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    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.
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    WTF...Dicky on a Speshy? Didn't see that comin'.

    The new rig have a name yet? SpecialDickcycle...

    Meh.

    Looks fun.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by onlyontwo View Post
    WTF...Dicky on a Speshy? Didn't see that comin'.

    The new rig have a name yet? SpecialDickcycle...

    Meh.

    Looks fun.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky View Post
    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    I think there's a dude on here who has one of those at sub-23 with a solid build.

    Search "gef73". I think that's his name.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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)
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    In fairness, it does look like you have your BB pressed into that frame which does increase the weight.
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    That and it's an Epic, so it's like comparing oranges to tangelos.
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    any update on the build? What wheels are you using with the XX1?

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky View Post
    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?

    Semi-serious question...

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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Do the listed weights include the anti-gravity tractor beam that S uses to suck the lifeforce out of the rest of the industry?

    Semi-serious question...
    I'm not as deep into the "industry" as you are, but here's my take based on my thimbleful of info.

    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    Since this is turning into a build thread, here's the logic behind choosing this frame:

    Bad Idea Racing: Tight Fit



    And the first of many posts regarding the selection of components:

    Bad Idea Racing: More edge of the seat bike build stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by eMcK View Post
    Going to predict you won't be a fan of the suspension under power,
    You're assuming I can produce any.
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    If it helps anyone, my LBS owner just finished his and it's 27 lbs with cage pedals and bottle cage. Butcher and Purg tubeless
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    Number one on my list after riding my friend's. Have lots of climbing on our local trails so I found the Fox TALAS was worth the extra weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deltap60 View Post
    Number one on my list after riding my friend's. Have lots of climbing on our local trails so I found the Fox TALAS was worth the extra weight.
    I'm anticipating lots of climbing, but decided to reduce my knobbage.
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    Just built a S-works Stumpy for a customer at work. Weight was 26.4 pounds with Fox 34 Talas, XX1, XTR brakes, dropper, Enve AM wheels, stem , and bar, as well as 2.3 control casing tires.

    Super solid, stiff, and fun bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurlyCalvin View Post
    Just built a S-works Stumpy for a customer at work. Weight was 26.4 pounds with Fox 34 Talas, XX1, XTR brakes, dropper, Enve AM wheels, stem , and bar, as well as 2.3 control casing tires.

    Super solid, stiff, and fun bike!


    Dang, that's awfully close to my build. Sounds like 25+ probably ain't gonna happen.
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    Fox 34 is heavy, Enve wheels aren't the lightest either. A regular off the shelf S-Works Stumpy with Roval wheels and a Fox 32 is 24.5.

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    Some insight as to why I went with XX1, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.

    Bad Idea Racing: Why go this far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky View Post
    Some insight as to why I went with XX1, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.

    Bad Idea Racing: Why go this far?

    Personally i don't race but i need the low gearing for technical bits... and i dislike 2x setups after riding 1x10 with 28t 36-11 cassette, problem was lack of high gearing at that point, also lower chainguides were starting to do my head in with the mechanicals (frozen solid, jammed by mud, eventually lower roller plastics shattered)

    I also had passing glance at XX1 when it was first announced and did not pay much attention, and didn't think about it much more considered too expensive... then my lbs guy told me he can get full set for ok price, read reviews on interwebs, i just turned my coat and ordered set instantly

    Now waiting for my XD driver body to arrive tomorrow so i can install it...

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    Got the headset.

    Installing it was such a bear. Bang on race, drop in bearings, install bearing cover, stick a fork in it 'cause it's done.

    Starting to look like a bicycle.

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    dicky your build looks allot like my fsr 2012 alloy build
    I modified a xx grip shift to run the drop post
    I wasnt too happy with the stock set up for the post
    usually when you drop your post you don't want to take your thumbs off the bars

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    A little frustration related to the blanking ring that DIDN'T come with my XX1 Grip Shift, thus making it so I couldn't run shorter grips, thus moving my brakes 20mm inboard...

    Bad Idea Racing: It's gonna be a close one

    New wheels from Industry Nine should show up today. If they are all they say they will be, I may not only pee my own pants but those of three strangers as well.



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    I just bought a new ride and it has XO gripshift w/XT brakes similar to your controls, the reach to the brake lever works but it's close. I have big hands and like running the levers inboard to get proper braking so it works for me. I love the controls tho, so nice, and the brakes, awwwyeeeh

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    Guess what just showed up at the house (while I'm stuck at work)?

    These aren't mine though.

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    those look nice
    I had a pair of fulcrums with 2 to 1 spokes
    good stuff


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    Got the first ride in today after a late night build and waking up at 4:22AM for no good reason and deciding to shorten the brake lines.

    26.10lbs with the new Industry Nine Torch Trail 24's, Ardent 2.4/2.25 combo, XX1, FOX Float 140, drooper post, XT Trail pedals, XTR brakes, Cane Creek 110, and other random bike parts..

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    that's an awesome bike and a great weight. love it

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    Very nice, but those levers have got to feel short. I have an XT set w/ the dated 9 speed XO twisters. You become used to stretching your finger, but these appear to push the lever even farther away.. I now have ordered some Prime Experts. How do the levers feel?

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    The white saddle was a good idea. Compliments and counterpoints the white fork.
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    Bike looks amazing mate, nice build

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    Very nice, how do you compare it to your old Tallboy.
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    looks killer!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjedoaks View Post
    Very nice, but those levers have got to feel short. I have an XT set w/ the dated 9 speed XO twisters. You become used to stretching your finger, but these appear to push the lever even farther away.. I now have ordered some Prime Experts. How do the levers feel?
    XTR brakes are nice and powerful with quick pad engagement. I shoulda remembered that. After I shortened the lines yesterday morning, I adjusted the reach. I wasn't even close.

    Once I got to riding the bike, the pads were engaging way too far out in the lever throw. Instead of carrying my Tülbag with a small selection of loose allens, I had one with a multi-tool in it. I remembered why I hate multi-tools. I couldn't get the fat tool into the tight spot to make the adjustment. It made for some interesting riding. My finger actually slipped off the lever at a very inconvenient moment.

    That said, once I got home, I adjusted the reach way in. Now it's in a pretty sweet spot, and I can actually reach the levers from a spot on the bars where my hands normally go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reydin View Post
    Very nice, how do you compare it to your old Tallboy.
    Oranges and tangerines.

    The Tallboy was much more nimble with the shorter wheelbase and travel. This thing just plows through the rough stuff. Faster but more of a handful.

    Best thing being no dropped chains.

    Funny, but my first big travel bike was a Bullit. 150 rear/125 front and 35-36lbs. It's amazing how far we've come in a little over a decade.
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