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I would love if my fellow weight weenies could give me suggestions of how to lighten my bike some more. I am a college student so it is still a work in pogress

Frame : Giant NRS G 2005
Fork : 2008/9 Manitou R7 Elite Absloute
Cables : Alligator Iink
Handle Bar : Ameoba SCUD HB-M110
Stem: KCNC Bare Bone W/ Ti bolts
Spacers: Woodman Carbon
Brakes : 2007 Avid Juicy Ultimate 160/140
Rims : Stans olyimpics
Hub : DT 240s
Spokes : DT Revolution Double butted 1.8/1.5/1.8
Tubes : MAxxis Fly weight
Tires : Maxxis Maxlite 310
Shock : Giant NRS
Crank : Truvitiv stylo 3.3 without granny
Front and rear deralieur : 2008 Shimano XTR
Shifters : 2008 Shimano XTR
Grips : DAbomb Lock grips
Skewers : Shimano XT
Seat post : KCNC Scandium (it is their lightest one)
Saddle : SRP (218 g)
Pedals : Sars ( 256 g)
Seat post clamp : KCNC QR clamp


this is the new setup i have not had a chance to weigh it yet it was previously 21 lbs 10 ounces with

Avid Sl rimbrakes
Avid Sl Levers
Alligator I link cables
Sun Ringle UFO rims
Shimano XT Centerlock Hubs

Advice will be valued

thanks

bryan
 

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Saddle and pedals. However, they are personalized items- so shop carefully, and demo as many as you can. If done right- you can knock off a 1/2 pound.
 

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Zachariah said:
Saddle and pedals. However, they are personalized items- so shop carefully, and demo as many as you can. If done right- you can knock off a 1/2 pound.
Dead-on! I'd add grips to the list of cheap items to try. There are many places to drop weight but go first for the most economical places as Zach said. Then you can move to the items that give large returns but cost a fair amount. Trust me... it can be costly, lol. If you look closely at the photo it will give you some ideas. :) I have a few parts that I'm going to get rid of too such as a new Cane Creek Cloud 9 shock if you're interested. Gotta keep the NRS's rolling along! This was taken before I put the Alligator rotors and KMC chain on after I installed the new brakes and cassette. If I were to give in and switch to Eggbeater pedals it would be 20.58, but I like the Time ATAC's. :
 

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Dead-on! I'd add grips to the list of cheap items to try. There are many places to drop weight but go first for the most economical places as Zach said. Then you can move to the items that give large returns but cost a fair amount. Trust me... it can be costly, lol. If you look closely at the photo it will give you some ideas. :) I have a few parts that I'm going to get rid of too such as a new Cane Creek Cloud 9 shock if you're interested. Gotta keep the NRS's rolling along! This was taken before I put the Alligator rotors and KMC chain on after I installed the new brakes and cassette. If I were to give in and switch to Eggbeater pedals it would be 20.58, but I like the Time ATAC's. :
And for YOU.......you need to stop detailing that bike, and RIDE IT MORE!!!! :D

....put some real dirt on it.....it's OK, carbon can handle it.:thumbsup:
 

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And for YOU.......you need to stop detailing that bike, and RIDE IT MORE!!!! :D

....put some real dirt on it.....it's OK, carbon can handle it.:thumbsup:
You have NO idea how I'd hoped the weather would hold for a while.... we've had a few snowfalls... 4" a couple days ago. Now tonight 6-10" more coming. I HATE WINTER! At least I was able to get a good amount of riding in this summer as parts were gradually changed out. I'm pretty well set for spring now. Only other thing that may happen is some aluminum and ti bolts here and there. The rest is fine. :)
 

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On a "budget"......

Cables : Alligator Iink...Maybe upgrade the cables (not housing) to PowerCordz
Handle Bar : Ameoba SCUD HB-M110....How about a Easton EC90?
Grips : DAbomb Lock grips....Extralite or Titec foam
Skewers : Shimano XT...change to KCNC, Carbon Ti or Omni
Seat post : KCNC Scandium (it is their lightest one)...New Ultimate Carbon
Saddle : SRP (218 g)..person...personal choice but a Selle Italia SLR Carbon is about 140
 
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