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    Listen! Reducing weight of Prophet MX 2?

    Hi,

    I'm just about to take delivery of an '06 MX 2 and it's coming in at around 35lbs i believe.

    I was wondering what the most cost effective ways of reducing the weight down are? I would like to end up around 31lbs if possible and don't want to spend more than about AUD$500 (US$420).

    I've already lined up replacing the High Rollers and that will save around 300gms.

    Base specs below.

    Cheers,

    Nick



    Frame: Prophet 4-Cross Thru-12, 140mm
    Fork: RockShox Pike 409 U-turn Coil, 95-140 mm
    Rear Shock: RockShox Pearl 3.1 Air
    Rims: Sun Single Track, 32 hole
    Hubs: Thru-20 front, Formula Thru-12 rear
    Spokes: DT Swiss Champion
    Tires: Maxxis High Roller, 26 x 2.35"
    Pedals: Cannondale GRIND Platform
    Crank: TruVatiV Hussefelt, 24/36/PC guard
    Chain: Shimano 9-speed
    Rear Cogs: SRAM PG-980, 11-32
    Bottom Bracket: TruVatiV Howitzer
    Front Derailleur: Shimano LX E-type
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X-9 Mid-cage
    Shifters: SRAM X-7 Trigger
    Handlebars: FSA FR-330BOS, 40 mm rise
    Stem: Cannondale Freeride 1 1/8", 31.8 mm
    Headset: FSA Orbit Z 1.5"
    Brakeset: Avid Juicy7
    Brakelevers: Avid Juicy7
    Saddle: Fi'zi:k Gobi Ti
    Seat Post: Kalloy SP-248D
    Color: Jet Black (gloss) (BLK).
    Size medium

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    Bringing back the dead here....I would love to hear if anyone has any info on this.
    Same bike, same "dilemma".
    Hopefully raising the dead won't pi$$ off the Reaper! ;-)

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    Very much depends on what you want/are going to use the bike for doesn't it, saving weight can mean going for kit that not as tough as what you already have, so if you still want to do 20ft drops, then I'd leave it well alone.
    The other consideration is price, upgrading kit when it's not worn out, is an expense game, though you can alway fleabay the 'old' kit:

    as you say the tyres first...
    wheels/rim for something lighter would be my first port of call.
    Fork for a lefty or Revelation's - but would/could hinder the bike intended use?
    Then it down to stuff like the Seatpost/Handlebars for EA 70's or EC90's.
    Stem for a Thomson
    Crankset for XT or XTR HT II
    and titanium bolts :P

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    fekk, jsut deleted my reply

    in short then...

    crank: slx or xt

    pedals: the cheap version of the grinds are heavy as shait. Buy wellgo mg-1s or mg.-1 titanium from ebay. Cheap and very lightweight - and more than grippy enough with 5.10 shoes,

    handlebar: 200gramish min 68cm wide handlebar with foam/esi grips

    stem: thomson elite x4 45mm or some such

    cassette: xt

    tires: schwalbe big bettys or muddy mary in the gg compound - run them tubeless buy buying a tubeless conversion kit. To get the most out of the bike you need good and sticky tires, so it is not really the best places to start to save weight imo as it compromises the use of the bike.

    i would leave the fork for another day, as the wheels. Or, if you can afford to buy lighter wheels - say hope pro 2 hubs, supercomp spokes and 719/819/ztr rims. That would make the bike feel a lot faster and weigh significantly less. Unless you can sell the other wheels and get a decent price for it though it would pretty much desimate your budget.

    i don't know. Your budget is kinda limited so it's a bit hard to recommend a complete overhaul here

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