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    My new 650b race bike

    So I just finished building my new baby up yesterday. It's the first bike I built from scratch, but it won't be the last!
    Sorry for the crappy pic, but I finished up late

    My new 650b race bike-2013-04-10-23.01.18.jpg

    On-one whippet
    X-fusion velvet 100mm
    XX1
    Formula R1X brakes
    Stans ArchEx on hope pro II SP hubs (too heavy for crests)
    Schwalbe Rocket Rons tubeless
    Finishing kit: Ritchey post, WTB saddle, Thomson stem, Truvativ bars

    I'll probably get another frame/fork in a year or so when more racy XC 650b frames start appearing in shops. For this season, though, this will be my XC weapon.

    First test ride on Saturday

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    nice whip...

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    What's it weigh in at?

    I built mine, singlespeed, up to 22-ish lbs with Racing Ralphs/Nobby Nics on Pacenti rims, I thought it would be lighter.

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    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice rocket View Post
    What's it weigh in at?

    I built mine, singlespeed, up to 22-ish lbs with Racing Ralphs/Nobby Nics on Pacenti rims, I thought it would be lighter.
    I haven't had a chance to weigh it in yet, but according to my calculations it should be around 19 lbs. That figure is using mostly manufacturer quoted weights though. No idea if it holds up in real life.

    The frame was just above 1500 grams for a medium (150 above quoted), which is part of why I really want to upgrade it later (the scott scale is just below 1000g). I'm not too impressed with the finish of the frame tbh, and the straight steerer kind of limited my choice of forks.

    All of which is irrelevant once I see how it handles
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    Cool.

    Yeah, fit and finish isn't great, i.e. there's overspray on the BB and headset "cups", but I sanded them anyways for a cleaner seating surface.

    I like the handling, it's quick, HT angle isn't SUPER steep (although I've endo'd it a few times still on some larger features), BB height is very reasonable. The one issue I had was not being able to get the bars where I wanted them (i.e. lower). The controls hit the top tube if you really slam that stem down, so I'm running a spacer or two. I might try wider bars and see if that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice rocket View Post
    The controls hit the top tube if you really slam that stem down, so I'm running a spacer or two. I might try wider bars and see if that helps.
    Mine does that as well. I just put some of these on the frame where the controls contact. You can actually see it on the pic. They are a bit rubbery, so it seems like it would deal with decent impact without breaking anything. Not pretty, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senseiii View Post

    The frame was just above 1500 grams for a medium (150 above quoted),
    The Whippet is a heavy frame because of the swap outs. I am pretty sure the On One specified weight is without the swap outs. Its a great frame though and you aren't going to notice the extra 150g.
    2012 On One Whippet 650b
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith View Post
    The Whippet is a heavy frame because of the swap outs. I am pretty sure the On One specified weight is without the swap outs. Its a great frame though and you aren't going to notice the extra 150g.
    The 150g doesn't bug me. I can loose 10 times that from my gut easily, and it'll cost me a lot less than a new frame

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