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    How can i modify my backtrail X1 to be light and good performance?

    ???

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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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    yup, thats smarter

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMXTRIX
    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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    You'd save wheight by just riding without tires..

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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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    Everyone I know rides brakeless.. its a revolution!!!!!

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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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    SXE_rider ;
    doesn't riding brakeless cane your shoes though ? would have thought would wear them down fast..

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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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    ya he rides rubberbands
    These Darn Training Wheels

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by frozin
    i see kids in baltimore riding with no back tires all the time.


    wtf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edmej123
    does anybody actually ride without tires?
    Haven't seen FBM's "All Time Low", have we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman
    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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