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2012 Moots Psychlo X RSL — Weight (variations)
See the build summary on the previous page, because weight numbers on this page refer to the original build weight.
The Moots Psychlo X RSL cyclocross bike can be built up as a do-it-all bike, good for offroad and onroad use, with very respectable bike weight for its ultra-sturdy frame.
This pages examines some build variants relative to the original build a specified on the build page, which is a complete ready to ride setup with pedals, sensors, cages, offroad tires, etc at 18.4 pounds.
Weight with various clincher tires on the hand-built wheelset
Considering tire and tube weights (as weighed), we can compute the bike weight with various tire + tube combinations.
Note that 25C tires take a much lighter inner tube than 28C tires (Schwalbe tubes for the 28C, Bontrager for the 25C).
Schwalbe Racing Ralph 700 X 33C: 594g + 262g = 857 g +284g = 18.4 lb bike
Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 700 X 28C: 461g + 262g = 723 g +200g = 18.2 lb bike
Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 700 X 25C: 435g + 138g = 573 g +0g = 17.8 lb bike Lightweight Obermayer + Veloflex Record: = 16.4 lb bike (estimated)
The Moots Psychlo X RSL cyclocross bike with a hand-built aluminum wheelset compares very favorably to a road bike with a similar wheelset! This is a valuable data point for anyone considering the Psychlo X RSL as a do-it-all bike.
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SRM DA 7950 power meter vs Cannondale Hollowgram SL crankset
Switching out the Cannondale Hollowgram SL crankset with N10 rings for the SRM DuraAce 7950 power meter (which requires a bottom bracket adapter) yields an 18.7 pound bike with the 700 X 28C Ultremo ZX setup above, or 18.9 pounds with the Schwalbe Racing Ralph knobby tires.
In short, the SRM DA7950 crankset adds 1/2 pound over the Cannondale Hollowgram SL non-power crankset.