Sorry for the cross post, but I figure this is a clyde friendly bike so I'd share
also as an update, the Thomson seat post and red Salsa skewers are now on and the first stage of bling is complete. the next stage will probably see the big earl saddle replaced.
From Pivot forum on mtbr:
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This mega-clyde-sized bike is awesome, and figured I'd share the details with everyone as many of my questions were answered on mtbr. Here's the build :
Mach 429 size XL
Fox F29 and Float RP23
Saint Brakes (203mm front rotor, 185mm rear rotor)
Saint Rear Derailleur (mid cage)
XT Front Derailleur
SRAM rear cassette
Race Face Deus XC Crankset
Time ATAC pedals
Thomson Stem (100, 10)
Thomson Seat Post (to replace the Ritchey)
Salsa Skewers (to replace the current ones)
Salsa Gordo Wheels (via Mikesee)
WTB Stout rear tire (via Mikesee)
WTB Prowler front tire (via Mikesee)
Truvativ Stylo Race riser bar
Bontrager Big Earl saddle
final weight - 32.2lbs including pedals
weight savings could be had in:
1. switch the pedals to carbon
2. switch the seat post to carbon
3. switch the riser bar to carbon
4. put on a lighter saddle
5. switch to carbon ergons
but the largest weight savings could be had in the wheelset - I just don't see myself changing it out. I am digging the thick tread.
The massive size of this bike is great for me - I can get significantly more leg extension on this, and the geometry allows me to get up and back much more easily.
While 32.2lbs is not race weight for the normal crowd, it is light for me and I definitely feel like I'm on a race bike - it will work well for epics and 24 hour rides.
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