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    Good XC bike weight?

    Hey how are you?

    I'm new to XC racing and have a '99 Specialed Hardrock (almost nothing stock anymore..) which after various upgrades comes to around 28-28.5 lbs. Is that a good weight? I'd kinda like to make it lighter but not sure how. thanks!

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    Sure...it's a good weight.

    It's not going to win any serious XC races against Mum'n'Daddy's kids who have that S-Works Stumpy that would achieve lift-off by itself with a little helium in the tires.


    Whatever makes you stronger though, right?

    List a parts spec for advice.

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    Ok, thanks. And yeah I know but I love my bike, whom I named Tim

    Manitou splice comp 80 fork (06 i believe, bought unused from LBS)
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    I think that's all?

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    In my experience, aside from a lighter frame, most of the weight resides in the wheels and drivetrain.


    If you're going full XT then the drivetrain should be lighter on it's own, but if you are really looking to shave grams, a good set of light XC rims and tires could save you a pound or more over a more basic (but probably sturdier) setup.

    Of course there's other things, but if you're planning a drivetrain upgrade anyways, I wouldn't worry about weight until after that. It will change, for the better, and then you'll be able to evaluate whether you want to continue lightening and if your budget can allow it.

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    I don't really care about weight that much, just wanted to know if mine is a good weight :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Sure...it's a good weight.

    It's not going to win any serious XC races against Mum'n'Daddy's kids who have that S-Works Stumpy that would achieve lift-off by itself with a little helium in the tires.


    Whatever makes you stronger though, right?

    List a parts spec for advice.
    ROFLMAO !!!!



    This is under 20 lbs. according to Specialized !

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    Wow...could you imagine what a sub-20 would feel like? I'd be afraid to look at it cross eyed...it would just crumble into a pile of SuckRubble.

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    s-works epic disc, full suspension full carbon, comes up to about 25 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
    s-works epic disc, full suspension full carbon, comes up to about 25 lbs.
    SuckRubble

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Wow...could you imagine what a sub-20 would feel like? I'd be afraid to look at it cross eyed...it would just crumble into a pile of SuckRubble.
    The shop owner assured me that the carbon fiber is actually stronger than the aluminum. Not that I am in the market for it. But it is my dream bike though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
    s-works epic disc, full suspension full carbon, comes up to about 25 lbs.
    Too darn heavy. Need to loose that useless suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeo_max View Post
    The shop owner assured me
    Hehehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Hehehe.
    Oh C'mon. They're not that evil. The frames have lifetime warranty.........

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    I've got a 21 lb Carbon HT and It's too light. I like the 24 pound range for a HT, Now FS, Oh yeah we can go as light as 21 and still not have to fight the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by born2bahick View Post
    I've got a 21 lb Carbon HT and It's too light. I like the 24 pound range for a HT, Now FS, Oh yeah we can go as light as 21 and still not have to fight the bike.
    What's wrong with too light ?

    Also, can you lift the bike over your head with one hand ? (good photo pose)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeo_max View Post
    What's wrong with too light ?
    This is just me man, but in rock gardens, the light stiff carbon hardtail just wears me down. it's like trying to hang on to a ping pong ball thats been thrown down the grand canyon.



    Quote Originally Posted by zeo_max View Post
    Also, can you lift the bike over your head with one hand ? (good photo pose)
    Oh yeah, I'll get a real time photo up as soon as I get the wife to snap a pic!
    Last edited by born2bahick; 04-26-09 at 03:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeo_max View Post
    Also, can you lift the bike over your head with one hand
    A wonderful technique to use on the trail

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    Quote Originally Posted by born2bahick View Post
    Oh yeah, I'll get a real time photo up as soon as I get the wife to snap a pic!
    Can't wait !

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    25.33 with pedals, heavy wheels because I can't afford to replace them, and an aluminum frame. I like light bikes...they have their place. I wouldn't abuse it the way I would my DJ, but it's not like it explodes when I take it off a (smallish) drop.

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    Here's another

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    Oh that's cool man !

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    Top that beeeeeyotch!

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    lolol

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    If you were a REAL weight weenie, you'd take off those training wheels...or at least upgrade to the carbon XTR version.

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    You f-in freaks crack me up!

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