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    how do I drop 2#s off a prophet 3?

    A buddy got a 30# prophet 3 and wants to get it down to 28 or so. Wondering what the options might be. I'm not very familiar with C'dales....


    Are there special considerations for swapping out the stock wheels? Special hub required for the front (lefty) and/or rear wheels?

    Will an XT crankset fit, or do you have to have special sizing? Does it use a standard rear cassette?

    Any other recommendations?

    Thanks!

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    woops - posted twice... see below
    Last edited by Urnicus; 07-10-2007 at 09:16 PM.

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    start with carbon bars, stem and a seat post.

    you could get a lighter seat.

    switching to a crossmax SLR wheelset would save 1.2 lbs, but thats a lot of money!!

    maybe ask in the "weight weenie" forum......

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    an XT crankset would save you .25 lbs... and XTR would save .37 lbs

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    Your best bet would be to change out the stock handlebars, seatpost, saddle for lighter items. The Mavic Crossland is heavy, and its not particularly stiff either. I would suggest a custom wheelset with WTB laser disc/Lefty hubs and either Stan's Flow rims or DT Swiss 5.1D, laced with double butted spokes. You could actually get close to Crossmax weight at a lot lest cost. If you did a tubeless conversion on regular Ignitors with Stans and you could save close to 2lb right there.

    Kevin

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