Justin's been having a bit more down time than normal lately (we find out for sure what is going on tomorrow, I hope - MRI was yesterday), so he spent some time last night working on my rocketship, er, race bike.
He also had picked up my new Truvativ Noir WC bar. It is freaking SWEET. I can't WAIT to try it out this weekend! Mike had essentially said at my bike fit that my bars were way too wide (stock Specialized carbon lo-rise). That meant that my Salsa Carbon Pro-Moto's were WAY too wide. Justin had cut those down a tad before the Coup assault, and I liked the more narrow bars; they just felt a bit better. But, I also felt like they could go a bit more narrow. From what Mike had said, the Noir bars were basically the perfect width for me without needing to be cut down at all.
I think we shaved about 40g in the bar switch, and I also am probably sitting with about another inch or so of saddle to bar drop.
Dropped a good bit of rolling resistance weight from a tire change as well. Stock tires were the Fast Trak LK's at 502/528g
The Specialized Fast Trak SLK shaves a little weight for the front tire
The big weight-saver? The Maxxis MaxxLite 310 (lighter than advertised!)
I also stopped being lazy and applied the Scrub stickers to the bike. While those pics didn't come out, this one did:
Justin also took off the stock Specialized grips and added his old set of Ergon GP-1's. Those will be sooo much nicer. Can't wait to go GREEN!
Lastly, hope to check out some new Nema gloves this weekend at Southridge! Could very well be my first race of the year. Should be really interesting considering I haven't been anaerobic since mid-November. Hello pain, suffering and begging for death! Sunday will be similar, only "fun", and twice as long! Looking forward to the switch for sure. I'm ready to be out of regen this week and start to up the intensity! Next week is going to be FUN, but not in a really fun way! :)
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