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    Giant Glory Owners?

    What have you Glory owners done to make your bike lighter? I have a Glory on its way now and know its going to be on the heave side. I like my bikes around 40lbs. This past season my race bike (Morewood Izumu) was 38lbs. I know it will be almost impossible to get that light. I plan on changing out the wheel set and tubeless tires, Stem, Bars, Grips, and get a Ti spring for the Fox DHX. This may only give me about 2 to 3 pounds off. Anyone have any other suggestions? Any thing I need to look out for or to be worried about?

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    Axle

    Have read that the stock bikes come with a steel rear axle that weighs quite a bit.
    If so swap it for an aluminium one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FCLINDER
    What have you Glory owners done to make your bike lighter? I have a Glory on its way now and know its going to be on the heave side. I like my bikes around 40lbs. This past season my race bike (Morewood Izumu) was 38lbs. I know it will be almost impossible to get that light.
    Lighter wheelset with Tubeless, switch the cranks/bb (mifddleburn or whatever the racer johnnies are into right now,) run the LG-1 guide, get a lighter bars/stem, seatpost/seat, Dura Ace casstte, and aluminum rear axle.

    That should bring it way down- probably close to 38-39. Out of the box a medium sits at about 43.5. These suggestions will probably take 4 lbs off if you pick right...

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    Didn't know about the steel rear axle. That sucks!!! Glad I have one laying around. If I can get it down to -40lbs I will be a happy man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FCLINDER
    What have you Glory owners done to make your bike lighter? I have a Glory on its way now and know its going to be on the heave side. I like my bikes around 40lbs. This past season my race bike (Morewood Izumu) was 38lbs. I know it will be almost impossible to get that light. I plan on changing out the wheel set and tubeless tires, Stem, Bars, Grips, and get a Ti spring for the Fox DHX. This may only give me about 2 to 3 pounds off. Anyone have any other suggestions? Any thing I need to look out for or to be worried about?

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    Cecil
    Aside from the weight how does the Glory compare to the Morewood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaredama
    Aside from the weight how does the Glory compare to the Morewood?
    Still waiting on it right now. I will post a nice review after I ride it at Windrock TN at the end of the month.
    Ride!

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    How heavy is the glory frame. 40lbs should be doable as long as its not too heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coma13
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_biker
    How heavy is the glory frame. 40lbs should be doable as long as its not too heavy.
    That one made me giggle
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    That one made me giggle
    hehe, as long as its not heavy referred to the frame not the bike

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    I really want to hear your review comparing the two.

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    New cranks would probabley make it lighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ojai Bicyclist
    I really want to hear your review comparing the two.
    I will post one as soon as I get back from WindRock in TN. I will be going there on the 28th. That is the sickest place to ride on the East Coast and riding there will give me a great understanding of how the bike is going to feel.
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