Functionally as good but lighter?
There’s lighter Nanos- I’ve got a set of mag/tis on one bike, they’re something like 200g lighter but perform the same. Bit less tough as you’d expect though, they shed pins a bit easily. But they’re very good pedals. TBF the steel/alu nanos aren’t overweight for what they arePosted 4 years agoI_AcheMember
XTR Cluch Mech
Ti Nano axles
2014 XTR brakes
That should save you a whopping 100g or so.
My usual approach is to buy tough reliable stuff that will last and then worry about the weight. I am more than happy to put up with the weight of something rather than spend loads of money replacing a lighter part more often.Posted 4 years agoahwilesSubscriber
i buy stuff that works – like charge spoon saddles.
if there’s a lighter version, like a spoon with Ti rails, i’ll consider it as long as it offers a 1g/£ (or better) weight saving.
a Ti spoon costs an extra £40, but only saves about 20grams, so i don’t bother.
But, i can buy a thompson carbon handlebar for £100, and it’ll save me 150grams, so it’s on my shopping list.Posted 4 years ago
Basically i am saying are there any parts that function as well as those in the OP but are substantially lighter and as durable.
E.g. i know that nukeproof electrons are 130g lighter than nanos but perform worse.Posted 4 years ago
The list in my OP are the only bits that could be changed for a weight saving (i.e. the only really heavy parts), got a reverb but thats going nowhere, gone from spoon to charge knife. Works ring from E13xcx and stainless on-one ring, Superstar excel to ESI grips. All of these changes are functionally as good but lighter.ahwilesSubscriber
rob jackson – Member
i know that nukeproof electrons are 130g lighter than nanos but perform worse.
mine have been faultless, still smooooothe after 2 years – in which time plenty of other stuff has died, worn out, fallen off, begged for a service, etc. sometimes twice.Posted 4 years agoandylMember
But, i can buy a thompson carbon handlebar for £100, and it’ll save me 150grams, so it’s on my shopping list.
how does the weight compare to an Easton carbon havoc? Not the lightest carbon bar but 750mm and very strong and you can often pick them up from Merlin for £80 so worth considering. Go with a Haven stem too and save a few grams more over an X4.Posted 4 years ago
I think mosey’s reading “functionally as good” as “equal performance”, so if it’s lighter and just as good, there’s no trade off.
I was. 🙂
Are you taking price into account? I’m sure there are loads of products lighter but cost three times as much.
To be fair your thread wasn’t particularly well written.Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
I use my weight/cash more wisely these daysPosted 4 years ago
Carbon Frame over Alu – performance and weight saving
Hope Brakes over lightweight crap – function/performance/longevity over weight
Wheels – light enough for what I do – spares for heavy duty
X0 Shifters but X9 Mechs – one is consumablemikewsmithSubscriber
Yep pick your battles, was advised not to bother with upping Shimano Cranks as weight saving as cost wise it’s not worth it but have the LBS on the lookout for some run out SRAM carbon ones.
The only major savings I would do is XX1 and Enve wheels apart from that I’m happyPosted 4 years ago
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