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    Nothing else to upgrade?

    Of course there is always something, but for a decent reduction/cost view I can't find much left. My bike is an 04 stumpy FSR large (just love this frame), right now the projected total weight is 25.8lbs; the bare frame (with shock,hanger, and headset cups) is 6.06lbs.

    Without sacrificing durability and for a decent value I can't think of much else to do, any input before I finish building the bike up?

    Fork FOX FLOAT 140 RLC
    Headset CANE CREEK S-3
    Crankset 08 SHIMANO XT 44-32-22
    Front Der 08 SHIMANO XT (34.9)
    Rear Der 08 SHIMANO XTR (SHADOW)
    Shifters 08 SHIMANO XT
    Cassette 08 SHIMANO XT 11-34
    Hubs F-R 08 SHIMANO XT WH-M775
    Rims 08 SHIMANO XT WH-M775
    Tires Panaracer fire XC kevlar (tubeless with stans)
    Brakes 08 SHIMANO XT
    Handlebar EASTON MONKEY LITE
    Stem THOMSON X4
    Saddle SDG TI FLY C BLACK
    Seatpost THOMSON ELITE
    pedals CRANK BROTHERS SMARTY
    Frame 04 stumpjumper elite FSR

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    Time to move on to the next project!

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    I would be very interested in "actual weight"! I find it hard to believe that it comes in under 26lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryball
    Time to move on to the next project!
    Right enough.

    Looks perfect to me, post up some pics, ride it for a while and as it looks like the only thing you havenít changed, why not get a new frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominator13
    I would be very interested in "actual weight"! I find it hard to believe that it comes in under 26lbs.
    I will finish putting the bike together tonight and let you know. My panaracers aren't in yet, so I will have to take the weight with the minions and just subtract the difference (1.91lbs vs 1.25lbs each)

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    Finished up the build tonight, with 2.35" maxxis minion DH tires and DH tubes the bike weighs 27.43 pounds. This is ready to ride with pedals. Once I add the tubeless kevlar panaracers the ready to ride weight will be 25.75 lbs.

    To put it in perspective, before I upgraded the bike it weighed 30.25 pounds! The 4.5 pound loss should help out a bunch during my races this year and still be plenty durable.

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    Finished up the build tonight, with 2.35" maxxis minion DH tires and DH tubes the bike weighs 27.43 pounds. This is ready to ride with pedals. Once I add the tubeless kevlar panaracers the ready to ride weight will be 25.75 lbs.

    To put it in perspective, before I upgraded the bike it weighed 30.25 pounds! The 4.5 pound loss should help out a bunch during my races this year and still be plenty durable.

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    You could easily save weight (ca. 30g) for free if you take a 32 cassette instead of the 34. You don't really need 22-34, do you?
    All the rest is a matter of money (e.g. masterpiece seatpost, wheelset etc.).

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    Do you need all 12 rotor bolts? Ned Overend disagrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley
    Do you need all 12 rotor bolts? Ned Overend disagrees.


    centerlock

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    it needs a gravity dropper; there is no better upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    it needs a gravity dropper; there is no better upgrade
    I have heard they are useful, I don't think I have ever moved my seatpost once it is set however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhaskell
    centerlock
    Centerlock isn't any lighter. It does look cooler though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonyisdope
    Centerlock isn't any lighter. It does look cooler though.
    Yeah i know, I was just saying that i can't remove bolts from my rotor since i dont have any.

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    Ti & Al bolt tuning... could be worth 100g?

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