My Element 950 mods

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  • 08-12-2012
    ccaddy
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    My Element 950 mods
    Just got done the first round of changes on my newly aquired 950 .

    Easton EA 90's set up tubeless
    Rockshok Reba RL
    Alligator i Link shift cables
    Carbon stem cap
    Assorted red detailing
    Presently comes in at 27.2 pounds .
    By comparisson , my Cannondale Rush(alloy) with carbon Lefty and carbon and
    Ti bits was 26.7 pounds .

    Not done yet ......
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  • 08-12-2012
    glorth2
    Soooo hot!
  • 08-13-2012
    jrastories
    I really like all the red ano bolts, where did you pick them up.
  • 08-13-2012
    ccaddy
    I use to use anodized bolts on my other bikes but it got
    too expensive.
    Now I use nail polish or modeling paint ;)
  • 08-13-2012
    rockyuphill
  • 08-13-2012
    ccaddy
    Yep ....sent a lot of money his way :p
    He has Ti spindles for Eggbeaters and other pedals
    at great prices .
    They are on my next round of mods :thumbsup:
  • 08-13-2012
    rockyuphill
    I just bought Ti Eggbeater spindles from Ward Industries. Very nice, 40gms lighter than the SL spindles for the pair for $50
  • 08-13-2012
    r1Gel
    Awesome.
    I love white bikes :D
    And the red-black-white colour scheme is my favorite :thumbsup::thumbsup:
  • 08-15-2012
    zonoskar
    Agree, very nice build. Great idea to paint the bolts in stead of using anodized ones. Saves a lot of money and also I wouldn't want to run alu bolts in my stem.
  • 08-15-2012
    ccaddy
    I had the Ward spindles on my last bike.
    After a couple seasons the threads went "soft" and
    I couldnt use them in other bikes although I think thats
    more of a Ti issue not Wards.
  • 08-15-2012
    Flatline52
    Nice build! Any particular reason you went from the revelation to the reba?
  • 08-15-2012
    ccaddy
    The thru axle on the Revelation was too wide for the Easton hub .
    Easton wasnt about to make dif sized hub caps till 2013 :eekster: .
    So my shop swapped forks from another RM he had in stock (as it fit) .
    I saved a pound with the swap also :thumbsup:
    I think the white fork looks better on it then the black one too :thumbsup::thumbsup:
  • 08-15-2012
    Blake8418
    very nice!
  • 08-15-2012
    ccaddy
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    The fork swap necessitated a different stem .
    The spacer stack with the Revelation was aprx 1"
    high (see pic with Easton stem) .
    The Easton stem was straight with zero rise .
    The stack with the Reba is way shorter ( see new pic....red spacer ) .

    It felt to low for me so I put a dif stem on it with a slight rise and now
    it feels pretty much as it did before :thumbsup:
  • 08-16-2012
    Flatline52
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ccaddy View Post
    The thru axle on the Revelation was too wide for the Easton hub .
    Easton wasnt about to make dif sized hub caps till 2013 :eekster: .
    So my shop swapped forks from another RM he had in stock (as it fit) .
    I saved a pound with the swap also :thumbsup:
    I think the white fork looks better on it then the black one too :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Definitely looks stellar. I'm sure it will ride just as nice as it looks!
  • 09-08-2012
    ccaddy
    Now down to 26.14 pounds with more mods planned.
  • 09-08-2012
    ccaddy
    Now down to 26.14 pounds with more mods planned.
  • 09-08-2012
    njnets23
    Ditto, very nice indeed. I got my 970 down to 26.75 (with pedals, tubeless, but bigger tires)... but then put a dropper post on so I've gone the other direction!
  • 09-09-2012
    zonoskar
    Hmm, my 970 is down to 24.9 lbs. You've got a long way to go :)
  • 09-09-2012
    ccaddy
    What was the 970's stock weight before your mods ?
  • 09-09-2012
    njnets23
    24.9 is great - nice job.

    I believe the stock weight w/o pedals for a medium (either 17 or 18.5) is 26.6.

    I've gotten a custom built, 1500 gram wheel set (wtb i19, dt swiss comp spokes, chris King iso), but then put on WTB TCS 2.2 Bronson and 2.2 Wolverine tires and the FOX D.O.S.S. Mine is now just a hair over 28 pounds.

    I'll tell you this, I don't race, but I participated in a 46 mile, 7,000 ft elevation gain/climbing ride today and I wouldn't trade the tires or the dropper for the weight! Of course, I wish I could have both!
  • 10-20-2012
    sunvalleylaw
    Cool! what size is the frame?
  • 10-20-2012
    BJF
    970 18.5
    Weight 26.69 with pedals.

    Changes
    Ec70 wide bar
    Foam grips
    Xtr trail brakes with 180 rotors
    Ikon tire front and rear
    Tubeless
    Time ti carbon pedals
    Enve setback post
    Specialized carbon phenom seat
  • 11-02-2012
    Phatass
    I see that ccaddy is using an old tube as a chainstay protector . . . . is that the best option? Advice would be appreciated.
  • 11-02-2012
    ccaddy
    I put the tube on from day one because of no immediate alternative and Im
    looking .
    Top section is just electrical tape .
    I may try something else soon .
    Ive seen half sectioned plastic hose used but am
    unsure of its weight .
    Stay tuned .