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07 IBIS MOJO CARBON frame
CRANK BROTHER IODINE RIMS
CST 2.1 TIRES
ALLIGATOR wavy rotors 203/160
FSA CARBON seat post
FSA CARBON crank (1x9 now)
MANITOU ISX-6 shock w/ bearing bushings
WTB LAZER V seat
SRAM X9 derailer
FOX RLC 32 140 fork
M755 4-pot brakes
DEUS XC RACEFACE stem
CANE CREEK cartridge headset
FSA GRAVITY CARBON bars (re-cleared, look way better cause you can see the carbon pattern w/ these bars)
LIZARD SKIN lock on grips
cheapy 20$ pedals (maybe getting lighter ones soon)
sadly i weighed it today and its 30.5lbs :madman:
 

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As is the case with most bikes, every single component can be lighter. Your fork is pretty heavy but you didn't list your wheels and that is usually where most of the heft of a bicycle is, in the wheels, tires and tubes. Remember that CARBON doesn't always mean LIGHT. Some of that FSA carbon stuff you have has much lighter alloy counterparts out there. I've been figuring out how to lose every single gram out of every single component for years without losing durability hence the 13.9lb bike I ride now. My bike could be lighter but I would be afraid to ride it hard and I want to ride it HARD. Post up your wheels and tires and let's start there. I get PMs from all over the world asking for help dropping weight, my inbox is crazy insane. Fell free to hit me up and I'll help no matter what budget you're on.
 

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mattkock said:
Your fork is pretty heavy but you didn't list your wheels and that is usually where most of the heft of a bicycle is, in the wheels, tires and tubes. Remember that CARBON doesn't always mean LIGHT. Some of that FSA carbon stuff you have has much lighter alloy counterparts out there.
LOL cant believe i forgot my favorite part about this bicycle other then it being carbon... :D
CRANK BROTHER IODINE RIMS... i did put tubes in cause they are not UST tires..... :rolleyes:
 

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brakes, tires, fork, shock for starters. lock on grips are heavy and not needed unless you have the death grip. Cheap pedals are heavy.
 

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Just ride it...and start building a new bike....LOL
Grips, bolts, tires, fork, seat, stem ....on and on
 

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thinking im gonna have to... the shock isnt going anywhere cause it works so freakin well plus its brand new and ill never get my money back on it.. (also has bearing bushings)
im gonna swap my FSA CARBON crank for my ONE SPOT single ring crank (little weight and less parts)
the rims are a major love but if i could get enough for them to replace them with some FLOWS or whatever is REALLY LIGHT (reynolds carbon wheels ??) then i would give them up....
the seat/bar position is PERFECT and FITS me better than any bike ive ever rode so its gotta stay...
if i could find brakes that work as well as my 4-pot M755's then i would prob. give them up also....
just so many things ive bought that work so well that its hard to figure out what ill change/swap out and what i wont.....
ill listen to any and all ideas... start thrown them at me....
thanks
lance
 

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Id start with the tires, you could easily lose 400g from them alone. You could lose 100g from the grips if youre willing to try some thin foam grips. The saddle could lose a couple hundred grams. You didnt list your cassette, that could be a easy way to lose a 100g. You didnt list your pedals, but egg beaters are probably a cheap way to lose some weight there. Obviously there are plenty of lighter brake options out there, but it seems you like the M755s so youll have to decide if theyre worth the extra weight.
 

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Id start with the tires, you could easily lose 400g from them alone. You could lose 100g from the grips if youre willing to try some thin foam grips. The saddle could lose a couple hundred grams. You didnt list your cassette, that could be a easy way to lose a 100g. You didnt list your pedals, but egg beaters are probably a cheap way to lose some weight there. Obviously there are plenty of lighter brake options out there, but it seems you like the M755s so youll have to decide if theyre worth the extra weight.
lots of options but how bout some manuf. names ? im not a bicycle guru in the slightest so i have no idea whats out there... you guys say get STANS and HOPES ... i know who stan is and i know who HOPE is but no idea on which models to get etc... :confused:
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How much do you weigh?
What type of riding do you do?
Where ... What state/city???

What you weigh for parts if you are to heavy some parts are not for you...
Type of riding making sure you have the correct equipment...
Where? What state/city..??? Tires in Chicago you can roll with ravens or 29-0's
But in Phoenix those are not good tires for these trails...
 

