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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    That's one cool ass bike!!
    Thank you
    This my latest build 15.9lbs as pictured





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    Quote Originally Posted by Motomatt
    Thank you
    This my latest build 15.9lbs as pictured
    Awesome! Not that I doubt the weight, but I'd love to see it on a scale.
    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    Giant Anthem X1 23.75 lbs

    heres mine wanna do some Extralight chainrings, and Hope ceramic BB and ii I can find the $$$ some 4Ti peddals
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    My humble folder.

    Based on montague folding frame

    Trigon carbon fork
    Kohosis prototype headset
    Smica stem with ti bolts
    EC90 handlebar
    KCNC vb1 brake levers
    Ritchey 2x9 shifter
    Mrazek Moc magnesium brake with KCNC pad holder
    KCNC 2x9 crankset
    XTR M901 FD
    DA 7700 RD
    DA cassette
    KCNC seatpost
    UFO rims + DT revs + CODA/Am classic wheelset
    Controltech Ti skewer
    Nokons

    Now 7870gr
    One of the lightest folding mountain bike out there? :]
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    Quote Originally Posted by raxel
    Now 7870gr
    One of the lightest folding mountain bike out there? :]
    I guess so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose Pilot
    Actually, I found some places on the net that sell sheets and yarns of Carbon fiber. I am thinking about hand forming a frame in my garage. The only spots to use aluminium or steel would be the bb and dropouts. This reduces the cost considerably.
    I can guarantee you this will end in failure or a brick-heavy frame.
    I highly doubt you will be able to do anything except a wet-layup, and I doubt you will be able to figure out a proper bladder for the vacuum process. There are a thousand other complications as well. Carbon is not as easy as wood whittling. Not to mention, by the time you have invested enough money in tooling, supplies, and materials enough to build a proper carbon frame you would have spent enough for dozens of real nice carbon frames.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah
    I dunno if I like your Klein or Brindle Pit better...
    does mine count as brindle??



    as for my WW bike, I'm waiting on a couple more parts before I can post it here
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    Quote Originally Posted by raxel
    Based on montague folding frame

    Trigon carbon fork
    Kohosis prototype headset
    Smica stem with ti bolts
    EC90 handlebar
    KCNC vb1 brake levers
    Ritchey 2x9 shifter
    Mrazek Moc magnesium brake with KCNC pad holder
    KCNC 2x9 crankset
    XTR M901 FD
    DA 7700 RD
    DA cassette
    KCNC seatpost
    UFO rims + DT revs + CODA/Am classic wheelset
    Controltech Ti skewer
    Nokons

    Now 7870gr
    One of the lightest folding mountain bike out there? :]

    This bikes in Seoul????

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikoli8
    This bikes in Seoul????
    Sure, the pic's taken at Han river. Are you staying in Korea too?

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    Yep...

    Been here almost six years.. nice ride... where did you find the Trigon Fork here...
    I've been seeing lot's of Trigon saddles.. very expensive here... but only ever saw one for on a Trigon bike.. at EXMTB (customers ride) 6.7 Kilo....

    My Rides 8.8 Kilo with a Fox fork... My Frames heavy, what's your frame weight.. have you posted this on Naver or Daum.. saw a bike similar there...

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    Trigon carbon fork
    Kohosis prototype headset

    Smica stem with ti bolts
    EC90 handlebar
    KCNC vb1 brake levers
    Ritchey 2x9 shifter
    Mrazek Moc magnesium brake with KCNC pad holder
    KCNC 2x9 crankset
    XTR M901 FD
    DA 7700 RD
    DA cassette
    KCNC seatpost
    UFO rims + DT revs + CODA/Am classic wheelset
    Controltech Ti skewer
    Nokons


    Whats the weight of the items in Red???

