How to make my Cannondale 1FG lighter ???
I just bought a 2006 Cannondale 1FG Ultra.
It currently has a stock set up. I would prefer it to be a little lighter.
What parts are the heaviest? Where would you start upgrading first?
here are the specs:
Frame & Fork
Frame Construction Unspecified
Frame Tubing Material Singlespeed HeadShok
Fork Brand & Model HeadShok Super Fatty Ultra DLR, 80mm
Fork Material Aluminum
Rear Shock Not applicable
Component Group Not applicable
Brakeset Avid BB-5 disc brakes, Cannondale Fire levers
Shift Levers Not applicable
Front Derailleur Not applicable
Rear Derailleur Not applicable
Crankset TruVatiV Firex SS, 32 teeth
Pedals Not included
Bottom Bracket Truvativ GIGA pipe SL
BB Shell Width Unspecified
Rear Cogs 9-speed, 18 teeth
Seatpost Kalloy SP-263B
Saddle WTB Laser V Pro
Handlebar FSA XC-281AOS
Handlebar Extensions Not included
Handlebar Stem Cannondale XC3 HeadShok
Headset Cannondale HeadShok Si
Hubs Front: Cannondale Omega, Rear: KT SS
Rims Sun Black Eye Disc, 32-hole
Tires 26 x 2.35" Maxxis Ignitor
Spoke Brand DT Swiss Champion stainless steel
How much does it actually weigh?
My guess is that head shock is heavy.
Wheels probably could be lighter.
and if you are really serious start replacing things with carbon or titanium.
brakes are an option but pricey just for weight savings. (Maybe carbon levers?)
If you go onto Jensonusa.com and start looking stuff up like handlebars they list weights for most of the stuff. So what you can do is look up your handle bar find out the weight and then go from there. That is how I have done things on my build recently.
Its all about money though. :-/
1FG HeadShok M 24.03lbs
According to http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/07/c...ke_weights.pdf
24lbs isn't too bad...
Thanks for the advice. I will check out Jenson to get the weights on each component.
Its really not that bad, but I would prefer it a touch lighter.
Repost this in weight weenies and they'll definitely be able to help you a lot. I would look at the tires and wheelset first. Take all the parts off and weigh them individually. It takes a while, but there's sometimes a big difference between claimed and real weight.