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    Giant Anthem x3 cheap diet advice needed!

    [SIZE="3"]Hello

    As a gift for my birthday i got a new Giant Anthem X3 ('09), with theese spec:
    MODEL Anthem X 3
    SIZES XS, S, M, L, XL
    FRAME Giant AluxX aluminium
    Maestro suspension system
    4''/100mm travel
    FORK Rock Shox Tora AIR 100mm travel, turnkey
    SHOCK Fox Float R
    HANDLEBAR RaceFace Ride XC
    STEM RaceFace Ride XC
    SEAT POST Giant A3 aluminium
    SADDLE WTB Silverado Race
    PEDALS N/A
    SHIFTERS Shimano Deore 27 speed RapidFire Plus
    FRONT MECH Shimano Deore
    REAR MECH Shimano SLX shadow
    BRAKES Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors
    BRAKE LEVER Avid Juicy 3
    CASSETTE Shimano HG50 11-34
    CHAIN Shimano HG73
    CRANKS Shimano M442 44/32/22
    BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Octalink
    RIMS Alex DP-17
    HUBS Formula Disc
    SPOKES Stainless steel
    TYRES Kenda Small Block Eight 26x2.1'' DTC

    I changed the rear gear shift to SRAM X9 and AVID Juicy 3 to Avid Juicy 7.

    [SIZE="4"]My question is what is the cheapest way to put my bycicle on a diet?
    And which parts do you think i should change for the greater benefit for the lowest price?[/SIZE]

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    tires........then bars, seat post, crank/bb and a nice wheel set would not hurt....then the fork....
    Old guy in the woods

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    Ditch the "brick" cassette. I'd suggest twisties over trigger shifters for weight savings. Wheels and fork would be nice, but not neccesarily cheap. If you do too much , you might as well get the 2.
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    Thanks for advice But this is a gift for my birthday, so a can't sell this bike, but a can change parts on them.

    Did some one have expirience with Alex DP17 rims ???

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    Notubes.com has sick wheels starting at $440. They're lightweight, tubeless ready, and way stronger than what you have.

    Alex rims are cheap and heavy.

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