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Darth Lefty 
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Looking at the Treks...

A lot of the weight difference is that the 7 is set up tubeless with kevlar-bead tires, while the 5 has tubes and steel bead tires that might not tolerate tubeless unless they actually say so on the sidewall. I wonder if you might like to grab the 5 and do a tire upgrade. Other than that, there are a lot of one-step upgrades that still don't take anything up to "fancy" level. It's kind of funny the 7 has Shimano brakes, usually a SRAM flavored bike will have either SRAM or Tektro. Not that it matters a lot.
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