I love my bike but it weighs a tonne! Help!

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I love my bike but it weighs a tonne! Help!
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Posted: Apr 13, 2008 at 12:41 Quote
light tires rims and tubes will make a huge difference...work on those before ANYTHING else...other then the fork...

Posted: Apr 13, 2008 at 12:42 Quote
you guys are forgeting about tires.dam norco beat me to it
Get some table tops.
Ditch the frount break.
halo makes heavy wheels.
You could get some atom lab trail pimp lites and they would be super light but still stroung.
rebuild your hubs to the pimp lites
and argyle would lighten things up quite a bit to.

Posted: Apr 13, 2008 at 12:44 Quote
rockymountianflow wrote:
you guys are forgeting about tires.dam norco beat me to it
Get some table tops.
Ditch the frount break.
halo makes heavy wheels.
You could get some atom lab trail pimp lites and they would be super light but still stroung.
rebuild your hubs to the pimp lites
and argyle would lighten things up quite a bit to.
amen. do this. then dribble as your bike becomes lighter and fitterr

Posted: Apr 13, 2008 at 13:00 Quote
andyjacko123 wrote:
rockymountianflow wrote:
you guys are forgeting about tires.dam norco beat me to it
Get some table tops.
Ditch the frount break.
halo makes heavy wheels.
You could get some atom lab trail pimp lites and they would be super light but still stroung.
rebuild your hubs to the pimp lites
and argyle would lighten things up quite a bit to.
amen. do this. then dribble as your bike becomes lighter and fitterr


This guys, sounds like a plan...! Once i've got my money together i'll check out these pimplites. Ive looked on the website and they say pimplites are mainly for XC use? I dirt jump so will these still be ok? Or should i get the normal pimps? Also whats a tabletop? Not a table that you ride obviously? lol Confused Thanks alot for your help guys!

Posted: Apr 13, 2008 at 13:01 Quote
DekuDude wrote:
andyjacko123 wrote:
rockymountianflow wrote:
you guys are forgeting about tires.dam norco beat me to it
Get some table tops.
Ditch the frount break.
halo makes heavy wheels.
You could get some atom lab trail pimp lites and they would be super light but still stroung.
rebuild your hubs to the pimp lites
and argyle would lighten things up quite a bit to.
amen. do this. then dribble as your bike becomes lighter and fitterr


This guys, sounds like a plan...! Once i've got my money together i'll check out these pimplites. Ive looked on the website and they say pimplites are mainly for XC use? I dirt jump so will these still be ok? Or should i get the normal pimps? Also whats a tabletop? Not a table that you ride obviously? lol Confused Thanks alot for your help guys!

there for freeride dh djj and stuff. but theyr super light wieght. oh and tabletops are a very light dj tyre.

Posted: Apr 13, 2008 at 13:02 Quote
you cud get rid of one of your braes.
the one you least use of corse

Posted: Apr 13, 2008 at 13:15 Quote
yeah i did you can feel the difference from the sas when moving the back end around especially

Posted: Apr 13, 2008 at 16:42 Quote
pimp lites are acually really stroung. and on the site it says there light enough to use in xc and stroung enough to dirt jump with.

Posted: Apr 13, 2008 at 16:49 Quote
Best thing to do is change your inner tubes to Continental super sonics (100g), change tyres to 2.5 folding Bontrager Big Earl (720g), Change your rims to Bontrager King earls (29mm wide), Change to a Hope Stem and Easton EA70 bars. That will save you tones of rotational weight and cut around a kilo off your current set-up.

Posted: Apr 25, 2008 at 15:14 Quote
just an update, if anyone wants to know how much it actually weighs.... drum roll please....




35lbs!! Madder its a bitch, there must be one single part that is weighing it all down. Please someone telll!! Smile Pirate

Posted: Aug 10, 2010 at 15:22 Quote
Just to let you know it was the frame that weighed it down, the frame is made from steel instead of chromo or aluminium.

Posted: Aug 10, 2010 at 15:48 Quote
pierpoint33 wrote:
Just to let you know it was the frame that weighed it down, the frame is made from steel instead of chromo or aluminium.

you are more than 2 years late

Posted: Aug 10, 2010 at 16:13 Quote
Change forks to pikes or manitou circus when it comes out
Change seat/ post to pivetol or i-beam (you can get some stupidly light setups so look around)
Change rims to pimplite/ Rhino light/ alienation runaways
Change tyres: tabletops or Maxxis DTH are cheaper and still light
Change tubes if you run dh or heavy duty ones
Take front brake off
Change pedals to Wellgo MG1
Cranks to profile race
Stem to Funn mx, cut steerer and lose spacers

there you go! 6lb or so gone.

Posted: Aug 10, 2010 at 16:16 Quote
milanboez wrote:
Change forks to pikes or manitou circus when it comes out
Change seat/ post to pivetol or i-beam (you can get some stupidly light setups so look around)
Change rims to pimplite/ Rhino light/ alienation runaways
Change tyres: tabletops or Maxxis DTH are cheaper and still light
Change tubes if you run dh or heavy duty ones
Take front brake off
Change pedals to Wellgo MG1
Cranks to profile race
Stem to Funn mx, cut steerer and lose spacers

there you go! 6lb or so gone.
well done, you told him how to lighten the bike he no longer rides. Read the post above...

Posted: Aug 11, 2010 at 3:55 Quote
kris-mk wrote:
milanboez wrote:
Change forks to pikes or manitou circus when it comes out
Change seat/ post to pivetol or i-beam (you can get some stupidly light setups so look around)
Change rims to pimplite/ Rhino light/ alienation runaways
Change tyres: tabletops or Maxxis DTH are cheaper and still light
Change tubes if you run dh or heavy duty ones
Take front brake off
Change pedals to Wellgo MG1
Cranks to profile race
Stem to Funn mx, cut steerer and lose spacers

there you go! 6lb or so gone.
well done, you told him how to lighten the bike he no longer rides. Read the post above...
It doesnt say he doesnt ride the bike anymore but im guessing after 2 years hewill have changed it.


 
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