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    How much does your Dakar XLT weigh?

    2005 XLT 13" frame weighs 35lbs. Normal weight for this frame and size?

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    That seems quite heavy, what do you have hanging off of it?

    For comparison, my 2005 XLT 19" weighs 33lbs with the following major mods:
    -Titec Pluto Carbon Bar (subtract about a 1/3 pound from stock)
    -Romic Double D rear shock (add about a pound)
    -Crank Bros Mallet C pedals (add 1/3 pound)
    -Race Face Ride XC cranks with Bashguard (maybe 1/4 less than triple Hussfelts)
    -7" front rotor and heavier spring in Fox Forx (add maybe 1/8 pound)
    -Ritchey Girder Pro Disc Wheelset (close to even with stock)
    -SRAM 990 11-34 cassette (1/4 less than stock)
    -Front Fender (add 1/8 pound)

    So it is probably pretty close to stock weight. My guess is that you have either a pessimistic scale or you have a lot of accessories (like a saddle bag full of tools, tubes, etc) or maybe your running something like Slime in your tubes or tire liners (or maybe a combination of several things).

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    Noting on bike when weighing it. Yes, I recently installed a Slime tube in front and a thorn-resistant tune in rear, both lined with Slime liner. I've noticed the rear is significantly heavier with the new tube. The rear wheel alone weoghs 5lbs! I'm thinking of ways to reduce weight now!

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Worst place for weight

    Quote Originally Posted by djork
    Noting on bike when weighing it. Yes, I recently installed a Slime tube in front and a thorn-resistant tune in rear, both lined with Slime liner. I've noticed the rear is significantly heavier with the new tube. The rear wheel alone weighs 5lbs! I'm thinking of ways to reduce weight now!
    Adding a pound of rotating weight will feel like three pounds of frame weight!!! Don't bother trying to reduce weight in other areas, you need to work on your rotating weight in a serious way.

    What kind of flat problems are you having?

    If its pinch flats, try using standard tubes and increasing 5-10 psi in your tires. If its thorns, here are a few suggestions that will work. But ditch the TR tubes and tire liners, massive weight in the worst possible place!

    -Best Option-go tubeless, a tubeless setup with Stans Sealant is almost flat proof
    -Good Option-if you have a Specialized dealer nearby (you can order these from Specialized direct as well), pick up their Airlock tubes. Similar to Slime, but lighter and much more effective.
    -Good Option #2-if you want additional protection, pick up some SpinSkins tire liners. They weigh less than 1/16th of a pound yet are made of kevlar and are very effective against thorns.

    Hope this helps...you'll drop 2-3 lbs easy with these suggestions

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    Ive managed to get my XLT down around the 30 lb range. XTR, carbon, and a couple other light weight components helped get it down. Its a nice ride and climbs well.

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    I have a 2003 XLT but don't use it for huge drops

    and it weighs in at just over 28 lbs. I use it for XC use only since my original ordeal with broken chainstays when I first got the frame. Harder riding I use my other bikes.

    Specifics of note:

    Wheels: built them with 28 hole Am Classic rear hubs, alloy nips, VXC rims, DT revolution spokes, front hub is a Lefty hub.

    Tires Hutch spiders

    Lefty max 130 fork with ti spring

    Cane creek headset

    Cane Creek AD 10 shock

    Scandium Kore seat post

    Ti rail WTB SST saddle

    M952 XTR crank, M950 BB

    XTR M950 rear derailler

    SRP (out of buisness) full ti rear cassette.

    Hayes hydros.


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    I went all coil with mine and just finished my Thomson cockpit...it's 32lbs.







    2005 XLT
    2007 Van R shock
    2005 Vanilla R 130 Fork PUSH'd in 2007
    Thomson stem and post
    FSA Orbit Z headset
    Easton EA70 HiRise bars
    XT derailleurs
    Hone cranks
    LX shifters
    Hope Pro II hubs
    DT Competition spokes
    DT EX5.1d rims
    Kenda Nevegal 2.35" DTC's
    WTB Rocket V Team Ti saddle
    Avid Juicy 5 brakes 6" rear / 7" front
    Odi Ruffian lock on grips
    SRAM PG 990 cassette
    SRAM PC971 chain

    My next upgrade is to change the pd m505's for m540's or so. It will drop 1/4 lb. I'm prob. going to get some closeout XT shifters too.

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    '03 Xlt 2.

    I have managed to get my XLT under 30 pounds with some part switches over the years.

    Easton carbon bar and seatpost
    Race Face stem
    Lightweight Terry saddle
    XT 11-34 casette
    Easton AM Havoc wheelset.
    Pano Rampage front tyre
    Maxxis Ignitor rear tyre (these tyres aren't lighter but they have improved the ride heaps)

    I've been waiting for the old XT crankset to die so I can upgrade that too but it is still as good as new. Tough stuff.

    I mainly ride it on light AM with no drops over 3 feet. I have ridden a lot of bikes in the last 5 years and the Jamis stacks up very well.

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    19" 2004 XLT 3.0 - 28 lbs complete

    Bought a 2004 XLT 3.0 frame (19") off Ebay from Rbikes.com in 2005 ($599) and built up with following parts:
    Swapped TALAS shock for RP3
    2004 TALAS RLC fork
    Cane Creek ZS-2 headset
    Thomson Elite stem
    Monkeylite carbon bar
    Ruffian lock-on grips
    XTR 9-spd rapidfire shifters (old generation w/ gear display)
    Nokon cables
    SDG Bel-Air ti saddle
    Thomson Elite seatpost
    Salsa Flip-lock seat collar
    XTR crank/BB
    959 pedals
    XTR front derailleur
    XTR short-cage rear derailleur (M952)
    XTR 11-34 cassette
    Sram PC-991 hollowpin chain
    Juicy Carbon brakes
    Spinergy Xyclone Disc wheelset
    Salsa ti Flip-Off skewers
    Velox rim strips
    Panaracer greenlite tubes
    Kenda 2.1 DTC Nevegal tires
    Titec Micro bar-ends
    Carbon headset spacer
    Specialized Turbo Pro wireless computer
    Incredibell bell
    Lizard Skins chainstay protector
    56-piece ti bolt set (replacing frame, headset, stem, seatpost, seat binder, brake, bar-end, F derailleur, R derailleur, crank, shifter bolts - shaved 1/4 lb )

    Comes out to 27.5 lbs w/out accessories, 28 lbs complete - not bad for a 19" beast of a bike. Next upgrade will be Chris King/Revolution/alu nip/317 disc wheelset - will shave another 1/3 lb of rotating weight, mostly at the rim (Spinergy rims are boat anchors). Would buy Stans Olympic rims to shave another 100g, but already have the wheelset, aside from the hubs. Might get the fork/shock pushed in the future also. Anyway, perfect ride for the local trails/backcountry rides up here in Anchorage, Alaska - couldn't be happier. Best part is the joy of finding stuff on sale ($3600 invested, $5500 retail) and satisfaction of building it by hand.
    Hey, I didn't see that rock there."

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    2005 black xlt 19" frame - 34.4lbs

    2005 black xlt 19" frame
    just put on a thompson x-4 stem & easton ea50 bar (25.4mm)
    Fox Vanilla R
    Fox Float
    Hayes Nine brakes
    SRAM 7 shifters
    seat bag w/ritchy tool, tube & patch kit
    hurricane pump
    34.4 pounds - I'm not much of a weight weenie as I'm 200 lbs and any minor shavings will be in the fractions of percentile difference - besides I need the work out!

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