I cut an inch off each side so now she sits at 27.5" which if I remember correctly is what I normally run. The Ritchey grips are so much nicer. The Lizard Skins were extremely hard on the hands. Put them on the scale and was pretty obvious why, they are 1/2 the weight of the Ritcheys! I was really surprised about this but oh well, I will have to save weight elsewhere.
The weight of the Lizard Skins grips plus the inch of bar I cut off (which had aluminum inserts in the ends) were still lighter than the Ritchey grips :'-(
Daang you heavy
Next on the chopping block, these boat anchors. Can't wait to get these off the bike!
Bought this horrible cage to hold me over until I can find something nice ;-)
So I'll just keep plugging away on this beast. I think she still has about 4lbs to lose. Gonna be a challenge.