Reducing weight on 2011 S-works Epic?- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    106

    Reducing weight on 2011 S-works Epic?

    So now got my weight down to approx race weight. Now looking at my 2011 Epic S-works 29er and wondering how I could lighten it. It's so damn light now that I'm finding it hard to think of something other than titanium bolts!

    Replaced the original bar, as didn't like the position, with 680 wide Truvativ NOIR carbon with a slight rise. Maybe a replacement bar would save a few grams (assuming it's worth it?)

    So anyone lightened (or got suggestions how to) an S-works Epic, how and how much $ ( and don't tell me BB ceramic bearings :P)

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: WR304's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    5,191
    You could always do something similar to 417markg's 2010 S-Works Epic. It's not a cheap approach but would drop significant weight (at the expense of some reliability).

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?...postcount=1051

    .

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    632

    tuff task!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hostilemonk View Post
    So now got my weight down to approx race weight. Now looking at my 2011 Epic S-works 29er and wondering how I could lighten it. It's so damn light now that I'm finding it hard to think of something other than titanium bolts!

    Replaced the original bar, as didn't like the position, with 680 wide Truvativ NOIR carbon with a slight rise. Maybe a replacement bar would save a few grams (assuming it's worth it?)

    So anyone lightened (or got suggestions how to) an S-works Epic, how and how much $ ( and don't tell me BB ceramic bearings :P)
    I went tubeless, as the 29er tubes are 170g....stock post and saddle have a combined weight of 500+ grams....put in a Shimano PRO Tharis and a carbon rail PRO saddle, and foam grips.

    Thats it....actually went heavier on the tires (IKON's 600g) because the Renegade's are so specific...needed a wider all rounder. Last year I rode the Renegade 26X 2.1....even it was better than these narrow 1.95 with taller knobs.

    So my EPIC 29er is 22.3lbs.

    later...LC

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: GTR2ebike's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    1,872
    Scrub Rotors
    Lighter Post (Ritchey Superlogic with Ti bolt will save 100 grams)
    Carbon Rail saddle
    Foam Grips
    2012 SID Fork - If you can get one

    If your a serious WW then
    -Carbon Ti seatpost clamp
    -syntace x-12 rear axle

  5. #5
    The Other Dude
    Reputation: jut8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    3,080
    I went 1x10, with foam grips, toupe saddle, fast trak front, renegade rear, eggbeater ti pedals, some ti bolts, and a few other goodies got me down to 21.6lbs with pedals, cage, and a computer, all ready to race.
    Sponsors: Specialized, Honey Stinger, The Hive, Twenty6, 661, Elka Suspension, www.Chainsmokeracing.net

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    789
    My cheap and cheapish weight savings are as follows and used on my S Works 2011 Epic 26er and will be doing the same or similar on my S Works Epic 2012 29er

    Tubes for tubeless - 200g
    Swap grips for 'Poshbikes' nitrile foam grip(they honestly don't slip at all) -40g
    Stock post for Thomson Masterpiece with Ti bolts. -100g
    Saddle for toupe pro( masterpiece good for carbon rails. - 50g.
    Swap chainstay protector for 'Lizard Skins' carbon leather protector. - 43g.

  7. #7
    RIDE...
    Reputation: MarcoL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    428
    Quote Originally Posted by Hostilemonk View Post
    So now got my weight down to approx race weight. Now looking at my 2011 Epic S-works 29er and wondering how I could lighten it. It's so damn light now that I'm finding it hard to think of something other than titanium bolts!

    Replaced the original bar, as didn't like the position, with 680 wide Truvativ NOIR carbon with a slight rise. Maybe a replacement bar would save a few grams (assuming it's worth it?)

    So anyone lightened (or got suggestions how to) an S-works Epic, how and how much $ ( and don't tell me BB ceramic bearings :P)

    do not use the scrub rotor, it is too noisy!!!
    use formula brakes, hope rotors, esri foam grips, ritchey seat post, a romin carbon saddle, my 2 cents...

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    214
    KCNC seatpost (160 g), Tune saddle (95 g), foam grips (12 g), Schwalbe Rocket Ron (420 g) and these wheels (1190 g):

    http://www.actionsports.de/de/Laufra...tz::29186.html
    Last edited by dirkinho; 08-03-2011 at 12:14 AM. Reason: Rocket Ron

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    106
    Excellent info guys - thanks - gone to tubeless and S-works tyres due to surface here - will now peruse the options and do some costing

    Thanks - and keep the suggestions coming if you have any more

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: WR304's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    5,191
    Quote Originally Posted by dirkinho View Post
    Can you get DT Swiss 180 rear hubs with a 142x12mm thru axle option? Apparently they're quick release only so you couldn't use the back wheel on a 2011 S-Works Epic.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...wheels--30514/

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    214
    Right, no idea but you can have it built with other hubs.

    At least there are definetely lighter options than the Rovals!

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    45
    Formula Brakes and 1 piece Rotors
    Masterpiece Seatpost
    Fizik Aliante Carbon Rail Saddle
    ESI Grips
    Easton Monkeylight Bar
    Syntase F109 Stem
    Tubeless Renegades
    Eggbeater 4 Ti pedals

    21lb 9oz

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: GTR2ebike's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    1,872
    Quote Originally Posted by jeddog69 View Post
    Formula Brakes and 1 piece Rotors
    Masterpiece Seatpost
    Fizik Aliante Carbon Rail Saddle
    ESI Grips
    Easton Monkeylight Bar
    Syntase F109 Stem
    Tubeless Renegades
    Eggbeater 4 Ti pedals

    21lb 9oz
    It comes with a Syntace F109 Stem

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    17
    How about Wheels: Easton EC90 .

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 17
    Last Post: 06-24-2011, 09:09 AM
  2. 2011 S-works Carbon Epic frame weight
    By Leighc in forum Specialized
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 03-29-2011, 08:26 AM
  3. 2011 Epic S-Works and S-Works 29
    By M0riarty in forum Specialized
    Replies: 157
    Last Post: 10-07-2010, 03:56 PM
  4. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-06-2010, 06:52 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.