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    Weight

    How much does a FIT Pro frame weigh? my bike is really heavy and im trying to figure out how to lighten it. the only other thing i can think of is my cranks but there is now way they weigh 2 pounds more than others...they are like 50 oz...its not super light but i think my super light fork and bars should make up for it anyway what do I do to make it lighter without blowing a ton of money?

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    cut bars, cut seatpost, and after that...

    dont worry about weight


    oh and dont forget the carbon headset spacers...(thats for you expat)

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    Good to see you kids are finally learning. And it's BMX, who cares about weight? Even on a race bike, if you weigh more than 130, it doesn't matter.

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    thanks but if you are a road biker,why are you talking to bmx bikers... do you even have a bmx bike?

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    weight doesmatter... you can bunnyhop alot higher with lighter weight. things as simple as changing you bar angle can give you up to like 5 inches more...

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    Who's the road biker?

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    Wait...*I'm* the road biker!

    The CF headset spacers are totally where it's at. You can also take the valve stem caps off your tubes and save some rolling weight there, because everybody knows rolling weight is more detrimental than static weight. You could also think about cutting the ends of your bars completely off and just wrapping the crossbar with Cinelli, I bet that would save a TON of weight.

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    you

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    Snazzy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    Snazzy?
    what? yes i am...

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    Who's on first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    Who's on first?
    what are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoonstreet3
    what? yes i am...
    You're the road biker?

    Who's on first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    You're the road biker?

    Who's on first?
    no. Im snazzy... you are the road biker

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoonstreet3
    no. Im snazzy... you are the road biker
    No, Snazzy's the road biker. I have the tandem MTB, which is fairly obvious. It's titanium, and probably weighs less than your BMX. I also have 2 BMX bikes - one for racing, one for jumping. I've got other bikes too, but no road bikes. Unless you count a beach cruiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    Who's on first?
    on what?

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    how much does it weigh? my bike weights about 29 lb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypersnazz
    i give you some respekt knuckles... California rules... earthquakes suck though... accept when they are small. then its fun.

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    What, the IF? In the 16lb range, depending on the pro build kit. My bike is heavy, just under 20lbs. It should be in the high 18s once I build up my DT Swiss / Mavic wheels and put a couple bitties like Thomson seatpost and Ritchey stem on it. Might be able to nudge it down into the 17s if I go full Dura-Ace, but that's a lotta sponduli, even with my shop discount. ^^;

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    I'm sure you've already installed the CF headset spacers. Two of them are twice as light as one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    I'm sure you've already installed the CF headset spacers. Two of them are twice as light as one.
    seroiusly... the aluminum ones weigh like .1 ounces... not worth it

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoonstreet3
    seroiusly... the aluminum ones weigh like .1 ounces... not worth it
    Blasphemer! CF or titanium, aluminum is old school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    Blasphemer! CF or titanium, aluminum is old school.
    Especially since the CF ones come in an array of different colored weave now, which, thanks to undeniable good looks, may be even lighter than standard black ones! I can't wait to try some out!

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    CF in red. Light weight and more speed!

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