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    sub 23 lb. Evolve

    anyone with a sub 23lb evolve build? i talked to ellsworth and they said they had seen evolves in the 22-23 lb range. if so please post a parts list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbpri
    anyone with a sub 23lb evolve build? i talked to ellsworth and they said they had seen evolves in the 22-23 lb range. if so please post a parts list.
    I had one at 24.2lbs, the only way to get it lower would be to run a Lefty and use a tire like the Furious Fred.

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    I'm with Spinning Lizard. It's unlikely that you'll go single speed and/or rigid on an Evolve. So if you look at a nice production geared 20-21 pound race bike (i.e. Specialized Carbon 29er hardtail) and add about 4 pounds for the Evolve frame, you'll end up around 24-25 pounds.
    You could go weight weenie crazy but I suspect it would be hard to get a functional Evolve under 23. I suggest I9 hubs and spokes laced to Enve carbon rims, XX drive train, DT Swiss 100mm carbon fork, Use Alien Carbon post, Syntace stem, EC90 bars with foam grips, Xpedo Ti/Ti or Crank 4Ti pedals and SLR naked carbon saddle as a good start. After weighing it, Ti bolts,crank and brake swaps/upgrades might be needed. Sorry I don't know much about tapered headtube headsets that the new lighter SST.2 Evolves need.
    I've never weighed mine but I race it in endurance events. I also have a blast just riding it.
    Go for it and let us know if you get yours under 23.

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    I just sold my 2009 evolve, but the most recent build weighed in at 23lbs, 13oz. It was build with full XX, Formula R1 brakes, ashima 160mm rotors, stan's ztr race wheels, furious fred rear, aspen front (both tubeless), fox fork, ritchey carbon seatpost, selle italia kit carbonio flow saddle, fsa K-force flat handlebar, ritchey foam grips, FSA stem, KCNC skewer and seatpost collar, ritchey bar ends.....pretty much a weight weenie build. I loved the bike, but had to sell it to build up my Flash Carbon 29er. Light weight is possible, but the wheels and tires were questionable for everyday use.

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    interesting build. thank you. just curious , what`s the weight on your flash 29er?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbpri
    interesting build. thank you. just curious , what`s the weight on your flash 29er?
    thanks. the flash is 18lbs, 13oz. similar build. different handlebar and wheels. Wheels on the flash are custom built crests with tune hubs. maxxis aspens front and rear (got tired of the lack of braking traction on the furious fred). going to weigh it again soon as I have a couple new toys arriving this weekend (handlebars, rotors, etc.)

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    an 18lb 29er geared???? thats amazing. mi air 9 carbon weights just that and it SS and rigid. congratulations

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbpri
    an 18lb 29er geared???? thats amazing. mi air 9 carbon weights just that and it SS and rigid. congratulations
    thanks! I am having a lot of fun with the bike. The lefty is a great starting point. Shaves over a pound off a comparable bike with a traditional fork.

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    what is the weight of the frame?

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    not sure what the frame weighs. I would imagine it is under 3lbs. The components are pretty weight weenie, but they work well.

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    mnyquist-I bought your Evolve, but It'll be heavier when I get it built up. I'm 195 and like to hit the drops in Moab so I'm going to go with CK/Flow wheels.
    Banks

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    bullitt338-I hope you have as much fun with it as I did! It is a great bike. Great looking, too! The wheel build will be sweet. What are you thinking about for tires out in Moab? What else are you using for the build? Mine was originally built with XO and a noir crankset, CR brakes, 355s with hope pro II hubs. It was still in the 26lb range with that build. Keep me posted on the build.

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    My build.

    This is my build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbpri
    anyone with a sub 23lb evolve build? i talked to ellsworth and they said they had seen evolves in the 22-23 lb range. if so please post a parts list.
    Are you building one?
    11 Ellsworth Evolve still in box
    10 Salsa El Mariachi Ti
    96 Kona Hei Hei Ti

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    it is already built but im trying to make it lighter

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbpri
    it is already built but im trying to make it lighter
    What year,size
    And what does it weigh?
    List your build
    11 Ellsworth Evolve still in box
    10 Salsa El Mariachi Ti
    96 Kona Hei Hei Ti

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    year 2010
    wheels: stans crest on ztr hubs
    fork: fox 32 fit
    brakes: avid ultimate carbon w/alligator rotors
    shifters: sram xo
    fd: sram x0
    rd:sram x0
    crank: fsa k force light carbon
    cassete: shimano xtr
    chain: sram
    tires: schwalbe rocket ron (tubeless)
    stem: tomphson
    seatpost: tomphson
    headset: chris king
    handlebar: easton monkeylite
    saddle: wtb rocket v
    ellsworth seatpost clamp , grips and skewers

    total weight is 25.13 pounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbpri
    year 2010
    wheels: stans crest on ztr hubs
    fork: fox 32 fit
    brakes: avid ultimate carbon w/alligator rotors
    shifters: sram xo
    fd: sram x0
    rd:sram x0
    crank: fsa k force light carbon
    cassete: shimano xtr
    chain: sram
    tires: schwalbe rocket ron (tubeless)
    stem: tomphson
    seatpost: tomphson
    headset: chris king
    handlebar: easton monkeylite
    saddle: wtb rocket v
    ellsworth seatpost clamp , grips and skewers

    total weight is 25.13 pounds
    Titec pork grinds foam grips 20 grams (-80 grams)
    Forte carbon seat post 158 grams (-85 grams over the 330mm Thomson)
    woodman death grip seat clamp 11grams (-15 grams)
    kcnc ti skewers 62 grams (-110 grams)
    ti rotor bolts (-12 grams)
    extralite stem 90 grams (-75 grams)

    Selle SLR Saddle135 grams (-100 grams)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Selle-Italia-SLR...item27b858e716


    that should take a pound off

    Also Ellsworth makes a Ti bolt package for your frame that will take off a ounce!
    11 Ellsworth Evolve still in box
    10 Salsa El Mariachi Ti
    96 Kona Hei Hei Ti

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    Pedals?
    11 Ellsworth Evolve still in box
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