6 Ways to Make Your Mountain Bike Lighter | MTB Weight Saving Tips

6 Ways to Make Your Mountain Bike Lighter | MTB Weight Saving Tips

Are you looking to drop those pounds, kill those kilos and get that bike of yours down to racing weight? Look no further! Rich is here to help you put that bike on a diet, making it lighter through both practical and impractical methods.

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Switching to tubeless or choosing light tyres will help save a lot of rotational weight, foam grips are an affordable way to save a few grams, if you focused on miles rather than descents you may be able to ditch the dropper post, and if you’re feeling fancy you could upgrade to carbon fibre and titanium components.

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50 Comments

  1. Edwin Parathundathil on November 19, 2022 at 5:20 am

    u guys should do how to 1 hand wheelie for the more intermediate riders trying to 1 up their wheelies!!

  2. Cameron Childers on November 19, 2022 at 5:21 am

    Step 1: no more frame

  3. Kyle'sEdits on November 19, 2022 at 5:23 am

    Don’t ever question my dropper post again!!!

  4. Ki Talbot on November 19, 2022 at 5:28 am

    Helium in the tires, air is too heavy

  5. evilc on November 19, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Please get a (mountain) biker to do /at least check the subtitles for these, he’s really not off to go get a tie and put more tie on his bike.
    DM me.

  6. Dane Ferolin on November 19, 2022 at 5:31 am

    So far I shed 2.23 pounds and looking to convert my 2x to 1x

  7. DevonOnAir on November 19, 2022 at 5:32 am

    I recommend weighing the parts you have. Most parts for sale have a weight listed and you can see what parts are worth upgrading, and you might be surprised at what your current parts weigh. Use a kitchen scale for small parts and a luggage scale (that dangles the item from a strap) for frames, wheels etc. I thought a lighter bottle cage would be cost-effective, but, after weighing them, I realised a new set of pedals was a better place to put my money. I saved 190g by changing my pedals for just £45!

  8. Alex F on November 19, 2022 at 5:33 am

    How about the rider shedding pounds. That’s the way I do it.

  9. Brandon Newman on November 19, 2022 at 5:34 am

    Step one don’t have a fs downhill mtb

  10. Will Witt fan on November 19, 2022 at 5:34 am

    Carbon brake fluid???

  11. jeberius on November 19, 2022 at 5:36 am

    Is this a man’s bike?

  12. Kevin Mazur on November 19, 2022 at 5:36 am

    I saved 2,4kg on my dirtjumper just mainly from tyres, fork and other small stuff and Im not even done with upgrading. I used to have cheap components.
    (13,39kg down to 11kg)

  13. Elias Van kan on November 19, 2022 at 5:37 am

    You can also remove all your mtb stickers your bike Will look really ugly but you saved 0,3 gram. And you can remove Some spikes cause you dont need them all.

  14. kjhkjh on November 19, 2022 at 5:38 am

    So basically just replace everything on your bike aka buy a new one !

  15. Anthony Patrick Sibayan on November 19, 2022 at 5:39 am

    lose your body fat…you get healthier and fitter and in the end it’s worth more than wasting your time dropping your bike weight..

  16. Raven on November 19, 2022 at 5:39 am

    Add Friend MrBeast then Buy An High End Carbon Bike!

  17. Anton de Waal on November 19, 2022 at 5:40 am

    Mm, shall I get the carbon upgrade or make another down-payment to my house?

  18. Flippy on November 19, 2022 at 5:40 am

    It makes very little real difference to lighten the sprung mass (i.e. anything that isn’t the wheels). It makes MUCH more sense to lighten your wheels/tyres and YOURSELF.

  19. Jernbek on November 19, 2022 at 5:40 am

    Ride naked as well, who needs all that weight from the gear and clothing? Totally unnecessary

  20. Kerveros1904 on November 19, 2022 at 5:41 am

    Eat more properly, eat less, which by the way saves you money, and get a body weight lighter by 5kg at least. Problem solved. No need to change my cool grips 😛

  21. Marcos Hernandez on November 19, 2022 at 5:41 am

    How to make your mountain bike lighter
    Ride a road bike instead

  22. Husle on November 19, 2022 at 5:44 am

    i just remove the front brake and frong gear changer for starter

  23. Jon Sigthor on November 19, 2022 at 5:47 am

    Tatainium is better than carbon , carbon will brake so easy

  24. Noju Kuramu on November 19, 2022 at 5:48 am

    i like how i bought a cheap mtb but i only goes for road most of the time

  25. Jordan Fletcher on November 19, 2022 at 5:48 am

    No one cares, guys.

