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I bought a Ibex 650 http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/ALP-650-Details.html and its a good 3lbs heaver than the bike I have replaced it with and wanting to drop some weight. I mainly plan on ridding onroad but want more of a AT tire. Looking for something light and a lightweight schrader tube. Also any sugestions on loosing some weight would be helpful. 450 grams for the rim is that decent? I know the spokes on my older bike were narrower in the center does that reduce much weight?

Before you ask last bike was a trek 930 but was borderline to big with the 63mm fork thinking a 80 would have made it to big.
 

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Heres what I run on my IBEX..

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I bought a Ibex 650 http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/ALP-650-Details.html and its a good 3lbs heaver than the bike I have replaced it with and wanting to drop some weight. I mainly plan on ridding onroad but want more of a AT tire. Looking for something light and a lightweight schrader tube. Also any sugestions on loosing some weight would be helpful. 450 grams for the rim is that decent? I know the spokes on my older bike were narrower in the center does that reduce much weight?
:cool: I personally like the Kenda Kozmik Lite II..There fast and quite on the road, and still hook-up in the dirt..:thumbsup: Not the lightest, but there deffinetly not "HEAVY"..Mine average 473grams..

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/13...res/Mountain/Kenda-Kozmik-Lite-II-XC-Tire.htm

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/13...-Tires/Mountain/Kenda-Klimax-Lite-XC-Tire.htm

To lose more weight start looking at forks and wheelsets..
I've got my 05' Alpine down from 28.4 to 23.8 pounds, and will be dropping another 1.6 when I can afford my new R7 fork..(about 3more weeks):cornut::D

Hang out, Iam sure some more WW will chime in..

Jake Pay, POWERED by SRAM Here...:ihih::yesnod::smilewinkgrin::winker::lol:
 

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Did you check the weight of Koyote tires?
My impression is that those are similar to Kenda Kharisma tires and do not seem so heavy. So, the first step would be to get Mavic x17 rims/XT hubs and better (lighter) fork.
Please note that disc brakes bring a lot of weight, too. If you upgrade to Avid Juicy, you might save couple grams, too.
 

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Boat Anchors...

I just found and weighed the OEM Kenda Koyote's that came on my ALP: 730g's or 1.6#s (per tire wire bead).. :yikes: Thats really HEAVY for a 26x1.95..No wonder the bike felt faster when I changed them out..dah:madman:

Jake Pay, POWERED by SRAM Here....:ihih::yesnod::smilewinkgrin::winker::lol:
 

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Wow, from the outside looks the same as Kharisma, which are 495g each. There is half kilo right there if both tires are changed.
 
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