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Old 05-18-20, 06:49 PM
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My Trek Dual Sport 6

So my favorite bike out of my collection my dual sport started out life as a 2. Then I started thinking about upgrading it, and i made a thread for ideas and after riding for another year in a completely stock version, my vision of my ds is coming together. So far, I put on a rockshox paragon gold rl fork. Yes they cost 260, but they are worth it. Ive had a noticeable increase in speed along with a far more comfortable ride. Its worth noting that my steerer is 1/2" taller than the oem sr suntour fork. Going up from their, I put on a pair of chinese handlebars with a riser to see if i like the feel of it. They were 28$ and for a feeler I think they are awesome. The grips, im gonna end up changing out because the final goal for the bike is for it to be 24 pounds. For my saddle, im very comfortable with the bontrager aeolus comp saddle. Its a 155mm width and my privates are free of numbing finally. Moving backwards towards the drivetrain, I purchased a IXF crankset from amazon to convert it to a 1x setup. Im using still the oem cassette derailleur and chain and i plan to upgrade them to a lighter package i just dont know what yet. I put on a generic 38t chainring and a guard for the days I use my ds to commute to work. With the 38t ring and oem cassette, i dont run out of gearing until im doing 35+ mph. Thats rare for where i live in the Poconos and im gonna leave the 38t ring on.Pedals are fookers, they are rip off of race face chesters but when i bought them, they were 18$ and the green adds nicely to the trek. The whole point of this thread is to share my experiences and seek some advice. I will be going tubeless the next time I catch a flat, but before i make that conversion, I would like some tire recommendations from the members if possible. My focus on this bike is going to be 99.9% road riding. Secondly, what should I do with the drivetrain? Remember the goal is for the bike to be less than 24 pounds. Its currently sitting at 27 even with a large frame. I have some spare shimano slx parts laying around, 11-46t cassette and an 11 speed shifter. I will be replacing the following in the soon or near distant future, a carbon bottle cage, I will be doing a set of carbon cranks (also some input which to choose since i do not know anything about them), and lastly a pair of bontrager aeolous carbon wheels. Some people may think dumping this much money into a 600$ is a complete waste and I will agree with you. My reason for doing it is simply because I want to, its my most ridden bike by far. I also have a cannondale trigger 3, and a scott addict 30 in the arsenal. To those curious, I will post links below to the upgrades Ive done. And pictures of how my project is coming along.





https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 chain guard
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 chain ring
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 crankset
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 handlebars
https://www.amazon.com/FOOKER-Compos...03&sr=8-1&th=1 pedals
https://www.sram.com/en/rockshox/models/fs-parg-rl-a1 rockshox fork
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Secondly, what should I do with the drive train? The goal is for the bike to be less than 24 pounds. Its currently sitting at 27. My focus on this bike is going to be 99.9% road riding.
Carbon wheels might give you 2lbs. An Ultegra crank and cassette might get you another pound. But that fork! For road riding? Go with a carbon fork without suspension components. Otherwise, you might get another pound from a carbon frame or lighter aluminum frame variant.
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Old 05-21-20, 07:13 PM
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The fork is there because i do like to use this bike off road as well from time to time in a flowly trail. It also helps with the horrible pot holes around here. The cranks themselves, would a carbon set be lighter than ultegra?
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