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i need a light affordable bottom bracket + crankset.

Old 02-13-10, 12:01 AM
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i need a light affordable bottom bracket + crankset.

I just bought a 2009 GTR Series 4 from a friend of mine complete for 270$

I sold the alex rims
I removed the sti sora shifters
I removed one chain ring
I remove front deraileur
I remove rear deraileur
I removed 8 speed cassette

I got carbon fiber zipp drops
Install one bar end shifters
Install 9 ultegra cassette
Install 9 speed Dura-Ace rear deraileur

I was only able to get the bike to 19lb.



I understand the GTR Series 4 is a heavy/lowend aluminum frame/bike but I'm just going to try to do what I can to lighten this thing up.

A friend of mine was telling me I can lighten the bike up w/ a different crankset. Right now I'm using FSA Vero w/ one chain ring.

So once more, what else can I do to lighten this bike? (I'm new to this component/multigear stuff), I'm looking for a light affordable..best bang for the buck crankset.


Thanks
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Old 02-13-10, 12:03 AM
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Good crank. Great price. Includes BB
http://jensonusa.com/store/product/C...kset+W+Bb.aspx
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Sorry to break it for ya, the best way to shave off the weight on a bike is the frame and wheels. Crankset too.
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latex/butyl tubes will save 2/5 of a pound. Change seatpost/stem/handlebars. Wheels can save a lot of weight but can be costly. Crankset will save lots of weight too.
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latex/butyl tubes will save 2/5 of a pound. Change seatpost/stem/handlebars. Wheels can save a lot of weight but can be costly. Crankset will save lots of weight too.
Latex and butyl tubes are at both ends of the weight spectrum.
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You could probably save almost a pound by switching to a fork with a carbon steerer.
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or by switching to geico
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If you want to go weight weenie just save your money for a better frame.
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Wheels, tires, saddle, seatpost, stem, fork, pedals, and brakes are all other places to shave weight. Don't even begin to think you'll save much weight without spending a decent amount of money though. 19 lbs. is pretty good for what was a lower end bike.
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