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    2013 X-Cal 17.5", reflectors removed, no pedals: 27.2 lbs.

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    How much does your Marlin, Mamba, Cobia, X Calibur, Paragon weigh?

    2012 trek marlin 17.5 single speed

    -FSA xc 180 bars
    -Origin 8 pro UNO saddle
    -ODI rogue grips
    -Dirty dog reaper stem (Heavy!)
    -Avid Elixir 1 taperbore brakes (oem off 2013 Carve $35 on eBay)
    28.1 lbs.
    *just ordered*
    -Raceface Next SL carbon bars
    -WTB Lasdisc trail wheelset
    -Kenda negeval 29x2.35 tires
    I'm also looking for a fork probably x-fusion slide or Reba.

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    How much does your Marlin, Mamba, Cobia, X Calibur, Paragon weigh?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1360440786.785264.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamar83 View Post
    How's the x-fusion slide? I've got a 2012 marlin SS and I'm thinking about replacing the sr suntour w/ the slide 29 with remote lockout.
    Couldn't be happier with the Slide 29. I was enjoying it on the local singletrack but what really made me happy was how well it handled bombing down some of the unmaintained fire roads up in the mountains a few weeks ago. The weight difference between a stock fork and any decent fork is going to be substantial and this fork is definitely light.

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    Digging up an old thread. I finally got my 17.5" Cobia down to the bare frame. It weighs in at 1935g.

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    Cool -- good to know.

    FWIW Trek told me the Superfly AL "platinum"-series frame was about a half-pound lighter.

    At any rate, this just goes to show that the frame is not a major contributor to overall weight. I rode a Superfly SL Pro at a Trek demo. It felt insanely light. The rep said the frame was 8-hundred-something grams. But I'll bet the bulk of the weight savings was in the wheels and other components.

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    I was pleasantly surprised at the weight.

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    Got my 19" Mamba to 27.8lbs. Pictured hung with a strap that weighs 2oz.

    120mm Tower Pro fork, 180mm front rotor w/XT brakes, Truvativ cockpit- T30 stem, 700mm bars, and seatpost. XO casette, Sun Ringle wheels, 2.25 Nobby Nic, 2.2 Ardent, SLX cranks, SLX mid cage RD, setup 2x9 with a BBG bash guard. This thing flies downhill with a HTA around 68.6 degrees. May try an angled headset later.


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    Anyone know what the factory 2013 19" Mamba is? I started the build up
    XT cranks 2-10 40/28
    XT chain
    XT front mech
    XT rear mech
    XT cassett 1-10 11/36
    XT pedals (inbound)
    XT 2-10 shifters
    Thomson post
    Thomson clamp
    Thomson carbon flat xc bar (inbound)
    Thomson x4 stem 100mm 10deg rise
    Selli Gl Flow Carbon Seat
    WTB Clamp Grips
    Manitou Tower Pro (Inbound)
    Hope pro evo 2 hubs (inbound)
    Hope skewers (inbound)
    spokes DT Swiss w/brass niples (inbound)
    WTS I23 Frequency wheels (inbound) W/stans valves and tape
    Conti X Kings 2.2 Protect Black Chili

    I'm hoping I can get this below 28.5.
    I been using a spread sheet to keep track of the weights as part came off and on. I forgot to weigh the bike prior to starting. I wasn't going to worry but once I started weighing things it was cool and now is a addition. I have been riding for 20 years and have never weighed parts but ts fun to do.....

    My old Stumpy, Shock is wasted that's how I ended up with the Mamba.




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    Don't recall exactly. It was approx 30.5lbs no pedals for a 19"

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    Well Just installed the
    Tower Pro
    2238g RockShox XC32 w/coil spring
    1718g Tower Pro after I cut the steer tube & installed lower race
    That's 1.14 lbs

    Thomson Carbon Bars are just plain awesome.

    Wheels should be in today. When replacing the fork found the headset seal was torn from incorrect install or adjustment. When I test rode it the HS was popping as if out of adjustment, They rolled it in and re-adjusted it but I think the seal was broke at that point. I'm thinking, a hope or king HS in in the future.







