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    Weight Element C50 Vs C70?

    Unable to find weights of C50 and C70 element, any idea?
    Which replacements are you using to reduce weight?

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    Weights will be pretty close, C70 has a dropper post and a Carbon rear triangle, upgraded wheels ETC, C50 has a alloy seat post and a alloy rear triangle. I would guess they are within a pound of each other. As far as putting them on a diet I would start with simple stuff.

    Carbon bars, seat post, seat, more costly items carbon wheelset and cranks.
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    Does anyone know the weight difference on just the framesets between c50 and c70?

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    The weight difference for the carbon versus alloy rear triangle is going to be somewhere around 200-250gms.

    The other thing worth checking, on the Altitude and Thunderbolt, the difference between the C50 and C70 is the range of damping controls on the rear shock, where the C70 had the 3 position compression damping valving setting on the 3 position lever, and the C50 just had the lever with the 3 positions.
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    Thanks for the reply, should mean that a c50 frame with shock weights about 2.5 kg.

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    Depending on the frame size that might not be far off. My 2014 Instinct 999 full carbon frame weighed 2.46kg in a large, and that was a beefier frame than the Element.

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    Thanks for the reply, should mean that a c50 frame with shock weights about 2.5 kg.
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