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    How to lighten my bike

    I have a Trek 2300 that weights in at 24 pounds. Any suggestions on what I can do to lighten it up say to 20 or less pounds! Thanks!

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    If you don't mind my asking, what's your weight/height?
    I Am Spartacus

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    Wrong sub-forum, try asking in the Roadbike sub-forum.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    5'9'' 170ish

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    drill holes in everything. lots of holes about 3-4mm wide, about 6mm spacing. stop when it breaks. should be much lighter if you remove about 50% of the metal.

    spend about $5,000 bucks on really light carbon tubular wheels. you can make another 2 lbs difference there.

    OR, come over to the roadbike forum and ask there. you may get a real answer there.
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    strip everything off the frame, buy new parts including wheelsets or build new hubs and rims yerself. after about 2000 bucks you can be there.

    a quick way is get a titanium cluster, carbon stem and handlebars and crankset. that might do it.

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    Easton EC90 SLX fork.
    Alien Carbon seatpost.
    Zipp 303 tubular wheelset.
    SRAM Red group.

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    In the training and Nutrition section: I can't beleive you haven't been told to just lose 4lbs of your own weight.

    SO,

    Why don't you just lose 4lbs of body weight?

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    there is a lot of weight hidden in the bottom bracket and crank. after upgrading to lighter wheels, you might want to look there

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    Chop off your arm below your elbow.

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    He just needs lighter shoes. Rotating weight is worth 10x.

    Cut off his feet!

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    Paint it white.
    Either that or loose a few lbs.

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    just the other day I saw some hot on a madone get passed by a 70+guy on an old steel touring bike that had to weigh at least 25lbs, its not the bike its the engine, put down your soft drink and geta pedalin.

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    Some truth in that! Pushing a heavy bike will make you stronger. BUT it is more fun on a lighter one

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