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    Khs Xct535

    Ok here is a quick pic of my build in progress....

    List w/ prices
    KHS XCT 535 $299
    Fox Float RL140 $349
    SRAMX7 Shifters $32 (I choose these over the X9 because I like indicators)
    SRAMX9 R.D. $56
    Easton EA70 Bar $29
    Easton EA50 Post $15
    Raceface XC stem $39
    MAVIC 521 X9 Hubs $189
    Shimano LX Crank $79

    ALL PARTS ARE BRAND NEW! Everything bought on a budget and weight concerns! I want the price to stay around $1200

    That is what I have so far (rims arn't here yet). I'll post a pic when it is more complete. The only thing I still need are hydro brakes, pedals, and shifter housing.

    The bike is 17lbs right now as pictured. I am hoping to stay under 25!! Wheelset is gunna bring it up to 21lbs.... (1950grams)..
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    looks good so far, what size frame is it?

    If you can keep it under 25lbs that'd be quite an accomplishment. A stock one (large frame) weighs 31.5-32lbs

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    Frame is a medium. I shed 2lbs from the fork alone from the stock bike! The rims (521 Mavic) are a little heavy duty so to speak then a true XC rim but I ride aggressive and did not want to go real light on the wheelset.

    The bars/stem are real light. I'm not looking for paper light because of my aggressive style but I do climb a bit so I wanted to consider it.

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    Update!!!

    Only a couple minor things left. I just ordered an AVID bleed kit so I can shorten the brake lines. All in all, build ran under $1500. Not bad for a full suspension, under 30lbs bike eh??!
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    looks good! i plan on buying one of those frames to replace my hardtail. how tall are you?
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    I am about 5'10 and the medium size is PERFECT.

    NOTE: I am replacing the pedals I HATE them lol..
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    What did the final weight come in at? I'm curious about it compared to the 604 builds I'm more familiar with.


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    To be honest, I think I am at 30lbs. I need to weigh the bike a little more accurate. I really thought I'd be around 28lbs... All the stuff at the end of the build really adds up.

    I really didn't build it as a cross-country bike anyhow. It's more of an all-mountain bike. I am a pretty aggressive rider so I wanted to beef up certain components such as the bars and wheels. In the spring, I will take it to the LBS to get it weighed.
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    I've been trying hard to get the size of the head tube for the xct 535....issit 1 1'8 or 1 5''...can anyone feed me the answer...tks

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    1 1/8 Standard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom
    1 1/8 Standard
    1 1/8 Standard ZeroStack (aka InSet).

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    Yeah, sorry, forgot to point that out..
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    Parts list
    2008 KHS XCT535 140mm travel
    Rockshox Revelation team 150mm 20mmTA
    Manitou Evolver ISX6 intrinsic
    Avid Elixir CR carbon brakes 185mm rotors
    Kind Shock i900r dropper seatpost
    Hope hubs with Mavic XM719 rims
    Full SRAM X9 drivetrain
    That’s pretty much the main stuff, and all in all it weighs about 31lbs. im looking into lighter pedals which should drop about ˝ lb

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    NICE very nice.... I LOVE the seatpost. Have you ridden it yet? What do you think?
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    Here are a couple of updated pics.
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    heres a new pic with new pedals. new weight = 30.3 lbs

    had my first couple rides on it last week. while descending, it feels very precise. yet it climbs even better. next upgrade will most likely be a set of wider handlebars. i think this should improve feel and handling going downhill.


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    I really need to get that seatpost! Yeah, downhills are REAL nice, arn't they? I'm also climbing well with the bike, no pedal bob at all. Feels like, nimble, turns on a dime, and VERY stable on downhills... I am VERY happy!!!
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    Tks Paul ....just changed it to the aerozine integrated headsets...waiting for the crankbrothers wheelsets and my ride should be ready ride:-)

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    Bro skater, I like the rear shock , looks good...

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    Any idea what the frame weighs?

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    6.4lbs for medium.
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    How does it ride on trails and regular bumps when you are not riding aggressive?

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    I couldn't be happier with the way it handles pretty much everything. I think the word that best describes it is "fun". I know it's not real descriptive, but the bike is soooo fun to ride.
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    lol thats cool, I just cant seem to find much about them, I need something for casual and I wanna be stoooopid days
    gonna go pop on a 10 525 today I guess,

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    lol thats cool, I just cant seem to find much about them, I need something for casual and I wanna be stoooopid days
    gonna go pop on a 10 525 today I guess,

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