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    Superfly Weight Loss




    Hey everyone,

    Just looking for some budge friendly tips as to getting this a bit lighter. I have 2.2 Ikon's on the way for summer, I'm considering the Crest Stock build (I like the Bonty's for winter as they are indestructible and I train on rocky rough trails most of the week). Other than that I've though of 1x10 but I like the gear range for riding on the road and endurance races. I've tried ESI's but don't seem to get along well with them, maybe time for foam?

    What other things would you all change to loose weight?
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    If it was me I would look at the fork, and
    wheels to lose weight.

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    *new stem could take 35 grams away
    *new seat post could take nearly 50 grams away
    *foam grips could take 30 grams away
    *DEFINATELY new wheel set. I love my Crest wheel set
    *different tires could save over 100 grams

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    My 2012 Superfly AL Elite

    I have wheelset, hope hubs, db spokes, stans crest rims, AL nipples, tubeless, bonty 29-1 x 2.0 Team issue and 1x10

    Before I changed foam grips from stock bolt-on (bonty with ribs) and bolt on skewers I was @ 22.5lbs. (frame size med, per rapala fishing scale)

    I plan on changing brake rotors from Dirty Dog Spider Web to Ashima (120gr ? to 86grm)

    My stock seat weighs 270gr - thinking of Selle Italia SLR XC Flow @ 180gr

    Maybe I will change my cassette.
    I have Sram 1050 11/36 (363gr). changing to 1050 11/32 = 299gr
    (I can't see spending $200 on 1080 11/36 cassette @ 240gr)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottz123 View Post
    I have wheelset, hope hubs, db spokes, stans crest rims, AL nipples, tubeless, bonty 29-1 x 2.0 Team issue and 1x10

    Before I changed foam grips from stock bolt-on (bonty with ribs) and bolt on skewers I was @ 22.5lbs. (frame size med, per rapala fishing scale)

    I plan on changing brake rotors from Dirty Dog Spider Web to Ashima (120gr ? to 86grm)

    My stock seat weighs 270gr - thinking of Selle Italia SLR XC Flow @ 180gr

    Maybe I will change my cassette.
    I have Sram 1050 11/36 (363gr). changing to 1050 11/32 = 299gr
    (I can't see spending $200 on 1080 11/36 cassette @ 240gr)
    Do you really use your 36 tooth gear a whole lot? By going with a 34 tooth cassette, you'll be losing even more.

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    11/32 cassette

    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Do you really use your 36 tooth gear a whole lot? By going with a 34 tooth cassette, you'll be losing even more.
    I did not use 36 at all last season. I may leave it on for first race of year. (Biggest hill in Illinois series)

    Last year I ended going out to hard , it was a mud fest and I ended up having to walk it up.

    I have 32 in front for 1x10. I figure if I go with 11/32 1050 cassette i will save 64 grams (rotating weight) for less than $50

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottz123 View Post
    I did not use 36 at all last season. I may leave it on for first race of year. (Biggest hill in Illinois series)

    Last year I ended going out to hard , it was a mud fest and I ended up having to walk it up.

    I have 32 in front for 1x10. I figure if I go with 11/32 1050 cassette i will save 64 grams (rotating weight) for less than $50
    There ya go! My low granny combo is 26/32. I thought I would die dealing with all the prolonged steep climbing we have out here, but I got used to it fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    There ya go! My low granny combo is 26/32. I thought I would die dealing with all the prolonged steep climbing we have out here, but I got used to it fast.
    So your running 32t in front and your biggest in rear is 26? Is that a road cassette?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottz123 View Post
    So your running 32t in front and your biggest in rear is 26? Is that a road cassette?
    Ooops, posted that backwards. I'm running 26/38 up front and 11-32 behind.

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    I was pushing 28/40 rings up front with an 11-36 and still wanted more gear on the low end. I found the 40 just put me in the wrong part of the cassette for general riding and the 26 is nice for a bail out gear. I plan on trying a 100 miler or two and perhaps doing BURN24 again, so I like having a good sized gear range for the death marches.

    As for weight I'm thinking ikon's with the crest (or another 1600g) wheelset and I'll be good. Maybe give the foam grips a shot too.

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    I love my ritchey foam grips. A little bit if hair spray and they have never moved. Even in heavy rain

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    My Bonty grips

    Quote Originally Posted by machine4321 View Post
    I love my ritchey foam grips. A little bit if hair spray and they have never moved. Even in heavy rain
    I tried paint on my bonty foam grips (Race X-lite @ 28gr) but outsides "throttled" on me

    It maybe over kill... but no problems since I super glued them

    Put glue on 'inner' part of bar (3-4" from end of bar)- then put rest on 'outer' part of grip (outer 2" of grip)

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    Bringing it back.

    Hi!

    Bringing this back from the dead. Almost all of these are still off published weights, with the frame being a guess. Looking at the list what are standout easy drops that I'm missing.

    1x11- I've been debating a GX or XT setup. XX1 or XTR would be nice but I'm not on those budgets. I just did my first hundo, with plans for more so gear range is very important. One thought is to stay 2x and get some praxis chainrings and a 34 xtr cassette.

    Wheels- I can easily loose 100g or more, but at significant cost.

    Rear thru bolt - Easy 65g drop going to a carbon ti unit.

    Saddle - Heavy it's gotta stay.

    Rotors - Went Icetech when I replaced last time. Anyone have good experience with KCNC/Ashima even on extended descents?

    Fork- I'm going to have a Fit4 Damper put in when I have it serviced. Supposed to drop 100g.
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    You could drop about one pound by going 1x. You have to decide if you can live with the 1x gearing. Going Shimano will be more cost effective just based on not needing to get the XD driver to run the SRAM cassette...but the Shimano cassette will not give you the 10T. A slightly more cost effective way to go 1x (not by much if you go XT), is to keep your 10sp parts and get an extender cog (40 or 42) and get a RADr cage from OneUp...then a narrow wide ring for your existing crank.

    I run the Ashima Ai2 rotors with the XT M785 brakes. For sure they don't have the braking power of the Ice Tech rotors...but at the same time they have never made me feel like I can't slow down fast enough. I have them on my XC bike...so I don't do long fast descents with them. I have a trail bike also...and I run Ice Tech's on them.

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