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  1. #6551
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Yikes. I suppose spending any money to drop weight off this bike is somewhat silly. It has fenders, frame bag, saddle bag and a lock hanging off it at all times.
    You know there are cheaper and easier ways to drop weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touring_Sedan View Post
    You know there are cheaper and easier ways to drop weight.

  3. #6553
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    If you live life on the cheap, the cheap is gonna get you...one way or another. I've never understood that sort of reasoning; sure, 'cheap' has its place, like maybe paper plates or something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tellybele View Post
    If you live life on the cheap, the cheap is gonna get you...one way or another. I've never understood that sort of reasoning; sure, 'cheap' has its place, like maybe paper plates or something similar.
    Well, in this day and age things are often coming from the same factory and the only difference is the label. Regardless, it's probably not worth spending any money making this bike lighter. If anything I should strap weights to it and get a harder workout.

  5. #6555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Well, in this day and age things are often coming from the same factory and the only difference is the label. Regardless, it's probably not worth spending any money making this bike lighter. If anything I should strap weights to it and get a harder workout.
    I think it's more like they come from the same factory and the ones that pass top tier quality control get a name brand sticker on them. The rejects that are still ok-ish get sold as no-names for cheap. So they're sort of the same thing, but not really.

  6. #6556
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    Is there a used bike shop in your area?

    The used bike shop near me has a bin of used carbon forks to pick thru for the same price you’d pay for a no-name off eBay….


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  7. #6557
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    If anything I should strap weights to it and get a harder workout.
    Karate Monkey fork and the braze-ons can be used for 'extra' weight.

  8. #6558
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    Is there a used bike shop in your area?

    The used bike shop near me has a bin of used carbon forks to pick thru for the same price you’d pay for a no-name off eBay….


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    Yep. Just make sure to use your handy at home ultrasonic tester to check for crash damage on that used carbon fork.

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    I didn’t realize used bike shops existed anymore

  10. #6560
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    So....brake pad compatibility.

    Can anyone confirm that non-finned Saint/Zee pads are compatible with Deore/SLX/XT/XTR 4-piston calipers? It looks like they are, but product descriptions for Shimano Saint/Zee pads don't list the newer 4-piston offerings as compatible - but that could be lack of updating, not lack of compatibility. Truckerco product description does list them all as compatible.

    Finned versions have different shaped fins than Saint/Zee finned pads and obviously won't work.

    Thanks! Want to make sure I can actually get my hands on pads before buying any new 4-piston brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evdog View Post
    So....brake pad compatibility.

    Can anyone confirm that non-finned Saint/Zee pads are compatible with Deore/SLX/XT/XTR 4-piston calipers? It looks like they are, but product descriptions for Shimano Saint/Zee pads don't list the newer 4-piston offerings as compatible - but that could be lack of updating, not lack of compatibility. Truckerco product description does list them all as compatible.

    Finned versions have different shaped fins than Saint/Zee finned pads and obviously won't work.

    Thanks! Want to make sure I can actually get my hands on pads before buying any new 4-piston brakes.
    Yup, they work.

    TRP pads are also the same shape if that helps any.

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