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    Roscoe 8 on a diet!

    Hey all! I picked up a roscoe 8 about 4 weeks ago.

    Been having fun in it, and doing some upgrades.

    I would like to try and get this hardtail into the 25-26 pound territory......

    Current upgrade are:

    -Rethnal carbon fatbars
    -Rethnal apex stem 60mm
    -Lizard skin lock on grips
    -tubeless with Orange sealant/stems

    Bike is sitting currently at 30.4 pounds.

    Bike size is a LARGE

    HOW THE HECK am I gonna get 4-5 pounds off this thing!? Any ideas!?

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    No pics?

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    Assuming you have NX drivetrain that my fiancťís Roscoe 8 came with...itís quite heavy even compared to GX. Also the spindle bb they come with weight a ton. I switched hers out for a dub BB and GX everything a dropped a ton of weight.

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    You want a light, plus bike? That will be tough I think.

    Carbon everything.
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    Here are some pics Roscoe 8 on a diet!-img_0718.jpg


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    Wheels. A good wheelset can drop lbs. I9s dropped my FS 4 lbs with same tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lm1262 View Post
    Assuming you have NX drivetrain that my fiancťís Roscoe 8 came with...itís quite heavy even compared to GX. Also the spindle bb they come with weight a ton. I switched hers out for a dub BB and GX everything a dropped a ton of weight.
    Can you explain this further? Iím a newb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradition123 View Post
    Can you explain this further? Iím a newb.
    Good wheels and hubs are lighter. Typically when you buy a bike, it comes with low, or mid-range wheels which weigh more because they are made from cheaper materials. You will pay the price for lighter wheels, however. I9s are around $1200 a set, for example. But they are incredibly light.

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    Lighter weight fork as well, but then you possibly run into clearance issues with the tires.
    Wheels for sure are a good way to lose some weight. Same with tires.
    Silly bike things happening.

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