I needed to de-clutter my cockpit,
I removed my dropper post and all my front gear junk.
Added a Race face aluminum narrow/wide chain ring to the hollow crank I have.
Nothing on the bars now but ONE Trigger shifter and two brake levers,,
My seat post is properly cut down to It's safe limit and I found a much lighter saddle laying around.
My 31 pound bike is now 2.8 pounds lighter.
I'm going to have to ride smarter and think ahead more, my bailout gear is gone. This will also help me get better at pedaling, I will need spin more and I should be more efficient. I was shifting too much at the wrong times..
We shall see..
Two of my old chain rings were starting to shark tooth out, my chain is getting close to Its stretch limit, my cassette is showing wear..
In a few weeks It will be a 10 speed with a short cage clutch derailleur. going for the tried and true XT...
The plan you ask ?
If I can get smooth enough and continue to look farther ahead,(My eyes are getting faster),, I hope to be able to carry more speed and not need
the granny ring.
If I Fail,, I'll re-do the front to a 2X system......