Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

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by Stylomilo

i need help here for XC training and racing bike. Anything to make it more light... Please help me!!

I have this following items
crank(square taper Deore Hollowtech 170mm)446g + (Sugino Titanium 113mm)130g


chainring=44t deore chainring ?g 32t LX chainring 39g + aluminium bolts

rear d=Modified Duraace short cage(titanium pivot+bolts)193g

Front d=Modified Deore 123g

Left Shifter=XTR 110g/Right Shifter=SRAM Rocket Grip shift 9 speed 100g

Hubs American Classic Disc=F/138g R/250g/skewers=amoeba titanium

Rims=mavic 517=800g

Brakes=tektro 162g with brake pads + noodle + rubber + Altek lever 70g
front=1 modify rotor XT + bolts (145g) xtr front caliper + xt lever

Contact points

saddle=SLR 135g

aluminium rigid Fork=no brand 610g (without brake pivot)

seatpost=U.S.E alium 187g

stem=Uno kalloy UltraLite 115g(short stem)


frame=Giant XTC team 03

Left with pedals ? im not sure which clipless pedal is the best in lightweight and mud clearance.

Any 1.5 tires to recommend for training? a heavy last longer type :twisted:

i also need 1.95 lightweight offroad tires for racing? not sure about best performance ones

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by elendil

Lighter saddle: AX-Lightness, or (but very expensive) a fixed saddle/seatpost combination from AX-Lightness. -150g or even more

cranks: Storck Carbon, Extralite E-Bones (need ISIS bb then) -150g/-90g

Skewers: Tune Ac 16/17 -27g

Stem: Syntace F99 -20g (short version)

Frame: Schmolke Titan (several versions, down to 1150g/frame) -300g

Bar: Schmolke Carbon (custom-made) -30g

Seatpost: Schmolke (custom-made) -50g (depends on length/rider weight)

All these parts are very expensive and don't save very much weight, but your bike allready is very light, so it's hard to save even more weight...

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by limba

Ti.Eggbeaters work great and are light.Conti.1.5 Cross Country tires are nice.
Are the Schmolke Carbon bars safe?Thay seem crazy light to me.Anyone tried the new RaceFace Next carbon bars?

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by Stylomilo

How about titanium keywin mudman? does it have better mud clearance than time atac pedals or egg beaters? i like the platform type.BTW, Im using time atac alium. its good and keep me going on muddy trails, hills but its kinda heavy 4 the weight.
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