    Wheelset installed.
    Published weight 31.0
    Actual after upgrades w/pump & cyclometer 26.2
    I have a Hope HS, Skewers, and XT pedals still inbound
    Never owned a set of hopes always ran XT hubs, wow I like the noise as well. In TX we have a lot of Hike/Bike trails and it will let em know I'm coming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jroberts1968 View Post
    Well Just installed the
    Tower Pro
    2238g RockShox XC32 w/coil spring
    1718g Tower Pro after I cut the steer tube & installed lower race
    That's 1.14 lbs

    Thomson Carbon Bars are just plain awesome.

    Wheels should be in today. When replacing the fork found the headset seal was torn from incorrect install or adjustment. When I test rode it the HS was popping as if out of adjustment, They rolled it in and re-adjusted it but I think the seal was broke at that point. I'm thinking, a hope or king HS in in the future.







    Wheelset installed.
    Published weight 31.0
    Actual after upgrades w/pump & cyclometer 26.2
    I have a Hope HS, Skewers, and XT pedals still inbound
    Never owned a set of hopes always ran XT hubs, wow I like the noise as well. In TX we have a lot of Hike/Bike trails and it will let em know I'm coming!
    I ended up installing 785 XT disc brakes Set w/Ice Tech Rotors, King Inset 1 headset.

    25.7 lb the bike is really great climbs and descends awesome.


    [IMG]http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z408/JBIArmory/2013-06-01_22-01-44_397_zpsfaa486fd.jpg[/IMG


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    Re: How much does your Marlin, Mamba, Cobia, X Calibur, Paragon weigh?

    Last I weighed my Marlin it was 28-29 lbs. That was before new wheels or conversion to 2x10. Guessing around 27.5 now without accessories installed.




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    Deore hollowtech crankset
    Odi grips
    Avid brake levers
    Slx 2x10 fd,rd and '13 slx 2/3x10 shifters
    Ashimu Airotors 180mm
    Alex dp20 XC wheelset with Slx hubs
    Kenda karma tires.
    Raceface chainrings.
    Jagwire cables/housings

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    Great setups everyone!. Once drivetrain is done, thinking of going 2x10 and tubeless. Any recommendations on tires? Looking at the Crossmark UST's

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    My 2013 Wahoo.. Size large 19..
    Built with Fox f29 100mm
    M970 XTR cranks
    M970 XTR front mech (fitted after pic was taken)
    XO rear mech
    XTR 970 11-34 cassette
    XO shifters
    XTR chain
    Hope mono mini brakes with floating 180-160 rotors and braided hoses
    Hope pro2 evo SP on crest rims
    Bontrager 29-3 front tyre, Rocket Ron rear, tubeless
    Superstar headset
    Salsa seatclamp
    USE Sumo carbon seatpost
    Answer protaper AM carbon bars
    FSA OS 190 carbon faceplate 90mm stem
    ODI Yeti lock on grips
    SDG Belair ti saddle
    Time Atac carbon pedals

    It rides lovely and weighs 24.3 lbs with pedals..

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    First upgrade on 2013 Mamba?

    Along the lines of this thread, I just got a 2013 Trek Mamba. I eventually wanna upgrade the fork to handle bigger drops/jumps and soak up bumpy terrain at speed. Any recommendations? ..I need to buy a fork that has been specifically designed for G2 geometry right? E.g. upgrade to the same fork that is used on the X-Cal? Or are there better options for more or less money? ...or would tubeless tires/rims be a better first investment? I'm currently allllll stock except for pedals...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluntrager View Post
    Along the lines of this thread, I just got a 2013 Trek Mamba. I eventually wanna upgrade the fork to handle bigger drops/jumps and soak up bumpy terrain at speed. Any recommendations? ..I need to buy a fork that has been specifically designed for G2 geometry right? E.g. upgrade to the same fork that is used on the X-Cal? Or are there better options for more or less money? ...or would tubeless tires/rims be a better first investment? I'm currently allllll stock except for pedals...
    The truth is, I've only been able to find The rock Shox Revelation as a possible fit on the bike. The issue that we are going to have those of us who own a trek mamba Cobia x-cal or wahoo is that all of those frames have the exact same geometry So, finding a solution for that is going to be difficult when you try to replace the front fork. Remember, we bought cross country bikes that are not designed or built for all mountain or other trail riding. So, if we start adding all mountain or trail components onto our bike we may in-depth getting better performance that were looking for but it's certainly not going to be ideal unless we go all out and replace our cross country bikes for an all mountain ride, just my $ 0.02
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChewynMe View Post
    The truth is, I've only been able to find The rock Shox Revelation as a possible fit on the bike. The issue that we are going to have those of us who own a trek mamba Cobia x-cal or wahoo is that all of those frames have the exact same geometry So, finding a solution for that is going to be difficult when you try to replace the front fork. Remember, we bought cross country bikes that are not designed or built for all mountain or other trail riding. So, if we start adding all mountain or trail components onto our bike we may in-depth getting better performance that were looking for but it's certainly not going to be ideal unless we go all out and replace our cross country bikes for an all mountain ride, just my $ 0.02
    Thanks for the input, I was thinking a Recon Silver or Gold might also fit, but for those, I doubt I'd notice enough difference to justify droppin that much cash anyways. ...Ah yes, the curse of the cross country mountain bikes haha. The best offerings for under $1000, yet the bikes have their limitations. I say, break the curse! I will ride my bike all over every mountain until it breaks or I do. All in the meanwhile still riding XC to get in shape and have fun.

