Weight saving easy win

by allez neg   April 30, 2014  

I've just put new 'bars and stems on both my kids' Specialized Hardrocks and frankly, I'm staggered - for the sake of 10-15 quids worth of discounted 25.4mm bars, and about the same cost on stems for each, I've saved a HUGE chunk of weight. I recall a similar saving off if my old P - Series All Mountain from a few years back when I changed the OE bars. We're talking hundred of grammes for tens of pounds.

Ok, the examples above are mountain bikes (and all Specialized), but if you've got a relatively basic off the peg roadbike, a decent weight saving on the ancillaries might be achieved for very little dough.

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Yep my son has a Hardrock disc and my daughter has a Myka disc. Changed the bars on both and saw massive weight saving. Like you say, for a relatively low outlay too.

In fact my son's Easton bars were from the parts bin and the bike hut (tioga iirc) were cheap as cheaps for my daughters bike.

posted by Super Domestique [1598 posts]
30th April 2014 - 17:26

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