it weighs 160g, but can easily weigh 120g.
1000 gram boyd 20mm tubulars (yeah WW I know) $750
Syntace f99 stem(or any 100 gram stem)
Ti spindle modded Speedplays (-50 grams for like $70)
So, -100gm for tubes, -30 for stem -50 for pedals -430 for wheels -140 for crank
I imagine there's still ways to go, honestly I would go for rival instead of force and sell off the crank & brakes and buy more WW parts.
I'm working to get my CAAD9 to under 16lbs.
But, I might be stuck at just over 16 because I'm finding it hard to replace
my current parts with lighter bits that actually perform as well or better.
I'd happily stick with just over 16lbs if I know that that's the best I can do for the quality I have.
Adjusted for the sell-off parts, it's now costing me a solid $3,500. and I still have the OEM wheelset/fork/fr der/seat post from the original bike. I think I'm going to go another $500. to lighten it up another 1/2 lb to get it in that mystical 15lb range while keeping my relatively heavy, but comfortable cockpit and wheelset. I'm trying to strike a balance between lightweight and reliability. A 15lb bike that continually breaks on me is worthless. So, I'm going to keep an eye on what works for others and take notes. Then I'll borrow the best ideals.
I know I could've gotten it down to 15lbs cheaper and quicker, but again, I don't think the bike would've been as strong as it is now. And, to be brutally honest, I have to say that aesthetics were of equal priority to weight and performance. My CAAD9 might not be the lightest or the sleekest looking, but in the immortal words of Carl Carlton: "She's a bad mama jama!"
Here's my CAAD.
2007 CAAD9 SRAM Rival/Force mix
"I think drivers become like dogs when they see a bicycle fly by at 40mph. Instinctively, they just want to give chase, catch them, and eat them." - Papa Tom
THE CAAD IS AWESOME. Many thanks to this thread and the rest of BF for leading me to make the purchase of the most badass bike
IMG_0758.jpgJust picked up my "new" bike from the shop, had new wheels, pedals, cables, handlebar and tape put on... extremely happy to see how it turned out... getting it properly fit on wednesday... can't wait to ride it
Road: 2008 CAAD9 5
Training: 2009 Kona PHD
Though I don't know much about as year wise I thought you guys could chime in. It a little small for me but it will do for now. Any help on nailing down the year ect would be great.
"resistance is futile"
Forgot to add that is a 105 group.
"resistance is futile"
044.jpgWere back from the first ride. What can I say! The parts include: Record group sporting Super Record brakes/ gore cables. Hollowgram SL with steel bb30 bearings and Stronglight 11 speed rings+ Tiso bolts. Mavic K10 wheels with titanium rear axle. Thomson masterpiece seat mast + stem. Columbus Muscle full carbon fork with NOS Reynolds carbon bars. Bold Precision skewers and Keywin Ti pedals.
16.35lbs, measured on an accurate digital scale used for weighing refrigeration gas.
Just completed my very first build:
2002 CAAD5 R3000Si aka "eBay Special"
Everything except the Brakeset was purchased from eBay
SRAM Force Groupset
Specialize Toupe 143
3T Rotundo handlebar
Ritchey WCS Stem
7600 Ultegra 12-25 casette
KMC 10DX SC
Look Keo Carbon
RS-10 wheelset ($30 from a friend)
Here's the new ride. I originally was going to build a up a caad frame, But for $1,995 I couldn't pass up this deal. Just got back from a nice 40 mile coastal ride and I am really impressed with the 7900 DA and also the shimano RS80 wheelset. I am only going to be doing a few minor modifications and I will be good to go.
Enjoy the pics
Got it the other day, Love this bike. The only issue I have is there is an odd ticking noise coming from the Bottom Bracket/Front Der....anyone know what that may be?
Last edited by rkelley23; 04-04-11 at 04:50 PM.
sounds like maybe your chain or something else might be rubbing up against something. maybe your limit screws arent properly adjusted