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    Haro Shift R5 -update

    I bought a Shift R5 early this year and Im really happy with my bike. The thing is I recently putted it on a scale and it weighs in at 32.5 pounds which seems a tad heavy for a bike with 120mm of travel on both ends…

    Im no weight weenie by any chance and you can see from the upgrades Ive made. I always look for function before making crazy weight cuts. The thing is I want my bike to drop a couple of pounds maybe by upgrading the wheel set. I was thinking of using transition hubs laced to some mavic rims, maybe some xm-819. Would that manage to cut some weight? Is there another upgrade that I could make to lighten my ride?

    Im a heavy rider, 200 pounds with gear and ride mostly trails with some occasional downhill tracks.

    My current setup is:

    Frame Shift 6061 Hydroformed Aluminum; 120mm Wheel Travel
    Sizes 18”
    Frame Shock RockShox Ario 2.1
    Fork Rock Shox Reba Team with 20mm Thru-axle
    Headset Ritchey Comp Logic Drop In
    Crank Set Truvativ Fire-X 3.0 22/32/44
    Bottom Bracket Truvativ GXP
    Derailleur Front Sram X.7
    Derailleur Rear Sram X.9
    Freewheel Sram PG970 9 Speed 11-34
    Chain Shimano HG53
    Pedals Cranckbrothers Candy X
    Handlebar BlackMarket Badaboom
    Stem Ritchey Comp mtn; 6 degree; 31.8 clamp
    Grips Lizard Skins Steve Peat Lock-ons
    Derailleur Shifter Sram X.7 9-Speed
    Saddle WTB Rocket V Comp
    Seat Post Ritchey Comp 30.9
    Seat Post Clamp Pivit alloy QR
    Hubset Transition Revolution Front/Shimano M475 32h Rear
    Rim Ritchey OCR Pro
    Spokes Stainless steel 14g w/ Alloy Nipples
    Tires Kenda Kinetics 2.35 Front/Maxxis Ranchero 2.1 Rear
    Shimano SLX w/ 160mm Rotors
    Brake Lever Shimano SLX
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    Last edited by Obi-Juan; 09-21-2010 at 04:12 PM.

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    Thats a sweet looking bike!!!
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    Looks awesome!!!

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    Thanks dogonfr and Jill. At some point I told you (Jill) I was going to make some upgrades to my Shift in order to make it more "air friendly", and I also want to end up with a lighter set-up.
    Im currently thinking of changing for a shorter stem (70-80), and thats going to make it easier for jumping and also lighter
    The next upgrade I might make is getting a hand built wheel set using Transition hubs and some DT Swiss rims and spokes.
    I figure both upgrades would make my ride ready for minor dirtjumping? Thanks in advance for your answers

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    If you do more jumping the 70mm stem is cool but for all around do everything the 80mm gets the nod.
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