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    Just weighed my Flash Hi Mod 1

    Hitting the scales at 17.5lbs.

    I,m sure I could shave 1lb off with a few mods.

    But its still a mad weight as standard lol.

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    Pics please! I have one of these on order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cody_canning
    Pics please! I have one of these on order.
    Mine is euro spec. I will post some pics in a couple of days. I,m doing some mods to it at the moment.

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    I find it hard the believe you hit that weight with Crossmax SLRs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbal
    I find it hard the believe you hit that weight with Crossmax SLRs.
    Why?

    I,ll take a photo to prove it. Or ask Cannondale for an official weight.

    If the Team Flash is coming in around 16.5lb why is the Hi Mod 1 going to extremely heavier?

    Like I said before The Team Flash is $3,012.50 more for a 1lb weight saving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KleinAttitude
    Why?

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    I don't doubt you just pointing out the major differences.

    Wheels are heavier
    Tires are heavier (although I'd rather have the Ralphs than Freds)
    Brakes are heavier
    Cranks heavier
    Cassettes heavier
    Pedals? Ultimate weight is with pedals.

    I don't know if that is 4xx grams or not but either way, the $3k savings is huge. You could sink some money into a new crank and wheels and still come away sitting pretty.

    And the euro Flash Carbon 1 gets the nice green paint job just like the ultimate.

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    Mine is 17.5lbs with pedals.

    While the parts you pointed out are lighter. We are not talking by huge amounts.

    Also with a $3k saving you could trick the bike out to be one of the best Flashes out there.

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    I'd really like to know how much those DT Swiss wheels weigh on the ultimate. Just seems like the first thing I would want to sell.

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    Eliflap has weighed them, I'm sure he will jump in here at some point.

    The ultimate is 7.5kg without pedals and with the furious freds. Ignoring everything else, you have 200g in the pedals and 200g in the tyres. Immediately that gets to your weight claim. SLRs are at least 1550g, etc and as 88 suggests, almost all your parts are known to be heavier than the Ultimate.

    Dont get me wrong - your build is far more sensible and the cost saving vs weight gain is awesome and if I were to build a Flash up it would be very similar... but there is no way your build is sub 8kg. Just sayin'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88 rex
    I'd really like to know how much those DT Swiss wheels weigh on the ultimate. Just seems like the first thing I would want to sell.
    Hear take a look at my thread My Ultimate Team Hooligan
    Nothing wrong with the wheelset. The DT Swiss 190 hub is very good, however I do tend to change them on some trails. Carbon Rims and sharp rocks don't work well together but I do love the "bling bling" factor

    Flash Ultimate weight (without pedals) is 16.7lbs.
    Just like to follow up nathanbal point.
    My Ultimate is 17.02lbs with the following upgrade's, Scrub Rotors, Schmolke Bar, Maxxis 285 tires and Nokon cables. And the only heavy parts that I have would be my saddle (Gobi XM Carbon rail) and pedals (Eggbeater 2-Ti).

    You say your Flash is 17.5lbs. Hmmm...OK, if you say so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XgreygOOse
    Hear take a look at my thread My Ultimate Team Hooligan
    Nothing wrong with the wheelset. The DT Swiss 190 hub is very good, however I do tend to change them on some trails. Carbon Rims and sharp rocks don't work well together but I do love the "bling bling" factor

    Flash Ultimate weight (without pedals) is 16.7lbs.
    Just like to follow up nathanbal point.
    My Ultimate is 17.02lbs with the following upgrade's, Scrub Rotors, Schmolke Bar, Maxxis 285 tires and Nokon cables. And the only heavy parts that I have would be my saddle (Gobi XM Carbon rail) and pedals (Eggbeater 2-Ti).

    You say your Flash is 17.5lbs. Hmmm...OK, if you say so.
    lol picture to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KleinAttitude
    lol picture to come.
    make sure you keep the wheels off the ground

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    Sorry my mistake guys. The scales I purchased have different units of measurements and its not clear from the display what you are in.

