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    Haro FLC 29 build

    I'm building up a Haro FLC Pro frame I got off e-bay
    This is what I have
    I have some spots still to fill and trying to find reasonable priced light weight products.

    Updated with actual weights - looks like it won't be a weight weenie bike but should be a fairly light but solid build.

    Frame - Haro FLC29 - 1480gms
    Fork - Reba RL - 1770gms - unconfirmed still in transit
    Wheels - Stans Arch EX Hope hubs - 1770gm
    Bar - easton ec70 - 162gm
    stem - Loaded Xlite - 98gm
    Shifters - XT 2x10 - 250gm
    Brakes - XT - 620gm
    Rotors - ???
    Crank - XT M785 2x - 727gm
    F Der - XT - 151gm
    R Der - XT - 230gm
    Pedals - ???
    Seatpost - ???
    Seat - Fizik Tundra - 160gm
    Tires - Schwalbe Rocket Ron - 1180gm
    Cassette - XT 10sp - 285gm
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    Haro FLC 29 build-haro-done-resized.jpg

    ok, so it's done, but I'm thinking I need to move it out of weight weenies as it came in at 23.0 lbs even.
    Granted that's with old skewers and old shimano m520 pedals so that will get it down to 22.? lbs

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    Thanks for sharing the build. A hardtail should be able to get well below 22lbs easily, so depends what you want to do (and budget).

    I'm not going to make suggestions since you haven't asked for ideas, but let us know if you want to trim a bit, and you'll get some nice options.

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    I was torn between a "good solid build" and going "as light as I could afford"
    I'm always up for good ideas to shave some weight without breaking the bank.
    Pretty set on staying with a 2x upfront. I know I could save some weight by going 1x10 but this will be ridden all over and I'm pretty sure I'll use all the gears available.

    Would love to hear other ideas.

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    BTW, your bike looks great. You have a kinda stealth thing going on, which I really like. If you keep that cassette always that clean, kudos to you.

    As for weight savings, it becomes a "death from a thousand cuts" as every component can shed a bit of weight here and there. My guidelines (which I break frequently) is: don't bother with weight savings less than 50g. Chances are you won't even notice the difference, and the cost becomes stupid.

    Sorry to say tho, I'll harp on the 1X setup as a great way to shed weight. You drop a shifter, FD, chainrings. Hard to beat that. Easy 400g+ (1 lb) savings.

    Aside from that, some things that I notice are:
    Wheelset - You can likely drop ~300g with a different wheelset, several available
    Saddle - A carbon saddle from ebay is cheap and is 110g. It may hurt tho.
    Not sure of your riding conditions, but aside from wet/muddy, Specialized Renegades could drop ~300g.

    ...and then we get into incremental weight loss from all your components by going to XTR and/or something else. Starts to get stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rzims View Post
    I'm building up a Haro FLC Pro frame I got off e-bay
    This is what I have
    I have some spots still to fill and trying to find reasonable priced light weight products.

    Updated with actual weights - looks like it won't be a weight weenie bike but should be a fairly light but solid build.

    Frame - Haro FLC29 - 1480gms
    Fork - Reba RL - 1770gms - unconfirmed still in transit
    Wheels - Stans Arch EX Hope hubs - 1770gm
    Bar - easton ec70 - 162gm
    stem - Loaded Xlite - 98gm
    Shifters - XT 2x10 - 250gm
    Brakes - XT - 620gm
    Rotors - ???
    Crank - XT M785 2x - 727gm
    F Der - XT - 151gm
    R Der - XT - 230gm
    Pedals - ???
    Seatpost - ???
    Seat - Fizik Tundra - 160gm
    Tires - Schwalbe Rocket Ron - 1180gm
    Cassette - XT 10sp - 285gm




    is it the frame standard 135mm drop out? or 142x12?

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