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    who said cycling can be expensive


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    Quote Originally Posted by ol-crank View Post
    imagine breaking this
    I'm completely mystified as to why they don't make a model for MTB.

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    And he doesn't even list the weight! I'm not a weight weenie, but wouldn't a weight weenie want to know this important piece of information?!

    From what I could find, it weighs around 100 grams, or about $13/g (based on sellers list price of $1300). By comparison, a Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 brand new goes for roughly $4/gram [$654 (at CRC) for 172 grams.]

    But I guess if you can afford a Dura-Ace, a few extra hundred dollars to shave another 72 grams or so is good value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwmtb View Post
    And he doesn't even list the weight! I'm not a weight weenie, but wouldn't a weight weenie want to know this important piece of information?!

    From what I could find, it weighs around 100 grams, or about $13/g (based on sellers list price of $1300). By comparison, a Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 brand new goes for roughly $4/gram [$654 (at CRC) for 172 grams.]

    But I guess if you can afford a Dura-Ace, a few extra hundred dollars to shave another 72 grams or so is good value.
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    Who's using gear like that? Olympic athletes. An Ironman competitor? Over the top for sure!

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    it's like the 5000 dollar swizle stick ain't it. I doubt anybody

    Quote Originally Posted by -Todd- View Post
    Who's using gear like that? Olympic athletes. An Ironman competitor? Over the top for sure!
    racing would notice 70 grams difference, pretty much an effort by the builder to outdo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Todd- View Post
    Who's using gear like that? Olympic athletes. An Ironman competitor? Over the top for sure!
    Nah, pros generally use fairly standard stuff Shimano/SRAM/Campy, with sometimes a couple of clever install tweaks by their team mechs. This is pure enthusiast/hobbyist stuff for those who like to play with gear. Nothing wrong with that. For some it's cars, for others RC planes, stamps and coins, you name it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Nah, pros generally use fairly standard stuff Shimano/SRAM/Campy, with sometimes a couple of clever install tweaks by their team mechs.
    In fact bikes are getting so light these days that many teams are putting power meters and various other gadgets on the bikes just to get them *UP* to the UCI limit.
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    garage is right. With how light regular pro bikes have gotten they either have to add weight to meet the UCI minimum or they take advantage of the head room and leave the power meters on for racing.

    Cool weight weenie item.

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