More Weight savings required !! Help please..

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

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by neilyoung123

Hi guys - I am just looking for your views please.. I am currently down to 8.5kg or 18.73lbs on my Marin Team TI.. Pics attached but for info I am running a 1x10 set up, Rock Shox SID WC, Stans Podiums with DT Swiss 240 hubs, FSA K force light bars and stem, Thomson Masterpiece, Selle Italia SLR saddle - let me know if you need more information on parts however without changing the frame where can more weight be saved? I am thinking lighter cassette, DT Swiss XRC forks?

Look forward to your thoughts.. thanks again

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by AdyM

What cranks?
Raceface Next SL with a direct mount ring from absolute black is pretty much the lightest on the market, apart from the exotic claviculas etc.

Lighter seatpost? Full carbon saddle?

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by Asymptotic

Yes XX cassette would drop some weight, lighter seat post. Don't know your full build list so can't make many other recommendations. I would base the decision on switching to the DT Swiss fork on how much flex you feel you can tolerate in a fork, i.e. if you flex your SID a lot atm then it probably isn't worth switching. If you want to be really nit-picky you could save a bit if you changed hubs, providing you don't mind rebuilding the wheels.
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by Jaker

Lighter hubs?

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by TheRookie

Brakes, cables, tyres, Once you get to that weight, sweating the detail counts big, minimising cable lengths for example, ally bolts in the clamps for brake/shifter, seatpost clamp, etc etc
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by jooo

AdyM wrote:Raceface Next SL with a direct mount ring from absolute black is pretty much the lightest...

Except that this combo does not exist :thumbup:

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