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Old 01-21-06, 12:11 AM   #1
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good idea to shed my bikes weight

i have an '06 rockhopper and i am starting to compete, i was wondering if this is a bad bike to be doing this with and if it is worth it to try to lose some weight because the frame looks like it would be wieghing me down anyway.


by the way does anyone know the weight of it now.

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Old 01-21-06, 12:35 AM   #2
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Old 01-21-06, 12:58 AM   #3
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Get an all xtr drive train, a rox shox sid fork, magura carbon disk brake set.
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Are you racing beginner? If so I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just start out by buying a set of lightweight tires with low rolling resistance. If you still have some cash burning a hole in your pocket upgrade wheels. Other than that don't drop a lot of money into it until you decide if you enjoy racing enough to justify the lightweight wallet.

Plus, like you said, you are on a heavy frame to begin with. It's not really worth spending more than a couple hundred dollars to lighten it up. Once you get to a certain point it makes more sense to purchase a lighter bike.

*The above is assuming that you will be competing in xc races. *
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