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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:14 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
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.


This build is currently sub £1k so I guess its okay but I know I could get it lighter.

Sub 18lb with a rigid fork.

Sub 17lb I think is doable and still rideable :twisted: :twisted:


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cchris2lou wrote:
that chain guide is massive .

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


Its surprising as with its std bolts its only 58g

Maybe 55g with a ti bolt.

Cannot see a front mech being lighter.

I do have a N Gear jumpstop and bash ring that is sub 55g but the MRP guide protects (a little) from chainsuck.

I have never experience chainsuck but I don't fancy it with a carbon frame :oops:


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cchris2lou wrote:
that chain guide is massive .

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


A quick google shows the chainguide at around 62g which isn't bad at all. There are some cool homemade ones out there though.

Could have a look at Xpedo pedals too, they use Shimano cleats.


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I raced on the Dt's for a year odd, stuffed them into a few dodgy landings and had no trouble with them whatsoever.


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Average Mark wrote:
I raced on the Dt's for a year odd, stuffed them into a few dodgy landings and had no trouble with them whatsoever.


I bet I weigh a bit more than you though :wink:

Seriously, sounds reassuring - may have a scan around for some.


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You may weigh more but would you give them as much grief as i did? :wink:


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Average Mark wrote:
You may weigh more but would you give them as much grief as i did? :wink:


I guess not but then I am a smoother rider :wink: :lol:


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Now sub 18lbs ....

So it would seem that this project is turning out to be a bit mre of a project that I first thought!

Just bought some of these:

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They have just dropped the weight by 2.2lbs which pending a confirmatory weigh in should put b sub 18lbs.

The Maxxis tyres were super light but at best they are for summer use only and then really only on the rear.

I have replaced them with some Continental Supersonics. They weigh more than the Maxxis tyres but should work offroad :lol:

Pics to come.


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nice fork


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tintin40 wrote:
nice fork


Only downside is it looks a bit "wanky" where the crownrace fits and meet the HT.

As the frame uses an integrated headset the area where the crown race sits is a little proud. Doesn't flow :(

That said who cares its fapping light!


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