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Reply To: Sub 9 Pound Crumpton


First of, I really like that bike despite maybe being the least “bike showy” bike I remember from you.

We’ve watched stock parts shedding grams to the point where the SRAM Red weights are impressive as is, while many incremental improvements in the last couple years (KCNC ti cables, Bungarus housing, the DLC coating on the KMC chain) all come together and make a big step forward in performance.

Just to make sure, are you saying that those parts improve the function of the Red group, or that they are now so good they are no longer a noticeable downgrade in function over stock parts to achieve a lower weight?

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