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    1 pound difference

    the bike i want is 30 and my current bike is 29 do you think that the 1 popund diffrence will make an effect on how long i can go or hoow fast and how can i drop weight off the bike

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    I would not worry about it much.

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    How much can you personally lose? If you are me, losing 5 lbs on me is easier than dropping a lb on my bike.

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    put an extra water bottle on your current bike and go for a ride.
    I dont think you will notice it.

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    Have a good BM and you should be down a pound.
    3 years commuting while there's no snow on the ground. 20km round trip.
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    If you are willing to spend $2000 or more on a new bike, you could probably lose 10-12 pounds immediately.

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    1 pound will slow you down by at least 10mph.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider
    If you are willing to spend $2000 or more on a new bike, you could probably lose 10-12 pounds immediately.
    the bikes a kona king kikapu it costs 1800 with 4in. of travel do yall think its worth it to buy it or a hardtail

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    what kind of riding do you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcracer13
    the bike i want is 30 and my current bike is 29 do you think that the 1 popund diffrence will make an effect on how long i can go or hoow fast and how can i drop weight off the bike
    If you ride with two water bottles, ride with one less and feel for yourself.

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    i rifde xc racing and enduros and marathons, i dont run bottles i use a camelback 70oz.

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    Put an extra 454g of stan's in the tires then. You get the idea.

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    Set up correctly, the Kona should do the trick very nicely. As for the weight, you can easily loose the extra pound by switching tires, tubes, and pedals. Dropping a pound on that bike shouldnt be too expensive. Also, if you keep it as is, riding the heavier bike will make you stronger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkncwa
    Set up correctly, the Kona should do the trick very nicely. As for the weight, you can easily loose the extra pound by switching tires, tubes, and pedals. Dropping a pound on that bike shouldnt be too expensive. Also, if you keep it as is, riding the heavier bike will make you stronger.
    +1. Train heavy, race light.

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    If you like the idea of lighter components and want to spend the money, get them. Losing weight on the rim/tire will have the most impact. Otherwise don't worry about it.

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