Im posting a link to a bike I bought last summer. My intention was if I really enjoyed biking or wanted something lighter Id invest on a whole new bike as suggested. But frankly I really ,really love the look of the frame and I find upgrading enjoyable.(thus far)
It seems silly to spend more on upgrade parts then on the bike itself but like I said the frame is what Im attached to.
How much weight can I conceivable drop from this bike ?
The only serious upgrade Ive considered were to a pair of BB7s but that may actually increase weight no ?
Im wide open to suggestions including a 1x9 or 2x9 setup. (i do want to stay with a suspension fork)
80% NYC streets 20% light off road. Id be fine with swapping wheels or tires for either or.
Budget Im fairly open. Is 500$ reasonable for weight loss ?
GT Karakoram 3.0 29er Bike
-Fork: SR Suntour XCT-29", 100mm Travel, Steel stanchion, Alloy Leg
-Frame: New 29" Wheel, Hydroformed, 6061-T6 Aluminum, Triple Triangle Design, w/ Zerostack Head Tube, Disc Mount, Replaceable Derailleur Hanger.
-Crankset: Sountour XCT-30v2-T2, 44/32/22T
-Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN26
-Pedals: GT Slim Line flat pedal
-Front Derailleur: Shimano Acera, Fd-M360
-Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio, Rd-M410, 8-speed
-Shifters: Shimano Alivio, SL-M310, Rapid Fire
-Cassette: Shimano Cs-HG30, 8 Speed 11-32T
-Chain: KMC Z72
-Rims: Alex DC25,29" w/CNC Sidewall 32h
-Tires: Kenda Klaw XT, 29"x2.10"
-Hubs: All Terra Alloy Disc, w / Quick Release Skewers
-Spokes: 14g Stainless, Brass CP nipples
-Brakes: Tektro Linear Pull
-Handlebar: All Terra 6061 aluminum Riser, 700mm width, 15mm rise, 31.8 clamp
-Stem: All Terra 1 1/8" threadless, 3D forged, 4-bolt w/CNC face plate, 5-degree rise
-Grips: Dual Density, GT wing w/ waffle
-Headset: Tange Seiki 1 1/8" threadless, Zerostack
-Saddle: WTB Pure-V Sport
-Seatpost: All Terra alloy micro-adjust
-Seat Clamp: All Terra Alloy QR
-Average Weight: 33 pounds
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