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Upgraded wheelset and guess my weight savings!

Old 09-15-11, 10:10 AM
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Upgraded wheelset and guess my weight savings!

Okay picked up a new set of Easton EA70 wheels, These wheels finally went on the bike today and while I had the set of stock Bontrager SSRs on my Trek 2.1 the price on the Easton wheelset for under 3 bills was too hard to pass on. Using a kitchen gram scale I know not the most accurate but pretty close here is the weight comparision.

SSR
front 1436
rear 1910
EA70
front 1055
rear 1475

Includes strips, tubes, tires, skewers and cassette
Total weight savings 816 grams or 1.79 lbs of rotating weight! Pretty pleased!
here is a pick the bike with its new wheels
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Old 09-15-11, 10:15 AM
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Um can't guess if you already posted it.
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Old 09-15-11, 10:26 AM
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Did you ride on them yet?
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No not yet planning on that tommorrow, I notice that they are a bit noisy but I have read it does quiet down a bit after breaking them in.
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I guess 816 grams
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I guess 816 grams
All that talent and looks too. Life just isn't fair.
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Needs more black tires. Besides that, nice bike!
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I'm going to take a wild, out on a limb guess and go with 816 grams.
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I'd be curious to know the weight of the SSRs with just the wheels (no cassette, rim strips, skewers, tires or tubes). I'm having a set of 1490 gram wheels built and I am super curious about what the weight saving will be.
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that weight comparison isn't all that helpful unless you switched the same tires, tubes, and cassette onto them in which case it is then meaningful. You should notice a serious change in the feel of the bike.
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