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yes it is, if you trawl through Thorstens site long enough you will find the weight, but from memory the Ohlins is around 1 1/2 lbs lighter
 

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This post got me curious, so I weighed my shocks off my parts wall.

Stock SP2 shock 6.6 lbs

Ohlins shock with remote adjuster 7.3 lbs

Ohlins w/o remote adjuster 6.6 lbs
 

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LOL, I'd be surprised if there was that much of a weight difference. Especially for the forks (I have Ohlins and stock, but have not measured).

OTOH, I have been wrong before.
 

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Most of the weight of a shock assembly is in the steel spring.
A steel shock spring weighs around 6 lbs by itself.
The Ohlins shock body doesn't weigh much. Most of it is aluminum, except for the shaft and a few other smaller parts.
A titanium spring weigh a lot less. Around half that of a steel spring.
 
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