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    turtles make me hot
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    Need Some Weight Weenie Assistance

    What's up, fellas...
    I normally have no business even looking at lightweight parts, but I'm currently building my wife a bike and since she's significantly lighter than I am, I'm getting to have some fun and build a light bike.
    The frame is a medium Salsa Spearfish. I have a Reba Race for it and have just purchased an XT crankset, Hope Pro 2 hubs, Stan's Crest rims, 2.0-1.7-1.8 spokes, alloy nipples, a Niner RDO stem and Loaded Carbon handlebars.
    What I'm looking for help with is a Cassette and brakes.
    The bike doesn't have to be the ultimate lightweight, but I am looking at dollar-lightness-strength as I pick parts.
    While I would LOVE to put an XTR cassette on it, I really don't want to spend 225 dollars on it.
    I like to use Avid brakes on all my family's bikes so when we travel, I can kind of carry stuff in the truck to cover most problems we might encounter, but I'm kind of leaning toward Shimano since they appear a little nicer and possibly lighter.
    What do you guys like?
    I like turtles

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    turtles make me hot
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    I just found Bikescale.com... Wow. Pretty helpful.
    I like turtles

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    i will never own avid brakes again
    shimano 100%, even the entry level stuff feels great

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