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    Need a MTB that is lightweight any recommendation?

    Hey guys! I bought my current bike from Sportchek it is so heavy almost 40lbs made out of steel. I can't take it anymore.

    So, I am looking for a MTB that is lightweight about 30lbs, anything less than 32lbs(14.5kgs) will be good. Any recommendation? my budget is $600. I use my bike for 80% commute in the city and 20% light trail. Thanks

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    Specialzed sucks.
    "I tell you, We are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you any different." - Kurt Vonnegut jr.

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    Hardrock sucks.

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    go to a LBS and test ride a few bikes in your price range. Get the bike that feels the best to you and fits the best.
    try all the big brands
    giant
    spec.
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    Ed's a lightweight - - he can give you some suggestions.

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    More often than not...as I glance down at my shoes these days...all I see is my belly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenhill3 View Post
    Specialzed sucks.
    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Hardrock sucks.
    Haters!

    Hardrock Sport Disk

    Rockhopper Comp Disk if you can swing $770.
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    It's better to burn out than fade away...or slip out of your pedal and face plant on the side of the road!!!

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    mcoomer McSucks

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    ^^^Oh, that burns. I'm telling mom on you!
    It's better to burn out than fade away...or slip out of your pedal and face plant on the side of the road!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoomer View Post
    ^^^Oh, that burns. I'm telling mom on you!
    Quote Originally Posted by mcoomer View Post
    It's better to burn out than fade away

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    I'm telling Neil too!
    It's better to burn out than fade away...or slip out of your pedal and face plant on the side of the road!!!

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    The heaviest damn thing on a stock bike from the LBS in that price range is the wheelset. Save up $200-$300 for a new wheelset and you should be able to easily get in under 28lbs, or less if you get a rigid bike without a boat anchor suspension fork. (Because after the wheelset, the next heaviest thing on a stock LBS bike in that price range is the fork.)

    So something like a Giant Rincon might be a good place to start. They run about $500 brand new (much less from various places on the internets). If you could scrape together a little more for a new wheelset, and ditch the stock fork, you'd be right where you want to be.

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    thanks guys! very helpful tips! Now I narrowed down my choices to Trek 3900 disc(love that matt print finish), Kona Fire mountain, and Giant Yukon. I will visit my LBS for a test ride soon. thanks

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    the giant yukon looks to be a good value
    I only pedal uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtPedalerB View Post
    the giant yukon looks to be a good value
    caca fork

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    I am loving my Giant Yukon with disk brakes. I could do with a slimmer set of tires than the bog Michelins that it came with.

    Seems totally reliable. Good price, especially here in taiwan it was dead cheap.

    Cheers,
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