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    New stuff

    I just came back from my ride at La Primavera where I tested my upgraded weight weenie rig. My Dean Duke received a facelift and liposution, I installed a Spinner Aeris Ti to replace the SID Race, weight reduction of 46 gr and it feels way solid. Also I "discarded" the CK headset for an Extralite Freehead and Durace chain for KMC XSL-10, rubber also swaping the trusty Conti Explorer-Escape for a light and also trusty Schwalbe Nobby Nic-Racing Ralph combo. Total weight savings of about 170 gr and the bike improved in handling (subjective). It's like Xmas in Feb.

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    Now with 3 more inches!
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    Quote Originally Posted by doccoraje
    I just came back from my ride at La Primavera where I tested my upgraded weight weenie rig. My Dean Duke received a facelift and liposution, I installed a Spinner Aeris Ti to replace the SID Race, weight reduction of 46 gr and it feels way solid. Also I "discarded" the CK headset for an Extralite Freehead and Durace chain for KMC XSL-10, rubber also swaping the trusty Conti Explorer-Escape for a light and also trusty Schwalbe Nobby Nic-Racing Ralph combo. Total weight savings of about 170 gr and the bike improved in handling (subjective). It's like Xmas in Feb.
    We demand pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdog
    We demand pictures!
    Sorry, I'm at home, I'll post them tomorrow.
    But I got some to send to Light-bikes
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    Nice! so how much does the whole package wheigh in at right now?
    "Hell, the Titus Moderator can't pass a cantina without gettin' the shakes"

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    How does the Duke ride? I think that's a nice bike

    Right now, I'm at the point where I think I need to loose some grams on me rather than my bike (and wallet).

    Welcome to the forums

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    The Duke rides great, it softens most of the big hits without the hassle of a real dualie (maintenance and settings) I use it as my main bike (it's the only one I have) so it has to deal with x-country as well as with "all mountain" trails, I just stay away from cliffs (pornstar says it's painfull) and big boulders.
    Actual weight for today is 8,713 gr, still waiting for a Tune Speedneedle and AC skewers.
    Full specs http://www.light-bikes.com/bikegalle...ing.asp?id=374
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    Hello Doc.
    Greetings from Mazatlan.
    Since i last saw you i`ve been working really hard both phisically and mentally balancing my yin and yan.
    I`ll hope this helps to huck off cliffs safely instead of being f uck off by them
    Lesson of the month: Don`t run of a cliff on your Mountain Bike. It`s quite painful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doccoraje
    The Duke rides great, it softens most of the big hits without the hassle of a real dualie (maintenance and settings) I use it as my main bike (it's the only one I have) so it has to deal with x-country as well as with "all mountain" trails, I just stay away from cliffs (pornstar says it's painfull) and big boulders.
    Actual weight for today is 8,713 gr, still waiting for a Tune Speedneedle and AC skewers.
    Full specs http://www.light-bikes.com/bikegalle...ing.asp?id=374
    I've read that filling your tires with Helium will save you 12grs per wheel, and your stickers are peeling off, those could save you like 3 grams more....


    Congrats on such a nice bike!! It's real bike porn.
    Check my Site

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp2003

    Congrats on such a nice bike!! It's real bike porn.

    Hey watch it with the "P" word. It`s copywrited
    Lesson of the month: Don`t run of a cliff on your Mountain Bike. It`s quite painful.

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