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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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    Soooo hot!

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    I really like all the red ano bolts, where did you pick them up.
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    I use to use anodized bolts on my other bikes but it got
    too expensive.
    Now I use nail polish or modeling paint

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    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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    Yep ....sent a lot of money his way
    He has Ti spindles for Eggbeaters and other pedals
    at great prices .
    They are on my next round of mods

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    I just bought Ti Eggbeater spindles from Ward Industries. Very nice, 40gms lighter than the SL spindles for the pair for $50
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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    Awesome.
    I love white bikes
    And the red-black-white colour scheme is my favorite
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    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.

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    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.
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    Nice build! Any particular reason you went from the revelation to the reba?

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

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    very nice!

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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
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    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 .
    So my shop swapped forks from another RM he had in stock (as it fit) .
    I saved a pound with the swap also
    I think the white fork looks better on it then the black one too
    Definitely looks stellar. I'm sure it will ride just as nice as it looks!

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    Now down to 26.14 pounds with more mods planned.

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    Now down to 26.14 pounds with more mods planned.

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    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!

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    Hmm, my 970 is down to 24.9 lbs. You've got a long way to go

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    What was the 970's stock weight before your mods ?

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    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!

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    Cool! what size is the frame?

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    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

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    I see that ccaddy is using an old tube as a chainstay protector . . . . is that the best option? Advice would be appreciated.

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    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 .

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