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Titec pork grinds foam grips
Woodman deathgrip ti seat clamp
Ti bolts for rotor, caliper etc...
Seat post what you might be able to cut it...
As for wheels and tires answer my questions above^
 

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Also do you have a budget you want to spend???
I can tell you that you could shave 9lb off your bike but $6,000++ later!
is that what you want?
 

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1993gsxr903 has good point, especially on tires. Being a possible large weight savings we need to know how light you can go before having to replace tubes/tires way too often.

For wheels, Stan's is www.notubes.com. There is a wheel builder/weight calculator on the website that is super handy. Just by changing the rim can save you 200 grams total which is nearly 1/2lbs (of rotating mass also). As mentioned tires can save you another ~400gr so you've just saved 600gr of rotating mass!!! By going tubeless you can save more.
For Stan's, Flows are going to be your choice if you are heavy or ride technical stuff with drops/jumps. If not, then go with something like the Crest or Alpine.
Carbon rims are expensive and as one other said, you would be better off starting with a lighter bike if you want to dump that much into it.
What I have done on my Epic is have 2 wheelsets, one for my typical rides (Stan's Flows) and then another lighter set (Stan's Crest with lighter spokes than the Flows) and only use the Crest for racing.

But, like mentioned, if you ride in the southwest desert you absolutely can not go ultra light weight on things like tires. Schwalbe and Continental are 2 populare tire companies that are weight conscious. WTB is typically not weight conscious. There are TONS of threads on tires/wheels in that forum too.

You mentioned your "cockpit" is setup for you and you don't want to change anything. It's not that hard to simply replace what you have without disrupting your setup and still drop lots of weight. Some simple measurements can replace your seat where it was, and if you like your stem length/angle just replace with the exact size but with a lighter piece, voila! This area it wouldn't suprise me if you could loose 200gr.
? - Do you know which model of the WTB Laser V you have? The lightest is 240gr while the heaviest is 290gr. A sub 200gr can still be comfy for most and won't cost a fortune. Get measured for you correct width and let us know so we can recommend a seat for you.

As mentioned what cassette do you have now? If it's an SLX or cheaper SRAM go buy a XT or look for a XTR online on sale, this could be 100gr easily without costing you too much. If you are on a budget just go with the XT, the extra weight savings of the XTR is not worth it IMO.

As an owner of a 6in AM bike, I like to think there is a nice compromise on weight vs durability. My Enduro weights right at 30lbs with fairly heavy UST tires. I can drop a full pound by going with lighter non UST tires for my midwest riding, but other than that I don't want to dump money into it to have a 26lbs AM bike. I bought a used Epic for that!!!
 

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just curious...

qkenuf4u what color are your Crank Brother Iodine wheels and what kind of axles do the hubs use? I also have a Mojo and have an extremely light weight wheelset that I was looking to trade for some Crank Brother wheels. My set is Stans ZTR 355's with American Classic hubs and weigh in around 1400 grams and use a 15mm qr in front.
 

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07 IBIS MOJO CARBON frame
CRANK BROTHER IODINE RIMS - ZTR Alpine rims w/ ZTR hubs - 475$ - ~500g savings
CST 2.1 TIRES - Maxxis Aspens 2.1 exception series - 80$ - ~300g savings
ALLIGATOR wavy rotors 203/160
FSA CARBON seat post
FSA CARBON crank (1x9 now)
MANITOU ISX-6 shock w/ bearing bushings
WTB LAZER V seat - should be able to find a sub 200g saddle that you like - 40g up to 100g savings.
SRAM X9 derailer - Sram XO - 20g savings
FOX RLC 32 140 fork
M755 4-pot brakes - Formula TheOne - 500$ - ~300g savings
DEUS XC RACEFACE stem -
CANE CREEK cartridge headset
FSA GRAVITY CARBON bars (re-cleared, look way better cause you can see the carbon pattern w/ these bars)
LIZARD SKIN lock on grips - ESI Chunky - 20$ - 50g savings
cheapy 20$ pedals (maybe getting lighter ones soon)

You could save even more weight than that, but you weren't specific with some of the parts, so I didn't know how much some of it weighed.
 

