So I just got a 2008 KHS Alite 2000. It rides really smooth but is on the heavy side (around 29.5 lbs). Be gentle on me, this is my first real post to the forum and I'm a beginner weight weenie.
Here are the parts. Everything is completely stock except for pedals and a cheap straight bar.
Alloy 7005 Hydro D.butted w/replaceable derailleur hanger
Fork: RockShox Tora 289 Coil, 100mm w/damping, external rebound & pre-load adjust, Mag lowers
Headset: Tioga ZST-2 threadless, 1-1/8" Zero Stack
Rims Weinmann Taurus 2000 Double wall, disc specific
Hubs Front: Alloy disc, Rear: Shimano disc, QR
Tires John Tomac Small Block8 26x2.1
Spokes 14G Black 32°
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shadow
Shifters Shimano Deore
Chain KMC Z9000
Crankset Truvativ Firex GigaX Pipe, 44/32/22
Bottom Bracket Truvativ GXP outboard cartridge bearing
Cassette Shimano HG50 11-34, 9-Speed
Pedals Crank Bros Egg Beater
Seatpost Alloy micro-adjust
Saddle WTB Rocket V
Handlebar FSA -XC-180B OS, Alloy 31.8, Straight
Stem FSA OS-190LX, Alloy forged, 4-bolt
Grips PowerTools dual density
Brake Levers Hayes Stroker Ryde
Brakes Hayes Stroker Hydralic disc, 6" rotors
Color Flat Gray-Brown
Frame Size 17
I'm shooting for a weight around 24-25 pounds and spending around 650-800 dollars. Listed below are the things I was thinking of upgrading, I would appreciate any suggestions:
Wheel Set: Fulcrum Red Metal 1 Disc (LBS has good deal), FSA XC-300 or Bontrager Race Lite X Tlr
Fork: Rockshox Sid or Manitou R7
Seatpost: Easton EA70 or EC70
Handlebars: Easton EA70,EC70 or EC90
Seatpost Clamp: KCNC, Hope, something from Hong Kong on Ebay?
Would it be more prudent to invest in a cassette or XT components than the stuff I mentioned?
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