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    Cannondale Winter Weight loss program

    Weighing in at 22 lbs 10oz, I'm looking for your best weight loss suggestions.
    I'm stuck with the frame and fork but any ideas would be welcomed

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    Frame Flash 29'er, BallisTec Carbon, SPEED SAVE, BB30 1.5 Si head tube
    Fork Lefty 29'er XLR, 90mm, OPI, Solo Air
    Crank SRAM S2210, BB30, 39/26
    Bottom Bracket SRAM BB30
    Shifters SRAM X9
    Cog Set SRAM PG-1070, 11-36, 10-speed
    Chain KMC X10SL, 10-speed
    Front Derailleur SRAM X9, direct mount
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X0
    Rims Stan's ZTR Arch 29'er, 32 hole
    Front Hub Lefty SL
    Rear Hub Dirty Flea rear
    Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo, 2.25" tubeless ready
    Pedals Egg Beater Cromo
    Brake Avid Elixir 9 carbon, 180/160mm
    Handlebar Truvativ Noir Flat, 700x10mm
    Stem Cannondale OPI adjustable, -15 degree, 31.8
    Headset Cannondale HeadShok Si
    Spokes DT Swiss Competition
    Grips Cannondale foam locking grips
    Saddle Fi'zi:k Tundra2
    Seat Post Flash Carbon, 27.2x420mm w/SAVE
    Seat Clamp Stock Cannondale
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    Last edited by Om Flyer; 09-27-2012 at 06:25 PM.
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    1x10 ?

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    Hollowgram cranks 2x10, XX derailleur/shifters, TI cassette and a carbon lefty are the first things that spring to mind. I've also seen carbon lefty steerer tubes, but then you'd have to get 'regular' headshok stem.

    You might be able to find lighter discs for the brakes aswell. Depends on how much nitpicking you want to do over a couple of grams

    Good luck!

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    With a 29'er I would first look at lighter wheels as the unsprung weight is more critical in the handeling of the bike (acceleration eg.)

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    I have not weighed this wheel set but could this possibly be correct??? 1929 g
    2012 Cannondale Lefty 29'er ZTR ARCH Wheelset Sun Ringle Flea Tubeless Ready NEW | eBay
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    How will you use the bike, what's target weight ? Budget?

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    XX cassette, Crest rims (if you're light enough) and a lighter seat would be a good start. I'm not sure about the RR tires, but I'm betting there are lighter ones, but I would not give up reliability and traction to gain lighter weight....

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    How will you use the bike, what's target weight ? Budget?
    4-6 Michigan XC races per year. 2-3 training rides per week on a mix of typical Midwest terrain... some smooth single track but mostly roots, loose stone and sandy trails.

    As for a target, 21 lbs as a 2x10 would be nice.

    As for budget, I could be easily persuaded...
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    Get some new wheels, depending on your weight, you could save a significant amount of weight here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR1 View Post
    Get some new wheels, depending on your weight, you could save a significant amount of weight here.
    I'm 175 lbs with gear

    What's the lightest, most dependable wheelset recommended at my weight...Crest/240/supercomps?
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    Crest ZTR are not a bad deal. But the set you listed is pretty good as well. Industry Nine can build you a set of Crest, advantage being the incredible engagement and their spokes add a bit of strength.
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    buy enve wheels. they are bullet proof, stiff and just friggn awesome. they will transform your ride. I think they have a 5 year warranty now. no aluminum rim compares, I personally don't believe any mtb wheel compares. the only other significant thing you could do is go to a carbon lefty, I hear the new lefty is stiffer than the old, others may say a carbon lefty flexes more than an aluminum, I could not tell the difference when I had an aluminum dlr running for a week on my bike that usually runs a carbon dlr: however my bike is a scalpel 26r running a 650b. ymmv
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    XX cassette - 150g
    Maxxis Ikon 29*2.2 exception - 65g
    Fizik 2 with carbon rails - 50g
    Crankbrothers EgeBeater 11 - 105g
    Formula R1 brakes - 200g

    About 570g

    All weights are rough but that is alot of weight to remove.

    just my thoughts
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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerth View Post
    buy enve wheels. they are bullet proof, stiff and just friggn awesome. they will transform your ride. I think they have a 5 year warranty now. no aluminum rim compares, I personally don't believe any mtb wheel compares. the only other significant thing you could do is go to a carbon lefty, I hear the new lefty is stiffer than the old, others may say a carbon lefty flexes more than an aluminum, I could not tell the difference when I had an aluminum dlr running for a week on my bike that usually runs a carbon dlr: however my bike is a scalpel 26r running a 650b. ymmv
    +1 on the Enve wheels. Bulletproof and stiff
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