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.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
Handlebars: Easton carbon riser
Shifters: Xt pods
Seat: Titec 2003 ithys gove with ti rails
crankset: lx hollowtech 2
Brakes: xtr v-brake
Cassette: xt 11-30 8 speed
Wheels: Mavic 517 with xt hubs
Tires: IRC Mythos 1.95 (generally race w/ specialized ultralight tubes)
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.