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Help me make my bike lighter?!

wadly_1001

Chimp
Dec 19, 2007
16
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Hey guys, could you guys think of any way to make my bike lighter than it already is?

Well my Specs are

Frame: Custom Ti frame, 1.65kg, made by XCAD in china, intergrated seat clamp
Fork:Fox float RLC 06
Bar: Protaper 2" uncut
stem:black markey 08, i grinded a bit of it off
Grips:Odsy team, cut flanges
Bar ends: Flys, will drill them soon
Brakes: none
Tires:SB8 1.95s
Rims:pimplites
Spokes: Dt comps
Hubs: pro II and proII trials rear
Seatpost: animal 110mm,thinking of cutting and drilling it
Seat: Kink pivitol, thinking of drill it and cutting the bolt down
cranks:profile minis,165mm, ti spindle,euro bb, also trying to use a mechaik mini bolt for the crank bolt
headset:Ritchey intergrated
pedals: eastern plastic
chain: KHE hollow halflink
Sprocket: profile imperial 25tooth
 

wadly_1001

Chimp
Dec 19, 2007
16
0
yeah, its about 9+kgs? I haven't got a chance to weight it yet, but i'll put it here when i do weigh it.
 

Pesling

Chimp
Dec 7, 2007
87
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Germany
Fork:Fox float RLC 06 - Rock Shox Revelation or Reba
Bar: Protaper 2" uncut - Syntace Vector DH
stem:black markey 08, i grinded a bit of it off - Syntace Superforce with ti-bolts
Grips:Odsy team, cut flanges - Racebikes Griptape
Bar ends: Flys, will drill them soon - none
Brakes: none
Tires:SB8 1.95s - Schwalbe TableTop
Rims:pimplites - Sun Rims SOS, Mavic XM719
Spokes: Dt comps - Ti-spokes
Hubs: pro II and proII trials rear - Tune
Seatpost: animal 110mm,thinking of cutting and drilling it - cut down to 60mm
Seat: Kink pivitol, thinking of drill it and cutting the bolt down - strip it
cranks:profile minis,165mm, ti spindle,euro bb, also trying to use a mechaik mini bolt for the crank bolt - Eastern Titanium Crank
headset:Ritchey intergrated - Tube Bobo
pedals: eastern plastic - Leafcycles Magnesium
chain: KHE hollow halflink - KMC 10SL
Sprocket: profile imperial 25tooth - St Martin Ringo Sprocket


There's a lot of potential - and it's getting even lighter than my changes...
 

wadly_1001

Chimp
Dec 19, 2007
16
0
Fork:Fox float RLC 06 - Rock Shox Revelation or Reba
Bar: Protaper 2" uncut - Syntace Vector DH
stem:black markey 08, i grinded a bit of it off - Syntace Superforce with ti-bolts
Grips:Odsy team, cut flanges - Racebikes Griptape
Bar ends: Flys, will drill them soon - none
Brakes: none
Tires:SB8 1.95s - Schwalbe TableTop
Rims:pimplites - Sun Rims SOS, Mavic XM719
Spokes: Dt comps - Ti-spokes
Hubs: pro II and proII trials rear - Tune
Seatpost: animal 110mm,thinking of cutting and drilling it - cut down to 60mm
Seat: Kink pivitol, thinking of drill it and cutting the bolt down - strip it
cranks:profile minis,165mm, ti spindle,euro bb, also trying to use a mechaik mini bolt for the crank bolt - Eastern Titanium Crank
headset:Ritchey intergrated - Tube Bobo
pedals: eastern plastic - Leafcycles Magnesium
chain: KHE hollow halflink - KMC 10SL
Sprocket: profile imperial 25tooth - St Martin Ringo Sprocket


There's a lot of potential - and it's getting even lighter than my changes...

Thanks for that!!Will look into it!
 

Cru Jones

Turbo Monkey
Sep 2, 2006
3,032
0
Hell Track
You totally should go chainless, it's the new rad. Then you could also take the sprocket off. And take out every other spoke.

You won't be cool unless you do it.
 

freeridefool

Monkey
Jun 17, 2006
647
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medford, or
Every time I worry about weight on my jump bike, I just go out and pedal my dh bike for a couple days. Then my little bike feels so light. Or just set your scale back so it reads lighter than it is.
 

Cru Jones

Turbo Monkey
Sep 2, 2006
3,032
0
Hell Track
Yeah, I've seen him ride and saw that bike check, that's why I posted that. It really does look kinda clean. I think it's silly for street riding, though. Actually, I could see some trail riders doing that... 90% of the riding I do these days doesn't require any pedaling. All of our spots have a roll in and/or are downhill. It would just feel weird without the chain tension being there.

Can I coin that phrase? Copyright? Trademark? Something? I need some greens, bills, dividends...
 

wadly_1001

Chimp
Dec 19, 2007
16
0
Yeah, guys, i can't use chainless or a freecoaster, i have tried it i might say and i don't like it, but it is a good idea.

Thanks for the replies anyway!
 

t1maglio

Monkey
Oct 29, 2001
855
0
southern wisconsin
How much do YOU weigh? The easiest way, and cheapest way, to lighten things up is to just shed a few pounds yourself, or go dig some trails and get stronger. Personally I would rather ride a 27lb bike that I can trust not to break when I actually ride it then a 22lb that is really neat to pick up or to let other people pick up, but when you case your first jump or drop off your first curb the whole thing implodes.