I have a Serum built up for the trail, not the scale. I'm wouldn't be too confident hammering a sub kilo frame the way I do this "overweight" Serum. My Small size frame was 1174 gms bare. Whatever. . .
Weight weenies are mostly inexperienced whiners who don't really ride anyway. I know this because I WAS ONE TILL I LEARNED HOW TO RIDE.
First I put a SID RLT Ti with a gasp . . 15mm thru axle on to optimize the front end handling.
A 2x10 hybrid drivetrain with the heaviest duty parts I could find. custom wheelset; White industries hubs with a heavy duty steel cassette body and Stans Arch front and 355 rear rims, Big fat Mutano 2.4s with OMG !! inner tubes inside. BB7 mechanical brakes so I can spend over 28 days in the back****ry without leaking or "bleeding" issues. A 282 gm Laser V saddle that's actually padded. I tried to build this as strong as possible and it still ended up just over 21 lbs.
I would post a picture but damn it's completely covered in dust from riding it over 30 miles today.
I have never been passed while riding this bike, but I'm in Texas so that isn't saying much. The big fad here seems to be the 29er which totally fails on the tight twisty singletrack local trails. again whatever
I'm barely 5'7" so I wouldn't succumb to that fad anyway. The Sette Serum is far and away the stiffest most comfortable hardtail I've ever ridden and I've owned over half a dozen high end frames. The frame likes a 100mm travel fork any more travel slows the steering too much for tight singletrack. This bikes a total joy to ride and was a great investment.
Sorry to sound cynical but this thread needed some balanced input from someone who actually rides.
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