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    New question here. Comp DS Wheelset

    Ok, I did a lot of searching before posting this because I didn't want to be the guy that asks the question that was answered 6 minutes ago in the thread below but the more searching the more I got lost. I'm turning to you guys for some real world advice.

    I have a new 2008 Comp DS on the way, couldn't be happier with the setup except just a bit too heavy. I've been reading and the number one thing recommended to make the bike lighter but most importantly "feel lighter" is to lighten the rotational weight. (Wheelset/tires)

    Does any one know what the stock wheelset on the 08 Comp DS weighs?

    What is a good wheelset upgrade for this bike, mainly for heavy trail riding? BTW I weigh 180lbs.

    Any other recommendations for weight loss?

    Thanks in advance.

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    In my searching I also found this website, really interesting but seems a little out dated.

    http://weightweenies.starbike.com/li...ls&sortby=real

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    Cricket......Cricket...........

    Please, please lets try to be civil gentlemen, please don't all answer at once.

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    I have these on my HT right now and am switching them over to my Elite DS when I get it...

    http://www.greenfishsports.com/index...ROD&ProdID=719

    I really like them and at 1790 grams they're light for the price,When I researched wheelsets I found that if you want anything significantly lighter you'd have to spend a lot more.Pair them up with some Panaracer FireXC Pro tires with the folding bead and you're in business.

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    CRed: Is your HT using disc brakes??? I've always been afraid of a 2x with so few spokes, but no real experience. [I've read that the spokes are stressed much more with disc and to use 32 3x]

    Great find for the community by the way, good looking wheelset.

    G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gringo
    CRed: Is your HT using disc brakes??? I've always been afraid of a 2x with so few spokes, but no real experience. [I've read that the spokes are stressed much more with disc and to use 32 3x]

    Great find for the community by the way, good looking wheelset.

    G.
    Thanks and it is a pretty nice looking wheelset.

    They are built for XC so I wouldn't use them for DH/FR or anything like that,but they should be able to handle some AM.I have disks on the front right now because the rear wasn't disk ready on my frame,but I don't see how having disks will make that much difference.I'm sure it does put more pressure on the hub maybe,but I don't think you should have to worry about the spokes.

    Anyways,as mentioned if you want anything lighter you're looking at a $400-$500 wheelset and even then it won't be much or they may even be heavier so they're an excellent deal!

    Chris

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    Change the tires and tubes first. My 07 model Elite DS had really heavy tires and tubes. I put IRC Mythos XC on mine with cheap lightweight tubes and saved about 2 pounds. Also if they still come with the Ritchey Severe Conditon bars change those, mine were 440g. The seat is also heavy and to soft. I would actually not change any thing until you ride it for a while then the tires and tubes first.

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    What type of riding do you plan on doing? The Vuelta XRP team wheels are great XC wheels that are relatively cheap ($280) and are light ~1600 grams. I liked these wheels so much on my Fly that I bought a pair for my Jamis. They seem pretty darn strong given the lightweight. But I wouldn't do any serious hucking on them.

    The bike comes with Speedisc wheels which are probably around 2200 grams a pair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith
    What type of riding do you plan on doing? The Vuelta XRP team wheels are great XC wheels that are relatively cheap ($280) and are light ~1600 grams. I liked these wheels so much on my Fly that I bought a pair for my Jamis. They seem pretty darn strong given the lightweight. But I wouldn't do any serious hucking on them.

    The bike comes with Speedisc wheels which are probably around 2200 grams a pair.

    Not bad,not bad at all!Yeah those speeddiscs are heavy sonofaguns aren't they?

    Couple more suggestions to lower weight.Get a new saddle,like an WTB Race or some kind of Selle Italia.As far as seat posts go,try these out...

    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...RIGID+SEATPOST

    Very light and very nice looking.I have one combined with an San Marco Ti saddle and as a combo they're lighter then most stock saddles or seat posts on their own,385 grams total!

    Another cheap upgrade is the stem,I have a Titec Pluto carbon that weights 125 grams.Not a ton lighter the others,but at around $70 another cheap way to save some weight.

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