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    Make bike lighter

    Hi, I'm new on this forum.
    Just a quick question..... I've got a GT Avalanche 1.0, and I'm wondering what's the best way to shave some weight off the bike?
    I've had it for a while and never minded to much, but as I'm using it a lot more now, I think it would be beneficial.
    Might be a stupid question..... but just curious...

    Nick

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    How much $$ is it worth to you to drop a couple pounds?
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    I would say BB, crank and wheels would be the most beneficial in weight savings...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scyclops View Post
    How much $$ is it worth to you to drop a couple pounds?
    As in how much am I willing to spend?

    I don't mind too much on the price at the moment, I'm guessing if I were to buy something lighter it would also be a nice upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansir View Post
    I would say BB, crank and wheels would be the most beneficial in weight savings...
    These ^ , unless you have a real boat anchor for a fork. Some saddles can weigh a lot, too.

    Overall, wheels/fires will make the most noticeable difference in riding (rotational weight).

    Of course one may want to consider the benefits versus the cost of upgrading an older bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furrior View Post
    Hi, I'm new on this forum.
    Just a quick question..... I've got a GT Avalanche 1.0, and I'm wondering what's the best way to shave some weight off the bike?
    Put a lighter motor on it.

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    Thanks for the suggestions, much appreciated!

    Just curious if you could suggest some good parts to go for?
    I would do the leg work myself, but I've been looking through all sorts of websites and can't decide for myself.....
    And I'm always a bit cautious asking bike shops as they'll try sell you anything sometimes.....

    Nick

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    I've sort of already asked this question but let me put it another way: what is the maximum you want to spend on this bike, beyond which YOU think it would make more sense to buy a whole new bike? I just think you'll get more specific recommendations if you provide an actual number.
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    I'd go with a lighter wheelset and tubeless tires/setup. You'll reduce rotating weight that you'll notice over a heavy stock wheelset.

    Beyond that, swap out for lighter components - stem, seatpost, crankset, BB... the list goes on. As already stated, all depends on how fat your piggy bank is.
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