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    Rize Carbon Large Frame-set - Stripped and Weighed...

    Was stripping down my Rize Carbon 08 size Large to give it a good clean and replace the pivot bearings and shock bushes, and while i was at it I put all the frame parts on some scales, here's my findings..

    Front Triangle = 1222g ( 2.69.lbs) - With BB30 to GXP adaptor installed..
    Seat stay = 196g ( 0.43.lbs)
    Chain stay = 695g (1.53.lbs)
    Hanger/ Bolts = 158g ( 0.34.lbs)
    Bearings = 58g ( 0.12.lbs)
    Shock bolts = 34g (0.07.lbs)

    Fox RP23 = 257g ( 0.56.lbs)

    Frame without shock = 2363g ( 5.20.lbs )
    Complete weight = 2620g ( 5.77. lbs)



    The Rize Carbon frame-set seems to be very competitive in terms of weight compared to other bikes in its class. For example, my friends Santa Cruz Blur LT Carbon also a Large frame-set, including shock, weighed in at 6.10.lbs.
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    I'm a little surprised actually. I thought it was closer to 2.4kg. the bb30 adaptor doesnt weigh that much...

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    Great post, I have the 09 Rize Carbon One, it's refreshing to see direct empirical data posted on this site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbal
    I'm a little surprised actually. I thought it was closer to 2.4kg. the bb30 adaptor doesnt weigh that much...

    I would expect a Small size frame might get close or even be under 2.4kg??


    Or is it possible that the 2.4kg estimate that has been flying around is without shock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2DMaxLST
    Great post, I have the 09 Rize Carbon One, it's refreshing to see direct empirical data posted on this site.

    I thought some other nerd types like me would appreciate my findings

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    I weighed my XL RZ120 aluminum frame (with RP23) before we put it together and it came in at 6.0lbs. Not apples to apples but just for comparison....
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    Thanks for the post. I think it's a good weight consider it's not a FULL carbon frame. Are the pivot bearings hard to take out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypercycler
    Thanks for the post. I think it's a good weight consider it's not a FULL carbon frame. Are the pivot bearings hard to take out?

    3 of the bearings came out with a few firm taps with a punch, but the rest needed heated with a mini blow-torch. But once the Loctite had been warmed, they popped out with a few taps no problem.

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    The BB adaptor is about 50grams... and white frames are the heaviest as it usually takes more paint to give a nice looking, opaque white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    The BB adaptor is about 50grams... and white frames are the heaviest as it usually takes more paint to give a nice looking, opaque white.
    I will be taking out my BB adaptor in the next few weeks, so i will be able to confirm its true weight..

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    someone needs to do this with a large AL frame so i dont have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck
    someone needs to do this with a large AL frame so i dont have to.

    I'm sure you bike is really needing a full strip down and cleaning session

    I would also be interesting to see how the other sizes compare too..

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