Quit weight weenieing

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by nrsnow

I pretty satisfied with my scott spark. It weighs 18lbs. I could put on ax lightness handlebars, and extralite stem, for the cost and saving 50 grams its not worth it. Plus I could replace my Sram XX World Cup brake for Formula R1's, but I would only end up saving grams. I'm done with this, i'm just going to take the money and spend on vacations...
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by BikeAnon

You'll be back. Long before you get that vacation...

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by drainyoo

Yeah, it won't last. The bug always returns.

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by HammerTime2

No one's forcing you to be a weight weenie. If you want to suffer the ridicule and indignity resulting from not having tuned your derailleur bolts to save 3 grams, then that's your own business.

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by quattrings

I agree to some extent. Just "upgraded" my elixir r brakes to Saints with Goodridge hoses.
It's worth the weight penalty. The control and confidence I get from 1 finger braking results in faster downhill sections and less fatigue in the forearms.
Also got a type 2 mech, which despite the weight penalty is a very functional improvement.

In all fairness I did offset all this by going tubeless and lighter wheelset. :lol:
So weight added must improve function!

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by hasbeen

Vacationweenies is a different forum. Try that one out for a bit.
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It has the H2 geo......one step racier than a hybrid bike

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