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    light but strong enough for hard fr

    hey ive got a santa cruz vp free im building up, and im a freerider and dh rider so my bike needs to be pretty strong but im not that big so i wana be able to throw my bike around more. Right now i have:

    888 rc va
    azonic dw bars
    chris king headset
    deemax wheels
    truvativ holzelfeller cranks
    w/ gigipipe team bb
    crank bros 50/50 pedals
    hayes mag hd brakes
    xt deurailer
    xt shifter
    maxxis minion tires (2.5)
    sram pc 990 cassette
    no seat
    no chain
    no grips

    what can i do to lighten up the bike but keep it close to equaly as strong??

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    Some magnesium pedals, lighter/carbon bar, 2.35 tires, AM cranks, and lighter tubes could all help out depending on how much you want to spend.
    None of the above would cost a huge amount.

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    but what carbon bars are strong enough for freeriding? and what are some relly light but really strong wheels (or hubs and rim combination)

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    dt-swiss

    you could look at the dt-swiss fr2350 wheelset. Ive heard they are light, strong, and they look sick.

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    .....aaand they cost 1G.

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    Answer Pro Taper bars, Thompson seat post.
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    5050's have no grip, switch them out for something else that is lighter.

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    An XT cassete is a little bit lighter and I think a little cheaper. Not much, but every gram counts I guess

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    for pedals, my reccomendations are easton flatboys (572g pair) or shimano dx's (492g pair). as far as bars go, i second the pro tapers. easton also has a few options in that area. i've heard good things about the holzfeller oct cranks, too.
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    How about a single crown fork?

    You can go lighter tires, and tubeless.

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    id keep the deemaxxs very strong
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bansheerider69
    hey ive got a santa cruz vp free im building up, and im a freerider and dh rider so my bike needs to be pretty strong but im not that big so i wana be able to throw my bike around more. Right now i have:

    888 rc va
    azonic dw bars
    chris king headset
    deemax wheels
    truvativ holzelfeller cranks
    w/ gigipipe team bb
    crank bros 50/50 pedals
    hayes mag hd brakes
    xt deurailer
    xt shifter
    maxxis minion tires (2.5)
    sram pc 990 cassette
    no seat
    no chain
    no grips

    what can i do to lighten up the bike but keep it close to equaly as strong??
    well...........is there a certain amount of money that you want to spend on upgrades?
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    A single crown would lighten it up a bit, but there not the greatest for racing if you plan on DHing alot. Um.... Yea lighter tubes, carbon bar, mag pedals, lighter seatpost, AM cranks, lighter wheelset... thats all I can think of atm.

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