• 12-10-2012
    Johnny Hair Boy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    22.75 is so impressive that it doesn't seem right.

    I hope to get it down to 22 with some smaller tires (I don't need 2.25's) maybe some 2.1 Rocket Rons , Some ultra light rotors and maybe rotor cranks. As it is now there are alot of ti bolts, ceramic head set and BB, foam grips and a seat post that scares me a bit at 134g. I have a few more tricks up my sleeve. I miss the days of standard qr hubs front and rear as I am light enough that I don't need the stiffness benefit.
  • 12-10-2012
    secret agent
    Congrats on the new ride. Looks amazing. The weight is insane if correct. Love the fat bike too.
  • 12-10-2012
    garage monster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Johnny Hair Boy View Post
    I hope to get it down to 22 with some smaller tires (I don't need 2.25's) maybe some 2.1 Rocket Rons , Some ultra light rotors and maybe rotor cranks. As it is now there are alot of ti bolts, ceramic head set and BB, foam grips and a seat post that scares me a bit at 134g. I have a few more tricks up my sleeve. I miss the days of standard qr hubs front and rear as I am light enough that I don't need the stiffness benefit.

    Wowee! Is the rear a thru-axle? :eek:
  • 12-10-2012
    BlackCanoeDog
    not meaning to insult Merdoff's photography ;-) but better pics here...
    http://forums.mtbr.com/ellsworth/eur...on-810533.html
  • 12-10-2012
    Johnny Hair Boy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Wowee! Is the rear a thru-axle? :eek:

    Yes unfortunately
  • 12-10-2012
    saturnine
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Johnny Hair Boy View Post
    Yes unfortunately

    forget about lateral stiffness! i'd love to have a rear thru axle.
  • 12-11-2012
    Johnny Hair Boy
    I just prefer the weight savings and simplicity of the old qr standard. I personally don't even like having 15 mm front axle.
  • 12-12-2012
    saturnine
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Johnny Hair Boy View Post
    I just prefer the weight savings and simplicity of the old qr standard. I personally don't even like having 15 mm front axle.

    maybe you're just using the wrong axle. my bolt-on rear is 55g WITH the bolts. what's a rear qr weigh? i can't even find what size the rear is on the evolve.
  • 12-12-2012
    Enduramil
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Johnny Hair Boy View Post
    I personally don't even like having 15 mm front axle.

    Ugh. Another useless standard foisted on riders for nothing more then to force people to buy more stuff.
  • 12-12-2012
    Merdoff
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    maybe you're just using the wrong axle. my bolt-on rear is 55g WITH the bolts. what's a rear qr weigh? i can't even find what size the rear is on the evolve.

    The evolve is 142 by 12.
  • 12-12-2012
    saturnine
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Ugh. Another useless standard foisted on riders for nothing more then to force people to buy more stuff.

    realistically both 9mm qr and 15mm have the same action necessary to remove thanks to the lawyer tabs and there is a negligible weight difference (the 15mm hub tends to weigh less than the 9mm hub). in this particular case, it seems that it's simply a matter of <40g overall that trumps everything so even the "standard" standard of 20mm isn't going to be desirable.
  • 12-12-2012
    -Todd-
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    forget about lateral stiffness! i'd love to have a rear thru axle.

    Makes a world of difference if you're over 200lbs
  • 12-13-2012
    Johnny Hair Boy
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ray.vermette View Post
    What do you keep in the flask on the 9 Zero 7? Baileys? :thumbsup:

    spice box spiced whiskey