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    25.7# 650b Nickel, anyone beat that lol

    Getting the bike ready for spring and installed a new Monarch RT3, woodman SL post and Woodman deathgrip ti clamp and the bike comes in at 25.7#. I'm stoked to get it on the trails this weekend!
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    You big tease...I want to see pic.
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    Re: 25.7# 650b Nickel, anyone beat that lol

    Mine weighs that....


    With the wheels off!

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    The high points are..
    -x-fusion velvet up front, Monarch RT3 rear
    -Stans Flows EX 650b running tubeless with Racing Ralphs
    -Easton EC70 bar, Ritchey pro 4 axis stem, carbon spacers, specialized foam grips
    -1x10 drivetrain with AKA crankset, MRP bling ring, XX cassette, X0 rear D, X9 shifter, egg beaters, sram hollowpin chain, E13 chain guide
    -woodman SL seatpost, deathgrip ti clamp, phenom expert saddle

    I have an Ibis stem in the mail and will be buying a lighter saddle so it'll be a little closer to 25# by next week. Pretty much done with this one, its fast and fun.
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    I bet you'd be at 25.6 if you trimmed those lines
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    Nice bike. you can Knock another 350 grams off with crest rims. My nickel is a similar build. 1x10 now and am swapping my flows for crests. It should be right were Yours is in weight. Didn't know you could swap out the seat clamp. How much did you save there?
    What tune did you get with the shock? We're you having trouble with the fox?

    You could also drop the weight of the chain guide with a new narrow wide/xx1 style front ring. Wolfstooth makes them but there is a ton of company's coming out with them thata are direct mount and also standard 104 bcd.

    So it looks like you can get in the 24,s with it pretty easy. Mine should be low 25 or high 24 when I make my changes.

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    more important than the weight:
    how does the switch in shocks work?
    what travel do you have the fork set at? what is the resulting BB height and head angle?

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    Looks great!

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    What size Racing Ralph are you running on the rear? Any rubbing on he seat tube?

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    I have the ralph on the rear as well. 2.25 and it gets no where close to rubbing

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    Thatís very impressive! My medium frame weighs 7.5 lbs and full build is 27.5 lbs. I have crest rims, neo motos and XTR hubs. The set up is 2x10 with a 140 Fox 32mm up front and a modified RL in back (will go to the RS later). Everything else is XT/XTR, carbon handlebar, Thomson masterpiece stem and seat post. I can't imagine how you got it so light but obviously you have. I wonder what you would be at with your drive train on a carbon solo, although I don't believe any bike is more fun that a converted Nickel, especially in New England.

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    I went with a direct mount wolftooth xx1 style chainring and american classic 101 rims and mine is 26# flat now.

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    25.2#'s Nickel Medium

    Revelation Carbon steer tube 2-POS 120/150
    SRAM XX 11-36
    RS Monarch RC3 (tuned by Susp Experts)
    Wolftooth 32T
    Crest 26 wheel set
    Nobby Nic Snakeskin TL 2.25
    Gravity Dropper post (low 24#'s with fix post)25.7# 650b Nickel, anyone beat that lol-img_7761.jpg25.7# 650b Nickel, anyone beat that lol-img_7754.jpg

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