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Old 11-28-06, 04:19 PM
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Just shaved .6 pounds any ways to shave more without spending money?

I just got a carbon fiber handlebar XTR shifters, and that took off .6 lbs or 275 grams. Anyone know tricks to save more weight that wont cost another $200? I already don't have bottle holders, and have a very light saddlebag.
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Lose 10 lbs of body fat.
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What kind of grips are you using? I use Titec pork rinds and they only weigh 12 grams. You can lose up to anywhere from a couple of ounces to a quarter pound by just changing grips.
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Originally Posted by Pheard
Lose 10 lbs of body fat.
Believe it or not there are a lot of people in this sport that don't have ten pounds of body fat to lose.
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Originally Posted by LowCel
What kind of grips are you using? I use Titec pork rinds and they only weigh 12 grams. You can lose up to anywhere from a couple of ounces to a quarter pound by just changing grips.
Thanks thats a pretty good idea. I've got the Kona Jack**** that came on the bike. I'll change those tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by LowCel
Believe it or not there are a lot of people in this sport that don't have ten pounds of body fat to lose.
I could lose a lot more than 10.........
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Let the air out of your tires... that'll save you at least .001g
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Tyres are the go. You can save nearly 1kg just by spending a little bit more for some kickarse tyres
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Take a paper punch to the sidewalls - - there's a lot o' rubber there just spinnin' around doing nothing. Fill the tubes with helium, take the cover and padding off the saddle, swiss-cheese the outer 1 1/2" of your handlebars and use electrician's friction tape instead of grips.
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hey, any tips on reducing weight? Wheels is the best rite? Besides saving weight from wheels is???? My bike comes with Alex DP20 (from the pic that I saw) So any other way in saving grams without spending money on expensive mavic?
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Originally Posted by wheelhot
hey, any tips on reducing weight? Besides saving weight from wheels is????
you need a new bike
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Psh who uses a seat?
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Originally Posted by wheelhot
hey, any tips on reducing weight? Wheels is the best rite? Besides saving weight from wheels is???? My bike comes with Alex DP20 (from the pic that I saw) So any other way in saving grams without spending money on expensive mavic?
Search your past posts, I'm sure you will find an answer.

Oh btw, there are a lot of quality wheels out there that make Mavic's seem heavy (and overpriced).
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get a haircut
thats 10-12 lbs there.
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So any other way in saving grams without spending money on expensive mavic?
cut off your downtube and replace it with a cable.

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Damn, those are some really funny replies...still laughing about the high colonic.
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really? Example, I only know FSA, Easton, Alex, Mavic, Ritchey and Stans.
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