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    New Titus! Sugestions to improve...?

    Hi

    Just got this finished, any suggestions to make it lighter? I tend to ruin silly light stuff so dont want to go down that route! Just keep the durability but lower weight?
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    we're gonna need some componentry here, bub. can't really tell what you're at until you let us know what goods you got on the bike.

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    yeah

    singlespeed it,rigid fork
    I've been inside too long.

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    shave more than that by....

    Quote Originally Posted by KgB
    singlespeed it,rigid fork
    ... going fixie and dumping the rear brake

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    brakes

    i agree, we need a parts list, but from what I can see you could replace the Avid Arch brakes with SD Ti and save a good chunk of weight. They work really well with the Paul levers, lots of power.

    Other then that, lets hear more about exactly what components those are.
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    Can I ask how you find those pedals that you are using?
    Trev!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    ... going fixie and dumping the rear brake
    Drop an arch supreme, you crazy!? If you want to get rid of those brakes, I want them!
    Herro prease

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    We the people ... Hcr

    its a HCR. you based in the UK mate? Did I spot that bike @ SSMM?

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    The pedals are great, I tried the ti/tis and found they offered too much float and wobble, the mg/tis that i am using offer a much tighter feel, more like a (cough) roadie (cough) pedal, which is just what I wanted. The only prob I can foresee is the hollow ti axle doesnt look like it'll stand up to much of a wallop.

    Scant, yeah it was at ssmm on the stand, the pics are of the post-ssmm build, after the mud destroyed my transmission, bars, rims, pedals, shoes.... Will also the at SITS at the weekend. Cant beleive the weather this week, looks like another mud bath is looming just when I get it working again.

    The parts I could change would be:

    bb - Royce ti, could be made lighter but I cannot sacrifice durability. This thing should last for years of mud, is there anything similar?

    Seat - anything GENUINELY as comfy as an aliante but lighter? I do enduro racing as well as shorter races so seat must be comfy.

    Post - Syncros ti, had a moots before which kept moving around so i dont really want another one, any other suggestions for an inline ti post?

    Brakes, no way am I getting rid of those, not until the fall of after the whole thing has corroded away!

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    One suggestion...

    I would go out and get it muddy. It wouldn't reduce the weight but it would make it look better. It's too clean right now.

    Enjoy the sweet ride!
    Long Live Long Rides

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    I already have! At mountain mayhem this year. It's taken 2 months to get it like that again....

    Anyone got any comments on the tune bb? Looks sweet as nut im worried about the bearing durability.

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    What does it weight?

    My HCR weighted in at 18.5 at the shop when I got it but now weights 20 as I got rid of the rigid fork.

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    klien 110

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRedMantra
    Drop an arch supreme, you crazy!? If you want to get rid of those brakes, I want them!
    I've got a 110 bar that I foolishly put bars ends on, yes it broke the end (1/2 in) when I wrecked. If the bar can be cut down it should be good, let me know if you're interested. PS I broke it in Quite Waters Park!

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