New Not Light

So ordered a few upgrades for the Remedy as part of keeping the bike going. Shimano XT trail pedals to replace a very worn out pair of Candy SLs. Hope floating rotors and new tubeless ready wheels built around Hope Evo hubs and Mavic XM819 rims. They replace a pair of rather trail aged Bontrager wheels. I also replaced the rather bent seatpost quick release with a a CNC’d hope lever which hopefully won’t be as soft under my grip. Thing is despite chucking a fair bit of cash at it, the bike doesn’t seem much lighter on paper:

Old New
Seatpost Quick Release 46 52
Pedals 336 410
203mm Front Rotor 183 177
183mm Rear Rotor 164 160
Front Wheel 872 906
Rear Wheel 1079 1042
Totals 2680 2747

The advantage of course is being avke to drop two tubes out of the equation, so that saves about 500g across a pair of wheels. The thing I am interested to see is whether I notice the reduction in rim width. The XM819s (23.5mm) are a bit narrower than the Bontrager Rhythm Elites (27.5mm), but I’m hoping that the ability to run lower pressures will allow things to even out in my favour. All in should save about three quarters of a pound on the bike…

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

2 thoughts on “New Not Light”

  1. I’ve been running 2.1″-2.5″ Bontrager freeride tubes. I was getting a lot of punctures with anything lighter. These tubes have been okay for pinch flats, but are of course still prone to thorns… Looking forward to getting back out on the trails on this bike now.


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