhall elite team today: