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    Why is my Fuji Cross Comp so heavy?

    I bought a 2008 Fuji Cross Comp a few weeks ago in preparation for the local CX race series. I love the bike and got a sick deal on it at a Performance retail store. The problem is the weight. It's just over 23 lbs! I love the way it rides but lifting it and carrying it is a drag. Here are the specs: http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...Comp&Type=bike

    1. What is making it so heavy? (the 2007 was 2 lbs lighter)
    2. how could I make it lighter?

    Thanks

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    If it's a stock setup, the biggest weight offenders are probably the wheels and the house-brand cockpit parts (seatpost/stem/bar). Also of note is the fork with a steel steerer.

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    I don't know those wheels but 32 spoke wheels are typically heavy but very strong.
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    My road race bike is 24 pounds, so my cross bike is actually lighter. Wheels are a place where companies sneak in cheaper components and hope nobody notices. You may find you have a cheap and nasty crank too. You could buy some snazzy TA or Stronglight rings as a replacement.

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    Thanks for the replies y'all! I'm not going to modify anything this season but I'm going to keep my eye out for some light tubulars for next year.

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    Definately the wheels, to some extent the fork as well. Also the stem/bars/post, as noted.

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    It's all about the wheels.

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