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    EG-lite finalized... well almost

    Embarked on my second EG build late last year to use more for XC and enduro type rides and target 28lb without overly fragile weenie parts...

    Finally got the new fork last week.

    As is 28.25lb-- with a 1/4 lb to drop with new rotor by tomorrow. A few more ti bolts and a few more small bits should see sub 28.
    EG-lite finalized... well almost-20130516_230142-1-.jpg

    ... lightweight bits. 0.8lb bar/stem combo
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    The biggest weight saver till date... help drop almost a pound
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    Have not gone back to full lycra... old 36lb EG is still right there, ready for some action next Fri
    EG-lite finalized... well almost-20130516_225903.jpg

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    Sweet, bar looks sharp.. WTB rims been good to me, have a 25mm set from bikerbob from 2006 still going




    ^^Check your front rotor

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    Looking sharp! Fun to see the versatility of the El Guapo!

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    28 pounds!? Wow... heavy for an XC bike but for a trail/am bike, that's pretty light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prancisfena View Post
    28 pounds!? Wow... heavy for an XC bike but for a trail/am bike, that's pretty light.
    Yea, would be a pig by today's standard for xc but lugging my other 36lb EG for 4 yrs.. 28 now feels like a rocket.

    Can still drop it to ~26 with tires and a rigid post but I dont want to sacrifice too much at this point unless maybe for a 12hr race.

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    Hoping for an EG lite too.

    Quote Originally Posted by anvil_den View Post
    Yea, would be a pig by today's standard for xc but lugging my other 36lb EG for 4 yrs.. 28 now feels like a rocket.

    Can still drop it to ~26 with tires and a rigid post but I dont want to sacrifice too much at this point unless maybe for a 12hr race.
    The tires, I'd agree with - but I say stick with the dropper.

    Just built up my own EG - still have a 150mm fork on it though (from my old bike). I still have to swap my 31.6mm reverb for a 30.9 - borrowed a standard post. It's been one ride and I miss my reverb already haha.

    I'm hoping it hits lower than 30 pounds though.

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    28lbl... lots of jealousy from me... hahah
    lots of swapping needed to drop near there... currently my setup is 14kg...

    anyway, i like that orange stand... very nice

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    anvil what bar and stem are those?

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    You need an EG TR26 to go with that EG!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liternit View Post
    anvil what bar and stem are those?
    Bar's a Carver Ti OS 730mm from bikeman.com. with a Po1nt One 70mm. Can lose a few more grams with ti bolt but its good enuf as is.

    Bar is a little flexy compared to my usual but works well with the intended build for this bike. Best investment was the fork change. Dropping almost a pound was nite and day on the trail these 2 days that sees lots of rollers and pedaling.

    Boone-- what I need right now is to lose the 11 extra lbs gained in the last yr

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    Anvil thanks! The stem with the top cap in it looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liternit View Post
    Anvil thanks! The stem with the top cap in it looks great.
    actually this is one that doesnt have a top cap to help keep weight down
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    I meant integrated, the only issue is you have to cut the fork steering down to your size. I like to keep full length in case I sell it Im a cheap bastard!

    But its one of the best looking stems I have ever seen, your bike looks amazing!
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    Really nice build! Where'd you pick up the Slant from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalray View Post
    Really nice build! Where'd you pick up the Slant from?
    Guess it wont be applicable for you guys, buddy is one of the distro here in Singapore so I get my Xf stuff as soon as they ship. Guess u can just call up xf direct in US and they should be able to sort it out if you don't have a distro nearby.

    The only down side so far is the brake mount-- by default for 8" rotors only. Otherwise Im really rocking the fork now.

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    Thanks for the info!
    Wish I was that close to them, I'd be all over that fork. Looks like it's going to be great, waiting to see some reviews.
    I've been riding maguras which share that 8" mount, I think it's a great idea actually. Given the intended purpose of the fork it only makes sense.

    Thanks again!

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