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· Blind biker
301 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
where is best place for me to drop weight from my bike that wont cost alot(<150) and how much would that drop.
heres my setup

I have the 2008 blue fusion
Frame RMB Custom 7005 Aluminum
Fork RockShox Dart 2
Front Travel 100mm
Rear Shock N/A
Rear Travel N/A
Head Set Cane Creek Aheadset
Stem RMB Alloy 20 DEG
Handlebar RMB XC 620mm Alloy 25mm rise
Brakes Disc Mech. Shimano BR-M465
Brake Levers Shimano BL-M420
Shifters Shimano Deore Rapid Fire 9spd
Gearing (FR) Shimano Deore 31.8mm
Gearing (RR) Shimano LX
Cranks & Chainrings truvaltia isoflow 44/32/22
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-UN26
Pedals shimano 520
Hubs (FR) Disc Shimano Alivio
Hubs (RR) Disc Shimano Alivio
Cassette Shimano HG-50 11/32
Chain Shimano HG53
Spokes DT Champion
Rims Alex Dbl Wall TD24 26
Tires (RR/FR) Kenda Nevegal 26
Seat Post RMB Alloy 27.2mm W/C
Saddle WTB Speed V

· What's "social pace?"
957 Posts
you can take weight off pretty much every single component on there. making this light would far exceed the cost of the bike. I'd go out and enjoy it as is, but if you want to shed some weight, the wheels and fork are really good places to do that.

· ups and downs
15,321 Posts
To get a real drop in wheel weight you'll need to spend more than $150. You might get 100-150gm weight savings with a $150 wheelset.

For a $220 wheelset you would likely have about 200gms of weight savings.

You won't get much weight saving in a fork for $200 either. You'd need to get up to $450-$500 and a Reba or something similar to get a major weight savings.

You are better off sticking that cash in the bank and looking at buying a higher end bike that will have lighter components. To drop two pounds where it really counts would cost about $600-$700, which is a big percentage of teh cost of your bike.

· monster member
1,215 Posts
Jeez, the bike's a 2008?... you just got it! Enjoy it a bit. Remember that you should keep a couple hundred bucks aside for repairs too. Also, by the end of next season you may be looking at needing some natural replacing... drive train, tires, etc.

· Registered
3 Posts

For a daily commuter, I would go with narrower and smoother tires. That would save a ton and be fairly cheap. I totally agree with Wheelspeed, ur gonna upgrade as the parts wear anyway. Some of the parts are not well suited for too rough a terrain, but for commuting it just fine.
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