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    New On One Whippet! Soon to be 650b

    Ok, so I received my un decaled Whippet in Matt Lacquer last week.
    It's a very nice frame for the price, weight came in at 1380 grams...a little bit over the claimed weight, but not bad.

    I love the unidirectional carbon look. It's kinda marbled in some areas, and painted black on every joint, for a cleaner look, although, they missed a spot on the bb area...you can see the resin, or epoxy..looks fugly, like undone, but it's done, just not painted black...which I'll have to spray a little bit of black to cover that up. Totally fine just like that...but you know.

    Ordered some aluminum blue ano bottle cage bolts, seat clamp, and carbon headset. Waiting for ZTR crest 650b rims, shimano XT parts and some other stuff to build it up. Can't wait!

    Here is a pic of the bike with a brand new Sr Suntour Axon fork, which is very nice and smooth believe it or not. Going to use 26" wheels for a couple of rides until I buy some hubs and fork for the 650b build.

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    On-One Whippet 650b XC machine

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    Nice! Can't wait to see it built up. I take it the Axon does not fit 650b?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith View Post
    Nice! Can't wait to see it built up. I take it the Axon does not fit 650b?
    You know I did a mock up this morning with the 26 wheels I'm going to use in the mean time...and I'm pretty sure I could fit a quasi in the Axon fork...but I doubt It'll clear the crown...It just look that way to me. I'll have to wait until I get my 650b wheels built up.
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    Heres the mockup...15.5 lbs so far. Cool!

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    Nice . . . what do you think, 21-22lbs or so for the final product?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero Signal View Post
    Nice . . . what do you think, 21-22lbs or so for the final product?
    I'm leaning more towards 22 lbs at the mo'
    We'll see! Plan on building light 650b wheels...cx ray spokes, ztr crests and possibly american classic or hope hubs...I like hope, although there not too light.

    Running almost full XT 2x10 so....yeah, I'll be happy with 22 lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhbomber View Post
    I'm leaning more towards 22 lbs at the mo'
    We'll see! Plan on building light 650b wheels...cx ray spokes, ztr crests and possibly american classic or hope hubs...I like hope, although there not too light.

    Running almost full XT 2x10 so....yeah, I'll be happy with 22 lbs
    What does the whippet need to be 650b, does it need different dropouts ? (longer to give more clearance) . Apart from a different fork can you just put the bigger wheels on and that's it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nsynk View Post
    What does the whippet need to be 650b, does it need different dropouts ? (longer to give more clearance) . Apart from a different fork can you just put the bigger wheels on and that's it?
    The frame needs nothing. The frame was designed with a lot of mud clearance, so it gives a lot of room for 650b.
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    ljsmith answered correctly. The frames clears. It has a LOT of clearance both around the chainstay yoke and the seat stays. Now I need to check for clearance on the suntour fork that I have.

    Suntour has a prototype in the works, so that tells me this 26" version, wont' fit at all. Bummer. It's a nice fork.

    Probably going to buy an X-Fusion Velvet in a couple of months.
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    Got a great deal on a Shimano XT crankset in black! I'll get it this week...Plan on getting the bike together by the beginning of next week. Cool!
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    Looking good! Do I see a direct mount for a FD there? It is interesting to see the differences between the Whippet and the 456C frames. I am guessing you are installing hydros there, your dropout will not work with a mech. caliper.

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    Another mock up...hopefully can get it build by tuesday! Can't wait to ride it!

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    Shimano XT crankset (38-26t), rear and front mechs and shifters.
    Look Quartz cromo pedals
    Shimano XTR disc brakes (the older model)
    Shimano XTR wheels (26" for the moment, already have ZTR Crest 650b rims)
    SRAM XX cassette
    SR Suntour AXON fork (To be changed for a 650b compatible fork, undecided)
    Nine aluminum handlebars (700mm)
    ESI silicone grips
    Thomson handlebar and 80mm stem from my Intense Tracer for the moment.
    Fizik gobi seat (from intense)

    Should be right around 22 lbs?
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    On-One Whippet 650b XC machine

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    Got these

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    It's built! Will post pictures tomorrow! It's at the mechanics house...

    Total weight, shimano xt, 26" wheels and suntour fork....21.25 lbs! cool! Didn't expect that!
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    Ok so I have pics now! I rode it around town, and I have to say, it's a rocket! Compared to my Intense Tracer VP at least. The weight is right on the 21.25 lb mark, and considering it has aluminum bars, seatpost and stem, heavy seat, and shimano xt it's light!

    Anyway here are some pics!








    plenty of room for my soon to be built 650b wheels!
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    So dhbomber, how's the Whippet six months on? Has it been 650b'd yet?

    I'm considering almost the same build for an XC/Enduro machine, perhaps with Fox F80's though (I love a steep head angle ).

    Rain Man.

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