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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:36 pm 
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8) Go on go rigid. Real men ride rigid :lol: I thought the Maxxis would have got you under 20lb?

Looking good. Look even better rigid 8)


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tintin40 wrote:
8) Go on go rigid. Real men ride rigid :lol: I thought the Maxxis would have got you under 20lb?

Looking good. Look even better rigid 8)


I could loose 100g easily from the saddle with an SLR or such like.

May add 30g though and get a wider bar though 600mm seems really narrow!

Have been looking at one of these:

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628g so a saving of 995g!

I did look at the Trigon fork you use as going back to v brake is a possibility but they don't seem to be long enough AtoC.

These are on the short list too but have a weight limit of 97kg - bit close for my liking!

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Nearly half the price of the X lite ones though.

Those 310 tyres are ...... interesting!


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:D Those are sweet 8) firm believer in having same brakes front & rear so keep to disc for your build.
Those forks have a lovely clean line 8)


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The frame is v compatible so with those Trigon forks I could run V's front and rear 8)

You seem to get a lot of fork for not a great deal of money.

The X Lite forks do look good though!


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The 29" DT's i had where 570g and solid. You can find them for a couple of hundred if you look about Mark.


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The 29" DT's i had where 570g and solid. You can find them for a couple of hundred if you look about Mark.


The DT forks have a maximum rider weight of 95kg, the Exotic ones 97kg.

Too close for comfort for my liking!

The X Lite ones are slightly more ££ than the Exotic but slightly less ££ than the DT and don't have a rider weight limit.

A shame really as 570g is not to be sniffed at 8)


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What about pedals? Switch to crank brothers could save some weight. And gripshift. As mentioned a post and saddle swap would help too. But and its a big butt if your worried about a 97kg weight limit then I reckon your doing alright at 20lbs tbh. What cassette have you fitted? And headset tensioner? Whats the wheelset weight?


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What about pedals? Switch to crank brothers could save some weight. And gripshift. As mentioned a post and saddle swap would help too. But and its a big butt if your worried about a 97kg weight limit then I reckon your doing alright at 20lbs tbh. What cassette have you fitted? And headset tensioner? Whats the wheelset weight?


Pedals are XT - 352g IIRC. Would prefer to stick with a Shimano cleat as my other bikes are all Shimano

Will look at a gripshift - the XO trigger is fairly hefty!

I am on the lookout for a SLR135 saddle.

Post is staying though as its only 226g IIRC but is 410mm long so maybe loose a little off of the length. That'll be the last resort though!

I do concede that the wheels could be lighter. No got a weight for them but suspect 1700gish!

Cassette is a PG990.


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Exustar pedals are lighter than Shimano and use the same cleat. Some of the range don't have a weight limit (the last time i looked that is. As my pair have lasted be very well)

To lose any more weight your looking to spend ££££ and 20lb is a good weight.


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that chain guide is massive .

an old front mech and a dremmel would save some weight for not a lot of pennies .


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