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
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.
I've made some bad decisions like taking the gears off my bike. So here's the warning: Do not as I say, nor as I do.
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.
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 4.2+lbs......so a carbon one will drop that to 1.6lbs......lol
if my 50yr old body can handle the ride.
There's about 2 lbs of dirt on there too.
Nice looking bike!
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)......best 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
He's talkin about rear on the left, front on the right, cyclocross style. We meerkins do it the other way.
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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