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Ok rather than post my entire bikes specs Im just gonna post the pool of cheaper parts I know I would like drop weight on, in the XT price range.

1. Deore Shifters-270gr claimed
2. Deore Front Derailleur- 171gr claimed.
XT M771 is 155gr, and $40 but only 16gr lighter? I dont think I could feel that.
3. Cane Creek Aheadset- Similar models are up to 141gr.
4. Truvativ FireX Cranks- $100 jobbies, 940gr w/BB claimed
5. Generic Seat- Weight unknown but its got to be over 200gr.

So weight weenies, upon reading what sends the most shivers up your spine? :thumbsup:
You can also suggest a suitable replacement for each item that wont break the bank.
Thanks!
 

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rockyuphill said:
Cranks, saddle, wheels and tires (oh yeah, they weren't listed, but still the place that will give you results you can really feel!).
My cranks and saddle are listed so I guess thats your vote. Its hard cause cranks are expensive for about 100gr weight drop. The Race face deus for example is 830gr.
 

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RockadileSX said:
XT M771 is 155gr, and $40 but only 16gr lighter? I dont think I could feel that.
Of course you can't feel 16 grams. You probably can't even feel a pound of weight loss.
The thing is all the little things add up. The only way to get a light bike is to shave grams on every part.
I'd ride your bike the way it is and when something breaks replace it with something better/lighter.
 
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