Having been a weight Weenie all my life and previously building a light weight MUni now that I have fully gotten the Trials bug I though my very standard 2008 KH20 Long Neck need spoiling and shedding some weight in the process.
My aim was to keep maximum strength at all costs as unlike my MUni KH26 I am doing bigger and bigger drops etc and can’t have any fear in me that something might break (well no more than normal).
I replaced my Street Gel with an Impact Naomi which was raped as soon as it came out of the packet with a UDC CF base (what a bee-atch of a job, the captive nuts and bolts were too long so needed cutting and without a tap it is tricky to get a bolt started without cross threading etc, just getting everything lined up was a nightmare) but the weight saving and rigidity was worth it
I replace my Moment cranks with Spirit cranks (not sure on the Q factor not really an issue with the feeling of them but they look relay wide)
My Twisted PCs were changed to some Nuke Proof Electrons (I have these on my Muni and they rock)
I changed the 2 bolt clamp to an Echo 1 bolt (I have never had an issue with a one bolt)
And finally I changed my CC to the new MEC Race!
All this dropped me from 5.2kg to 4.5kg dead which was bang on what I expected. I don’t feel anything has been compromised (have to see how I get on with the tyre) and it was relatively a cheap upgrade with parts that are or soon will be standard spec in time.
Next month I will probably get a new wheel with KH Ti Hub and replace my 2007 rim with a KH 2009 one. This should save me another 250g without any drama strength wise.
Some people might be wondering what the point is as my skill is the biggest limiting factor but any real or psychological benefit the lighter weight will give my hop height I will take but more importantly I like new gear and being a grown up I can afford nice things
I will post back with some ride reviews of the parts as there seems to be little info on the tyre and cranks on a Trials Uni but I am far from a pro
Here are some pics to enjoy