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qkenuf4u said:
07 IBIS MOJO CARBON frame
CRANK BROTHER IODINE RIMS
CST 2.1 TIRES
ALLIGATOR wavy rotors 203/160
FSA CARBON seat post
FSA CARBON crank (1x9 now)
MANITOU ISX-6 shock w/ bearing bushings
WTB LAZER V seat
SRAM X9 derailer
FOX RLC 32 140 fork
M755 4-pot brakes
DEUS XC RACEFACE stem
CANE CREEK cartridge headset
FSA GRAVITY CARBON bars (re-cleared, look way better cause you can see the carbon pattern w/ these bars)
LIZARD SKIN lock on grips
cheapy 20$ pedals (maybe getting lighter ones soon)
sadly i weighed it today and its 30.5lbs :madman:
Weigh it on a different scale, I think the one you used is wrong. It can't weigh that much!
 

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How much do you weigh?
What type of riding do you do?
Where ... What state/city??? .
220-225lbs
just street mostly. a little dirt here and there...
lake havasu city arizona

already wearing out the middle of my CST's since i dont ride anything but hard top at this point.... so i need a good UST STREET TIRE thats not gonna break the bank.... :thumbsup:

gonna swap out my FSA crank for my ONE SPOT single ring crank, gonna try out the RP23 and see how i like it, gonna swap back over to the ELIXIR CR brakes and see how i like them.. i checked the bike on my bosses postal scale and it comes in at 29.5 so i am below 30lbs... (that was even with my water bottle/holder on the bike... :cool:)

something i noticed with this bike is i dont seem to pick up speed like i did on my FSR.. i could crank away from a light and be hauling before long.. this bike seems to be sluggish...
brakes DO NOT DRAG (im a motorcycle tech so they are setup CORRECTLY) :thumbsup:
tires have more than enough air in them (i run 55psi)
same gearing that was on the FSR (same front sprocket and 9speed out back)
just weird... IBIS seems to ride about the same as the FSR, seems to jump a little better :p (off a curb on the way home- 2ft of air)

Dang! You got shocks, pegs... lucky! You ever take it off any sweet jumps? :D

thanks for all the help so far guys.... :thumbsup: :cool: :D
 

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COLINx86 said:
07 IBIS MOJO CARBON frame
CRANK BROTHER IODINE RIMS - ZTR Alpine rims w/ ZTR hubs - 475$ - ~500g savings
CST 2.1 TIRES - Maxxis Aspens 2.1 exception series - 80$ - ~300g savings
ALLIGATOR wavy rotors 203/160
FSA CARBON seat post
FSA CARBON crank (1x9 now)
MANITOU ISX-6 shock w/ bearing bushings
WTB LAZER V seat - should be able to find a sub 200g saddle that you like - 40g up to 100g savings.
SRAM X9 derailer - Sram XO - 20g savings
FOX RLC 32 140 fork
M755 4-pot brakes - Formula TheOne - 500$ - ~300g savings
DEUS XC RACEFACE stem -
CANE CREEK cartridge headset
FSA GRAVITY CARBON bars (re-cleared, look way better cause you can see the carbon pattern w/ these bars)
LIZARD SKIN lock on grips - ESI Chunky - 2-$ - 50g savings
cheapy 20$ pedals (maybe getting lighter ones soon)

You could save even more weight than that, but you weren't specific with some of the parts, so I didn't know how much some of it weighed.
WOW THANKS !! :thumbsup:
not gonna spend "$1000's of dollars on this bicycle" is pretty much my budget.. as cheaply as possible is my budget... :rolleyes: ... dont have a problem with used parts in the least...now that i have some names of parts i could pick up and save weight i will keep my eyes open in the FOR SALE section... :thumbsup:

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Weigh it on a different scale, I think the one you used is wrong. It can't weigh that much!
actually weighed it on my bosses postal digital scale today.. came it in at 29.5lbs so thats a tiny bit better....
 

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qkenuf4u what color are your Crank Brother Iodine wheels and what kind of axles do the hubs use? I also have a Mojo and have an extremely light weight wheelset that I was looking to trade for some Crank Brother wheels. My set is Stans ZTR 355's with American Classic hubs and weigh in around 1400 grams and use a 15mm qr in front.
far as i know/seen the iodines only come in the ORANGE/IODINE color....
i have the 20mm hub in the front with the QR 9mm adapters (from CB) ...... heres a pic...
where are you located ? im in arizona...

 
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