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    How is it....

    My '93 GT Timberline



    is 4 lbs. Lighter than my

    '12 Santa Cruz Highball




    An Extra 2 lbs on each 29" wheel ?? 4 lbs of fork oil ?
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    Fishbucket i always pictured your bike having a machine gun mount on the bars and a few glock holsters zip tied onto the side of it?
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    4lbs of bacon in the seat bag?
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    Those anti-matter kickstands lighten the bike by ~6 pounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    i always pictured your bike having a machine gun mount on the bars and a few glock holsters
    I was undercover as Joe Q Public.... so I had to tone down the Mad Max look.

    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat View Post
    4lbs of bacon in the seat bag?
    I like you way of thinkin' and I do loves me some Bacon.

    (is that "cutthroat" for the fish or , if you told, .. thats would would happen to me ?)

    Quote Originally Posted by DanD View Post
    Those anti-matter kickstands lighten the bike by ~6 pounds
    I need to strap one of those to my arse...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    My 93 GT Timberline



    is 4 lbs. Lighter than my

    12' Santa Cruz Highball




    An Extra 2 lbs on each 29" wheel ?? 4 lbs of fork oil ?
    Well, a 12 foot bike is HUGE! Surprised it does not weigh more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Well, a 12 foot bike is HUGE!.
    fixt'... thanks Mr. Grammer

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    Not sure about the weight difference, but man, does that stem make my eyes hurt!
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    I'd wager at least 3 of those pounds are in the suspension forks. Steel stanchion forks are boat anchors....

    Just more proof that the industry lies to sell whatever it thinks it can profit on. Aluminum frames do not automatically make a bike lighter, just as steel frames don't make it heavier.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    The GT has smaller diameter tubing, and probably thinner walled at that. The wheels are probably a bit lighter and the tires are probably a bit narrower not to mention they're a bit smaller. It doesn't have a suspension fork, even though it has a 4' long stem on it. I'd also be willing to bet that the brakes are lighter as there is no rotor, fluid, etc.

    It seems to me that you took a huge step in the wrong direction. It'd probably be best to stick to the GT
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    5 years from now they be saying the same about are equipment!

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    That GT totally has the perfect geometry (and stem) for some sweet jumps. Please capture it on film if you decide to prove me right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uglyguy2 View Post
    That GT totally has the perfect geometry (and stem) for some sweet jumps. Please capture it on film if you decide to prove me right.

    Are you trying to kill me?

    I am not that guy anymore...I'll have to let someone else prove you right

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    Quote Originally Posted by woahey View Post

    It seems to me that you took a huge step in the wrong direction. It'd probably be best to stick to the GT
    You may be correct.. I'm going to have to really ride both on the same length of trail and see just which one feels the best...

    How much is a highball worth?

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    Simple, the Gt is rad. Shred the heck out of it!

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    It's those codom thin Umma Gumma tires!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    It's those codom thin Umma Gumma tires!
    No, I said the Highball was... heavier...

    If I end up with absolutely nothing to do some day, I'll tear them down and weight part against part....maybe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    No, I said the Highball was... heavier...

    If I end up with absolutely nothing to do some day, I'll tear them down and weight part against part....maybe...
    Yeah, because that GT has those horrible, light, thin Umma Gummas. Put some real tires on and it will gain a couple pounds.
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    I snapped the chainstays on a Timberline of that exact vintage and color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    An Extra 2 lbs on each 29" wheel ?? 4 lbs of fork oil ?
    I'd say that fork with the steel coil spring, steel stanchions and steel steerer tube is probably the main culprit...


    ... or someone's filled the down tube with lead to mess with you

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