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    My new bike . . .RFX

    Just got my new 2006 RFX. A mix of Sram, Shimano, Fox, Race Face, Thomson, DT Swiss, Kenda. It weighs 32 lbs on the nose. Took it out for a spin this morning, handles real nice and pretty quick for a 6" travel bike. Climbs great, well balanced, corners nice. Very fun to ride. I have greater respect for the folks spinning heavy bikes.
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    OMFG do I dig the color!

    Is that Olive ano or bronze?

    Looks sick, go get that sucker dirty like it should be.
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    Wow.. sweet RFX!

    Looks a pretty nice build!

    Congrats!

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    That is one sexy rig. How do you like your Fox Forks? I currently run a Pike 454 on my RFX and mine weighs in at 31 lbs...just got in a month or so ago.

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    Good looking RFX! Now go have some real fun on it and get it dirty.

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    Olive ano - I thought it would be a darker green. It is more gold than green. I was presently surprised with the color. I got it dirty this morning.

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    Only one ride with the Fox 36. First impressions - very stiff, reacts nicely to the terrain. Still dialing in the PSI.

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    Lookin Good !

    Looks great JT. I've seen that color in real life before, and I loved it.

    Congrats!

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    The bike pedals a lot more efficient than the weight suggests. I stopped playing the numbers game my first time out on mine.

    It's always odd to see people with RFX's lighter than mine, while running heavier components.

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    im with ya chiken boy. 31lbs with a dhxc and that s/post? not very likely. not sayin it isnt a super sweet ride and build jt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    im with ya chiken boy. 31lbs with a dhxc and that s/post? not very likely. not sayin it isnt a super sweet ride and build jt.
    That seatpost weighs less then a thomson and that seat most likely has Ti rails so it would be around 200grams.

    Look at the grips, brakes, drivetrain and pedals he is running - I believe the stated weight


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    I'm running a medium, 200 gm saddle, EA70 straight bar, light stem, light brakes, hubs. I'm still at 35 pounds.

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    CC - I indicated it was 32 lbs. For the skeptics - I weighed the bike on my digital scale. Here your go. I stand corrected - it is 31.92 lbs. I was surprised at the weight, I also thought it was going to be heavier.
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    Not bad. I have to figure out how to remove two pounds from mine.

    Nah, it feels good as-is.

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    Spit! mine's deep into 36#
    I'm sure my DH wheels, Control-Z flats, Gravity Dropper and 800# spring have something to do with it.

    Nice rig, congrats on a sensible light build!
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    NICE! and light!!! Same color as the one I got for my sweetie and I love the ano olive! Such a striking color! Congrats on your new fun-machine!
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    You know, that would mean the v.3 RFX is dangerously close into 5 Spot territory, no?

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    My 06 RFX is a Large and weighs 31 lbs. I have DT Swiss 240 hubs on 5.1 rims, Fox DHX Air, Pike 454, Race Face Atlas cranks, Kenda 2.35s, Sram X9, Avid Juicy Carbons, and a WTB Laser V Team seat.

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    My Spot is a few ounces over 30 lbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Daron
    My 06 RFX is a Large and weighs 31 lbs. I have DT Swiss 240 hubs on 5.1 rims, Fox DHX Air, Pike 454, Race Face Atlas cranks, Kenda 2.35s, Sram X9, Avid Juicy Carbons, and a WTB Laser V Team seat.
    I run a RP3, Pike 454 wind down, Thomson stem and seatpost, carbon bar, DT 240 in rear and Hope II in front, Mavic 819 w/ UST Nevegals, XT crank, XO shifters, X.9 rear derailleur, and Juicy brakes. Nothing super light but nothing super heavy. I find it tough to believe a RFX could be much under the weight of your bike.

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    well ill be! helluva build jt. hows about ya toss up the full spec? id love to see yer tricks.
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    The build . . .

    Frame:Large 2006 RFX
    Rear Shock: DHX coil
    Fork: Fox 36 TALAS R
    Wheelset: Hope pro2/DT5.1 rims
    Crankset: Shimano XT
    Pedals: Shimano 959
    FD: Shimano XT
    RD: SRam XO long
    Seat: Rocket V stealth
    Seatpost: Race Face Deus
    Brakes: Margara Marta SL
    shifters: 2007 Shimano XT
    Handlebars: Answer pro
    Stem: Thomson 90
    Tires: Nevegal 3.1
    Tubes: Slimelite - awesome tubes - last a real long time.

    I was surprised when I weighed the bike. I was expecting it would be closer to 33 lbs.

    The brakes, wheelset, tires, tubes, and pedals helped to decrease the weight. Once I have a few more rides on the bike I might change a few of the components. DHX coil to air. I have heard/read mixed things about the performance of the DHX Air, but I usually prefer air shocks over coil. I may switch over to tubeless. I have tubeless on my other bikes (RX 100 and ML).

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    Awesome ride JTBAZ.......enjoy
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