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    Where to cut weight from..See list

    My HT is atleast 30#'s and feels heavy compared to some of my friends FS bikes???


    Here is what I have on it;
    Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Powerspline
    Brake Levers: Avid FR-5
    Cassette: SRAM PG950, 1134T, 9 speed
    Crankset: Truvativ Blaze 3.0, 9 speed
    Chain: SRAM PC-951
    Chainwheel 44/32/22
    Front Fork: Manitou Axel Elite FFD (Fluid Flow Damping) w/100mm Travel, Upgraded with Firm Spring & Lockout
    Frame: Double-Butted Diamond 6061 Alloy (YM801-1)
    Front Brake: Avid BB5 Mechanical Disc
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore Top Swing
    Front Hub: WTB LaserDisc Lite
    Grips Velo VLG-486AD2 ViceGrips
    Handlebar: Answer ProTaper
    Headset: WTB Momentum C
    Pedals: Wellgo LU-964 Alloy
    Rear Brake: Avid BB5 Mechanical Disc
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X-7
    Rear Hub: WTB LaserDisc Lite
    Rims: Dual Duty XC
    Saddle: WTB Lazer V Team
    Seatpost: Truvativ XR Single Bolt
    Shifters: SRAM X-7 Trigger
    Stem: Truvativ XR
    Spokes: 14G Stainless Steel Black
    Tires: WTB Weirwolf 26" x 2.1"


    Does anything jump out at you as heavy? I can say the rear wheel seems like a beast but I don't have anything to compare it to
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    Your wheels arn't too bad, but you could definitely lighten them up. Tires too.

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    those laserdisc lite hubs are actually good and light. rebranded american classic if i'm not mistaken. an option for wheels to lighten them would be change the rim/spokes.

    otherwise everything else is just kinda..heavier than alternatives. find the weight of your post + saddle, you could save a fair bit by switching tires...stem, crankset...they're all just kinda equally hefty.

    consider stripping everything and weighing the frame only. if it's close to 2kg i'd say its almost a lost cause...
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    You've got a problem. EVERYTHING (except for the front/rear hubs) are quite heavy. It'll be cheaper/easier/faster, just to sell your bike and buy a new one. I had a bike very similar to yours a few years ago. I'm almost done upgrading it, and I've replaced EVERYTHING except the headset, brake levers, and stem. It's been fun and actually not that expensive considering I've got a custom 20-21 pound bike for ~1000, but it took a long time to get there......

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    Thanks.. I was thinking a 25# bike would be a nice weight for whatI am doing.
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    You could lose a pound on the fork... you could do the rims/spokes/tires route... if it's in the budget, you may want find a new bike. There are plenty of great deals out there.

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    I was hoping to drop about $400 to get the bike to 25#'s. It's a good bike and solid


    I think the 1# off the frontend would be a big impact, thanks. I guess I need to price out new spokes and rims to be mounted on my hubs.


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    What frame are you working on?

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    It's a Woodstock 6061 Alloy frame. I figure it is about 3.5#'s, maybe I am wrong???

    I ride the bike on the weekends so I haven't taken the time to strip it down. Did not want to have the down time for a teardown.

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    Tweaky aluminium frames are 3.5#, a more generic 6061 frame is likely 4.5 - 4.8 pounds.

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    Interesting.. I have seen some 3.1# Ti frames on Ebay. That would be a good 1.75#'s, maybe

    Looks like a new frame, fork, tires, and seat and I would be real close to 25#'s

    Maybe I could sell my old frame to a SS guy cheap to help with the costs?
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    Gonna cost ye a lot to try to go lighter on some components. Light components will cost you a lot of dough. Save up and buy a light bike from scratch. You will save a lot that way. Remember the penny wise pound foolish concept.

    Lighter tires can shed the first pound and that will give the bike a lighter "feel".

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