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    help make my reign a tad lighter

    hey guys i havent rode my bike since a bad accident in may, and i tried it out yesterday and the thing is HEAVY (35, 36 pounds ). i know im probably a bit over weight (5'10 168), so im working on a diet as well as trying to make my bike lighter, this is the last known configuration.

    2005 Giant Reign 3 with
    2006 Marzocchi Z1 Light
    2005 Truvativ Holzfeller Cranks
    2005 Easton Ea 70 monkeybar
    2005 Hope Big'un front hub
    2006 Hayes Hfx-9, 8 front-6 rear
    2005 Kona jackshit pedals
    2006 Bontrager select comfort saddle
    2006 Lizardskin lock-on grips

    i am willing to change everything except the frame(duh) and the fork. the rims are stock so are the tires and i think these weight the most...any suggestions will be extremely appreciated.

    EDIT: i am pushing for sub 30 pounds, but im happy with looow 30s (31 hopefully no more)

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    You’ve got the right idea, tyres and wheel set will be the most noticeable upgrade.

    Some lighter, quicker rolling tyres will certainly make a noticeable difference. As always with bikes like this, it’s going to be a fight between saving weight and keep the strength in components where it’s needed.

    Dave.

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    cranks and pedals after the wheels and tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MS MSP
    cranks and pedals after the wheels and tires.
    thats what i would say as well.


    and man i must really be a fatass, i'm 5'9 180lb

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    ^ lol you might be muscular for all i know, i just havent moved a lot in quite a while so i do have fat for muscles in a lot of areas.

    also, any suggestions for wheelsets? i was thinking of crossmax XLs.

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    Also cassette - my Reign X1 came with a SRAM cassette weighing ~450g. If yours is similar (which is likely with the 3 model) you can save 150g+ by getting an XT cassette, which can be found for reasonable prices.

    Crank - yeah XT/Hone will save a lot of weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsrxc
    Also cassette - my Reign X1 came with a SRAM cassette weighing ~450g. If yours is similar (which is likely with the 3 model) you can save 150g+ by getting an XT cassette, which can be found for reasonable prices.

    Crank - yeah XT/Hone will save a lot of weight.
    Which cassette did your X1 come with? Mine has a SRAM PG950. According to SRAM's website, it weighs 230g....?
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    Here's mine with the mods I've made from stock- other than the fork, hub and front disc they've all saved considerable weight:

    '06 Reign 2

    Upgrades from stock:

    Pike 454
    North Shore Billet 20mm hub
    180mm front disc
    RaceFace Deus XC stem
    Syncros Gain OS bars (soon to be RaceFace Next SL carbon)
    ODI Rogue lock-ons
    SDG I-beam post (soon to be Kore carbon I-beam)
    SDG Bel-Air SL seat
    M2 racer seatpost clamp
    RaceFace Deus XC cranks
    Exustar Ti pedals
    XTR shifters
    XTR rear derailleur
    XTR cassette
    Continental Vertical protection tyres
    Maxxis Flyweight tubes


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    Quote Originally Posted by venom600
    Which cassette did your X1 come with? Mine has a SRAM PG950. According to SRAM's website, it weighs 230g....?
    Yeah, that's for the 11-26 though, not 11-34.

    Weight Weenies does list this:
    SRAM PG-950 2004 11-34 9-speed 386 g
    SRAM PG-950 2004 12-26 9-speed 228 g

    I weighed the cassette when I took it off and it was ~450g, but I really can't remember if there was a part number on it. I'll check next chance I get.

    I got a deal on an XTR 11-34 which is ~250g, but XT or PG-990 would be the best gram-for-buck value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsrxc
    Yeah, that's for the 11-26 though, not 11-34.
    Whoops, my bad. Didn't even look at the gearing.....
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    I'm assuming your using the Hutchinson Bulldog 2.1 tires if it's an '05. Ditch those things and get a set of folding bead Nevegal 2.35's. Consider switching to tubeless, that will save you plenty of rotating mass and the Nev's works so much better than those crappy old bulldogs. I usually buy the cheapest strongest wheelset I can and then just swap to tubeless and it still is lighter than a good wheelset with tubes and wire bead tires, If you have the scratch to get a better wheelset then it's all just gravy after that!

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