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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010

    Dropping weight on my Exile 2

    I got the 2011 Exile 2 a while back and now looking for some inexpensive ways to make it a little lighter. Obviously a new wheelset would help a lot but that's not in the cards at the moment. Here is the link to the bike for reference

    Jamis Exile 2

  2. #2
    Blunt Blazer
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    take off 3rd chainring and add a bash gaurd..higher end crankset will be lighter, a medium cage derailleur, a maybe lighter bars, seatpost, and stem

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Is that bike heavy to begin with?

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010

    Smile Wheels and Rims

    I have the Exile II and my sister has the gary fisher X caliber, her's weigh's 5 lbs less, Both bikes are 17's, the frames with bars and parts are the same weight, the tire and rim weigh's 2.2 lbs lighter per wheel, right there 5 lbs, I didn't take the rims apart and weigh tire and rim separately so I'm not sure if it's the tires, rims or combo of the two. I hope this helps.

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