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First of all, she weighs 10.9 kgs
secondly, im olny a student, so i have a limited budget.
frame: giant xtc advanced 3
fork: rockshox reba 27.5 (1600g)
wheels: giant pxc-2 (1968g)
Crank: shimano xt
groupset: shimano xt. front d i slx
tires: schwalbe racing ralphs tubeless (545g)
brakes: shimano xt
saddle: bontrager (267g)
seatpost: giant (338g)
handlebar: ritchey carbon (146g)
grips: esi silicone
things i want to change
Wheels: stans crest, novatech hubs 1438g (save 530g, g per $=0.86)
seat: selle italia slr 115g (save 152g, g per $=0,75g)
seatpost: ritchey wcs 185g (save 153g, g per $=1.06g)
brakes: formula r1 (save 278g, g per $=1.13)
I would then appreciate if you guys have better suggestions.
Don't buy Ritchey, it's overpriced for most things. There are better options for the seatpost, even if you need setback.
Before changing to R1's you could run some light rotors and aluminum backed pads to save a good amount of weight for very little money.
Haven't changed a huge amount, all the cockpit+contact points (I bought ritchey as it was massively reduced)
Gone to tubeless on the tires and a 1x10 setup and shifted a kilo off the total weight.
problem is that i have already gone tubeless, and 1 by 10 isn't an option, as i mainly do marathon style races, so the terrain varies from tarmac, to 20 percent gradients on hills.
unless you can easily swap 1 by 10 to 2 by 10. ( 15-20 min fix).
did you do anything to the brakes? i think that they weigh quite a bit
@chris47 - Like I said, aluminum backed pads and some light rotors like KCNC Razors can save a good amount of weight for very little outlay. I'm not sure how much the Crest/Novatec wheelset will cost you, but have you investigated pre-built Chinese carbon as another option? The rim weights are similar or slightly heavier than Crests, but they're also much stiffer if that's something you're concerned about?
I haven't changed the brakes...yet. I want to get the new xtr M9000 when they are available, I think they look great and I like shimano braking performance so don't want to switch to formula. 1x10 - 2x10 will be quite a long procedure to change especially with internal cabling that is just a bit more annoying, so maybe something like a sram XX crank could shift some grams. I would quite like to get the raceface next crank, but it's expensive on it's own then you need a new BB and chainring!
Also, no it isn't the OD2 steerer on the reba, at least I'm 95% sure it isn't, just a regular tapered. (I changed the stem on mine no problem)
Yeah, well I certainly love my bike, so I can say you made a good choice!
the only downside to the medium sized frame is that i cannot fit a full sized bottle on the seat tube. i am avery fast climber, and i normally open gaps to my competitors on the climbs, and i feel that a lighter bike will help me in such scenarios.
my only source of "income" is from race winnings, so thats why i am looking for the best deals, before buying.
my dad has some used formula r1 brakes, which i might be able to buy for ~$200
It's also worth sweating the small stuff, minimising cable lengths for example is effectively free, it may only save 10-15g but that g/$ is good, If you have a remote on the fork, do you use it, of you don't then bin it, minimising hose runs helps a little but you'll need new olives at least.
Brakes, alloy backed pads and lightweight rotors makes a big saving (I'm on a budget so use Alligator which can be had from about $18 each), also consider ally bolts in the clamps to the bars, I got some XTR callipers cheap and saved nearly 40g on the rear by using an IS mount on the rear with no adaptor, I also used the lighter XTR retaining pin in my direct mounted PM XT (badged Saint, but same item) front.
Bit out of date now but you may see some budget ideas in the link in my sig, my bike is now down to 9.9kg.
Budget 26" HT build viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110956
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