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    ha. lost 24 ouncess last night. what's next???

    so just out of curiosity i picked all the lightweight stuff off my hardtail and transferred it to my FS bike. i swapped the wheels/tires/cassette, brakeset, seatpost, and saddle.

    i've got a shorter stem coming in so i'll see how that goes as well as a set of ESI grips to replace my lock on rogues. so that's a savings of a pound a half with stuff i already had. that brings me down to 27.5 pounds for my full suspension sixer. i figure with the stem and grips alone, i should get closer to 27 even. the only question is whether i'll like the fizik antares on this bike. certainly lighter than the wtb speed v it replaced.

    i'd love to get closer to 25 pounds and the only thing that's obvious to me is the pedals. i'm using trail spds which are heavy but they're so easy to use. i'm resisting trading function for weight at this point. but we'll see.....

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    so here's the build as weighed last night. can i find a couple more pounds of savings?

    titus racerX 100mm frame
    fox f100 fork
    el cheapo wtb headset
    complete XT 775 3x9 drivetrain
    XT 785 brakes
    magura storm sl rotors (180/160) six bolt
    dt 240 to dt 4.2d wheels (these came in at 1560 grams with rim strips)
    schwalbe rocket ron 26/2.25 performance line, with tubes
    thomson post
    fizik antares saddle
    hussefelt bars
    shimano m530 pedals (yeah, i know)
    lock on rogue grips (changing to esi chunky)
    3t stem (changing to kore repute)


    i know the cheapest eggbeaters will save me 7 ounces right there, but will i like it? don't know.... i also have a new cc forty headset but i don't know if it'll save me anything

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    What size is your Racer-X? I had mine at 23lbs (small) without going crazy. In fact, the only carbon part was an EC90 flatbar. That's a great bike.

    These parts are quite heavy:

    hussefelt bars
    shimano m530 pedals (yeah, i know)
    magura storm sl rotors (180/160) six bolt

    Consider going tubeless as well. You will love the ride.

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    Yes. The bars are heavier. But that's cuz I ride like an ape. I'd go lightweight with that if I thought i could ride with some grace.
    Pedals are definitely on the block.
    Didn't think about the rotors. Tho if I were to change them I'd go with icetechs. In six bolt it's a wash. Maybe even gain weight.

    Frame is a size medium. Al, not carbon, rear btw.

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    ha. lost 24 ouncess last night. what's next???

    As I noted in another thread, I've ridden the Easton carbon DH bars. Solid as a rock and while not WW by race standards, they're lightweight by AM/DH standards.

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    Consider moving to a 1x drive train. You will drop the left shifter, 2 chainrings, and the front derailleur. Tell us what kind of riding you do (terrain) and your fitness level and we can suggest an appropriate front chainring tooth size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Clean View Post
    What size is your Racer-X? I had mine at 23lbs (small) without going crazy. In fact, the only carbon part was an EC90 flatbar. That's a great bike.

    These parts are quite heavy:

    hussefelt bars
    shimano m530 pedals (yeah, i know)
    magura storm sl rotors (180/160) six bolt

    Consider going tubeless as well. You will love the ride.
    XTR pedals aren't much lighter than the 530's... unless you are suggesting eggbeaters or a different pedal entirely.

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    Handlebars. You can easily save 100g with a better handlebar. Something like this:
    Crankbrothers Cobalt 11 XC Carbon Riser Bar 680mm / 740mm / 780mm | Crank Brothers | Brand | www.PricePoint.com

    You could also get titanium bolts for stuff like your brake rotors.

    Depending on the tubes you are using, there is a lot of weight to be saved there. The tubes I was using were almost 200g a piece.

    And like mentioned above, going 1x9 or 1x10 can drop a significant amount of weight. But you also lose some functionality.

    The last place I would go to is pedals if you like the SPDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moefosho View Post
    And like mentioned above, going 1x9 or 1x10 can drop a significant amount of weight. But you also lose some functionality.
    I just lost 1.2lbs by going 1x9 and it didn't cost anything...I don't miss the big or small ring (yet)

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