    I had it on Chinese Jin. So it was 17.5 Jin and not 17.5lb.

    17.5 Yin is 19.3 lbs according to the lb readout.

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    Still a respectable weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbal
    Still a respectable weight.
    Yes but I thought it would still be lighther than that. I,m not a weight weenie but Sub 19 would be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KleinAttitude
    Yes but I thought it would still be lighther than that. I,m not a weight weenie but Sub 19 would be better.

    That's where the $3k comes into play

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88 rex
    That's where the $3k comes into play
    exactly.

    The last kilo is always very, very expensive and the gains on each individual part are minimal. You have to do the whole lot to get there!

    KA - I've seen a post that suggests you're about 230 pounds? If thats the case, your climbing ability is going to affected by your weight rather than the bike for at least another 50 pounds. At the moment, you'd have to have a power threshold of around 420 watts just to be competitive. A kilo off the bike isnt going to help that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbal
    exactly.

    The last kilo is always very, very expensive and the gains on each individual part are minimal. You have to do the whole lot to get there!

    KA - I've seen a post that suggests you're about 230 pounds? If thats the case, your climbing ability is going to affected by your weight rather than the bike for at least another 50 pounds. At the moment, you'd have to have a power threshold of around 420 watts just to be competitive. A kilo off the bike isnt going to help that much.
    +1

    not to dig you on your weight. but losing 50lbs and converting that weight into muscle and power will help you more than losing a kilo (and $3k out of your wallet) on the bike.

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    Yeah.

    In some ways I feel a bit better with 19.5lbs under me lol.

    I would like a light bike, but in some ways 19.5lb under me compared to my weight is a miracle lol.

    And 16.5lb under me would be scary lol.

    Maybe I shouldnt have weighed it.

    Looking at scales is never a good thing lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KleinAttitude
    Sorry my mistake guys. The scales I purchased have different units of measurements and its not clear from the display what you are in.

    I had it on Chinese Jin. So it was 17.5 Jin and not 17.5lb.

    17.5 Yin is 19.3 lbs according to the lb readout.
    No worries. Still, its a very light bike plus its a Flash. Whats not to like about it.
    If you get a chance do post some pic's of your bike. Would like to see it
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    Quote Originally Posted by XgreygOOse
    No worries. Still, its a very light bike plus its a Flash. Whats not to like about it.
    If you get a chance do post some pic's of your bike. Would like to see it
    I like everything about it. Apart from some of the graphics but I can live with them lol.

    I will post some as soon as I,m add some of my mods.

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    I'm disappointed at the weight of that Flash. My 2007 F1 Caffeine weighs 19lb ready to ride with 2006 model juicy 7 brakes (heavy!!)! I could lose 1/2 pound just by going to R1's.
    That no reflection on you KleinAttitude, I just expected a carbon Flash to be lighter out of the box.
    Watch this space... a Flash Carbon 29er coming soon. Expecting around 18lb build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by legsrburnin
    I'm disappointed at the weight of that Flash. My 2007 F1 Caffeine weighs 19lb ready to ride with 2006 model juicy 7 brakes (heavy!!)! I could lose 1/2 pound just by going to R1's.
    That no reflection on you KleinAttitude, I just expected a carbon Flash to be lighter out of the box.
    Watch this space... a Flash Carbon 29er coming soon. Expecting around 18lb build!
    a guy pays all that cash, does all that bragging and for what...

    for you to strut along with your 4 year old caffeine, at a fraction of the price of his flash, and casually mention it's an okay 19lb, and could maybe drop another 1/2 pound without much effort.

    that's very insensitive!

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    It's about where you throw your money, not how much you throw!!

    That said, a Flash is a nice bike whether it be an Ultimate or any Flash.

    I cant say I'd ever buy a bike without knowing the weight amongst many other things before I shelled out the clams for it!

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