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Old 09-20-08, 05:00 PM
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Trek 820 is beefy. Ideas for lightening.

Hey guys I am still a noob. Only been riding since about Thanksgiving.
I went to a couple LBS today cuz my mom was getting a new road bike so I looked at a couple MTB.
When I got home and picked up my 820 I almost fell over. This thing is HEAVY

What's the best way to lighten it?
What's generally the heaviest piece/s? i.e. frame, wheelset?
Thanks for helping the noob.
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Old 09-20-08, 07:31 PM
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Frame, wheelset, shifters, derailleurs, fork, handlebars, stem, headset, seatpost, seat, brakes, tires, chain, cassette, crankset, and bottom bracket are all going to be fairly heavy. I'd start there.
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Old 09-20-08, 07:54 PM
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Haha yea that was already stated but thanks.
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what he is saying is the 820 isn't the best frame in the world.
its going to be heavy no matter what.
first place to start though is wheelsets, handlebars, seatposts, stem.
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Old 09-20-08, 08:30 PM
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Old 09-20-08, 08:33 PM
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basically i'd be better off saving for a better bike?
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Old 09-20-08, 08:35 PM
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Nah, ride it get stronger and as parts break, just replace the broken parts for better/lighter parts.
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My sister also has an 820 and it is quite heavy. It's probably not worth upgrading much on it. Just keep it the way it is unless you're having problems with certain components, then upgrade to a much nicer bike once you have the money.
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Old 09-20-08, 08:58 PM
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Alright thanks for the help guys. I'll probably just ride it and when I decide to get a new bike just convert the 820 to ss.
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i agree with Dannihilator, but if you got the extra cash, then get a new one...
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I'd agree with saving and improving the motor, but if you must lighten, get some new wheels and tires. I don't know much about the wheelset on your bike, but I do know it wouldn't cost a lot to lose a pound or 2 in it. The wheelset can also go to your next bike.
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i agree with Dannihilator.....
Sucking up the mods is weak.........
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OK, just how heavy is it? First find out, and then decide how much you'd like to lighten it. You don't need any special scale...just weigh yourself, then pick up the bike and weigh again. That should get you close enough to start with.
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Old 09-21-08, 01:16 PM
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It's 35-37 pounds. HEAVY
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I would save some money find a lighter bike on craigslist this fall/winter old trek 930/950's are very nice "lighter" steel frames
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single speed!
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