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Lighten up my Jamis Parker 3

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I bought a Jamis Parker 3 in 2008 to use as a play bike on trails and parks in southern california where my Foes was just overkill.

Now I moved to Florida and the terrain is a lot flatter and smoother, but there are a few fun technical trails too. So I'm wanting to make my Jamis more trail and hill friendly, which means shaving some weight and possibly re-gearing. It's a single chainring up front, debating keeping this.

Right now it weighs around 35lbs and is mostly stock, but here's how she sits now:

FRAME 7005 aluminum, 100mm travel Float R rear shock
FORK Rockshox Lyrik U-Turn (coil)
WHEELSET WTB Dual Duty FR eyeletted rims, WTB front w/ 20mm thru-axle& Shimano M475 rear disc hubs, WTB 14g stainless steel spokes
TIRES Specialized Chunders
DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore XT Shadow
SHIFTERS Shimano Deore Rapidfire, right side only
FREEWHEEL SRAM Powerglide 950, 9-speed, 11-32
CRANKSET FSA MOTO X 36T, 170mm, E13 LG1 chain guide
BRAKES Hayes Stroker Trail hydraulic disc brakes, V7 front and V6rear rotors
HANDLEBAR Syncros Bulk 6061 riser, 710mm
STEM Syncros FR 50, 31.8 x 12 deg rise X 50mm
SEATPOST Syncros Derived 2-piece 350mm OS 31.6mm
SADDLE WTB Pure V Sport with ABR corners and steel rails

What should be my first point of attack in shaving some real weight without going to extremes like titanium chain/hardware/$$$$. I know the front fork is pretty heavy but I don't have the budget to change it right now, though suggestions are welcome.
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Look at the post here from Bruce Brown:

Much of this would be applicable to your bike as well.
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