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    Help Me Lighten my Sunday

    Hey all,
    I just weighed my Sunday last week, and it weighed in at 41.6 pounds.
    Here's the build:
    2006 Sunday World Cup Frame
    2008 Boxxer Team
    Avalanche Chubie (probably going to a DHX for weight savings)
    Old Saint Cranks (going to gravity lights)
    Lg-1
    E.thirteen 36 tooth ring
    Sram 11-25 Cassette (going to ultegra 11-23)
    Sram x7 derailleur/shifter
    Sram 971 chain (KMC?)
    Shimano pd-m647 pedals (really prefer these to other pedals)
    Mavic 721/hope Pro 2 front wheel
    Azonic Outlaw Rear wheel (going to hope/721)
    Sunline v1 bars
    Sunline direct mount Stem
    Avid Code 5 brakes 203mm front and rear
    ODI ruffian grips
    SDG I-beam saddle and seatpost
    Maxxis ardent 2.4 front and rear
    generic xc tubes

    Any suggestions on how to lighten it up?
    Goal weight is 39 pounds, definitely getting it under 40.
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    cranks and wheels are the only major places to lose some weight without spending a silly amount of cash.

    i doubt changing your rear shock will do much good, look into a titanium spring if anything.


    btw, in real world weights, being around 40 lbs aint that bad.

    my legend Mk2 is 40 lbs give or take a few ounces, and i really dont feel the need to pay 1000 bucks extra to drop 1 lbs.

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    Just a little additional info:
    I'm 155 pounds geared up and race in the sport class.
    The avy has a 1/2 inch steel shock shaft. They're bricks compared to a DHX/vivid.
    I'm coming off an r9 that weighted 40.3, so I want the bike as light, if not lighter than that.
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    my flatline weighs 45lbs even. your lucky

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    your proposed changes should get you there.

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    World Cup that Team.

    Short Cage X0.

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    gravity lights aren't really that light

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    gravity lights aren't really that light
    Anything lighter in 83mm BB?
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    Team to World Cup will save you a little more than 1/2 pound. Ti coil will also drop 1/2 of a pound. Expensive upgrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    gravity lights aren't really that light
    no, but they are pretty comprable to other cranks in that class.

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    don't change the shock. Worse suspension performance to save a pound is dumb. Just ride it and stop worrying about weight. 41 is a pretty rideable weight.

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    My opinion of a few things

    1-) Do not change the shock to a DHX, the Avy simply blows the DHX away in almost every performance category except weight, get a Ti spring for it

    2-) Ignore Gravity lights, IMO these belong on a AM/XC bike, ive ridden a set and i couldnt stand them, flex'ed like wet noodles. Go for Raceface Atlas FR or Saints, ive ridden both, and if run with a single ring (and if your in the market for a ring, I cant recommend a Renthal SR4 chainring enough) and a taco bash chainguide, the cranks are under 1kg, plus both are as stiff and as rigid as a 16y/o in a strip club

    3-) Change brakes to Shimano XT's, run them on my DH/FR sled and they have never let me down. Or throw on some elixir's, ive used to run them, great brakes for the money, only thing that i hated was that on every Avid brake ive used, the break away lever cam wore out quickly meaning the lever become very floppy

    My $0.02

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    Change brakes to Formula TheONE brakes, that is a little over a half pounds of savings.

    Chaning to Atlas FR cranks would save another half pound.

    Swap the rear wheel and you should be there.

    I'd keep the SRAM cassette the weigh savings aren't enough to make it worth the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    gravity lights aren't really that light
    and they are flexy...get the new lighter Saints

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaredama
    Change brakes to Formula TheONE brakes, that is a little over a half pounds of savings.

    Chaning to Atlas FR cranks would save another half pound.

    Swap the rear wheel and you should be there.

    I'd keep the SRAM cassette the weigh savings aren't enough to make it worth the case.
    Only reason for going ultegra is to not gouge the hope freehub body. The sram doesn't have a carrier.
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    In order of what I would do:

    1. Cranks (I would go new Saint)
    2. Taco guard
    3. Ti Spring
    4. Rear Wheel
    5. Front Wheel
    6. 2011 Easton carbon bar
    7. Point1 stem
    8. Saddle and post (I presume you like the ibeam setup, so it is ranked #8)
    9. Better wheel build. DT 240 hubs, Sapim spokes etc
    10. Ti bolts, seatpost collar ( I think Thomson collar is like 19g), grips, lighter headset, those sorts of things....

    enjoy
    Regional Race Manager, Knolly Bikes
    Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming

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    The biggest weight change you will feel is going TUBELESS. Other than that, just ride your damn bike.
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    you can take the frame off to make it lighter but yeah......it's sort of the frame...........

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