So I started off building my light rigid HT bike with lofty goals. I wanted to keep the bike as light as possible without going overboard. My goal was to keep my cost at less than $1000, only buy new parts (if possible), and to see if I could get it at or below 20lbs. As you can see from the table of parts below, I'm still short of my target bike weight, and I still need a fork (I asked in another thread here about fork ideas). I decided to go 1x10, and I tried not to skimp on the mech (all new XT except for the shifter), and the only thing I've bought so far that is carbon is my bar.
I'm looking for any feedback on other parts that may help me get the bike below 20lbs without spending crazy money. The biggest opportunity I have is for wheels, as the set I got are pretty heavy, but beyond that I can't think of any other cheap/inexpensive alternatives to what I already have. I'm not interested in a carbon seat (need some padding), but interested in any other suggestions you all might have.
(note that approx. cable weights are included with brakes and mech weights)
Part Model Price Weight (g) Frame Giant XTC 2 (small) $145 1490g Fork ? ? 750g? Headset Cane Creek $0 52.6g Top Cap Giant Carbon OEM $0 15g Stem Marin XM 70mm $9.97 117.7g Handlebar Syncros Carbon AM 690mm $41 185.6g Grips Bontrager Race XXX Lite $10 12g Saddle WTB Silverado Pro $49 230g Seat Post Thomson Elite 30.9mm $35 215.6g Seat Binder Giant OEM $0 23.7g Front Wheel Mavic XM119 w/XT M756 $50 1010g Rear Wheel Mavic XM119 w/XT M756 $50 1190g Skewers Stans QR $0 111g Tires Schwalbe Sammy Slick 2.1 $65 980g Tubes ? ? 250g? Front Brake Avid Elixir 1 $86.49 304g Front Rotor Avid HS1 160mm $0 98.3g Rear Brake Avid Elixir 1 $0 317g Rear Rotor Avid HS1 160mm $0 96.2g Rotor Bolts Avid T25 Rotor Bolts $0 23.6g Caliper Bolts Avid Caliper Bolts $0 23.3g Crank Arms SRAM Truvativ Firex 170mm $20 641g Chainring SRAM Truvativ Firex 32t $0 78.6g Bolts FSA $16.23 6.9g BB SRAM Truvativ GXP $22.5 127.4g Pedals Rockbros $16.2 355.5g Shifter Shimano SLX M660 (Rear) $19 140.3g Derailleur Shimano XT M780 (Rear) $55 229g Cassette Shimano XT M771 11-36 $60 337g Chain Shimano XT HG94 $35 280g Parts Totals $785.39 9691.3g (21.32lbs)
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