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    New WW looking to drop some weight off his bike

    hi y´all,

    i have to admit i turned into a WW...well i am about to change my old truvativ chainrings and probably my pedals:
    1. chainrings: either RACE FACE TEAM Chainrings or the FSA chainrings.

    2. pedals: i have the 520 shimano pedals and i am thinking about getting the eggbeaters or shimano XT. i have read the reviews for this pedals, they will drop almost 200 grams off my bike, but how about safety and everything else...will they hold up to my riding style, etc...i do aggressive XC and some light AM...with the XT pedals i will pretty much keep the same weight as I will only drop 30 grams...

    I will appreciate your thoughts and help...thanks....

    Doc
    Last edited by doctorholguin; 04-05-2008 at 04:19 PM. Reason: previous title not as appropriate

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    Eggbeaters are not the most reliable of pedals. I've seen stacks broken in half a dozen different ways. If you want something you can mistreat and not worry about, stick with Shimano. XTR will save an additional 27gr over XT.
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    If you go with the egg beaters you will save some serious weight. I know a lot of people that ride them and love them. But...don't buy the cheap ones or you will run into problems. The SL's are stainless steel and as you move up they add titanium to the parts. You need the SL's or better. Anything below that is a cheaply made chromoly spindle and carbon steel wings and body. They've all got a 2 year warranty. If you run a little All mountain you may prefer something with a platform like the candy or smarty.

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    thanks for your replies, but might as well ask a bit more...here is the setup i am thinking about...

    1. seatpost: thomson masterpiece 27.2 @ 193 grams
    2. handlebar: ritchey flat bar 25.4mm @125g
    3.stem: FSA XC-115 @120g
    4. saddle: SDG Ti fly @ 175g
    5. cassette: Shimano XT @254g
    6. chainrings: FSA XC ???
    7. chain: KMC X9 @292g
    *8. front tire: wtb mutano raptor 2.4 @595g
    *9. rear tire: wtb prowler 2.3 @848g
    10. skewers: American Classic Ti @ 80g
    11. salsa clamp @35 grams
    12. XTR pedals @325g

    * i know these tires are heavy, but i really do need this kind of traction for where i live...another reason for having these tires is that i bomb the DH section and definitely need the extra grip...

    current setup (don´t laugh lol)
    1. seatpost: truvativ xr 27.2 @ 307 grams
    2. handlebar: truvativ XR 31.8m @300g
    3.stem: Truvativ XR 31.8mm @150g
    4. saddle: WTB Pure V @ 355g
    5. cassette: Shimano XT 11-34@264g
    6. chainrings: Truvativ Stylo ???
    7. chain: Shimano XTR @305g
    *8. front tire: wtb stout 2.3 @863g
    *9. rear tire: wtb mutano 2.24 @810g
    10. skewers: Novatec @ ???g
    11. clamp @ ??grams
    12. Shimano 520 pedals @40g

    please let me know any thoughts you have or suggestions you could make appreciate your great help

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    the crank brothers candy SL pedals are really getting my attention what would you guys have to say...any more thoughts on my WW setup

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