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    Race your Mono?

    Do any of you guys race Monos? I just got an '09 Flight on ebay for $700, and I'm wondering if it's worth lightening up my Mono, or if I should get a dedicated race rig.

    I raced a 26" FS last year, and figured I would try a 29er SS this year.

    Thanks.

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    Depends on how serious you are. If you aren't expecting to make podium every race then you should be fine. I don't race but I may try with mine. My 19" came in at 28lbs with a few heavier parts. Get some light wheels/tires and carbon bits and go to town.

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    There is a local guy here that races one in the SS class. I can't remember if he has a Reba or Fox fork, but he's won some races with it.

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    this dude races his:


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    i just raced mine yesterday, and i bet my 28ish lb. 07 cog had around 5 lbs on most of the people i raced.

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    Racing mine at the end of the month. 25lbs SS

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    Quote Originally Posted by CupOfJava
    Racing mine at the end of the month. 25lbs SS
    What is your setup losing 3 lbs would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the5ifty
    What is your setup losing 3 lbs would be nice.
    It might be a little less now that I shed my gears and went back to single speed, maybe closer to 23 lbs

    Fox RLC Fork
    Juicy Ultimate Brake
    Thomson X2 Stem / Thomson Elite seatpost
    WTB Laser Disc Hubs/Stans Flow Rims/DT Comp Spokes
    Kenda Small Block 8 (love these tires)
    XT Cranks
    Truvativ Noir low rise bar
    Odi lock grips
    Blackspire 34T chainring
    WTB Single Duty 20T cog
    Cane Creek S-2 headset
    Zipp Skewers
    Specialized Indy saddle (comfortable)
    Last edited by CupOfJava; 04-21-2010 at 06:44 AM.

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