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    Are these good components to loose 4lbs on the cheap?

    I'm trying to get my 30.5 lb GT Sensor down to around 25-26 lbs for around $600. Are these good choices so far? Thanks! I'm new to this, so some of these weight savings estimates could be off, but most are from weights I found on the internet.

    component cost grams weight savings
    Ritchey WCS Ergo $6.99 36 120g
    Easton EA50 31.8 $9.99 160 90g
    Truvativ T20 Bars $20.00 160 120g
    Road Saddle $0.00 220 145g
    Easton EA 70 post $20.00 260 150g

    Total Total Total
    $56.98 836 625g


    Eggbeater pedals $30.00 256 50g
    DT Swiss wheels 350 1614 410g
    Vulpine TCS Tires $80 1020 649g
    Total Total Total
    $460 2890 1109g

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    From a dollars per gram perspective almost everything makes sense. Except the tires. Is it really worth going with a semi-slick tire to save the grams ? You should be able to find some more capable tires that are 600-650g each.

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    i went for maximum weight savings with race king supersonics (430g on their site) and am now shopping for advice on an alternative tire.

    light weight with no traction = pushing a lighter bike up climbs

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    Thanks, good advice. Not sure what the conditions will be like this spring, so it's probably be a better idea to go with a more versatile tire..

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    Quote Originally Posted by vqdriver View Post
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    i went for maximum weight savings with race king supersonics (430g on their site) and am now shopping for advice on an alternative tire.

    light weight with no traction = pushing a lighter bike up climbs
    You need the RK 2.2's - 460g. Great rear tyre - supreme amounts of traction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigWorld View Post
    You need the RK 2.2's - 460g. Great rear tyre - supreme amounts of traction.
    X2

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli View Post
    From a dollars per gram perspective almost everything makes sense. Except the tires. Is it really worth going with a semi-slick tire to save the grams ? You should be able to find some more capable tires that are 600-650g each.
    I agree about the tires, ditch these and get yourself some IKON or Aspens

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