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.
yup, thats smarter
why not buy a Rims set but not change the tyre?Is the Backtrail X1 tyre heavy?Originally Posted by BMXTRIX
You'd save wheight by just riding without tires..
some folks ride without brakes as well, sounds a well dodgy combination, no brakes and tyres, but weight saved, hey presto !
Everyone I know rides brakeless.. its a revolution!!!!!
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.
doesn't riding brakeless cane your shoes though ? would have thought would wear them down fast..
yes.. very very fast. You need to buy new shoes alot. I dont ride brakeless, but most of my friends do.
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
ya he rides rubberbands
These Darn Training Wheels
does anybody actually ride without tires?
are you serious???
well, i dunno......... some people are just stupid like that.........
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.
Originally Posted by frozin
Haven't seen FBM's "All Time Low", have we?Originally Posted by edmej123
Originally Posted by Beerman
hey are you from bmxtrix.com?
what do you expect ghetto kids to buy a tire and tube??