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With what I have learned from this board I have dropped almost 4lbs from my XC bike in the last year, but I am now realizing my road bike needs a serious performance boost. I can't afford a whole new bike, so I want to slowly upgrade it.

I would to know - is there a messageboard just like this one somewhere on the internet that discusses road bike equipment?
 

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~ScaryFast~ said:
With what I have learned from this board I have dropped almost 4lbs from my XC bike in the last year, but I am now realizing my road bike needs a serious performance boost. I can't afford a whole new bike, so I want to slowly upgrade it.

I would to know - is there a messageboard just like this one somewhere on the internet that discusses road bike equipment?
www.roadbikereview.com
Its the road version of mtbr
 

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Yeah, I have spent a lot of time on weightweenies.starbike, but I'm not exactly sure where to start, because I am not as familiar with the products themselves in order to judge what is worth upgrading to.

My first problem is that I don't even know what my frame and parts weight and I don't have a scale :(

Anyways here is my spec:

Custom bike by Marinoni, 52cm Columbus SLX frame and fork
Shimano Ultegra headset, 1" threaded
3TTT alloy stem (unknown model)/3TTT Forma handlebar
Shimano 105 STI, front and rear der, 8sp cassette (12-23), crankset, brakes
Shimano PD-6500 (old ultegra) pedals
Shimano 105 hubs/DT straight gauge spokes (Champion?)/Campy Moskva rims
Hutchinson Excel tires 700x23 (heavy, but cheap :) )
Bontrager Super Light tubes
SRAM PC48 chain
Kalloy seatpost
Selle San Marco Strada saddle

I would most likely think about new wheels because my hubs are toast anyways. Good wheels are expensive though. I don't know how much weight a carbon fork would save, but I think it may be possible to find a deal on eBay since 1" threaded is an obsolete standard now.
 

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spicercycles sells 1" threadless martec brand carbon threadless fork in either alumium or cabon steerer for around 125.00us. i've had these forks on my lemond zurich for 8 months. bike is now more responsive and lighter.
bike pictured has 1" cane creek s2 headset and thomson stem.
 

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