Training & Nutrition - How to lighten my bike
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08-29-07, 02:29 PM
I have a Trek 2300 that weights in at 24 pounds. Any suggestions on what I can do to lighten it up say to 20 or less pounds! Thanks!
08-29-07, 03:57 PM
If you don't mind my asking, what's your weight/height?
08-29-07, 04:11 PM
Wrong sub-forum, try asking in the Roadbike sub-forum.
08-29-07, 06:04 PM
08-30-07, 03:52 AM
drill holes in everything. lots of holes about 3-4mm wide, about 6mm spacing. stop when it breaks. should be much lighter if you remove about 50% of the metal.
spend about $5,000 bucks on really light carbon tubular wheels. you can make another 2 lbs difference there.
OR, come over to the roadbike forum and ask there. you may get a real answer there.
strip everything off the frame, buy new parts including wheelsets or build new hubs and rims yerself. after about 2000 bucks you can be there.
a quick way is get a titanium cluster, carbon stem and handlebars and crankset. that might do it.
Easton EC90 SLX fork.
Alien Carbon seatpost.
Zipp 303 tubular wheelset.
SRAM Red group.
08-30-07, 10:05 AM
In the training and Nutrition section: I can't beleive you haven't been told to just lose 4lbs of your own weight.
Why don't you just lose 4lbs of body weight?
08-30-07, 10:12 AM
there is a lot of weight hidden in the bottom bracket and crank. after upgrading to lighter wheels, you might want to look there
08-30-07, 12:18 PM
Chop off your arm below your elbow.
He just needs lighter shoes. Rotating weight is worth 10x.
Cut off his feet!
08-30-07, 01:18 PM
Paint it white.
Either that or loose a few lbs.
09-03-07, 11:27 AM
just the other day I saw some hot on a madone get passed by a 70+guy on an old steel touring bike that had to weigh at least 25lbs, its not the bike its the engine, put down your soft drink and geta pedalin.
10-08-07, 06:12 AM
Some truth in that! Pushing a heavy bike will make you stronger. BUT it is more fun on a lighter one
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