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    My Mukluk is on a Diet!

    Well it had to happen and after 2 rides on my first Fatbike I had to put it on a diet. It was 33.09lbs and here are some pics of the progress so far. I'm still waiting on a handlebar and seatpost that haven't come in yet but so far I've built a new wheelset, changed tires and tubes from Larry's and Endomorph to Escalators and Bontrager lite fat tubes, switched the for to a Carver carbon fat fork, switched the cassette, stem, pedals, headset and ALL the bolts on the bike are now Ti or aluminum. I have new brakes but I'm waiting for the bar.
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    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Now I I know it is not polite - but how much per pound upgrade?
    There has to be a formula (like golf scores) of the cost of weight-loss
    My bike is heavier than yours - it does not have Carbon or Titanium parts - I love it!

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    What are those spokes?!! I am looking to do a carver fork in the future and build another symmetrical marge lite and that looks like what I'd like to accomplish (albeit with a white rim).
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    Damn, you gonna be missing some easy gears with that new cassette??
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    Yeah the cassette was a trade off, we don't have hills here in Houston and if I go to the Texas Hill Country a 32x26 will be more than enough. Heck I've been on a 32x17 for 4 years now. The spokes are Ty-Dyed Titanium.

    I'm not sure of the cost to weight reduction formula but when it's all done I will let you know. Does it matter that I get everything for cost? I'll do it Retail.

    Have I mentioned that I really, really enjoy this bike? I DO!
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattkock View Post
    Does it matter that I get everything for cost?
    The question is, would/could you do it, getting everything at retail? It should be an interesting number, and I'd like to see BOTH.
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    I like your style!

    The comparison photos are a great touch.

    I haven't taken the time to total your savings yet, but what is the savings so far?

    ...the weight savings?



    oh......and what tires? you could do some savings there as well if weight is the ultimate goal.

    Also, rim strip. What have you got there?

    Thanks. D

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    Did I miss it ... What's it weight ?
    I don't want to do the math to figure it out.

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    My math shows an 1887.8 gram or 4.16 pound savings

    I'd love to have someone check the math

    A 28.93 pound Muk is pretty cool.



    ......old Phat-riders please don't bother calling Matt a weight weenie. He already admitted such when he "admitted" to buying a fatbike in his first post/thread.

    ....the first step to helping oneself is to realize you have a problem and admit it to someone else.

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    Is that the bike in the picture? I am wondering how you started off at 33 lbs... The blue muk3's I have weighed are around 36 lbs.
    Whatever floats your bike, dude

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    @ Dustin Mustangs, I bought it used with a 1x9 drivetrail and flat pedals. It had a carbon bar but I replaced it.

    To everyone else, I have switched the tires to Escalators. The First pic is after I unboxed it and built it up and threw it on the scale.

    So far the weight savings is 5.5lbs or 2494g and retail would have been $1910 for $347.27 a lb. or 76 cents a gram. Here is a Teaser pic. I'm still waiting on a couple things.
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    Tubes gotta be the best price per/lb of that whole getup. Gotta get around to doing that... Bike is lookin good!

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    I wanna see that thing on the scale again with the new parts.




    ...............and I expect it to have handlebars, too!!

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    Yeah the new weight is just hypothetical until the new bar and post come in but I did weigh it with the WTB saddle, a KORE alloy bar, lock-on grips and the brakes but I didn't want to post that pic because it's still going to be lighter. It's was 27.06lbs. like that.

    Looks like the bar is in the Houston Sort Facility but the post still say's In Transit. May be July 9th. before the post get's here. :-(
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Matt those cranks are boat anchors in disguise, you could easily drop a load there.

    My spread sheet says 915g for the cranks and 515g for the BB. You could half that for $300ish.

    Its coming down nicely !
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    Thanks Ozzy. It looks like some E-Thirteen or RaceFace cranks are coming soon. Here are the stock seat and post and the new seat and post.

    When I got home from work today there were 2 packages on my porch, a new carbon bar and KCNC post so I went to the LBS and finished it. Here it is SO far. 26lbs.15oz. I still have a KMC x9sl chain on the way.
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    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Total weight loss so far is 3004.9g. Hopefully the new cranks and BB will drop some more.

    I do plan on riding this thing exclusively for a while so when I get back on my 14lb. Niner it will feel like a Rocket Ship!
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Too bad you didn't spring for a better frame.

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    Well there's always one, Thanks Volsung. I bought it complete and used for a few hundred dollars and at cost I have another $960 in it so a total expenditure of $1760. Not to bad for a 26lb. Fatbike. Remember my other ride it a 13lb. Niner. If they ever get released I'll probably end up with a carbon frame.
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    Too bad you didn't spring for a better frame.
    What's wrong with his frame?

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    I remember my years of working in a bike shop - each paycheck went to parts. Those were the XTR days for me...

    Great work!
    My bike is heavier than yours - it does not have Carbon or Titanium parts - I love it!

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    Re: My Mukluk is on a Diet!

    Crazy how much you lost on that. I remember when the first Mukluk came out and how it was the must-have frame. Funny when something sells so well how all of a sudden it can become not cool to some people.

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    Nice bike! Looks like it needs a short cage derailleur Matt. And that saddle makes my balls cringe when I look at it. I'd hate to get "snagged" on it . Other than that, great work.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Thanks Stevob. Yeah that's the derailleur that came on it but I have a short cage X7 on order.

    I always say that I'm training myself for prison when people ask me how I can ride that saddle. ;-) I've been on it for 4 years now.
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattkock View Post
    If they ever get released I'll probably end up with a carbon frame.
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    Everytime I say the name of this bike I picture the Wampa out of StarWars
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