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NSMB Light DH bike build off 7+"

Dec. 4, 2008, 6:40 a.m.
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Frame: Shocker DH, size Medium
Rear Shock: Fox DHX 5 / 550 lbs spring
Fork: Boxxer world cup, tall crowns, steerer cut down quite a bit
Headset: FSA Pig DH Pro
Rims: Mavic EX721, 36H
Spokes: no idea, propably something on the heavy side
Hubs: Hope Pro II
Tires: Michelin DH24, 2,5"
Tubes: Maxxis Welter Weight
Stem: e.13 ALI
Handlebar: Chromag Fubar, cut down to 690mm
Grips: ODI Ruffian
Brakes: Avid Juicy 7, 203mm rotors
Shifter: Sram X9
Derailleur: Sram X9
Cranks: Truvativ Holzfeller
Pedals: Axiom Roadgap
Chainguide: e.13 LG-1, 40T Taco
CHainring: Truvativ Stylo
Seatpost: Chromag Minimalist, cut down quite a bit
Saddle: Chromag Lynx

Alright, I'm down and out with a ruptured syndesmosis in my left ankle. I'll have surgery next week, they're gonna insert a rod in my left foot and I'll have another surgery in 6 weeks, not allowed to do any sports for approximately 3 months. Fack yeah!

So I'm sitting here, bored as hell, wondering what parts I could swap on my bike over the winter. The list is up there. I already purchased a narrower rear tire as well as No Tubes sealant and two Maxxis Ultralight BMX tubes, so no recommendations for the wheels please. :) Apart from that, feel free to reply.

Also, should I get a PS3 or a Xbox 360?

Dec. 4, 2008, 9:41 a.m.
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There are lots of items that are considerably lighter than what you have on your bike.
Saddle, seatpost, cranks, pedals, stem, and shock spring are the first that come to mind.

Dec. 4, 2008, 10:46 a.m.
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There are lots of items that are considerably lighter than what you have on your bike.
Saddle, seatpost, cranks, pedals, stem, and shock spring are the first that come to mind.

^^^^
Ditto

Axiom road gaps = 505g
Wellgo MG-1s = 377g -$60

Chromag Seat = 260g
WTB Devo = 200g - $90

Stovk Spring = ~480g
Ti Spring = ~350g - $200

Gravity Light cranks will save you a lot of weight as well. - $200

Gamut Chain guide - $100

cassette?? - $100

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Dec. 4, 2008, 10:51 a.m.
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I can't see myself spending a lot of money on parts simply because they are a couple of grams lighter than my current setup. A new stem would save me 20 grams at most and I'm looking at spending $150 - not a good dollar-to-weight-ratio.

What's the best 83mm crankset out there except for the FSAs which seem to bend very easily? Does anyone have the weights of newish OS cranksets such as the Race Face Atlas FR or Shimano Saint?

Dec. 4, 2008, 11:07 a.m.
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Ghetto tubeless
Ti Spring
Crank Bros headset.
MG1s
83mm saints.

Dec. 4, 2008, 11:09 a.m.
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If you're not absolutely in love with the Michelin tires, a set of Maxxis Minion UST work well with the 721 tubeless setup and will knock of almost a pound.

As for the FSA Gravity Lights…some guys bend them, some guys don't. Do you generally bash the crap out of your cranks?

Lots of other places to save weight but you'll be saving minimal grams by getting rid of a perfectly good part and paying big buck for a new part that won't really work any better.

What's it weigh now?

Dec. 4, 2008, 11:26 a.m.
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Current weight is 42.3 lbs which is not that light but also not really heavy, at least in my opinion. Most of the weight sits around the BB area so the center of gravity is quite low.
As for the tires… I just bought a new pair of Michis and I think that they're amazing. I might get a ti spring and I'll definitely pick up smaller stuff such as new pedals and a new headset. Have the crankbros headsets held up well so far?

Dec. 4, 2008, 11:47 a.m.
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can you ghetto tubeless convert any wheel as long as you have UST tires?

WTB laserdisk FR rims if it matters

bikes:
04 norco 4by w/ 05 sherman firefly :(
07 KTM 144sx :)

I like to throw up prior to dropping into a-line. I find it makes jumping easier.