  26. Global Mountain Bike Network on November 19, 2022 at 5:51 am

    Do you know how much your bike weighs?

  27. Fueljp on November 19, 2022 at 5:52 am

    Duh just go bikeless

  28. Fotisem 2007 on November 19, 2022 at 5:52 am

    is a 12,5kg bike good for xc mountain biking?It costs only 1000 euro and now i have a bike which weights 16kg and i want to buy it.Please tell me your opinion

  29. Christian Dyrvig on November 19, 2022 at 5:53 am

    Id also make an argument that savning weight off yourself will make the biggest difference😉

  30. General Repair on November 19, 2022 at 5:55 am

    Or maybe how to make the rider lighter! Lol 😂 during Covid I think We need to lose some weight now.

  31. MrPants on November 19, 2022 at 5:59 am

    You are an excellent presenter Rich ! But I can’t ride any bike now without a dropper – it is an essential part of any MTB IMHO. I had to put one on my fat bike too (I’m in Minnesota, USA – so we actually need those fat tires for 4 months every year !)

  32. sl077766 on November 19, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Love all the grams trying to be saved – I need to lose 38,000 grammes (or 6 stone or 2 1/2 times my bike’s weight) 😀

  33. Richard Middleton on November 19, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Tyres and tubes are the biggest weight saving vs. price vs performance. I went from 860g tyres and 250g tubes to 650g tubeless tyres with about 90g of sealant, that’s 370g PER WHEEL and it’s where it makes the most difference, rotating mass!

  34. Kaminsky on November 19, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Here’s a great weight saving: throw the bike out the window and just dont bother about the weight, cash etc.

  35. vincent cycle on November 19, 2022 at 6:01 am

    you dont need lighter bike,
    you need to get strong.🤣🤣

  36. Michael Mills on November 19, 2022 at 6:02 am

    Great 👍. Always a pleasure watching this channel

  37. Archie Atkinson on November 19, 2022 at 6:03 am

    1)Go in to your basement
    2)hang up your mountain bikes
    3) pick one of your road bikes to ride
    4) ride road bikes as there much lighter

  38. Christian Joseph Mondigo Lagda on November 19, 2022 at 6:04 am

    Can i have a bike please?

  39. King Ilham on November 19, 2022 at 6:06 am

    Best way to reduce weight of a bicycle is to you to reduce weight

  40. 0 Phob1a on November 19, 2022 at 6:08 am

    i know the cheapest, lose body weight

  41. joshiboy31 on November 19, 2022 at 6:09 am

    Aliexpress, carbon and titanium gubbins. Been astonished by the quality so far, got my old Giant XTC down to 19lbs WITH dropper post

  42. Shirly Iang on November 19, 2022 at 6:10 am

    never heard green curry before

  43. Alberto mira gil on November 19, 2022 at 6:11 am

    The easiest, change the grips and tyres

  44. DevonOnAir on November 19, 2022 at 6:12 am

    Removing things is the cheapest way to save weight – in fact, it only costs you time! Is it dry and sunny? Remove your mudguards and valve caps. Remove spoke protector from the rear wheel, along with any reflectors. Trim the excess cable down to the minimum. Short ride? Remove your second bottle cage. How many tyre levers are you carrying? You need no more than two. How long is your chain? If it’s loose when it’s round the biggest gear combination, shorten it. Admittedly, these are small savings, but why carry extra weight you don’t need?

  45. Allan D on November 19, 2022 at 6:13 am

    No one has mentioned scrapping the paint off your carbon fibre frame and what ever else you have that’s carbon fibre on your bike it takes about 80 grams off.

  46. The One on November 19, 2022 at 6:14 am

    What weight is considered light for an xc hardtail? 10kg and less?

  47. Rehak Mate on November 19, 2022 at 6:14 am

    my seatpost tube is 30 g

  48. Bushylingus on November 19, 2022 at 6:17 am

    I went from a 19 inch aluminium hard tail to a 15.5 inch aluminium full suspension and lost 3 kilos.

  49. Henvest on November 19, 2022 at 6:17 am

    This has got to be done carefully but bolt drilling can save some weight for free. OK only a small amount but it is free. Get a very small drill and drill the end of the bolts. I have drilled most on my bike and not had a single failure.

  50. MI outdoors on November 19, 2022 at 6:19 am

    eat salad

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