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Old 09-29-04, 06:13 AM   #1
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How can i modify my backtrail X1 to be light and good performance?

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Old 09-29-04, 09:02 AM   #2
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That's only a THIRTY pound bike! What are you looking to do to take weight off?

Weight savings on a bike is always the same - if you are willing to lose strength, then you can shave weight. You can also buy premium stuff that cost mad $$$.

So, some Profile 3-piece cranks with Ti spindle can shave some weight.

A new wheelset with Ti spokes and lightweight rims can save some weight.

Seat, seat post, handlebars, stem, everything basically. You can pick and choose stuff that weighs less and cut a few ounces from most parts on your bike. But, after spending about $1,000 or so on the bike in upgrades - you may shave 2 pounds off of it.

OR - Just go to the gym for 20 minutes a day for a month and you will be stronger and able to handle the 2 pounds already on your bike.
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Old 09-29-04, 06:09 PM   #3
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yup, thats smarter
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Old 09-30-04, 05:59 AM   #4
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That's only a THIRTY pound bike! What are you looking to do to take weight off?

Weight savings on a bike is always the same - if you are willing to lose strength, then you can shave weight. You can also buy premium stuff that cost mad $$$.

So, some Profile 3-piece cranks with Ti spindle can shave some weight.

A new wheelset with Ti spokes and lightweight rims can save some weight.

Seat, seat post, handlebars, stem, everything basically. You can pick and choose stuff that weighs less and cut a few ounces from most parts on your bike. But, after spending about $1,000 or so on the bike in upgrades - you may shave 2 pounds off of it.

OR - Just go to the gym for 20 minutes a day for a month and you will be stronger and able to handle the 2 pounds already on your bike.
why not buy a Rims set but not change the tyre?Is the Backtrail X1 tyre heavy?
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Old 09-30-04, 11:22 AM   #5
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You'd save wheight by just riding without tires..
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Old 10-06-04, 12:52 PM   #6
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some folks ride without brakes as well, sounds a well dodgy combination, no brakes and tyres, but weight saved, hey presto !
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Old 10-06-04, 03:24 PM   #7
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Everyone I know rides brakeless.. its a revolution!!!!!
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Old 10-06-04, 05:19 PM   #8
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i have a backtrail x-1

only way i saved weight was

took off reflectors and plastic chain guard thing. its not that heavy. i use it to flatland. just work out a little.
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Old 10-08-04, 11:38 AM   #9
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doesn't riding brakeless cane your shoes though ? would have thought would wear them down fast..
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Old 10-08-04, 02:21 PM   #10
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yes.. very very fast. You need to buy new shoes alot. I dont ride brakeless, but most of my friends do.
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you can get by riding brakeless without jabbing your shoes into your tires to stop or to do tricks, I did it for a couple of years and still have the shoes I rode with back then, it just takes more balance and a watchful eye
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Old 10-09-04, 12:29 PM   #12
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ya he rides rubberbands
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does anybody actually ride without tires?
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are you serious???
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well, i dunno......... some people are just stupid like that.........
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i see kids in baltimore riding with no back tires all the time.


dont worry about making your bike lighter. just ride, and build a spine with your money.
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Old 10-09-04, 11:50 PM   #17
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i see kids in baltimore riding with no back tires all the time.


wtf?
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Old 10-10-04, 12:49 AM   #18
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does anybody actually ride without tires?
Haven't seen FBM's "All Time Low", have we?
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Old 10-10-04, 11:03 AM   #19
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Haven't seen FBM's "All Time Low", have we?

hey are you from bmxtrix.com?
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what do you expect ghetto kids to buy a tire and tube??
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