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SS Madness
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Hmmm

Right around 24...any suggestions to lighten her up? I was thinking Stans Rims or Edge Rims.
 

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psick

24 lbs is fine for a 29er SS with sus fork...dont let the douchebags tell you otherwise that a few grams for another $500 will make a bit of a difference on the trail where it matters...however, if you are a MTBR spreadsheet of weights kinda guy then be my guest
 

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Very nice. It's too bad Magura made their gold totally different from all other bits on the market (King, Hope, I9, etc).

On the weight, I too am surprised. The bike pictured below is around 18 lbs (albeit with a rigid fork):
 

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SS Madness
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Maybe my scale is off! I was a lil surprised myself when it came in that heavy.
 

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Amen to FoShizzle's thoughts!

FoShizzle said:
psick

24 lbs is fine for a 29er SS with sus fork...dont let the douchebags tell you otherwise that a few grams for another $500 will make a bit of a difference on the trail where it matters...however, if you are a MTBR spreadsheet of weights kinda guy then be my guest
24 lbs is plenty light w/ a sus fork. My own personal philosophy on bike weight:
I will not ask for (a.k.a. spend $ on) additional weight loss on a bike that I haven't taken off the rider... so first I need to lose 1/2 a lb before I go dropping cash on the uber-lightweight widget of the day...

That is one VERY sharp lookin' ride... congrats!!!

Have a great new year folks.
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exiwolf tires aren't know for being light weight, but they are know for being grippy and plush so you give some you take some. I would be happy with that weight myself and know that you could knock a few pounds off with some lighter tires and some eggbeaters without going to stupid light choices.

Otherwise dang nice bike!
 

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veldrijder
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Possible areas to save weight on your build:
- lighter stem
- foam grips
- wheels (mostly rims)
- tires
- tubes or tubeless conversion
- pedals (the last thing I would switch, if you like SPD)
 

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It's beautiful Johnny. I think your scale may be adding ~1lb. I would love to try that fork out. How do you like it?
 

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IIRC, Exorigid....

Jerk_Chicken said:
Wow, that's sweet. The weight is strange, though. I would have figured it would have come in way lighter. At least 22 or something.
... isn't that light. Alu or carbon frames are still a bunch lighter. The Exorigid ride, tho.. buttah! :thumbsup: :D

I would guess its probably not the frame that is adding an extra pound or two.
 

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Front Range Cyclist
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Yeah do the EDGE Rims you won't be disappointed.
 

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Very Nice bike,

The exiwolves seem a bit out of place on such a nice bike. The blingy bikes seem to like the schawlbe racing ralphs.

Exis seem heavy and not too good at anything. I'd switch the tires.
 
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