Dec. 4, 2008, 12:10 p.m.
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can you ghetto tubeless convert any wheel as long as you have UST tires?

WTB laserdisk FR rims if it matters

When properly done, ghetto tubeless will work with virtually any tire (UST or NON UST).

There are dozens of posts on this board about how to set up ghetto tubeless they can take you through it step by step.

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"If everything seems in control, you're not going fast enough."
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Dec. 4, 2008, 12:19 p.m.
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Current weight is 42.3 lbs which is not that light but also not really heavy

Darryl got his down to 39.9 with not really many places to lose more. He started at 43lbs and I'd be willing to bet he can't tell the different between the 2 setups when actually riding.

Dec. 4, 2008, 12:26 p.m.
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Check out these Ti springs:

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/maico_rider

They're pretty light, and you can get the shorter length one that weight sub 200 grams. It will fit the 2.8 stroke DHX you have on your shocker. A really nice, bling, funtional part swap IMO.

For the stem, you can get a sunline bolt on for pretty cheap on the net:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sunline-V1-888-Direct-Mount-Stem-4-Bolt-31-8-mm_W0QQitemZ310070319920QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCycling_Parts_Accessories?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

Cranks, well I would recommend the Gravity solely based on their weight. However, I'd be pretty keen on getting a set of XTR cranks and removing the threaded bearing adjuster. Best weight loss there!

http://cgi.ebay.com/SHIMANO-XTR-M-970-CRANKSET-175-CRANK-BIKE-XT_W0QQitemZ220320936303QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCycling_Parts_Accessories?hash=item220320936303[HTML_REMOVED]_trksid=p3286.c0.m14[HTML_REMOVED]_trkparms=72[HTML_REMOVED]#37;3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

Dec. 4, 2008, 12:36 p.m.
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Darryl got his down to 39.9 with not really many places to lose more. He started at 43lbs and I'd be willing to bet he can't tell the different between the 2 setups when actually riding.

I know, weight savings is all about your mind anyway. For Pros it's custom tuned suspension that makes them faster, for us normal people it's using the lightest parts available. It's not those parts that make you faster, it's the knowledge that you have them on your bike.

Check out these Ti springs:

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/maico_rider

They're pretty light, and you can get the shorter length one that weight sub 200 grams. It will fit the 2.8 stroke DHX you have on your shocker. A really nice, bling, funtional part swap IMO.

The Shocker uses a 3" stroke length. I get pretty good deals on Nuke Proof Ti springs which seem to be the lightest Ti's out there so I'll go this route.

Cranks, well I would recommend the Gravity solely based on their weight. However, I'd be pretty keen on getting a set of XTR cranks and removing the threaded bearing adjuster. Best weight loss there!

http://cgi.ebay.com/SHIMANO-XTR-M-970-CRANKSET-175-CRANK-BIKE-XT_W0QQitemZ220320936303QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCycling_Parts_Accessories?hash=item220320936303[HTML_REMOVED]_trksid=p3286.c0.m14[HTML_REMOVED]_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

83mm bb shell :(

Dec. 4, 2008, 12:36 p.m.
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When properly done, ghetto tubeless will work with virtually any tire (UST or NON UST).

There are dozens of posts on this board about how to set up ghetto tubeless they can take you through it step by step.

thats what i was thinking after i posted.. seeing as how you coat the inside of the tire and rim with sealant

can anyone point me towards the best article? i remember seeing some a few years back but never gave it a second thought because supermonsters were in and titanium or carbon fiber was not :lol:

bikes:
04 norco 4by w/ 05 sherman firefly :(
07 KTM 144sx :)

I like to throw up prior to dropping into a-line. I find it makes jumping easier.

Dec. 4, 2008, 12:41 p.m.
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83mm bb shell :(

I know. That's why I said remove the threaded bearing preload adjuster. There are ways to make it work.

Dec. 4, 2008, 1:05 p.m.
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Alright, sounds interesting. Do you know if this will also work with Shimano SLX cranks? I don't want to spend several hundred [HTML_REMOVED]#8364;s on XTRs just to find out that it won't work.

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