I'd like to hear some ideas on weight savings. I (V-2 owner) am obsessed. But I'm also a tightwad (not paying for aluminum, or HED wheels). So I'm doing the things I can afford- losing weight myself, lighter tires, shoes, etc. I do have a front fairing, and one bottle cage, but no panniers, mirrors, fenders, electronics, tools, or kickstand. Before you roll your eyes, I'm even thinking about eliminating the whole left hand assembly (grip shifter, brake, cables, and the two front chainrings). That leaves me with the right side controls for the rear brakes, and rear derailleur. Is this stupid? I can still climb hills in the 52T, if that's an issue. But is it necessary to have both brake sets?