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Old 05-13-08, 03:50 PM   #1
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upgrading from steel stem and handlebar

I have an iron horse maverick, and was looking to start cutting some weight from it. From looking at spec sheets, I noticed that the handlebar and stem are steel. I obviously want to rip these off the bike. Pricepoint has some cheap options, but i was wondering what the expected difference from steel to aluminum would be. I couldn't find weight specifics for each piece on the maverick, so I'm at a bit of a loss.

eventually, I'll move on to the wheelset and fork to shave some more weight, but I figured that i'll beat up the current pieces and do that at a later time.

Any thoughts on this transition from steel to aluminum?
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Old 05-13-08, 06:35 PM   #2
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Seems like a great place to start... You might lose a couple hundred grams, depending on what you get...
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Old 05-13-08, 07:30 PM   #3
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Save up for a good set of wheels. There's no better performance enhancement (besides viagra).

A good/light set of wheels will track straight, cut rotating weight, and give you energy.

Cutting 1lb of rotating weight is like cutting (holding evil pinky up to mouth) ONE MILLION POUNDS of dead weight.
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