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Old 04-21-08, 08:36 PM
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Upgrading Kona Kikapu deluxe

I have a 06 Kona Kikapu deluxe that I want to make some significant upgrades to. The two problems with the bike that I have are the weight (it is a pig at 31 lbs) and the front fork. I have already ordered a fsa k force crank, which should drop almost a pound of rotational weight. I have my eye on a set of mavic crossmax sl's with some tubeless tires, which should knock a few more pounds off. The final upgrade I want to make is the fork. This is were I am lost, if anyone can point me in the right direction on a fork it would be greatly appreciated. I ride xc and don't take it off of any big jumps. Also I only weigh 160 lbs so weight is not an issue.
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Old 04-21-08, 08:41 PM
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most xc riders look along the lines of Rockshox Reba, Sid, Fox F100, etc.
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Old 04-21-08, 08:48 PM
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mavic crossmax sl's wont take a few pounds off the bikes weight.
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Old 04-21-08, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by giant rules!!! View Post
mavic crossmax sl's wont take a few pounds off the bikes weight.
saving 500 grams on the wheels, plus the weight of switching to lightweight tubeless tires will.
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Old 04-21-08, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by clayj View Post
saving 500 grams on the wheels, plus the weight of switching to lightweight tubeless tires will.
for wheels, if you're going to be spending that kind of cash, you should also consider this. It's also 90g lighter.
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