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    Whats the first thing you would swap out on this bike. *Specs*

    2006 Iron Horse Azure Comp

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    Frame - 3.5" TRAVEL dw-link XC RACE FRAME, 1-1/8" ZEROSTACK HEADTUBE, REPLACEABLE DERAILLEUR HANGER
    Rear Shock - FOX FLOAT R AIR, 6.5"X1.5"
    Fork - ROCK SHOX REBA SL, 100MM TRAVEL
    Handle Bar - RITCHEY COMP RISER, 31.8MM CLAMP
    Stem - RITCHEY COMP V2, 31.8MM CLAMP
    Headset - FSA ORBIT Z, ZERO STACK
    BB - TRUVATIV GIGAX
    Crank - TRUVATIV FIREX TEAM GIGAX
    Rings - 44/32/22T ALLOY
    Pedals - CRANK BROS CANDY C CLIPLESS
    Chain - SRAM PC-951 W/ POWERLINK
    Saddle - WTB ROCKET V COMP
    Seatpost - RITCHEY
    Front Hub - ALLOY DISC, 32H
    Rear Hub - ALLOY DISC, 32H
    Front Derailleur - SHIMANO DEORE
    Rear Derailleur - SHIMANO DEORE XT
    Shifter - SHIMANO DEORE RAPIDFIRE
    Cassette - SRAM PG-970, 11/34T, 9 SPEED
    Brakes - AVID BB5 MECHANICAL W/ 6" ROTOR
    Brake Lever - AVID FR5
    Rim - WTB SPEED DISC
    Spoke - 14/15G DB STAINLESS BLACK
    Tires - WTB EXIWOLF 2.1/1.95 W/ DNA CASING

    This bike is good but heavy in the rear. I want to take a chunk of weight off the rear if possible. Tires seem to really matter becuase swapping them out among the ones I have here makes a big difference, but maybe there is a better way based on what you see here.

    Thanks
    Last edited by Rockadile; 08-26-07 at 07:03 AM.

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    I think you should change the rider, you could just ship it to me.
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    Oh very funny. Look Im loving this bike, just not used to the heavier tail end comming from a Hardtail.

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    Probably the hubs, the weakest point i can find, if you really must spend money on it.
    Seems pretty schweet already.

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    Hmm you are right for some reason I glazed over them. But how would I replace them anyways thats alot of work isnt it?

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    New hubs followed by new shifters. It's likely more cost-effective to sell the wheelset and buy a new one than to de-lace and re-lace the wheels. Change your shifters to something decent [XT or X-9] after they break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zumba View Post
    Why are you upgrading? You haven't even worn out the stock tires yet.

    As for the heavy rear end, blame the frame.
    Yeah I was thinking that too. If you're asking us, it means you don't really notice anything wrong with it (or at least you haven't mentioned it). Don't upgrade just for the sake of having more expensive components. Rock it until you feel like there's a deficiency in one of the components, then upgrade. And of course, upgrade when you break thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    New hubs followed by new shifters. It's likely more cost-effective to sell the wheelset and buy a new one than to de-lace and re-lace the wheels. Change your shifters to something decent [XT or X-9] after they break.
    Course, changing to X-9 SRAM shifters would mean a new rear derailleur as well....

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    the brakes to bb7s, or something hydraulic. juicys, or ...uh, is there anything else?

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    You are going to wear out/break stuff all the time. I would suggest replacing components with lighter/better stuff when this happens. You're not going to be able to take out giant chunks of weight, but you'll slim down over time!

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    Upgrade the engine.
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    get some sexy salsa skewers

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    Whatever breaks / wears out first.

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    ti spokes would be stellar.

    or maybe you could replace the REPLACEABLE DERAILLEUR HANGER with another REPLACEABLE DERAILLEUR HANGER.

    Edit : I re read your *specs* . It indicates you have a Zero Stack Headset. I would say you should upgrade to a 3 or maybe 4 stack headset. You are not going anywhere with Zero Stacks.
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    in this order:

    tires
    hubs
    chain

    powerlink os great, but its only good if your someone who needs to remove their chain all the time. just carry a chain break on your ride.

    but as they say above, do it when something breaks. but remember to check your bike before every ride (or long ones atleast) just a five or ten min check to make sure everything is tight and working well. last thing you want to do is be on the trail and something breaks. especially since it always breaks at the furthest part of the trail from any where
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    Wait until something breaks or it starts to bug you and start from there. No reason to upgrade; your component set isn't bad at all.

    but if you're into blowing money, start with your wheelset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Kurt View Post
    ti spokes would be stellar.

    or maybe you could replace the REPLACEABLE DERAILLEUR HANGER with another REPLACEABLE DERAILLEUR HANGER.

    Edit : I re read your *specs* . It indicates you have a Zero Stack Headset. I would say you should upgrade to a 3 or maybe 4 stack headset. You are not going anywhere with Zero Stacks.
    Awesome advice

    Maybe remove the saddle and seatpost. That can save you at least 500g.
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