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TheRookie
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by TheRookie

Sperstar chain guide is very light if your happy to run with no bash, otherwise lightweight bash and N-gear jump stop will work.

Simon
Impoverished weight weenie wanna-be!
Budget 26" HT build viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110956


runningrunningjump
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by runningrunningjump

couldnt get the front mech to control the single ring with the front shifter removed so have added a 26t ring and the shifter.


runningrunningjump
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by runningrunningjump

picture above shows the new KCNC seat clamp which saves 28g! (38g vs 10g)
Thomson post 27.2 330 (235g)
Bontrager X lite seat (244g)

also shows 2 speed up front






runningrunningjump
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by runningrunningjump

youll also spot ive added a 2010 big volume Fox RP23 and i must say this is a fantastic upgrade over the old shock! i was shocked at the difference! not sure it shaved any weight though....

runningrunningjump
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by runningrunningjump

more suggestions for weight loss if youd be so kind???


TheRookie
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by TheRookie

Bin the front mech for a Superstar chain guide and loose the shifter, mech, cables and ring and bolts......even a lightweight bash and N-gear jump stop would be lighter (circa 160g versus about 360g as now).

Lighter discs, I can lock up an alligator windcutter (82g) just as easily as any other 160mm disc weighing 50% more, for the front you can get lighter discs, Hayes are lighter than most 160mm (118g) but will give good stopping.

Disc bolts, I found 2 lengths, the slightly shorter ones are 1g lighter a set (still steel!)

Grips, lockons are usually circa 80-100g, non lock on much lighter, foam (Pork rinds/KCNC/Avenir AGG407 are all the same actual part!) can be as light as 14g (with end caps).

Better RH shifter, Deore are about 20g heavier than XT and not as nice to use either.

Tyres.......

Simon
Impoverished weight weenie wanna-be!
Budget 26" HT build viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110956

runningrunningjump
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by runningrunningjump

Thanks TheRookie!

Im looking into the chain guide idea more and might get the E.Thirteen XCX as this get the best reviews online! the MRP gets the worst but it is the cheapest so.....

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