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    Jeremiah Bishop's Cannondale Flash Carbon 29er


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    I too have a Flash 29er carbon 1.

    Made a few changes to it from stock.
    I honestly CANNOT for the life of me see how they came to 8.23Kgs and that with SRM?!?!
    Love to see that on a scale myself.

    Large frame with all that light goodies, maybe 8.8Kg?

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    yea they definitely got the weight wrong on that bike. I have the same build with no srm, no pedals, and lighter brakes and its a medium and it comes to 18.5 pounds

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    Two words.

    Furious Fred

    It's a 360 g tire. It's probably a 2.1 Ralph on the front. Seemed light to me, but it's possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by unathi View Post
    I too have a Flash 29er carbon 1.

    Made a few changes to it from stock.
    I honestly CANNOT for the life of me see how they came to 8.23Kgs and that with SRM?!?!
    Love to see that on a scale myself.

    Large frame with all that light goodies, maybe 8.8Kg?
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    I actually have nearly that SAME build except for the Furious Fred rear and handlebar (I have a RR rear and FSA Nano-K) and it is 18.6lbs...without the SRM head unit...mine's a medium too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by celesteian View Post
    yea they definitely got the weight wrong on that bike. I have the same build with no srm, no pedals, and lighter brakes and its a medium and it comes to 18.5 pounds
    Comon, you don't think he has access to some sort of "Titanium Internals" for his Lefty ("with Cannondale's own fork and component divisions contributing key pieces to the lightweight puzzle"). I'm sure ceramic bearings all around (you got those?)! And if you look closely, I bet he's running Ti spoke nipples and has Ti Rotor carriers. I have no doubt it weighs 18.14lbs and I bet that 1/4lb he's got on ya cost him $2-3K!
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    All parts have a variance in weight he likely got to choose the lightest ones of the bunch. Even if that was only 3 to 5 % that would add up. Or... they weighted it inaccurately. I see no pictures of it on a scale.

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    As a previous poster said, it's pretty easy to figure out how this happened.

    Having worked for a shop before, when looking for new parts or having ordered parts en masse with other customers, I'd simply take all of the X/Y/Z components out of their boxes and weigh them on a digital scale. Guess who took the lightest tires/brakes/whatever?

    When you have fluctuations in weight that can exceed 10% for tires, and slightly less for other components, it's not that hard see why his bike weighs less than yours. The lightest of the lightest makes a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaGoat View Post
    I have no doubt it weighs 18.14lbs and I bet that 1/4lb he's got on ya cost him $2-3K!
    I seriously doubt it cost him a penny

    Bishop has posted pics of this bike on the scale before. In fact, he posts picks of most of his bikes on the scale on his facebook page. His road bike is stupid light as well. He is as much a bike guru as us...and I wouldn't be surprised if he snooped this forum from time to time.

    I would guess that variances in scales may also play a factor. I mean, when was the last time you had your scale calibrated?
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