So I got the scales out earlier today…
My Scott HT was hanging up in the garage without wheels – and was noticably light when I picked it up. So out came the scales… 12lbs! So then I weighed the wheels … 9.2lbs WTF!
Time to rethink – obviously potential for tangible weight savings. I have a Stans Crest ZTR on the front and a Crossmax XL with an SLX cassette on the rear.
There’s a pair of Rocket Rons on there at the moment (cant recall which model) and a pair of hefty OnOne tubes IIRC.
Continental super light tubes anyone?Posted 4 years agodeadkennySubscriber
21lbs for bike and wheels is not bad really. I’d be happy with that even with heavy wheels.
Tubeless weight saving only really occurs if using tubeless ready tyres (or not officially ready), but even then the amount of sealant you may need might balance it out to same as tubes. UST tyres will add a fair bit of weight though.
But yes, the main benefit isn’t the weight.Posted 4 years ago
Yeah DK don’t get me wrong I love my bike. I just hadn’t appreciated the 9lb wheels v 12lbs for everything else which in my mind means an opportunity to shed more weight (relatively) cheaply!
I’ve just raided the garage and come out with different tyres and a dozen tubes (out come the scales again) 😕Posted 4 years ago
New tubes from NextDayTyres … 95g each end, result!?Posted 4 years agoEdric 64MembercuriousyellowSubscriber
I scoop of Stans is about 60g I reckon. Put my tubeless Hans Dampfs on using a track pump last weekend. It was a previously used one and it seated despite having holes it needed to reseal while reseating it! Didn’t take long, but probably not wise to do them in the kitchen with sealant going everywhere.Posted 4 years ago
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