The beginning of the end?
So, i am not a weight weenie. But I am building up a CX bike for my wife (52cm redline conquest pro), and I want it to be light because she is not a very strong girl (couldn't lift her mtn bike). The parts bike that i got a smoking deal on came with some Tufo Prestige tubulars.
Anyhow, just for curiosity i got a harbor freight gram scale to compare my current Kenda Kwicks to other clinchers I was looking at for her. Those pigs came out to 500g a piece. I also found out that my tubular wheelset with the tufos was only 400g more than my bare Fulcrum racing 7's.
2560g for my tubular wheels (no cassette)
3420g Fulcrum Racing 7's with tubes and Kenda Kwick
That's like 2 lbs!!! just in the wheelset
Is this how weight weenies are born? It does make me consider another set of vintage tubulars... This is scary
Last edited by adam_mac84; 02-17-11 at 08:03 PM.