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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:26 am 
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R_U_KIDDING_ME? wrote:
I swiss cheesed the cro-mo inner stanchions for another 1/4 of a pound.


Can it be safely ridden off-road? I'm sure Pace removed all the weight they safely could from those forks when they made them. Weight reduction for the sake of weight reduction doesn't really have much to do with mountain biking.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:52 am 
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Why not swap the headset and stem to an ahead system and save some more weight...

EDIT in fact I would put some rigid Pace forks on with the new stem and headset and it looks like it would be a fantastic rider- whatever the weight.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:46 pm 
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R_U_KIDDING_ME? wrote:
gm1230126 wrote:
Caramba Kid wrote:
mikesnowdon wrote:
...and the Pace fork at 861g ??? How?

:?


Exactly, only way to shave 400g off RC35 is swap the legs for
RC30 rigids :lol:


That maybe true but 400g does not equal 6 pounds and I'm guessing he's off near that much :wink:


I added a aluminum steerer tube which saved almost a 1/2 of a pound, changed all bolts to aluminum which saved a little over a 1/4 pound, aluminum brake bosses which saved a tiny bit of weight, TiTanium spring upgrade that didn't any weight and I swiss cheesed the cro-mo inner stanchions for another 1/4 of a pound.


Hi Petr.

Could you maybe take some photos and possibly post more detail on what you did to save weight on the bike? Pics of parts on the scales would be nice.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:26 am 
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The T-max is one of the fastest bikes I have ever ridden but never that light

It has a sprinkle of fairy dus on it beause it was alot faster than my S/works steel bike which was oh so good in its day


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:01 pm 
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My klein has cost me ££££££££££££££s and is a far lighter build than that :lol: :lol: If that weighs 14lbs then I am a super model size 0 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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is there any mountain bike that weighs 14lbs?

sorry if that's a dumb question I'm not too up on weightweenieism


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I think that there is a scott team that weighs just under 15 about 14.6 or something :shock: But I would not feel safe using it off road :oops:


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The 2010 Cannondale Flash is 16lb.
It is £8k though!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:57 pm 
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is there any mountain bike that weighs 14lbs?


Check these out: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/articles.php?category=htbikes

I imagine some of them might be a bit fragile though.


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cheers, good to see an 18 year old Klein near the top of the list :)

the lightest being 12lbs inc. front suspension :shock:
would love to have a go on it


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