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    My Ibis Silk Ti is COMPLETE! Pics...I hope

    Okay, I've never posted a pic before, so I'm not sure if it's going to work. If it does, then you're looking at one fine XC machine. Current weight w/ rather heavy UST tires is 22.6 lbs. With Stan's and some lighter tires I can probably knock off another half pound or so. It's a sweet ride.

    Component break down:

    -Race Face Next ISIS crank set (may switch out Race Face rings for Sugino Supershifter III when the current rings wear out)

    -American Classic BB (high quality, light BB)

    -SRAM X.O shifters, rear derail (SOLID shifting, light)

    -Thompson Elite seat post (Good, solid post. Not the lightest, though)

    -Mavic Crossmax SL wheels (Light. I'm 190 lb and they've held up well; plus the tubeless factor is a major plus)

    -Paul's Motolight brakes, Love levers (kick ass stopping power when paired w/ ceramic rims-wet or dry)

    -Egg Beater Triple Ti pedals (best pedals out there, IMO)

    -Easton EC90 bar (still kind of scared of a carbon bar)

    -Fox F80 RLT fork (half pound heavier than the SID I used to use, but the extra stiffness and "plushness" more than make up for the extra weight)

    -King head set (the best)

    -Selle Italia Flight saddle (I've had it for 15 years and it still works)

    -Salsa Carbon brake booster (adds an extra 50 g, but it's worth it)

    -Michelin Comp S 1.95 tubeless rear tire; WTB Weirwolf 2.1 DNA tubeless front tire)

    Anyway, just thought I'd share my "dream bike" with you guys. The Silk Ti works so well that I have no intentions of getting a different frame; I'm just going to continue to upgrade the components.

    Craig T
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    Nice ride!! Super sexy porn. Enjoy it!
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    Wow....

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig T
    Okay, I've never posted a pic before, so I'm not sure if it's going to work. If it does, then you're looking at one fine XC machine. Current weight w/ rather heavy UST tires is 22.6 lbs. With Stan's and some lighter tires I can probably knock off another half pound or so. It's a sweet ride.

    Component break down:

    -Race Face Next ISIS crank set (may switch out Race Face rings for Sugino Supershifter III when the current rings wear out)

    -American Classic BB (high quality, light BB)

    -SRAM X.O shifters, rear derail (SOLID shifting, light)

    -Thompson Elite seat post (Good, solid post. Not the lightest, though)

    -Mavic Crossmax SL wheels (Light. I'm 190 lb and they've held up well; plus the tubeless factor is a major plus)

    -Paul's Motolight brakes, Love levers (kick ass stopping power when paired w/ ceramic rims-wet or dry)

    -Egg Beater Triple Ti pedals (best pedals out there, IMO)

    -Easton EC90 bar (still kind of scared of a carbon bar)

    -Fox F80 RLT fork (half pound heavier than the SID I used to use, but the extra stiffness and "plushness" more than make up for the extra weight)

    -King head set (the best)

    -Selle Italia Flight saddle (I've had it for 15 years and it still works)

    -Salsa Carbon brake booster (adds an extra 50 g, but it's worth it)

    -Michelin Comp S 1.95 tubeless rear tire; WTB Weirwolf 2.1 DNA tubeless front tire)

    Anyway, just thought I'd share my "dream bike" with you guys. The Silk Ti works so well that I have no intentions of getting a different frame; I'm just going to continue to upgrade the components.

    Craig T
    Very Nice....

    Does your AC Bottom Bracket have the replaceable bearings? I want to find out how well these work.

    Also, I notice you are using bar ends with an EC90 handlebar. Any problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig T

    -Fox F80 RLT fork (half pound heavier than the SID I used to use, but the extra stiffness and "plushness" more than make up for the extra weight)


    Craig T

    Could you tell me the weight in grams of that fork?
    I'm runnin an '02 Duke race that I want to upgrade to something lighter. I was thinking of a '04 sid team but if that FOX fork is near the weight and more heavy duty then I'd consider it.

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    Paul Brakes.....

    Very nice ride. I used those brakes on my S-Works and absolutely hated them. I was literally adjusting them before every ride. They were nice thought with every part being machined. How do you like them. Do you ever have that problem.

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    Beautiful! Ive always loves that desing. That and the bowti. Castellanos doing the silk ti design now and that looks like a nice bike as well. Very nicely built!
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    NIce Bike

    The Silk Ti was my first option, but to hard to get one here in Mex, so I opted for a Dean Duke, no regrets, but that Silk makes my head shake....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFireMedic
    Very Nice....

    Does your AC Bottom Bracket have the replaceable bearings? I want to find out how well these work.

    Also, I notice you are using bar ends with an EC90 handlebar. Any problems?
    Yes, the AC has replacable bearings. So far no problems w/ using bar ends w/ the EC90. I made sure not to clamp them down too hard. I'm more concerned w/ the fragitlity of the bar itself-w/ or w/out bar ends. Haven't quite been able to get the thought of the bar snapping on a rough decent out of my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atbcrash
    Very nice ride. I used those brakes on my S-Works and absolutely hated them. I was literally adjusting them before every ride. They were nice thought with every part being machined. How do you like them. Do you ever have that problem.
    I had some initial difficulties w/ set up, but they've been great since. I haven't had to adjust them in a long time. I think it took a while for the bolt to get properly seated-torquing it down a little here and a little there before it finally took. I've been using them for about two years and I really like them. Briefly rode a bike w/ Magura Marta SLs and the Paul's felt at least as powerful. Of course there was no rain, but I live in SoCal so I don't have too worry much about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattv2099
    Could you tell me the weight in grams of that fork?
    I'm runnin an '02 Duke race that I want to upgrade to something lighter. I was thinking of a '04 sid team but if that FOX fork is near the weight and more heavy duty then I'd consider it.
    I don't know what it is in grams, but Fox lists the fork at 3.33 pounds. I've heard many other say that the actual weight is 3.5 pounds. I tend to believe them. The Fox added about 1/2 pound to the overall weight of my bike.

    The Sid Team is definetley going to be lighter, but I still prefer the Fox. However, I weigh 190 pounds so I need a fork with som extra stiffness. In addition, it feels like it's getting more travel than the SID-actually getting 80 mm of travel which the SID could never quite achieve-and the travel is smoother.

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    Don't really care for the Ibis rear... but the Silk Ti, and the way you have yours setup; very nice indeed. A bike you can keep for long time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattv2099
    Could you tell me the weight in grams of that fork?
    I'm runnin an '02 Duke race that I want to upgrade to something lighter. I was thinking of a '04 sid team but if that FOX fork is near the weight and more heavy duty then I'd consider it.
    My F80RLT was 1566 uncut (03), newer ones seem to be in the low 1600's. I've also own several 02 Dukes, they don't come close to the performance of the Fox, the Race is the worst of them all, SL is more plush and is only slightly smoother than the XC.
    Duke Race 1560g
    Duke SL 80mm 1622g
    Duke XC 1628g
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