So I have a 2002 Kona Stinky Nine DH bike and the thing is HEAVY! I weighed it at just under 50 pounds. I do realize that this bike is suppose to be naturally heavy however I would like to lighten it up a bit. It is pretty much stock, and the specifications are here... http://www.bikesdetails.info/Kona_Stinky_Nine_2002.html The only difference being that there is a Monster Triple on it, and not the Shiver DC as listed.
So anyway, I'm not very smart when it comes to bike mechanics and/or knowing parts very well at all, I just like to ride haha. I have been reading more magazines lately to try and get some knowledge. But I thought I'd ask here.
Sooo.. I'm thinking I would like to drop almost 10 pounds off the thing, is this at all possible, and what do you recommend changing? What are the heaviest parts that can possibly be changed out to make the biggest differences? Remember though this is DH/FR type bike and I use it as so, so I need durable part recommendations please!!