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    stem/handlebars

    my stem is a race face evolve dh (300gr)
    my handlebars are race face evolve dh(280gr)
    are these heavy or not, any reason to change?
    should i change my raceface evolve dh crank for a FSA or other?i know the RF is a heavy crank.

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    Neither your stem or bar are really that heavy. Changing them would mostly be cosmetic, or very expensive for minimal savings

    you best money spent would be on a set of FSA Gravity light cranks.

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    Firstly I'm not a downhiller, but to give you an idea Race Face Deus XC bars are 200g in weight (for the 31.8 dia). I imagine some of the extra weight on the evolve would probably come from the fact that it's 26" wide and not 25" like the deus.
    Sure you could buy a slightly lighter stem and bar but the max you would save by changing both is probably 200g if that, not really worth it unless there is a brand you like the look of better or something with more rise, more sweep, wider or whatever.
    Something like a Syncros FR Stem is about 225g, most other DH worthy stems are 250g or more (except for thomson).

    Weight savings do add up though, so if you've got the cash then go for it. Pedals / Cranks are probably a great place to start. Doing the stem / post / bar all at once can also make it a bit more worthwhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by higherach downhiller2
    my stem is a race face evolve dh (300gr)
    my handlebars are race face evolve dh(280gr)
    are these heavy or not, any reason to change?
    should i change my raceface evolve dh crank for a FSA or other?i know the RF is a heavy crank.
    Depends on length of both bars and stem, oversized or 31.8, lower rise or higher rise, 1 1/5 or 1.5, etc...... all make weight vary 50g + except maybe OS or 31.8 bars.

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    just save your cash
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Do not save your money F - THAT you only live once...... Get the Thomson X4 stem 50m
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    holy cow el gordo how much will a 50meter stem weigh,just messing.

    sdg i beam can save a chunk,and if you using triple clamp forks why not go for an integrated stem stiffer and lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konut
    holy cow el gordo how much will a 50meter stem weigh,just messing.

    sdg i beam can save a chunk,and if you using triple clamp forks why not go for an integrated stem stiffer and lighter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gordo
    ALOT!!!!!
    Not to mention that it'd be impossible to reach the handlebars. I like your style though. I mean, it's just money. Do you have anything better to spend it on than bike parts?


    Seriously though, I wouldn't bother unless you really want to be a weight weenie. Yeah, you could save a little weight, but unless your bike is totally pimped out otherwise, there are better things to drop some coin on.

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