My latest build. Built this for Aggressive XC and Light AM use. Current build weighs in just under 24.5lbs and was done for less than $1000.00. Post your thoughts, opinions and any questions.
KHS alite team frame
Manitou R7 platinum
Forte terra max wheelset w/ AC QR skewers
Michelin XC AT 2.0 F+R w/ standard presta tubes
FSA orbit xl2 headset w/ exotic 5mm spacer
eaton ea70 bar and stem w/ LS Moab DD grips
Easton ea50 seatpost(awaiting arrival of a syncro FL seatpost - needed a zero offset)
Bontrager race lite saddle
Avid juicy 5 discs F+R
Sram x7 shifters and derailleurs
Sram pg970 11-34 cassette
WTB mp250 pedals
Truvativ FireX triple crank w/ giga pipe sl team BB
Not sure if any of you guys have tried these Michelin tires(XC AT 2.0) before but I have to say I am very impressed w/ them. The amount of traction for a 2.0 is phenominal and it is a true 2.0. At 610gr and 615gr actual for weight they are not to heavy either. The only weaknesses I have found so far is they slip on wet rotten tree bark(but I havent found one yet that doesnt) and at 40 psi in wet loose baseball sized rocks they tend to deflect quite a bit. However at 35 psi the ride is much better in the rocks. Im going to try and get them to run tubeless next. Might be a bit of a chore but the sidewalls on these are quite durable. I am only concerned about the bead staying locked as it isnt as pronounced as other tires I've ridden and my 245lbs ass wil probably blow a bead seal more often than I'd like to.
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