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    shaving weight from jekyll advice??

    i have a 2013 jekyll 3 medium and currently weights about 30-31 pounds. everyone seems to suggest i should start with the tires and wheelsets. the current factory setup has

    shimano mt68 weighting 1960g
    schwalbe hans damph 26 x 2.35 tires front, 765g
    wtb moto 26 x 2.3 rear tires, 825g

    i am considering upgrading the wheelsets to
    mavic crossmax st or crossmax slr

    crossmax st, 1590g
    crossmax slr, 1140g <--correction 1440g pair

    i am also considering change the rear tire to a schwalbe 26 x 2.25 racing ralph, 550g

    should i bite the bullet and upgrade the tire and wheelset? if my calculation is correct, i shave only 795g.
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    shaving weight from jekyll advice??

    That's almost 2lbs if you take 800g off. The other place you could save a chunk of weight would be the crankset. You could take another 100-200g moving up to an X9 or X0.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fondoo View Post
    i have a 2013 jekyll 3 medium and currently weights about 30-31 pounds. everyone seems to suggest i should start with the tires and wheelsets. the current factory setup has

    shimano mt68 weighting 1960g
    schwalbe hans damph 26 x 2.35 tires front, 765g
    wtb moto 26 x 2.3 rear tires, 825g

    i am considering upgrading the wheelsets to
    mavic crossmax st or crossmax slr

    crossmax st, 1590g
    crossmax slr, 1140g

    i am also considering change the rear tire to a schwalbe 26 x 2.25 racing ralph, 550g

    should i bite the bullet and upgrade the tire and wheelset? if my calculation is correct, i shave only 795g.

    Can you please upload a couple of photos of your bike so I can have a look. You can definitely get the weight down. You obviously don't want to weaken it though. What's your budget may I ask? Need to know how much you want to spend before recommending what you should buy.

    By the way, the first troll to post "take a poo before you go out for a ride" is gonna feel my incredible wrath! You have been warned.
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fondoo View Post
    crossmax slr, 1140g
    The Crossmax SLRs are claimed to be 1440 g (source: Crossmax SLR). I don't know where your figure comes from. I supposed it's a typo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_marsbar View Post
    The Crossmax SLRs are claimed to be 1440 g (source: Crossmax SLR). I don't know where your figure comes from. I supposed it's a typo.
    And they're not strong enough for Enduro if you ask me. They're a cross country wheel.

    Fondoo, what do you actually use the bike for?
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    Hans Dampf tires are really worth the weight penalty...awesome all around tires. I would start with different wheels, cranks and pedals. Smaller tires to save weight or xc racing wheels are nonsense and defeat the purpose of what the Jekyll is capable to do. It's like putting a dual crown dh fork on a cannondale Scalpel.
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    sorry for the type. the mavic slr are 1440g for the pair. i ride mainly trails and xc, and i dont do any big jumps going DH. i love the jekyll but really would like the cut the weight down. my budget is over $1000. and can go over to $1500 at most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdalemaniac View Post
    Hans Dampf tires are really worth the weight penalty...awesome all around tires. I would start with different wheels, cranks and pedals. Smaller tires to save weight or xc racing wheels are nonsense and defeat the purpose of what the Jekyll is capable to do. It's like putting a dual crown dh fork on a cannondale Scalpel.
    Ditto. And you could go with a lighter post, seat, and carbon bars (Easton Havoc or EC70, etc.)

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