I have a Trek 4300 that has been somewhat upgraded but i was wondering....What would give me the biggest bang for the buck in terms of replacing to lose weight. IOW, of the listed components on my bike what could I upgrade for the least amount of money and lose the most weight.
Here are my specs:
2004 Trek 4300
FRAME: Alpha SL aluminum
FORK: Rock Shox J3
WHEELS: Sun Ryhno Lites with Deore LX hubs.
TIRES: IRC Mythos Slick. 1.95
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano C050
REAR DERAILLEUR: XT
CRANKSET: Deore Hollowtech
CASSETTE: SRAM 850 11-28, 8 speed
SADDLE: Brooks B17. (forget it, won't lose this one.)
HANDLEBARS: Bontrager Sport, 25mm rise
STEM: Bontrager, 25 degree
HEADSET: Cane Creek S2
BRAKESET: Alloy linear pull w/alivio levers
I emailed Trek and they tell me I can lose 8 ozs by upgrading frame to an 8500. SLR. They also told me that a Trek 6500 weighs about 2 lbs less than a stock 4300. However, my bike isn't stock so, i am unclear how much i would actually gain (lose) by ditching this bike and upgrading to a 6500.