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    X-5 Frame weight?

    Anyone got info on the weight of the X-5? I'm especially interested in the medium.

    thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chumbacabra
    Anyone got info on the weight of the X-5? I'm especially interested in the medium.

    thanks.
    I can't remember, but I think it's about 6.5 lbs for a stock one (140mm) rockers. I think, but cannot confirm, if that weight includes an RP23.

    I wish I weighed mine when I had it repainted (plus mine has a heavy duty swing arm, coil shock and 160mm rockers, so it's a lot heavier than stock), but I didn't think of it at the time. I ride a small frame, which is not that different weight wise than a medium.

    What's really great about the X-5 is you can build it up in a XC setup, AM, or even FR/DH type. It's a pretty versatile frame. There's a post in the Set-up Thread in this forum that shows someone who has a DH build for his bike and an XC build. It's interesting to see how all the builds are.

    If you want something lighter, you should look at El Ciclón. It doesn't have the X-brace, but a lot of people really like theirs and still has the Ventana legendary stiffness.
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    I thought 6.5 is about right, but for some reason 6.7 rings a bell. .2 lbs not a big deal

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    The reason I ask is because at Competitive Cyclist they list the
    Saltamontes as 2794g. sounds good.
    and the
    X-5 as 2679g. ?????

    I was surprised that the saltamontes was listed as heavier than the X-5.
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    I contacted Ventana.

    Medium X-5 6.94lbs
    Medium Saltamontes 6.74 lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by chumbacabra
    I contacted Ventana.

    Medium X-5 6.94lbs
    Medium Saltamontes 6.74 lbs
    Makes you realize how UN-reliable CC's listed weights are. 9% error on the Salty
    and 15% error on the X-5. No way there's that much variable in a small to medium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo
    Makes you realize how UN-reliable CC's listed weights are. 9% error on the Salty
    and 15% error on the X-5. No way there's that much variable in a small to medium.
    Weights have been updated on CC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo
    Makes you realize how UN-reliable CC's listed weights are. 9% error on the Salty
    and 15% error on the X-5. No way there's that much variable in a small to medium.
    I've found CC's website to contain a number of errors in frame specs across the board. They had wrong geometry numbers on Turners and Santa Cruz frames. They say my Ciclon should way 28 lbs as built but my scale states 30 lbs.

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