to cut a long story short, i have a carbon flash with a pair of sid race forks, the bike is used on roads, canal paths, fire roads and smoothish singletrack, nothing mad, i also have a jekyll for the mad stuff, i've been really pleased with the carbon flash, its lovely for what i do on it but i recently did a trade with a guy i know, i got an alloy flash f1 in exchange for an oakley watch that i was going to sell, the flash f1 was a bit too big for me but i figured it would be easier to sell than a nich market watch, the flash f1 had a lefty which i really liked, it also came with some mavic crossmax slr wheels which i'm keeping for now, i sold the flash f1 today and am thinking about buying a lefty carbon 120 pbr for my own flash carbon, so i can use the mavic crossmax on mine,
is there much of a weight advantage over a sid? are the quoted weights for the lefty, 1260g with a steerer tube or without because my sids weigh 1398g on my scales with a steerer tube and oil etc so if the quoted lefty weight is without steerer then i can't see me gaining much more than 50g which is poor for aprox £1000 outlay
is there a real performance advantage for my kind of riding?
i like the crossmax wheels but i'm sure i could sell them, stick with the sids and buy a nice set of stans crest on hope hubs with some light spokes and have change left from the sale of the mavics and they would likely be lighter too, and i'd still have the £1000ish from not needing to buy a lefty, but i do like them alot
what would you guys do and why
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