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Originally Posted by Chone
Yeah wheels and tires are the best way to save weight, not only are they one of the heaviest components on a bike, rotational weight loss means more than static weight loss.
I second this.
A place where manufacturers include generic items that can be junk or heavy or both are the cassette, bottom bracket and the headset. I wouldn't upgrade the cassette or the headset for the sake of upgrading. However, the bottom bracket can weigh a ton compared to an upper level one. Plus, you can always keep it as a spare. That and you can usually find a good deal on a decent one.
The FireEx cranks are decent, but you can shave some weight and get a stiffer crank with an upgrade in that area as well.
You've got a Thomson seatpost. It don't get much better than that!
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