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    KS carbon dropper switch VS. KS plastic dropper switch and grip clamp.

    I bought the CF dropper switch mostly cause I wanted a grip clamp type for less stuff on the bar's. Might loose a bit of weight, wasnt expecting much. I dont even care about weight usually I find it more funny than anything. The results are well not what I expected. Maybe this will help someone thats seriously trying to ditch weight in the future.

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    KS carbon dropper switch VS. KS plastic dropper switch and grip clamp.-ks-carbon-dropper-switch.jpg


    All plastic switch with the grip clamp I removed(lizard skins Peaty)
    KS carbon dropper switch VS. KS plastic dropper switch and grip clamp.-ks-dropper-switch.jpg

    I actually gained weight swapping. The only part of the Carbon lever that carbon is the switch portion, the rest is aluminum. Granted it is a grip clamp and its split mount as well. Not a big deal but kind of unexpected. I should have measured the bare plastic switch just for giggle's. It has to be the lightest one they make.
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    Since we're here, which dropper do you have, & what does it weigh?

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    I have a KS eTen and its pretty damn heavy. I have never actually put it on a scale and dont really care to. If I cared that much about wieght I'd ditch the dropper. I usually dont even pay much attention to weight of stuff. I just thought it was kinda funny the carbon switch is actually heavier than the switch that comes with the cheapest dropper made by KS. Enough of a difference that it was noticable by hand.
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