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    ... and if we just ... help me get her under 20lbs.......

    Hey everybody,
    I have a 2001 schiwnn homegrown. Right nnow it weighs roughly 22.5-23 lbs. It wouuld be great if i could get it under 20. Please look over my build and make any suggestions you wish. All the weighs in my build list are estimates based on WW and claimed weights....

    Item: Weight (G)
    Frame Schwinn Homegrown 1361
    Wheelset Tioga/Deore Deore sk. 2022
    Crankset Deore Lx w/ octalink bb 976
    Fork Judy Race 1602
    Shifters Mod. Deore Lx 222
    Tires Panarace Firex 1.8 976
    Brakes Avid Single Digit 5 428
    Chain Shimano Hg 296
    Pedals CB Eggbeater C 294
    Handlebar Sette Vector 150
    Saddle SSM Aspide 179
    Cassette Sram 7.0 330
    R Derallieur Shimano XTR 230
    F Derallieur Shimano Lx 130
    Seatpost Titec 220
    Tubes Performance forte 352
    Stem Sette Vector 140
    Headset Schwinn I.C.B.M. 70
    Grips Schwinn 90
    B. Levers Avid Speed Dial 5 196
    Cables: Jagwire OEM ???
    Total Weight (G): 10252
    Total Weight (lbs): 22.5544


    Im open to any suggestion you may have to make my build lighter.

    Thanks,
    Jake

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    a high end racing wheelset + superlight tubes will drop 500g. Otherwise for almost every part you listed above, there are lighter options if you buy the next model up.
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    Yep a 1500 gm wheelset (several to choose from XTR 970/Crossmax SLR/ DT Swiss XR1480), lighter fork (SID Race), XTR cassette (224gms), XTR cranks (795gms),

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    Most of the components on that list are pretty low-end. Your bike can easily be under 20lbs, but it won't be cheap by any means...
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    Thanks for the help....

    So it sounds like i need a good wheelset. Any suggestions to which wheelset to get?

    Jake

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    You could drop about a quater-pound of weight by switching to Bebop pedals. For tubes, get some Forte Lunar Lites (86g each). That cassette is also too heavy. Get an XTR, like rockyuphill said, or at least an XT (~260g).

    Just these three things would drop weight by 3/4lb, and it'd all be rotating weight, which makes the biggest difference.

    Also, if you're a lighter guy, switch to a SID Race and save another 3/4lb, roughly.

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    Just curious, but have you actually weighed your bike? 22.5 lbs seems rather low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlk_250
    Just curious, but have you actually weighed your bike? 22.5 lbs seems rather low.
    I agree......

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlk_250
    Just curious, but have you actually weighed your bike? 22.5 lbs seems rather low.
    Gotta agree. Besides, a lot of companies specs are on the generous side.

    But wheels, shock (make sure its the same travel or pretty close so to not throw off geometry), and pedals would be the biggest weight savers. Otherwise, you need to replace everything.

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    Consider going Stan's Notubes tubeless (or similar) with your new wheelset.
    You won't save a ton of weight going tubeless, but the reduction in rolling resistance, and additional traction will make it well worth it.

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    Have you considered a new bike?

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    We really need a budget to help you, but here goes:

    Wheelset:
    $$$ = http://www.notubes.com/product_info.php/products_id/406
    $$ = http://www.amclassic.com/mtb_26.html
    $ = http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/display/25551/

    Fork:
    $$ = http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...R7+Mrd+08.aspx
    $ = http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Elite+08.aspx

    Tires:
    Lots of options, but I'm enjoying the Kenda Karma 2.0 DTC right now

    Tubes:
    Maxxis Flyweight or Performance Forte LunarLight

    Grips:
    Something foam, like Titec Pork Rinds, Ritchey WCS Foam, etc etc.

    Pedals:
    Eggbeater SL, 2xTi, or 4xTi

    Cassette:
    XTR, XT, SRAM 980, SRAM 990, or Dura-ace

    Crankset:
    XTR, XT, Deus XC

    Brakes:
    Avid SL or Ti

    That should do it....

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    your wheelset alone weighs 4-5lbs, which is rotational weight, so you can multiply that by 2 or 3 for the amount of work you are doing while riding.
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    You can do it, but it won't be cheap.

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