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    Listen! How to make my Cannondale 1FG lighter ???

    Hello,

    I just bought a 2006 Cannondale 1FG Ultra.

    It currently has a stock set up. I would prefer it to be a little lighter.

    What parts are the heaviest? Where would you start upgrading first?


    here are the specs:


    Frame & Fork
    Frame Construction Unspecified
    Frame Tubing Material Singlespeed HeadShok
    Fork Brand & Model HeadShok Super Fatty Ultra DLR, 80mm
    Fork Material Aluminum
    Rear Shock Not applicable

    Components
    Component Group Not applicable
    Brakeset Avid BB-5 disc brakes, Cannondale Fire levers
    Shift Levers Not applicable
    Front Derailleur Not applicable
    Rear Derailleur Not applicable
    Crankset TruVatiV Firex SS, 32 teeth
    Pedals Not included
    Bottom Bracket Truvativ GIGA pipe SL
    BB Shell Width Unspecified
    Rear Cogs 9-speed, 18 teeth
    Chain Shimano
    Seatpost Kalloy SP-263B
    Saddle WTB Laser V Pro
    Handlebar FSA XC-281AOS
    Handlebar Extensions Not included
    Handlebar Stem Cannondale XC3 HeadShok
    Headset Cannondale HeadShok Si

    Wheels
    Hubs Front: Cannondale Omega, Rear: KT SS
    Rims Sun Black Eye Disc, 32-hole
    Tires 26 x 2.35" Maxxis Ignitor
    Spoke Brand DT Swiss Champion stainless steel

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    How much does it actually weigh?

    My guess is that head shock is heavy.
    Wheels probably could be lighter.
    and if you are really serious start replacing things with carbon or titanium.

    Such as:
    Handlebars
    seatpost
    stem
    brakes are an option but pricey just for weight savings. (Maybe carbon levers?)


    If you go onto Jensonusa.com and start looking stuff up like handlebars they list weights for most of the stuff. So what you can do is look up your handle bar find out the weight and then go from there. That is how I have done things on my build recently.

    Its all about money though. :-/

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    1FG HeadShok M 24.03lbs

    According to http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/07/c...ke_weights.pdf

    24lbs isn't too bad...

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    Thanks for the advice. I will check out Jenson to get the weights on each component.

    Its really not that bad, but I would prefer it a touch lighter.

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    Repost this in weight weenies and they'll definitely be able to help you a lot. I would look at the tires and wheelset first. Take all the parts off and weigh them individually. It takes a while, but there's sometimes a big difference between claimed and real weight.

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