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Upgrade a Boardman hardtail

As above, want to lighten it a bit, I'm more interested in doing offroad distance than extreme stuff. Needs to be lighter though and ideally I'd update it to a 50 tooth sprocket.
So I fancy carbon bars and wheels and to go tubeless.
Its either that or I plough the money into a full suss, so any suggestions?


  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,453
    I'm assuming you mean a 50 t rear cassette. I'd be looking at lighter wheels myself and single ring set up if it isn't already. Tubeless will save you a bit as well but people forget to factor in sealant weight sometimes. Full sus will be heavier. Not sure on carbon bars etc I'm always wary just in case there copies.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • mully79mully79 Posts: 863
    Wanting to make a hardtail lighter or going to a full sus are total opposites.

    Absolutely the best place to start are non/low wear components that you can move to another bike should you wish. Handlebars, grips, pedals, seat, cranks, brakes.

    Wheels/forks etc tend to tie into each other and become a barrier to changing frames/bikes in the future.

    The first thing to try before anything is tubeless and the right tyres.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,850
    What model do you have?
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