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Hey, I'm looking to upgrade some parts of my specialised fsr xc. So far i've put deore lx discs on it, changed the saddle and grips and gone clipless. I've thought about changing my rockshox j3 for something lighter (like a fox vanilla) and want to put some oversize bars on it. To do that im nw gonna need to buy an oversize stem aswell. i do mainly singletrack, lots a rocks, knarly roots and forest trails. Ohhh, the aim is to 'lighten' the bike so the horrible up-hills are a little less horrible. Anybody got any advice. live in dublin so some parts harder to get, unless i order on-line!
 

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Ok, im just looking for advice on a replacement fork to replace the j3. most people tell me to go with Fox forks, but i dont have a very big budget to work with.:confused: in a price range of around $500, what would be a good fork to go with? I am interested in going with Fox though. Anybody??
 

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arkinsphoto said:
Hey, I'm looking to upgrade some parts of my specialised fsr xc. So far i've put deore lx discs on it, changed the saddle and grips and gone clipless. I've thought about changing my rockshox j3 for something lighter (like a fox vanilla) and want to put some oversize bars on it. To do that im nw gonna need to buy an oversize stem aswell. i do mainly singletrack, lots a rocks, knarly roots and forest trails. Ohhh, the aim is to 'lighten' the bike so the horrible up-hills are a little less horrible. Anybody got any advice. live in dublin so some parts harder to get, unless i order on-line!
I dunno how much weight you're going to save with a Fox Vanilla fork. I may suggest an air sprung fork like a Reba or Manitou R7 to actually shave weight instead of a coil sprung fork. Those forks weigh in around 3.5 lbs instead of the 4.2 or so for the Vanilla. I got a Reba and love it. The PopLoc lockout is killer for standing and hammering up hills.

I'm sure you read the FAQs already, so I'll spare you the tires first, then wheels, blah blah blah. You can easily shave huge amounts of weight for little money with light tires, light innertubes and replacing the rim strips with packing tape.

I'm also not sure if you'll save any weight with oversized bars and stem. You're prolly better off with a Sette Edge stem (or one of the other Ritchey clones) and carbon bar.
 
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