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This page is designed to be a complete listing of weights of bicyclecomponents we stock. We have started with road groupsets and willcomplete the other categories as time allows.

Having a lighter bicycle will save you energy every time you rideuphill. A light bike is also desirable in road races and criteriumswhere you will need to accelerate frequently in response to attacks.Having a lighter bike is better. This assumes that the light weight isachieved without adversely sacrificing the strength, stiffness,durability or safety of the component.

Of all the places where weight can be saved having lighter wheels willoffer the greatest benefit. Fortunately lightweight tubes, tires andrim tapes are also one of the least expensive places to reduce weight.Many off the peg bikes will be specced with cheap wire bead clinchertires weighing in excess of 300g, oem rubber rim strips weighing over30g each and inner tubes weighing over 100g each. Good qualityclincher tires are available weighing less than 200g, tubes areavailable weighing 55g and rim tapes from 6g. Combined savings of over300g of rotational weight compared with most OEM set ups areavailable.

In 2000 the UCI introduced a minimum bike weight of 6.8kg for road andTT bikes which is approximately 14.96lbs. Now its possible to buy acomplete off the peg bike under this weight to which you'll need toattach weights if taking part in any races. Of course not everyonewants to race and many people get as much satisfaction in the processof building up their perfect bike by considered selection of frame,wheels and components as they do riding the finished article.

Groups Road

SRAM made claims to have produced the first sub 2kg groupset in their 2008 Red offering. However anyone who had taken the time to add up the component weights would have found that Campagnolo Record 10sp was under 2kg in 2007.

In 2011 SRAM Red still have the lightest group available (by 26g from Campagnolo Super Record) with their BB30 crank option, however the BB30 cranks are not compatible with many bikes as yet. The Campagnolo Super Record group at 1875g is the lightest group that can be fitted to any standard bike.

 

2014

Campagnolo
Super Record

Campagnolo
Record

Campagnolo
Chorus

Crankset
585a
627
667
644b
BB Cups
45
46
46
72
Shift Lever
330
337
337
360
Rear Derailleur
155
172
186
209
Front Derailleur
72
74
76
92
Chain
239
239
255
255
Cassette
177
201
230
230

Brake Calipers

272
278
299
306
Group Weight in g
1875
1974
2096
2168
Group Weigh in lb
4.13
4.35
4.62
4.78

aThe Super Record group was weighed with the titanium crankset option.

bThe Athena group was weighed with the carbon crankset and shift levers.

 

2014
Shimano
105 5700
Crankset
636
694
834
BB Cups
67
76
102

Shift Lever

363
419
492
Rear Derailleur
160
193
232
Front Derailleur
67
86
112
Chain
248
260
291
Cassette
163
226 (11-25)
205
Brake Calipers
294
340
356
Group Weight in g
1998
2294
2624
Group Weight in lb
4.40
5.05
5.78

2014 Sram Road groups Red and Force are now 11sp.

2014
SRAM Red BB30 / GXP
SRAM Force BB30 / GXP
Crankset GXP
605
718
739
890
GXP BB Cups
105
115
115
inc above
Crankset BB30
555
710
n/a
n/a
BB30 Bearings
51
52
n/a
n/a

Shift Lever

280
307
340
344
Rear Derailleur
143
166
188
190
Front Derailleur
76
77
88
89
Chain
250
250
277
277
Cassette
155
241
210
210
Brake Calipers
254
278
287
308
BB30 Group in g
1764
2081
2244
2308
BB30 Group in lb
3.89
4.58
4.94
5.08
GXP Group in g
1868
2152
n/a
n/a
GXP Group in lb
4.11
4.74
n/a
n/a