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    Foes ProLite XC budget build project

    I've always been into weight-weenie style bikes. Mostly having to do with gram shaving on my BMX or downhill bike.

    This build had no intention of being built "light" but I'm taking it in that direction now.
    I did the current assembly with parts I had laying around or things I could order on the cheap.
    As time goes I will continue to update this thread with my weight-loss progress.

    Frame: Foes ProLite XC(medium, custom paint)
    Fork: '06 Reba Team U-turn Dual Air
    Headset: Random ball bearing who knows what
    Stem: Giant Connect 80x8*
    Bars: Answer ProTaper carbon
    Grips: Odi Ruffian Lock-on
    Shifters: X0 gripshift
    Cable: Yokozuna stainless
    Housing: Yokozuna Jet-lubed housing
    Front derailleur: Sram X-Gen
    Rear derailleur: Sram X0 short cage(lasted 5 years on my downhill bike)
    Chain: KMC X10SL
    Cassette: Shimano 11-34t full steel HG50 or something like that
    Crankset: Shimano Deore 22-32T w/ FSA poly bash
    Pedals: Shimano SPD with a big 'ol platform
    Saddle: WTB ProGel
    Seatpost: Thomson
    Brakes: Hayes Stroker Trail 160mm
    Front hub: WTB LaserDisc
    Rear hub: Shimano XT
    Rims: Mavic 317
    Spokes/nipples: 14g/brass
    Tires: WTB Wolverine 2.2
    Tubes: Specialized regular tubes

    Weight: 25.8lbs
    Current dollar amount invested: $809.00







    -Kevin
    Last edited by bmxconvert; 05-16-2010 at 07:14 PM.

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    I've now got a WTB Laserdisc rear hub on the way to match the front.
    I also found a set of FSA K-Force Light carbon cranks a customer gave me a while back.

    I plan on swapping the cranks over, adding alloy chainring bolts, and lacing up the hub with straight guage spokes for now within the next week or so.

    I'm going to stick with 14g spokes for now simply because I have a lot of them hanging around.
    I'm not sure these 317 rims are going to hold up they way I'd like them to, so until I decide what route I'm going to go I'll be sticking to a 14G DT.

    After todays ride I'll be switching over to a tubeless conversion on the Wolverines.

    I have some new rotors and Ti rotor bolts sitting here waiting to be mounted up as well.

    Next order of business will be ordering a Ti Devo saddle.

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    The WTB Wolverine came off and got replaced by a 2.10 SB8 for the weekend while I await my 1.95 Wolverine. I'll be swapping on some Larsen TT's in the near future as well as Nobby Nic's.

    Changes since the last post:
    -Juicy Carbon w/ Ti hardware
    -Avid rotors
    -PG990 cassette
    -Bontrager Inform RL saddle
    -Pedros recycled milk crate bottle cage

    I've still got to install the K-Force carbon cranks, and swap to tubeless before I have to start spending money on the project.

    The weight dropped down to 24.1Lbs
    Cost: $0
    Current overall amount invested: $809




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