how do u make a bike lighter

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jakebmx4life

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ok 4 christmas i am getting a kink whip and 600 buck to spend on it any suggestions for what parts i should buy
 
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Doesj

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if you have 600$ extra, why would you buy a whip and customize?

It's not even a full chromo frame.

take the entire sum (nearly $1000!) and buy a full chromo complete, you can get a top notch complete for about 800-850, such as the WTP 09 envy. Has nearly everything you'll ever need, and you still have 200 bucks left to spend on possible upgrades...

and the envy comes standard as 26.8lbs (pegs incl) versus the whip at 28lbs (pegs incl)...
 
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jakebmx4life

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yeah but my mum has already lay buyed the kink
 
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Doesj

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hehe, well, upgrade the frame :D
 
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jakebmx4life

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i will upgrade the rims forks stem tyres
 
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AustinK

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cancel the order for the whip and get an apex. It will be way better in the long run.
 
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jakebmx4life

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but i am upgrading everything except frame bars cranks sprocket and pedals
 
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AustinK

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the frame is what really needs to be upgraded though. It all depends on how heavy you ride.
 
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abdrider

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hey dudes, Jake's from Australia, and the envy is 1200 bucks

I've told you before Jake, upgrade the rims and stem then hold onto the rest in case you crack your frame or whatever
 
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jakebmx4life

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i like to ride 12kg
 
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jakebmx4life

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what about forks
 
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abdrider

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the frame is what really needs to be upgraded though. It all depends on how heavy you ride.
hes only like 40 kilos so i wouldnt worry about that
 
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abdrider

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jakebmx4life

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i weigh 50 kilos
 
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jakebmx4life

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i will get a new frame 4 my b day in june
 
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Doesj

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with "how heavy you ride" he ment wether you slam your bike down of a 6ft drop or just jump of the curbs :wink:

and we couldn't really know he ment AUS600 instead of USD600. Then yeah, the envy is out of range.

for the money i'd say: change the gearing to 28/10 or 25/9, less chance of hitting it on stuff and it weighs less...

Change the brake (i really dislike tektro, have had nothing but problems with them)

perhaps change the seat to a cut pivotal post/seat? should lighten your bike a few ounces...

and if you want a light bike: leave the pegs off.

All that should drop your bike from 28 to 26 quite easily, thus reaching your 12 kg goal :)
 
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AustinK

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ok if you are only around 80 lbs don't worry about the frame unless you are going sean burns on a 20 stair.
 
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andhey

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im pretty sure the whip comes with 25/gearing
 
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jakebmx4life

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it does
 
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abdrider

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and it has a pivotal,
get some lighter pegs
and switch that seat over for the united trinity or animal strip
nections will probably do it for cheap if not free if you give them the kink seat
 

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