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What would you do to reduce the weight of this bike?

remy martinremy martin Posts: 121
edited November 2008 in MTB buying advice
I am planning on getting a Cube Reaction when they're released next year. The spec's as follows:

Frame: HPA 7005 Advanced Hydroform Triple Butted
Rock Shox Sid Race 100mm, Motion Control, Poploc / FSA Orbit Z headset /
Syntace stem F139 Handlebar / Syntace Duraflite 2014 handlebar
Shimano Deore XT front mech, cranks / Sram X9 rear mech / Shifters: Sram X9
Formula R1 Magnesium Disc Brakes(180/160mm)
Wheels: DT Swiss XPW1600 (which I assume means they are about 1600 grams)
Tyres: Schwalve Rocket Ron(Front)/ Schwalve Racing Ralph(Rear)
Saddle: Fi’zi:k Tundra MG
Seatpost: Syntace P6 Aluminium
• Total weight . 10.4kg

I would like to bring the weight of the bike down further to somewhere around the 9kg mark if possible and it seems that most would argue that the best place to lose some weight would be reducing wheel weight / my tubby censored ! (I'm only 64kg)

I have the option of upgrading all the SRAM X9 an Shimano XT parts to XTR which would reduce the weight and increase the price by £300 or stick to the XT/X9 parts and get a light wheelset (still deciding whether to get handbuilts or a Crossmax SLR).Now, that would bump the price by about £500-£600.

The bike retails for £1.5K at the moment and my budget for improvements is an additional £600-£700.

I would be interested in your suggestions / advice on which course of action to take or perhaps you may have a completely different idea.



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