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    how light can the epiphany build get?

    i own an epiphany its size is small. i havent weighed it yet but was wondering how light you guys have built yours down to. thanks

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    i have heard of being able to build one under about 25 pounds

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    light weight

    MBUK

    long term test

    Steve Warland's Epiphany

    11kg 24.4lb

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    Depends on how stupid you want to be

    Mine weighed 27.5 lbs. at the shop fully built (with pedals and a little extra on the fork's steer tube). I built it as a trail bike (not all mountain): Talas RLC/FloatRP23, full XT drive train with thumb shifters, Avid Juicy 7s, Chris King headset and hubs, Mavic 717 rims, Thompson post and stem, Easton carbon OS XC riser bar, CroMo railed saddle, old Time Atac pedals.

    If you want to put on a carbon crank, seatpost stem and flat bar, Magura Marta hydro or Avid mech discs, XO Grip shift drive train, carbon railed minimalist saddle, Stans no tubes on a light tire, Crank Bros. egg beaters, and a Fox 32 RLC or other lighter fork (especially if you're willing to go down to a 100 mm fork) I'm sure you couls easily get it below 24 lbs. or maybe even 23.

    But the real questions is, why would you ever want to. Think about what you really want to use the bike for. If you want ulimate light weight with full suspension, get a Turner Nitrous, put on 1.9 tires and V brakes and go race. But that's not what an Epiphany was made for.
    I'm getting too old for this sh!t.

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    I was able to build mine to 26lbs even. mine is a large. It is built as follows

    Maverick DUC 32
    King hubs on stans zrt rims, bontager tubeless ready tires
    xo shifters, rear derailor
    X-gen, heavely modified
    xtr cass
    juciy carbon brakes
    hope two peice rotors
    thom seatpost, gobi saddle
    spec carbon bar foan wcs grips
    all bolts replaced with ti or alloy
    king ti cage
    egg beater sl pedals
    fsa k-force cranks

    It feels very light and still works great for the all mountain riding I do.

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    26 lbs?

    Well either your shops scale registers heavy or mine registers light. I would have really thought your build would drop the weight by more than a pound and a half (mine is a large too). The way you built it I would have thought it would have been at the most 25 lbs., but likely even less.

    You must just fly up the hills.
    I'm getting too old for this sh!t.

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    24.5 pounds including pedals

    with my race wheels and ultralight tubes.
    {Principal Skinner} Hmm. Whoever did this is in very deep trouble.
    {Martin} And a sloppy speller too. The preferred spelling of 'wiener' is w - i - e - n - e - r, although 'e - i' is an acceptable ethnic variant.

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    I wish that was the case. I had to break my piggy bank to get it to that weight. Now, my Wittness I got right at 40lbs.

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