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    MIII frame weight?

    What does the frame weigh with an air shock.

    I saw a medium at the San Rafael Performance. Picking it up it felt pretty heavy in the rear with Reba and Rockshox air shock. Maybe it was the Maxis 2.35 tires. Maybe The Truvative BB and cranks and what looked like steel railed seat. Too heavy for a primary bike for trails with much climbing. But maybe it was just a heavy build.

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    Could have a lot to do with the build - those tires are indeed heavy - I have a set that I ran for a bit last year, but I used em on my 7" travel bike and not on my Belair.

    Maybe the wheelset is heavy too on that model.

    the frame won't be as light as your Tracer I suspect Ray, but you know how effecient the dw link system is, so a little extra frame weight won't be a huge issue.
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    Naestep has your answer...

    but minus the shock - just under 7 lbs. So not a super lightweight, but that probably bodes well for those who would heap on the abuse, as the longer travel forks these days will tempt one to do...
    But that is a heavy build, too. Those tires, wheels, cranks, bars, and stem all probly weigh 1.5x what I'd pick for a trailbike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    but minus the shock - just under 7 lbs. So not a super lightweight, but that probably bodes well for those who would heap on the abuse, as the longer travel forks these days will tempt one to do...
    But that is a heavy build, too. Those tires, wheels, cranks, bars, and stem all probly weigh 1.5x what I'd pick for a trailbike.
    So about 7.25 with air shock. Sounds like about 1/2 - 3/4 pound heavier than a 5-spot with the same shock.

    I've got to demo one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derby
    So about 7.25 with air shock. Sounds like about 1/2 - 3/4 pound heavier than a 5-spot with the same shock.

    I've got to demo one.

    - ray
    Yup, and about 1/2 to 3/4 the price of a 5-spot too
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    What about the Azure? Is it lighter weight and

    able to be used as a trail bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by derby
    So about 7.25 with air shock. Sounds like about 1/2 - 3/4 pound heavier than a 5-spot with the same shock.

    I've got to demo one.

    - ray

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    I'd say for pure XC/race style rides, go Azure. If all Mountain/Enduro/Light FR is your thing (as it is mine) Go MK3 for sure.

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