- Anyone use road parts on their mtbs to save weight?
You'll often see people using short cage road mechs on 4x and DH bikes. Nico Voilloz used a Dura Ace chainset with super close rings when he won the Mega a few years back. Waaaay back in the day John Tomac used to run a Yeti XC bike with drop handlebars so that he could get a bike position that was identicle to that of his road bike (he was racing for the 7-11 team at the time I think).Posted 9 years agoJoeNationMember
I've used some Dura Ace bar end shifters converted to thumbies, a Tune alloy seatpost (not strictly roadie but super light), Bontrager carbon drop bars on my Singular. Wouldn't hesitate to use some of my proper roadie stuff too (stems, seatposts, compact chainset, mechsetc). But then I'm not that tough on parts.Posted 9 years agowest kipperMember
Remember, if you use a road stem, it HAS to be run in its natural state of minus 10 degrees (slammed of course, no spacers) to let the underlings know where it came from.Posted 9 years ago
Likewise, theres no point using a featherweight road post if you top it with your usual freeride DFS sofa.njee20Subscriber
There aren't that many 'road specific' parts, so no!
I used to use Toupe saddles on my MTBs, but they tend to snap, so I went for a Phenom, which also has the advantage of not snagging your shorts.
Used to use a road cassette, but you have to shift so much on the front that a decent 2×9 works better.Posted 9 years agoMark DatzMember
I swoped my crancs and casete and wheles and tires 4 rode wons peepul larf sumtimes but its wikid fast 4 ryding 2 scool and I can swop them bak 4 xroscuntry trales if I nede but I lik ridding dh nor so I nevar do that anymor totaly wikid 4 gone 2 scool fastar than tranePosted 9 years ago
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