I have been working on my Flash for a while to get it down in weight. It is currently on 7,6 kilos and I am still looking for options to reduce weight. As the bike is used for regular XC training and XC racing, I have compromised on a few parts (seen from a WW perspective) as the lightest parts did not seem race-worthy to me in a few categories (this is of course a personal judgement only). The parts ended up being pedals (I like the XTR far more than Eggbeater) as well as tyres and tubes.
The current build list is as follows:
Cannondale Flash 26"
Cranks and BB: Hollowgram SL
Cassette: SRAM XX
Rear Mech: XX w. Ti bolts
Front Mech: XX w. Ti bolts
Shifters: XX w. Ti bolts and BK carbon clamps with Smolke carbon bolts
Brakes: Magura MT8 w. Kettle carbon rotors and black Ti bolts
Handle bar: MCFK carbon
Steertube: MCFK carbon
Stem: AX Lightness 70mm w. Ti bolts
Grips: Extralite foam
Fork: Lefty DLR SL
Wheels: Enve clincher carbon w. Project 321
Seat post clamp: MCFK carbon w. ti bolt
Seat post: MCFK carbon w. Ti bolts
Seat: Tune Speedneedle
QR: Tune Ti.
Tyres: Rocket Ron
Tubes: Michelin Latex
In general, I have tried to change most of the bolts to black Titanium bolts and a few Smolke carbon bolts for low stress areas.
Any advise on further weight reduction will be much appreciated.
Thanks for the look.