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Looking to shed some weight from my Blur LT. Any ideas would be appreciated... Here's the current set up which weighs about 29 pounds.

Frame:2006 Blur LT Ano Small w/ RP23
Fork:2006 Fox Float RLC 32
Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 (160mm rotors front and rear)
Bars: Easton EC70 Carbon
Stem: Hope 90mm
Seat Post: Easton Carbon
Saddle: WTB Laser Team V w/ Ti Rails
Rims: Mavic XC 717 Disc
Hubs: Chris King ISO
Spokes: DT Swiss DB 14/15
Nipples: DT Swiss Alloy/Ano
Front Der: Shimano XT
Rear Der: SRAM XO Long Cage
Triggers: SRAM X9
Chain: SRAM 990
Cassette: SRAM 990
Cranks: Race Face Deus XC
Rims: Mavic XC 717 Disc
Hubs: Chris King ISO
Spokes: DT Swiss DB 14/15
Nipples: DT Swiss Alloy/Ano
Rear Tire: WTB Velociraptor 2.1 (w/tubes)
Front TIre: WTB WeirRaptor 2.4 (w/tubes)

Planning on switching to Stans no tube system and ditching my SPD Platforms for something lighter.

At a loss outside of that.

Anyone ?
 

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Not much in your list, too change, your at the point of diminishing returns,
smaller front tire, maybe go 2.2
XTR cassette
KMC light chain
XTR brakes
X0 shifters
XTR cranks
XTR front mech ,
Ti bolts
maybe save 1/2lb if your lucky
its already a nice ride
 

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that second wheelset probably isn't helping:D
seriously, the 'heavy' things I spotted are the juicy 7s and x9 shifters...
as jeffus said, you're now getting diminishing returns. you could start doing the xc racer things like run only 3 rotor bolts per end, foam grips, ti skewers & ditch the granny ring
Lighter tires will be easiest and cheapest for the most significant result.
 

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Try using a grip shift for the front derailleur, and a trigger for the rear... it'll save a bit of weight over a 2xtrigger shift system, and you'll be able to trim your chain if it's rubbing in the front.
 

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Thanks guys. I figured I was pretty much at the point of diminishing returns but just figured I would throw it out there just in case some weight weenies had some tricks.

I'll go for the stans for now and see what happens.

And yes that second wheel set might be causing me some weight probs. Heh.
 

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This must be the tires that add weight to your setup.
i'm beginning to love the weight of my XL LT2:p
DH tube in 650B front wheel
36talas
joplinRemote
and whole thing at 31lbs...

If you like the juicy front tire, try Conti Mountain king supersonic in 2.4 - damn light and when you put stan's in it, it'll be service-free.
Other than that, there's not much to do realy.

Oh, and the juicy's - nice brakes but not that light. i run MonoM4 with 203/183
 

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I ride a 2007 BLT1 in XL size, with the following build and it weighs in at 27.53 lbs:

SPX XC Build Kit
F120 RLC front fork
Bontrager Race XXX Lite Handlebar
2.1 Schwalbe Nobby Nic (with tubes)
Shimano XTR Pedals

I am guessing your weight comes from your tires and wheels, if they suit your style of riding that keep them, but like mentioned above your cheapest and easiest way to lose some weight is to switch tires.
 
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