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I'm looking to get my khs xc504 (currently about 32 pounds) down under 30. The frame weighs about 7 pounds which is the major handicap. anyway, after some research, i have some factory numbers for a lot of the componentry on my main rig:

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390 velo d2 saddle
215 kore lite riserbar
810 truvativ fived crankset
440 (x2) sun CR18 rims
680 (x2) panaracer fire xc pro -- wire bead
190 (x2) generic tube (this is an estimate)
128 deore front derailleur
300 deore rear "
330 alloy seatpost (27.2mm)
110 grips
220 kore lite stem
1725 Pilot SL fork

as of now i figure upgrading the tires and tubes would make the most sense, and getting a sub 200 g saddle would make sense too. any other suggestions? also i'm sure some of my numbers are probably inaccurate. if you have the correct ones lemme know.


and by the way, i'm a poor college student.
 

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Correct about the tire and tubes.
Also a lighter saddle, but you MAY find a saddle under 200grams uncomfy.
Also getting some foam grips will save about 60grams atleast and is cheap!
Then, after that, I'd just save your money and wait for things to wear out or break and then upgrade them.
What pedals are you using? If oyur using flats, clipless pedals will make a huge upgrade and if you get something like egg beaters, then you will save ALOT of weight.
 

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Def. do the foam grips. After that, getting a lighter seatpost and stem will save you half a pound. You could get a lighter rear derailleur as well. Shimano derailleurs means shimano shifters usually. If you switch to SRAM, the grip shifts are lighter as well.
 

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TheRedMantra said:
Def. do the foam grips. After that, getting a lighter seatpost and stem will save you half a pound. You could get a lighter rear derailleur as well. Shimano derailleurs means shimano shifters usually. If you switch to SRAM, the grip shifts are lighter as well.
Forgot to mention... you should read the FAQ located at the top of the messages.
 

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For $40 you can get a SRAM Plasma Dirt RD form CBO which will save you close to 100gms and will shift great with your shimano stuff. It's actually a Sachs RD that was folded into the SRAM line after the buyout. It's light (207gm) and very durable and it shifts great. The only drawback is that it doesn't have a cable tension adjustment so you need to do the fine adjusting up front.
 

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cool ideas -- i do have clipless pedals on the bike, but they're some spd copy and i'm sure they're not exactly lightweight. what seatpost would be a good upgrade? also i could probably hack off a good chunk considering the seat tube comes up pretty high on my bike.
 
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