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    New question here. Agressive Prophet lightening campaign - suggestions wanted

    Hi all, I was planning to sell the Prophet and get a Rush Carbon but rides over the last weekend have convinced me that I like to Prophet too much to sell... so plan is to take the Cash that I was spending on the carbon rush and lighten the Prophet to make it more endurance racing friendly (100km+ and Solo 8,12,24)

    Plans are for:
    • crossmax slr wheelset
    • xtr cranks
    • x-0 twist shifters (already have x0 rear deraileur)
    • SI integrated stem
    • carbon bars & seatpost
    • juicy carbons


    Other stuff for consideration is whether to replace the existing lefty with a lefty carbon + Ti and is there any point in a rear shock upgrade?

    My riding is all x-c (to chicken to hit anything bigger that about 3ft...). Aim is to get the whole thing down to the 24lb mark or lighter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pizzaz
    Aim is to get the whole thing down to the 24lb mark or lighter...

    Jeebus, 24lbs? good luck on that one.....Static weight is highly over-rated. Rotational weight is where you'll actually feel it. That said, either the SLR's or a set of I9's would be huge, I'd say I9's as they offer instant engagement, big difference there. The carbon Lefty is a waste of money, just buy a ti spring, that's the bulk of the savings, and you don't have to deal with SPV. Other than that, just do weight loss were it's easy, seatpost, bars, tires (consider a racing slick in the back for faster spin up, and a lighter ride feel). Have fun
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    What's your starting point? Prophet 1000? 600? Some models have components that are not worth upgrading that much while others have heavy parts that beg to be switched... but I have to agree with Mendon, 24 pounds for a Prophet will probably need some ridiculously light/expensive parts that probably don't belong on such a bike.

    Starting with my Prophet 2000 (carbon Max, XT/XTR), Mine can be around 26.5 to 28 depending on tire choices. I have Eggbeaters, Crossmax SL but other changes are insignificant weight-wise. like Mendon said, start with the wheels and tires, that makes the most difference in feel when you ride.

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    Thanks for the tip on the carbon lefty... that's a good suggestion. Starting point is a Prophet 1000 so FSA crank.. should be possible to find a few pounds somewhere.

    Wheels are definitely on the list as is a crank upgrade. Carbon bits help with the bling factor as well

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    1000... I think those bikes came with a heavy SRAM Cassette.

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