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So i have my uzzi builded like this

talas 36 160
sram 9 rear derailleur
truvativ hammerschimidt
avid xo brakes
Chris king hubs with mavic rims
continental UST queen 2.4 front and back
crank brother mallets pedals.

I am wondering of changing the hammerschmidt for a double crank like sram 9 with chain guide will be enough to light this bike up and make it more climb friendly? any other suggestions without braking the bank??

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What is the total weight of the bike now? What Mavic rims are you running? If you sell your wheels you could get a set of Hope Pro2 Evo SP hubs on Stan's Flow EX rims. About 1800 grams for the pair. Drop the Mallets for something lighter. Ditch the Rubber Queen UST for Schwalbe Hans Dampfs. What shock/spring are you running. If you have coil sprung shock swap to an air shock to save a lot of weight albeit with some potential draw backs. But you can gain some sort of a pedal platform...
If you want a lighter bike that can climb, keep your current parts and sell your frame and buy a Tracer maybe?
 

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i think my bike is @ 38 lb, I have the fox talas 36 (air). I am not planning in selling it, just want to change some parts to make it more climb friendly. I think I would star with the hammerschmidt. also any suggestion on tires, I really like the continentals but I think when I am climbing feels like a tractor.

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sits at 32.5#. Just weighed it the other day. Was surprised. XT cranks (1x9), XT brakes, x9 shifters, thomson stem and post. float 160 up front, dbl barrel w/ti spring rear. old havoc wheels, ardent 2.4s, kona wahs, . . . no ti, no carbon.

concur w/others. drop the schmidt, pedals, maybe tires...if you're running a coil find a used ti spring . . .
 

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I really like them. I did have one pair where the side knobbies seemed to come about half unglued from the body of the tire.. which then made cornering really sketchy. But, the other sets of FA's that I've had haven't done that, so maybe it was a quality issue with one particular production run.
 

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Sorry about hijacking this thread, but I´m also looking ways to lighten my Uzzi up. Here she is:



She´s right now at 14,8kg. I don´t know if I have reached the limit with it without losing strenght component vice. I don´t think there are any majos wight savings to be made.
The brakes are Juicy 5´s wich work just fine. Could they be changed to somethin lighter?
 

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I have some advice of changing the seal spring for Ti, but no much info where I could get one, also I would like to get the input form people that have done it:cool:
 

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Sorry about hijacking this thread, but I´m also looking ways to lighten my Uzzi up. Here she is:
I love how an up-front apology is supposed to make it OK to turn somebody else's thread into your own.

OP, as others have said, the Hammerschmidt and tires are probably your best bets. Have you considered an air shock? What Mavic rims do you have?
 

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Wanna post a picture of your build? Sounds similar to mind. Just that I am on Shimano.


First offroad ride today... LOVING IT!!! And CCDB Air is fantastic. Still havent touch any setting since I got the Frame.

Intense Uzzi M Size, 125psi,

High Speed Compression - 2 turns clockwise

Low Speed Compression - 18 turns clockwise

High Speed Rebound - 2 turns clockwise

Low Speed Rebound - 18 turns clockwise

First Offroad Test... Amazing

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151073473506577
 

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Where do you guys got the Ti spring and what size?
do some diligence when shopping for a ti spring. The cost/reward ratio can be quite large depending on what steel spring you are using. And definitely dial your suspension in finding the correct steel spring before shopping for a ti spring.

If you can locate an old Manitou ti spring in the correct weight/length on ebay, they are by far the lightest ti springs around. They are getting more rare all the time though. Cost is usually very good too.
 
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