Originally Posted by goodwood
are the xt cranks stock on the bike? what about the kendas?
The stock cranks were Shimano, but considered non labled. In other words, not even up to the LX line. The stock crank weighs 838 grams and the XT weighs 766 WITH
the bottom bracket. Whe installing the XT cranks I soon learn that my bike doesn't have a threaded BB shell, so I'm stuck with the press fit BB91s. My math shows a weight savings of rotating mass at 162 grams or, .36 lbs.
As far as tires, the bike came with Bontragers and from I read, pretty much, don't "Bite"
Those are Kenda Karmas which I find to be very light compared to Nevegals or SB 8s with much less rolling resistance.
Other upgrades are the seat post and stem, Tompson, peddles are Welgo MG-1's and I have an Easton carbon bar on the way.
I need to get in shape though. The bike is far better than me.