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    17.5 Superfly AL Elite (Without the pedals and 2 bottle cages it weighs 25 lbs exactly.)

    But becaue of the way it rides it feels lighter to me!!

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    Good pic. I didn't like the white paintjob at first, but it grows on you.

    Did you replace the fork? My stanchions are white too. Different grips too?

    They aren't the lightest bikes around. Mine was 26.6 with pedals and computer, after I removed the reflectors and shortened the handlebars and seatpost. I went 2x10 with RaceFace rings and replaced that massive cassette with an XT, so am close to 25 now. Went tubeless also. But you're right, the way it handles makes it feel a lot lighter than it is. Very little flex.

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    I gotta put some work in on my 2013 Mamba this winter, after riding my 2012 Fuel ex8 she feels like a boat anchor. Thinking Stans Arch rims, SLX crank, SLX brakes, lighter bars and possibly a Tower Pro.

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    How much does your Marlin, Mamba, Cobia, X Calibur, Paragon weigh?

    How much does your Marlin, Mamba, Cobia, X Calibur, Paragon weigh?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1374954611.067344.jpg swapped out my fork for a rigid Salsa one ad added a longer stem and Maid bars for a trip coming up. As it sits here with a full seat bag it was a little over 26lbs. My wheelset and tires are a place I could save a lot of weight but they've been solid and reliable when I'm far from any services. Rigid fork and Maid bars definitely gave the bike a much more comfortable riding position.

    I'll be swapping the heavy Bronson's for some 700x35 tires for the route. Trying to keep the bike plus all my gear loaded up to as close to 35lbs as I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Cup View Post
    Couldn't be happier with the Slide 29. I was enjoying it on the local singletrack but what really made me happy was how well it handled bombing down some of the unmaintained fire roads up in the mountains a few weeks ago. The weight difference between a stock fork and any decent fork is going to be substantial and this fork is definitely light.
    I've replaced the stock fork on my marlin to a Manitou MAtch29 Absolute plus and love it. Although being in BC really puts a fork through its paces. I rode the suntour for about 7 months and it was finally getting quite plush surprisingly enough( yeah i know not a possible thing for suntour but it was getting there), but now riding the Manitou on rolling some sizeable drops (1-1 1/2 feet)and constant one after the other, the fork performs very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluntrager View Post
    Along the lines of this thread, I just got a 2013 Trek Mamba. I eventually wanna upgrade the fork to handle bigger drops/jumps and soak up bumpy terrain at speed. Any recommendations? ..I need to buy a fork that has been specifically designed for G2 geometry right? E.g. upgrade to the same fork that is used on the X-Cal? Or are there better options for more or less money? ...or would tubeless tires/rims be a better first investment? I'm currently allllll stock except for pedals...
    You can search for G2 forks on Ebay. I replaced mine with just a Manitou MAtch 29 Absolute+ and it isn't G2. G2 is great, yes it makes the opffset easier to roll out drops but if you are a decent rider you should be able to roll out most drops.

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    Re: How much does your Marlin, Mamba, Cobia, X Calibur, Paragon weigh?

    The fork is one of the best investments for the ride and weight savings. I dropped 1 1/2 pounds by just replacing the fork. I put a fox float on my 12 cobia. Got lucky because it had the G2 offset. I believe the manitou has the closest offset to G2.

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