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You are my size...and I wasn't being snarky. SC, and I have the 2019 SC, are not built to be "light". Can you make them lighter? Yes, but can you get stronger, lighter, faster, more aero or whatever instead? At a point bike weight stops being the issue because you can only get it so light. Functional weight matters and its a trade off. Sure you can make your bike lighter when you don't add water bottles but at what cost?
However if weight is an issue you can lose a lot of weight by using lighter wheels.
once your weight is optimized then you have to consider how heavy your bike weighs. A lot of folks are saying to just lose a pound or two to make up for a bike thatâ€™s a couple pounds heavier. It doesnâ€™t work that way though. You have to get your weight up climbs and the weight of the bike. Theyâ€™re two separate objects. Sure itâ€™s combined weight, but in actuality you are propelling the bike forward so overall the weight of the
bike that you are powering up a hill is somewhat mutually exclusive of rider weight. If I drop two pounds then my watts per kilo has to increase to power that heavy bike. As well, a heavier bike is a big assist on flats, descents and
in wind. Youâ€™ll have more momentum and extra weight will carry you longer. If youâ€™re riding a lot of hills a lighter frame will help a bunch. If not, then a heavier aero frame may be more beneficial. Finally, I think your body weight is fine. You donâ€™t have much if anything to lose.