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Furrior 06-23-11 11:49 AM

Make bike lighter
 
Hi, I'm new on this forum.
Just a quick question..... I've got a GT Avalanche 1.0, and I'm wondering what's the best way to shave some weight off the bike?
I've had it for a while and never minded to much, but as I'm using it a lot more now, I think it would be beneficial.
Might be a stupid question..... but just curious...

Nick

scyclops 06-23-11 12:01 PM

How much $$ is it worth to you to drop a couple pounds?

Ansir 06-23-11 12:24 PM

I would say BB, crank and wheels would be the most beneficial in weight savings...

Furrior 06-23-11 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by scyclops (Post 12830377)
How much $$ is it worth to you to drop a couple pounds?

As in how much am I willing to spend?

I don't mind too much on the price at the moment, I'm guessing if I were to buy something lighter it would also be a nice upgrade :)

Nick

kenhill3 06-23-11 02:15 PM


Originally Posted by Ansir (Post 12830502)
I would say BB, crank and wheels would be the most beneficial in weight savings...

These ^ , unless you have a real boat anchor for a fork. Some saddles can weigh a lot, too.

Overall, wheels/fires will make the most noticeable difference in riding (rotational weight).

Of course one may want to consider the benefits versus the cost of upgrading an older bike.

Shimagnolo 06-23-11 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by Furrior (Post 12830312)
Hi, I'm new on this forum.
Just a quick question..... I've got a GT Avalanche 1.0, and I'm wondering what's the best way to shave some weight off the bike?

Put a lighter motor on it.

Furrior 06-24-11 01:45 AM

Thanks for the suggestions, much appreciated!

Just curious if you could suggest some good parts to go for?
I would do the leg work myself, but I've been looking through all sorts of websites and can't decide for myself.....
And I'm always a bit cautious asking bike shops as they'll try sell you anything sometimes.....

Nick

scyclops 06-24-11 08:05 AM

I've sort of already asked this question but let me put it another way: what is the maximum you want to spend on this bike, beyond which YOU think it would make more sense to buy a whole new bike? I just think you'll get more specific recommendations if you provide an actual number.

commo_soulja 06-25-11 12:35 AM

I'd go with a lighter wheelset and tubeless tires/setup. You'll reduce rotating weight that you'll notice over a heavy stock wheelset.

Beyond that, swap out for lighter components - stem, seatpost, crankset, BB... the list goes on. As already stated, all depends on how fat your piggy bank is.


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