Specialized FSR Carbon EVO 29 weighed (now a build thread)
Since I was curious to know, and figured others might be as well, I went ahead and weighed the frame before starting the build. The frame/seat collar with DT Swiss142X12 axle-ma-skewer thing removed was 5.48lbs for a medium.
Sorry I didn't bother snagging a picture of it hanging on the scale. The lighting behind the frame was washing out the readout.
Cool thing? The aluminum rear end EVO is really close in weight to the full carbon S-Works with Brain shock ( http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdn...ual-weight.jpg * unsure about which size that is). I'm seriously hoping to have this bike close to 25lbs when all is said and done.
Last edited by rockcrusher; 01-04-2013 at 08:16 AM.
Not smart enough to shift
WTF...Dicky on a Speshy? Didn't see that comin'.
The new rig have a name yet? SpecialDickcycle...
looks great, looking froward to seeing it built up.
there is a question i have for you going to send a pm if that is ok.
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Joined a local team. Sponsored by a local shop. Decided it was time to see if I still hate gears and squish. This build has a few things going for it, including a dropper post.
Originally Posted by onlyontwo
I keep telling myself, "This time it will be different."
Not smart enough to shift
I dig it.
I actually bought a tallboy after some banter with you. I really love it and its been hanging in the garage for months waiting on me to get off my a$$ and finish my wheels. It's time...The single needs some love.
Can't wait to see this buggy built.
That's the same weight as my spearfish 1 frame w rr 12x142 axle and seat collar. I built mine up w full xX and it came in at 21.7lbs. Since you are using XX1 you should be easily in the 23 range without trying unless you're going to run heavy rims/tires.
C-DALE FLASH 29 Carbon 2 (19.6 lbs)
Dicky u are going to love the bike its crazy fast and so stable, I use a Talas 34 110-140 on mine. I use it at 110mm for 95% of the time and its ubber.
"It Is What It Is" Phil 4:13
B-Ray Da Beast
I liked my Tallboy, but couldn't stand the X9 double. Matter of fact, I am confounded by front shifting altogether. This XX1 thing better work.
I wanted something with loads of travel, a water bottle cage, light weight, dropper post, and black. I ended up with a Rock Shox fork. Why? The Fox wasn't going to be available soon, the RS is 175g lighter, and I doubt at 135-140lbs I'll be flexing the 32mm stanchions all that much.
Interesting but looks good
Originally Posted by teamdicky
I think there's a dude on here who has one of those at sub-25 with a solid build.
Search "gef73". I think that's his name.
2013 Stumpy EVO S-Works 29er
Last edited by Le Duke; 12-26-2012 at 10:26 AM.
Death from Below.
I'm just not sure where I'll end up. I'll be running 2.25/2.4 Ardents, that's a ni-cro railed saddle, and the wheels I've got coming will be a bit of a mystery to me until I get my grubby hands on them.
Originally Posted by Le Duke
I built up a 26" version with XX1 and a wheelset that weights just under 1600g and I came in at 25.6lbs. I did keep the command post and I went with a Fox 34 and 750g tires. I was going for a more burly build, but I could see building one up in the 23-24 lb range if you wanted.
My medium 26" frame was 5.3 lbs, so a 29er frame isn't a great deal heavier.
The start of your new bike is great, thanks for sharing.
I am in awe of your pegboard system. Enough to get motivated about having my own set up. Very nice.
P.S. - - Nice medal collection and belt buckle collection too.
Superflying on Haven
2011 Epic size LARGE
Stumpjumper FSR and Epic weight are almost the same...
Actual weight is 5.8 lbs (2641 grams with Brain and shock / without headset and seatpost clamp)
Last edited by Menzo; 12-28-2012 at 07:09 AM.
I never stopped trying hard and I succeeded... some times.
In fairness, it does look like you have your BB pressed into that frame which does increase the weight.
Last edited by smithrider; 12-28-2012 at 08:37 AM.
That and it's an Epic, so it's like comparing oranges to tangelos.
any update on the build? What wheels are you using with the XX1?
Picked up some more bits last night. Don't have a decent photo (yet). Still waiting on headset, brakes, and something interesting from Industry Nine.
Will update when I get a chance.
Do the listed weights include the anti-gravity tractor beam that S uses to suck the lifeforce out of the rest of the industry?
Originally Posted by teamdicky
My LBS owner just sold his Enduro and is building up one of these frames. I held it in my hands and was mystified at how light it was. His carbon Rovals seemed super nice too.
'15 Specialized Fatboy
'14 Kona Zone Two
'13 Surly Big Dummy
teamdicky: I keep telling myself, "This time it will be different."
I think you have to tell yourself "this time I will love it", because it won't be different.
Lynskey Ti Pro29 SL singlespeed
KHS Team 29
S-Works Roubaix SL3 Dura Ace
Pake French 75 track
I'm not as deep into the "industry" as you are, but here's my take based on my thimbleful of info.
Originally Posted by mikesee
I bought a frame with as much thought to the company that made it as I did my recent purchase of a microwave. Little to none. I saw a microwave I liked with the features I wanted and bought it.
Specialized sues Volagi, Stan's sues Specialized, Avid sues Hayes, DW sues Trek... I'm not sure what Specialized does to suck the life force out of the industry that isn't done in other arenas in the business world. I've heard stories about certain companies doing more than just threatening LBS's if they don't remove competitor's products... dunno. Were they one of those companies? I know there's more than meets the eye going on between bike companies, reps, and LBS's.
This is probably not the thread for it, but it's not like I'm sponsored by Specialized, so feel free to share. I really don't mind.
Terrible photo of my simple cockpit. Thinking this as close to having an EASY button as it gets.
Command Post control on my left, XX1 Gripshift on my right.
Oh yeah, the fjork.
Fox said I would have to wait. I ordered a Rock Shox Revelation instead. Then this showed up, so Fox it is.
That's the fork you want anyway.
Going to predict you won't be a fan of the suspension under power, unless you like sitting and spinning, which is just what I would expect from a die-hard single speed rider. Or not.
It will be a sh!t-ton of fun on rocky downhills.