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Upgrades installed, est. loss of 2.68lbs./1220g. to come

I'm psyched. It's like waiting for Xmas to arrive as a kid.

I'll share my weights and component changes when I get the actual parts at my door so I can do exact weight comparisons...this will take several weeks btw since I already got an email saying my parts are not in stock.

But as an early best guess estimate I should lose around 1220g/2.68lbs for my upgrade US dollar amount of $675. How well it will all work on the trail is another story.

Stay tuned for true figures in a few weeks. Btw, these are going on a '03 Trek Liquid 10
 

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Got parts in and mostly installed and most stuff weighted. Here's what I got...

Out of the box ASSEMBLED bare wheelset weights came to...
Frt 775g
Rr 892.5
Total wheel set 1667.5g

Assembled Front setup
Custom wheel w. tape + Hayes 6 rotor wo. skewer, tires + tubes
---->925g

Assembled Rear setup
Custom wheel w. tape + XTR cassette+ Hayes 6 rotor wo. skewer, tires + tubes
--->1151.5g

Wheelset bought from Colorado Cyclist but as of this typing this wheelset is not avail on their site anymore.

Part description as...
WTB LaserDisc Mavic XC-717 Wheelset 14/15 ALY
SUBTOTAL: $349.99
SHIPPING: $21.00
TOTAL: $370.99

Rest of misc parts:
Conti Explorer Supersonic 2.1
Salsa skewer set
Maxxis flyweight tubes 700x18 tube (just for fun, we'll see how long they last on the trail)
or Maxxis flyweight 26x1.5/1.75 tube
Hayes wave 6 inch rotors
XTR 11-34 cassette

Final fully 'ready to install on bike' wheel assem. weights....
(see pic)
Frt 1480g
Rr 1850g

Old wheelset were:
Bonti Select Disc wheelsets w. tape + SRAM7.0 cassette+ Hayes 6 rotor+IRC Trailbear 2.25+Bonti skewer+generic tube
Frt 2110g
Rr 2575g

Total weight savings of ---> 1255g or 2.767lbs
Total cost of everything US$ 675.00

Whoooooooo!!!! I came within about 1/10th lbs from my guess of 2.68lbs.
 

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Nice stuff!:)

You could save a few more grams by getting some different rotors (Although.. those are brand new)..

Some like Hope 2 peice rotors or even stans Alloy rotors would save some more grams:) But I'm sure the money is better spent elsewhere on the bike.

Do you notice the change in weight on the bike? :)
 

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My wheelset................

I just this wheelset built about a month ago
Mavic X717 rims
Hope XC hubbs (blue)
DT Swiss double Butted spokes and blue nipples
Fr: 725g w/rotor tire/ tube
Rear:1154: with rotoe/XTR 11-34cassette/tire/tube
mine were built at Richards Bicycles ($650) and I love em'

I also took the liberty of getting a Thomson Masterpiece 31.6mm X 350mm 7' setback and a new X4 stem 130mm.
 

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the 160mm rotor on the rear of mine came from a bare sheet of 6061 T6.
it helps keep the rear tire from skidding all over the trail.
 

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>RIDE OR DIE
>Fr: 725g w/rotor tire/ tube
>Rear:1154: with rotor/XTR 11-34cassette/tire/tube

Are you serious? The complete ready to install weight of your frt is only 725g total with tire and everything !!!!!!?? How can that be possible?



>kidd
>it helps keep the rear tire from skidding all over the trail

Aluminum rotors? Do they actually work? They must wear out really fast, don't they?


Btw, lol, the Flyweight 700x18 inner tubes have already burst just sitting there. The both split in a long 4 inch slit along the whole tube. Front one blew up in like 15 min, rear lasted about half a day sitting in the garage, lol.
 

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the first ones i made have heldup well. i'm getting ready to test three more brands of pads. a 160mm keeps my 150lb. butt from skidding
 

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RIDE OR DIE said:
I just this wheelset built about a month ago
Mavic X717 rims
Hope XC hubbs (blue)
DT Swiss double Butted spokes and blue nipples
Fr: 725g w/rotor tire/ tube
Rear:1154: with rotoe/XTR 11-34cassette/tire/tube
mine were built at Richards Bicycles ($650) and I love em'

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Your wheels seems too light..

Lets add this up:

Front Wheel
Hope Front hub = 200g
Mavic X717 disc rim = 395g
DT Revolution Spokes (2.0, 1.5, 2.0) = 148gr (assuming 32 spoke and about 265mm legth)
DT Alloy Nipples = 15gr (assuming 32 of the 2.0)
Wheel total w/ no rim strip = 758grams

Now lets add a rotor, superlight tube, superlight tire and a superlight rim strip
Existing wheel = 758gr
Stans Aluminum rotor = 58g (lightest i know of)
Schwalbe XXLite Tube = 105gr (maxxix flyweight 1.5-1.75 = 88gr)
Maxxis Maxlite 310 = 310gr (crazy light mtn bike tire)
Rim strip = 5gr (used fiber reinforced packing tape to keep it light, Velox =15gr)
Total w/ above listed parts = 1236gr
My math puts the wheel @ 511grams more than i quoted from you above and does not include a QR


Here's the rear wheel:
Hope Rear hub w/ titanium cassette body = 340g
Mavic X717 disc rim = 395g
DT Revolution Spokes (2.0, 1.5, 2.0) = 148gr (assuming 32 spoke and about 265mm legth)
DT Alloy Nipples = 15gr (assuming 32 of the 2.0)
Wheel total w/ no rim strip & no quick release = 898 grams

Now lets add a rotor, superlight tube, superlight tire and a superlight rim strip
Existing wheel = 898gr
Stans Aluminum rotor = 58g (lightest i know of)
XTR Cassette 11-34 = 240gr
Schwalbe XXLite Tube = 105gr (maxxix flyweight 1.5-1.75 = 88gr)
Maxxis Maxlite 310 = 310gr (crazy light mtn bike tire)
Rim strip = 5gr (used fiber reinforced packing tape to keep it light, Velox =15gr)
Total w/ above listed parts = 1616gr
My math puts the wheel @ 462grams more than i quoted from you above and does not include a QR


If you don't mind me asking. How did you get your wheels soo light? :thumbsup:

Does Richards Bicycles do something crazy with their wheels when they build them? My weights come out to about 4-500grams a wheel more than your weights.
 
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