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I want to take some weight off my ride over the winter so she will be ready to race this summer. I bought the SS frame a couple of months ago and have noticed a HUGE difference in the climbing since I put a front fork on and went to a heavier steel frame. Its just alot more weight to drag up a hill. Anyways, I would like to keep the frame, fork and wheels, but I am willing replace anything else. How much weight can I expect to drop keeping these 3 items? and what if I decide to part with the wheels (I would really hate to get rid of them though!!! :( )? I have already put on some lighter tires replacing the Continental Verical Pro 2.3 UST and the Michelin Hot S 2.2 UST with front and rear Conti. Explorer Pro UST. I saved a couple hundred grams, and I don't think I'll notice the small rubber since I put a suspension on the front.

Frame: Ionic/Dean OX Platinum Steel Frame w/ EBB
Fork: Fox F100X
Headset: Chris King
Rims: Mavic 819 UST disc
Hubs: Hadley SS specific disc
Tires: Conti Vert. Pro and Michelin Hot S UST >>> Replaced with Conti. Explorer UST's
Spokes/Nipples: DT Swiss (not sure of the models)
Crank: Truvativ SS Stylo 32T (old square taper style)
BB: Shimano square taper UN-72
Cog: Chris King Kog 16T
Chain: Sram PC-69
Handlebars: Easton Monkeylite EC70
Brakes: Avid Mechanical Disc w/ generic cables
Levers: Avid Single Digit SL
Stem: Bontrager Race Lite
Seatpost: random aluminum post
Saddle: Fizik Aliante Sport
Pedals: Shimano 959 SPD

I think that covers it. I would to drop the weight as cheap as possible, but ultimately I just want a lighter bike. I have been considering going to a new XT crankset and Hope Mono Mini brakes, but I would love to get the advice of everyone. Thanks in advance - CK
 

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Lighter brakes such as Hope mono mini's or Magura Martas would be a very good start.

An XT crankset would make a nice upgrade, but also look at others, such as the Raceface Deus which is lighter then the XT(closer to XTR weight).

Not sure what seatpost you are running, but if it's over 230 grams, theres a good place to start:)

Bolt-on skewers (maybe for front only.. depending on the rear setup), and also foam grips:)
 

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well I just bought a used pair of Hope Mono Mini brakes off ebay cost $200 shipped. Seemed like the best choice after reading all the reviews comparing them to the Marta SL and if I decide to purchase the 2-peice rotors at a later date the weight almost equalizes. I have another two hundred to spend on upgrades (assuming I can sell my Avid mechanicals and levers and a CK headset).

Can I save some noticable weight in the seatpost and saddle or should I spend the cash on a crankset? I have an Selle SLR on my road bike and would most likely get another for the SS. I would also like to have a setback seatpost (been eyeing a carbon EC70). I have not bought any cranks since an XTR set in '98. What am I looking at for possible weight savings with a new crank? and if anyone knows the some good options for a $200 crankset I'd appreciate it? CK
 

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Can I save some noticable weight in the seatpost and saddle or should I spend the cash on a crankset? I have an Selle SLR on my road bike and would most likely get another for the SS. I would also like to have a setback seatpost (been eyeing a carbon EC70). I have not bought any cranks since an XTR set in '98. What am I looking at for possible weight savings with a new crank? and if anyone knows the some good options for a $200 crankset I'd appreciate it? CK
Yes, by getting a SLR and something like a EC70 (still not extremely light, but a decent weight), would save alot of weight.

With cranksets, i'd say try to avoid ISIS, so either go Square tapered or new Outboard bearing. For $250 or there abouts you should be able to pick up a Raceface Deus, and then sell the chainrings which are worth a fair bit, that should get them under $200 for you:) The raceface Deus cranks are stiff, bling and light. Another option would be he new XT crankset, but the raceface is lighter (although not quite as stiff..).
 
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