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off of my 99 fsr s-works. I'm currently sitting at 26 lbs and would love to cut off about 2 lbs. before April. I've spent a good part of the day reading through past threads in the forum but it would be nice to get some feedback from those of you that know a thing or two about shaving the lbs. Thanks for the help. The build is as follows:
Fork: 2003 Manitou black 80/100 (I'll be switching to a 2004 Skareb super 100 soon)
Shock: fox float RC
Headset: King
Stem: Thomson
Handlebars: Easton carbon riser
Shifters: Xt pods
Seatpost: Thomson
Seat: Titec 2003 ithys gove with ti rails
crankset: lx hollowtech 2
Brakes: xtr v-brake
FD: XT
RD: XTR
Cassette: xt 11-30 8 speed
Wheels: Mavic 517 with xt hubs
Tires: IRC Mythos 1.95 (generally race w/ specialized ultralight tubes)
Skewers: xt
 

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kmoses said:
off of my 99 fsr s-works. I'm currently sitting at 26 lbs and would love to cut off about 2 lbs. before April. I've spent a good part of the day reading through past threads in the forum but it would be nice to get some feedback from those of you that know a thing or two about shaving the lbs. Thanks for the help. The build is as follows:
Fork: 2003 Manitou black 80/100 (I'll be switching to a 2004 Skareb super 100 soon)
Shock: fox float RC
Headset: King
Stem: Thomson
Handlebars: Easton carbon riser
Shifters: Xt pods
Seatpost: Thomson
Seat: Titec 2003 ithys gove with ti rails
crankset: lx hollowtech 2
Brakes: xtr v-brake
FD: XT
RD: XTR
Cassette: xt 11-30 8 speed
Wheels: Mavic 517 with xt hubs
Tires: IRC Mythos 1.95 (generally race w/ specialized ultralight tubes)
Skewers: xt
How much are you willing to spend? I ask this because your specs are pretty decent. I'm sure you could lose a few grams here and there but this is where it'll get expensive quick.

Just off the top of my head...
Foam Grips - a savings of between 50-80 grams
Stan's Notubes - about 120 grams for the set
Boones granny ring and alum crank bolts for a savings of ~40 grams
What pedals are you currently on? Eggbeaters are pretty light. Could save you between 100 and 200 grams depending on what you're using now and which eggbeaters you buy.
Possibly switching to a SRAM x.o gripshift shifters with an x.9 rear der.

Right here you're looking at close to 1.25lbs on the optimistic end.

...or just spend all that money on a nice wheelset. you'll feel the weight reduction way more.

Goodluck and keep us updated on your upgrade path.
 

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2 lbs might be tough considering there's no obvious boat anchors in your built. The fork will help some. Switching to a 9 speed drivetrain might save some weight too. So would a new ultra-light wheelset such as the American Classic 350.
 

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I'm using 1998 ritchey pro logic pedals now (I'm pretty sure they're over 350 g). I think I'm going to go with stans notubes (more because I'm sick of the pinch) and kenda karma tires, candy pedals, xtr ti 8 speed cassette, and of course the skareb. My "old-school xt break lever/shifters are actually lighter than the newer pods, so I think I'm going to keep those instead ofswitching to 9. After all that I'll see where I sit with weight and my bank account.
 

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I guess the obvious one, besides the fork, would be the drivetrain and the hubset. The SRAM XO -grip shift and RD, and any of the higher end hubs. The XT hubs are very heavy. Also, you can get Kooka brake levers for decent prices on eBay. They are very light.

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I'm using 1998 ritchey pro logic pedals now (I'm pretty sure they're over 350 g). I think I'm going to go with stans notubes (more because I'm sick of the pinch) and kenda karma tires, candy pedals, xtr ti 8 speed cassette, and of course the skareb. My "old-school xt break lever/shifters are actually lighter than the newer pods, so I think I'm going to keep those instead ofswitching to 9. After all that I'll see where I sit with weight and my bank account.
I wasn't talking about newer pods. I was talking about the SRAM gripshift twister style shifters. Those are lighter than their trigger counter parts.

Ti Eggbeaters will save you 120 grams for about $130.
Stans will save you another 120 grams.
You could also try custom boone chainrings which would allow you to run a dura-ace 11-28t cassette.
 

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Cassette: xt 11-30 8 speed
Wheels: Mavic 517 with xt hubs
Tires: IRC Mythos 1.95 (generally race w/ specialized ultralight tubes)
Skewers: xt
New wheelset is the best improvement, and do not use skewers; keep the old one for trashing around.
Ti granny (~$40 from Boone) and Al crankbolts.
Drivetrain if you feel like going 9sp: lightweight cassette, shifters and chain.
Add a bunch of Ti bolts.

That should save a pound.

I would leave everything else as is.
 

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Here and there.

kmoses said:
off of my 99 fsr s-works. I'm currently sitting at 26 lbs and would love to cut off about 2 lbs. before April. I've spent a good part of the day reading through past threads in the forum but it would be nice to get some feedback from those of you that know a thing or two about shaving the lbs. Thanks for the help. The build is as follows:
Fork: 2003 Manitou black 80/100 (I'll be switching to a 2004 Skareb super 100 soon)
Shock: fox float RC
Headset: King
Stem: Thomson
Handlebars: Easton carbon riser
Shifters: Xt pods
Seatpost: Thomson
Seat: Titec 2003 ithys gove with ti rails
crankset: lx hollowtech 2
Brakes: xtr v-brake
FD: XT
RD: XTR
Cassette: xt 11-30 8 speed
Wheels: Mavic 517 with xt hubs
Tires: IRC Mythos 1.95 (generally race w/ specialized ultralight tubes)
Skewers: xt
The AC 350 wheelset (or similar)will shave the most off of your build. How heavy are you?

From there, Stans, cranks, foam grips, XTR cassette and shifters, (or go to X9 or XO SRAM shifters/der.) Quite a bit can be dropped from the saddle and the tires also.
 

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The AC 350 wheelsets does sound like it would shave off quite a bit of weight. Now to go find a deal......
 

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The AC 350 wheelsets does sound like it would shave off quite a bit of weight. Now to go find a deal......
at 150, you are a great weight for the ultralite parts. Look seriously at the AC wheelset.
 

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The AC 350 wheelsets does sound like it would shave off quite a bit of weight. Now to go find a deal......
Craiglist or Ebay will probably have the best deal on the AC's if they have anything up for auction. BikeParts.com usually always has AC's in stock for a reasonable price. A set of built AC's will definitely be the best for the money and all the time they'll save you.
 

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Craiglist or Ebay will probably have the best deal on the AC's if they have anything up for auction. BikeParts.com usually always has AC's in stock for a reasonable price. A set of built AC's will definitely be the best for the money and all the time they'll save you.
To add to what has already been said, Although ipersonally LOVE thompson components, they are rather heavy. Start with the stem, by getting something like a Ritchey WSC or Syntace F99 you could save a decent amount of weight.

The thompson seatpost is just soo solid, it's probably not worth the weight savings, but something like a USE cyclops Alien seatpost would save a fair amount.

These upgrades wouldn't cost too much, as thompson parts have pretty good resale values:)
 
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