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    Is there a weight sweet spot? Some weight that is considered to be on the lighter side. Say for a HT?

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    The sweet spot for me would be when the bike feels nimble. That for me would be under 25lbs. But in my experience which is limited. The lighter the wheelset and bike overall the more nimble it feels. So the lighter the better for me.

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    Makes sense, I was thinking that 25 would be a achievable weight at a fair low cost.

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    To be honest I cant see it being that cheap to do. Unless you are doing a single speed bike...

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    I'm at 26lbs now, I was thinking maybe $200 could help. I know that cheaps is all relative. To be honest it won't make a bit of difference, I am not racing and not fast. I just like to have the best weapon i can, within reason.

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    I dont think 200 will get you there from my limited experience. What can you buy for 200 that will drop you one pound. Interested on how to do this myself. Wheels and fork are you heaviest bits. What kinda bike to you own and what have you upgraded so far?

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    Size large Marin Nail Trail 29er
    1x10 with XT plus derailler
    BBG Bashwich
    Sun Ringle Black Flag Expert run tubeless
    Captain Control Rear 2.2
    Maxxis Ardent 2.25 front tire
    Fox F29 fork
    M552 crank
    Thomson seatpost 410mm(can be cut)
    Stock lock on grips

    I was thinking of swapping to 2.0 Racing Ralphs, this could save 250gms alone. Not sure if that is worth it, saving a big on esi racers edge grips, can cut the seat post to save 20 grams. Thats almost 300 grams, that leaves me with a bit more to knock off a lb.

    Absolutely ridiculous, I know but i'm on a quest.

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    Yeah, seems like you already have it dialed in pretty good. Perhaps you cut your handlebars too if they are a bit wide. I've heard good things about the Ralphs, as they will be my next choice in tires. You have a great setup and I would really change a thing. You can always try the single speed option if you want. It dropped 3.5lbs off my bike. I'm running a 32x18T on mine and theres not a whole lot that I cant get up. You can get a Tioga saddle which I hear is pretty comfy for the weight of it. And its under the 200 mark.

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    2012 C-Dale Flash.
    Tubeless, carbon bars - Just under 25lbs., but feels lighter than that...
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    19.9lbs.

    Chinese carbon frame 16"
    RS SID RCT3 29er fork
    XX drive train
    XX brakes and rotors
    ENVE XC UST on 240s
    ENVE bar
    Ritchey WCS C260 stem
    Rocket Ron (f)/29-0 (r)

    Faster up and down than all of the guys on the 5-6" bikes around here.

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    Specialized Carve SS size XL - 23lbs
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    A lot more than my road bike...
    2007 Cdale Caffeine 29er Lefty.
    "Your not going to shove you're proper grammer down are throats!!"

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    There was already a thread asking for the weights in Your 29er weight

    Mine comes in at 11.1 Kg (24.5 lbs) even without tubeless tires.


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    My 2013 Camber Comp Carbon 29er (med frame) weighs in at 29 lbs with my dropper post which I assume adds a pound or so. Gonna go tubless and throw some lighter pedals on there. Maybe new rims down the line.

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    27lbs - 2011 Voodoo Canzo med

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    29.9 pounds

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    30 lbs for my Motobecane Fantom 29er full suspension
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    22 and change w/bathroom scale...I need to do it on a real one at some point! 15.5" Specy Stumpy Evo HT w/Roval Control wheels set up tubeless (S-Works Fast Trak 2.0 [f] Renegade Control 1.95 [r]); everything else stock. I don't get the pedals not being included. They are part of the bike so they should get included in the weight...mine has set of 520s...they are heavy and I could go Eggbeaters to drop off a bit there. Hopefully I will get getting a Niner RDO carbon post under the tree this year and will likely get a carbon bar as well shortly after..that should shave a bit more..would like it right at 22.
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    Bone stock Rockhopper 29. A "Nimble" 30.2lbs on the bathroom scale.

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    13.91lbs. on Race wheels but 14.7lbs when just riding and training on some Crests.
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    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Fully loaded AMer, 33.1 lbs, plenty nimble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattkock View Post
    13.91lbs. on Race wheels but 14.7lbs when just riding and training on some Crests.
    It makes me sad that this is lighter than my road bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boka View Post
    It makes me sad that this is lighter than my road bike...
    Pure XC race machine meant for tame trails/fire roads. Couldn't ride that in most places in Wy/Co. Definitely cool engineering though.

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    How much does your 29er weigh in at?-carbonalityweight.jpg

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    Carbonality.com Gaea. Somewhere under 17 lbs with 800g Tioga Psycho Genius and 2.4 Racing Ralph. Gotta have tough tires for the Ozarks.
    Under 16 lbs with cross tires.

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    My '12 Trek Marlin weighs in at around 28 pounds.

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