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For the addict I wanted to try another set of weight weenie tubes. The Continental supersonics I tried before failed on me after about one ride around town. Hopefully these will be better.
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American Classics with Sapim CxRay spokes and red velo plugs make this set ridiculously light!
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This was my first time using Nokon cable housings and it was a Pita. Getting the length of the liners correct then the housings on the liners was a lot more time intensive than I had imagined. Measure once, cut twice. Or just cut longer than needed every time just to make sure.
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The HMX frame weighs a sweet 867 grams bare! Couple that with a 280 gram ford and you’ve got a real good starting platform.
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Derailleur hanger and headset.
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Light weight rubbers. The Contitnental supersonic tires were a bit disappointing, each tire came out 15 grams over claimed weight. They’re supposed to ride quite nicely though, and that’s the most important thing.
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Nokon housings come out to be about 160 grams from the factory and about 140 grams installed. About any plain good quality cork handlebar tape will come out to about 40 grams installed if you don’t pad it up too much.
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Sram force derailleurs, the front derailleur is always a bit disappointing in weight. This can be switched out to about any older dura ace derailleur for quite cheap to save weight.
Sram force fd 2 Sram force rd 2
Stronglight Pulsions, old but still very competitive. The pedals are X2’s with my custom butterfly plates and Ti screws.
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Syntace F109 Stem and a Schmolke steerer cap.
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Dura ace chainset.
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The SRAM force shifter is so close in weight to the Reds that they’re always a good choice. Zipp SL handlebars are great in weight and feel if you’re not too heavy of a rider.
Sram Force  BR 2 Zipp sl tb
The SLR Carbinio Flow with the stock Ritchey seatmast that’s quite heavy.
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