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  1. #1
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    6wks lost 4lbs from my avanti kiss SS

    Bike Avanti SS
    Frame Kiss 26 4130 48cm
    Fork Recon solo air OEM
    Stem Pro XCR team 110mm 31.8mm
    Seat post Thomson Elite 27.2 410mm
    Seat Clamp Avanti OEM
    Bars Pro XCR scandium 680mm 31.8mm
    Saddle Vetta SL
    Brakes XTR m975 160mm XT rotors
    Head set Cane Creek OEM
    Cranks Race Face isis Turbine LP 180mm
    Chain. SS OEM
    Chain ring Salsa 30T
    Chain ring bolts Race Face steel
    Cassette Chris King 18T SS
    BB Race Face Isis XS
    Pedals Time ATAC
    Hubs Stans 3.30 No Tubes ZTR SS
    Rims Mavic 717 Disc
    Spokes DT Rev DB Black
    Nipples DT Alloy Red & Blue
    Quick releases No Tubes ZTR
    Tires Geax Burro Mountain
    Tubes Maxxis 0.45mm
    Grips Syncros lock on

    Only standard parts remaining RS recon fork, head set, seat clamo & chain............
    28.8 to 24.8 lbs possible upgrade left the forks to rigid pro carbon forks from the recons to drop another 1.8lbs
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    I was expecting this to be one of those "I lost all this weight and got hella fit from riding all the time!" threads. Hella disappointed, man.

    In other news, I was down to 165.2 pounds this morning. That's roughly ten pounds lost in three weeks or so. **** yea.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

  3. #3
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    Looking at the parts list, I would have picked it to be a bit lighter, but you're certainly well on the way. Rigid carbon fork will help heaps.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    thnx the tires are wire bead heavy suckers 2.1......swapping out to kevlar would drop a lot 1/2+ lb...the fork is very heavy a carbon one will drop that to
    if my 50yr old body can handle the ride.

  5. #5
    The need for singlespeed
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    There's about 2 lbs of dirt on there too.

    Nice looking bike!

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    Nice motox brake set up.

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    lol muddy bike.....well it is the middle of winter here...the local trails are rim deep sticky clay.....when wet, perfect for the SS. Rim brakes are usless as they just clog with enough mud to stop the wheels from turning.....nothing worse than carrying an mtb caked in 20lbs of mud.......ankle deep in the stuff!

    motox brake set up (yes I am ex motox & enduro racer) position ever...can't understand those levers at 45 degrees from flat, it puts your wrists/body position off when you point the bike downhill or over jumps....look at those dowhillers or the motorx guys & learn

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    He's talkin about rear on the left, front on the right, cyclocross style. We meerkins do it the other way.

  9. #9
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    oh you mean roadie/european style.......sorry I'm too old to teach my brain how to ride with the brakes the other way round....even my road bike was set up this way! I thought all mtbs had the brakes set up motox style.

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