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PimpinD said:
A weight weenie?

Sub 25lb 2008 Giant Trance X2?

Started at over 29lbs.
Congrats on shaving the weight and spending the dough.:thumbsup:

As long as you consider it what you want, that's all that is important. Without pictures and a full build list, it's hard for anyone here to answer you question. I would imagine a true weight weenie build of the Giant Trance X2 would include lighter wheels, lighter brakes, lighter rotors, lighter cranks, lighter post/saddle/clamp, lighter bars/stem, lighter grips, lighter shifters/levers, lighter tires, lighter pedals than the stock X2. Obviously, you've trimmed a good chunk already. It's after that first chunk where it starts to get expensive and involves giving in to the dark side....:D

Post up photos and your build list.
 

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Ha. Well im skiing in Vail, Colorado right now. Picture will have to wait. I will throw around the build list for both bikes we are working on:

25.00 lbs
2008 Giant Trance X2
Stock Fox Fork
Stock Fox Shock
Stock Frame

Upgrades:
Avid Ultimate f/r 160mm rotors
XTR Front Derailleur
XTR Medium Cage CF Rear Derailleur
XTR 970 Cassette
XTR Rapid fire shifters
XTR Chain
Race Face Next Crank w/ XTR BB
Mavic SLR Crossmax wheels
Conti Flow UST tires
Race Face Next Low riser bar
Race Face Next Seat post
Race Face ODI grips
Crank Brother Egg beater C
...for the most part it is done...possible lighter tires and lighter pedals

2007 Gary Fisher HiFi Deluxe
27.00lbs without the new wheels on...

Upgrades:
Race Face Next Low Rise Bar
Race Face Next seat post
XTR front derailleur
Conti. Flow UST Tires / tubeless
??Garmin 705?? ha

Soon:
Wheelset is ordered and parts are arriving at he LBS as i type..
Chris King Hubs, DT Swiss Super butted Spokes, Mavic 817 UST Rims
 

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personally, i think a few things a bike must have to be considered a True HxC WW build.

1.a road front deraileur, on double cranks.
2.foam/silicone grips.
3.gripshift.

these are some things that show you did it for the weight, and its not just a expensive bike. there are many more things like this, but im going to bed, got fire dept training in 6 hours.

or you can just drill everything like tiffster!:D ;)
 
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