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    What is the approv. weight saving in grams if I go single speed ????

    What is the approv. weight saving in grams if I go single speed ????

    I'm running a 1 x 9 speeds (32T front and 11-32T cassette) now.
    I'm planning to use ENO Eccentric SS hub.

    Thanks.....

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    Re: What is the approv. weight saving in grams if I go single speed ????

    This question is impossible to answer without knowing more about your current setup but basically the weight of your current derailleur, shifter and cable/housing (all of which can vary wildly). If you have a heavy hub/cassette currently you might lose a bit more from switch to eno/freewheel but could also end up gaining there. You'll also lose some chain weight.

    Though you'll definitely achieve your goal, switching to SS with weight savings as the primary goal seems likely to end in heartbreak. I'd recommend starting with a cheaper approach (ss cassette conversion kit + chain tensioner or magic gear) to see if you like it first.
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    You'll probably save around -2381.36 grams.

    So you'll gain a little over 5 pounds once you switch to SS riding.

    You'll lose a derailer(s) and a cassette but your muscles and genitalia will HULK up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexCuse View Post
    This question is impossible to answer without knowing more about your current setup...
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    Not as much as you'll save by ditching the drivetrain entirely and riding a unicycle. Or running naked and barefoot with a single Kooka brake lever clutched in your hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edle View Post
    What is the approv. weight saving in grams if I go single speed ????

    I'm running a 1 x 9 speeds (32T front and 11-32T cassette) now.
    I'm planning to use ENO Eccentric SS hub.

    Thanks.....
    It depends on your current % body fat and how much you ride. But singlespeed is not magic so you still need to watch your diet.
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    What is the approv. weight saving in grams if I go single speed ????

    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    Not as much as you'll save by ditching the drivetrain entirely and riding a unicycle. Or running naked and barefoot with a single Kooka brake lever clutched in your hand.

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    What is the approv. weight saving in grams if I go single speed ????

    Quote Originally Posted by edle View Post
    What is the approv. weight saving in grams if I go single speed ????

    I'm running a 1 x 9 speeds (32T front and 11-32T cassette) now.
    I'm planning to use ENO Eccentric SS hub.

    Thanks.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    You'll lose a little weight off the bike but gain 110 lbs of fit, attractive, new brunette GF who loves to 'ride' as much as you do.

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    This is completely false.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    You'll lose a little weight off the bike but gain 110 lbs of fit, attractive, new brunette GF who loves to 'ride' as much as you do.

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    So when exactly is this due to happen? I'm still waiting......

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    ~1lb. Someone had to throw a number out there

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    What is the approv. weight saving in grams if I go single speed ????

    I don't know about parts. You will gain 12 - 22ozs of tasty beer, a required part of any proper SS ride.


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    It's simple math really, and kind of silly that you asked people who don't know your exact situation an arbitrary question.

    I shouldn't have to explain this but... weigh or look up the following parts... RD, cassette, shifter and cable. Take that number and subtract the weight of the cog and wolla! Assuming that the chain reduction and hub are negligible or not will be based on what you are upgrading from and to. You are the one doing the math not me.

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