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    Yes I have a naver blog. Take a look here (though it's in Korean)
    http://blog.naver.com/bfg_9000

    Trigon fork weighs 481gr after cut, w/aluminium pivot
    Kohosis prototype headset weighs 78gr (w/o cap)
    KCNC 2x9 crankset weighs 662gr w/BB and hardware (170mm)
    Smica stem w/ti bolt weighs 103gr
    Wheelset weighs 611/725gr
    And my frame weighs 2610gr. (It's a FOLDING frame so it's porky)

    In Korea, I don't recommend you to buy parts from shop. Try other sites such as bikesell.co.kr where grey-imported items or second handed items are sold very cheap. On the other hand, wages are quite cheap in korea (especially if you are familiar with shop guys)

    Trigon carbon forks used to be quite cheap in Korea (NEW ones was around 180,000won one years ago, used one are even cheaper) but after currency rise they became a bit scarce. I remember I got mine second-handed from bikesell at 180,000won.

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    Where can I source Aluminum bolts here?

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    1x10 IS SO FINE on my 21.9 lbs IBIS SL-R
    11-36 XTR in the rear, 36T wide-narrow upfront

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    2008 Salsa Moto Rapido

    I like to say that I am weight-conscious but not really a weight weenie. I need functionality and reliability first, and light weight second. Last time I weighed the bike it was around 8.5kg. Some stuff has changed since then - some of it lighter, some of it heavier. Not sure if the overall weight has gone up or down.

    Current build: 2008 Salsa Moto Rapido w/ Saso carbon rigid fork, SRAM X.0 twisters, SRAM X.0 rear D, SRAM X-9 front D, XTR 11-32 cassette, KMC X9-SL chain, Race Race Deus XC cranks w/ BBG bashguard, Chris King bottom bracket, Crank Bros Eggbeater SL pedals w/ Ti-62Q spindles, Thomson Elite X4 stem, Ritchey WCS Carbon Rizer bars, Chris King "Patriot" headset, Thomson Masterpiece set-back seat post, Selle Italia SLR XC saddle, Hope Pro 2/ZTR Olympic/DT Revolution wheelset w/ Hadley 9mm T-A front/10mm bolt-on rear, Formula R1 Carbon brakes w/ 2-piece rotors, Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.4/Racing Ralph 2.25, ODI Rogue 90mm grips, ti/al bolt tuned...

    Anyway, here she is:















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    Soon to be further weight weenied!
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    A few changes

    Quote Originally Posted by Motomatt
    16.77 lbs, 7.610 gr
    with polar cadence and speed sensor and Incredibell XL



    I built a 650b Font Wheel,and put bb30 cranks on



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    Nice ride. But you didn't list all the changes.

    Drive-side pedal spring change - In pic 4 it's gold and in pic seven it's blue.

    Change from blue shifter cable to iLinks

    Obvious lack of a chain

    I love the color scheme, blue accents are my favourite

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    Quote Originally Posted by civil
    Nice ride. But you didn't list all the changes.

    Drive-side pedal spring change - In pic 4 it's gold and in pic seven it's blue.

    Change from blue shifter cable to iLinks

    Obvious lack of a chain

    I love the color scheme, blue accents are my favourite
    Thank you
    Great eyes,I just built the wheel and thats what was on my mind
    My 12.4lbs Torelli verde

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    That's beautiful.

    Do you have a closeup of the internal headtube routing?

    +1 for lining up the tire logos with the valve stems
    -1 for picture taken in small ring

    And you are forgiven for not using Record

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    Quote Originally Posted by civil
    That's beautiful.

    Do you have a closeup of the internal headtube routing?

    +1 for lining up the tire logos with the valve stems
    -1 for picture taken in small ring

    And you are forgiven for not using Record
    Thank you
    Red was in my budget

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    That is one hell of a sexy bike you got there!
    RAH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by facelessfools
    That is one hell of a sexy bike you got there!
    Thank you

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    Last update was 25.92 lbs... Now down to 25.83 lbs with stem and bar change. Bar change was a wash. Stem change gave 40g.

    Frame: 2008 Gary Fisher HiFi Deluxe - size Small
    Fork: Fox F120RL w/ G2 crown offset
    Shock: Fox RP2
    Bottle cage: Bontrager Race Lite
    Headset: Chris King
    Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite 80mm x 7deg (was Thomson X4 70mm x 0deg)
    Handlebar: Easton Monkeylite XC Lo-Rise (was Hi-Rise)
    Shifters: SRAM X9
    Grips: Lizard Skin Peaty lock-on
    Seatpost: stock Bontrager Race Lite
    Seat: stock Bontrager Race
    Seatclamp: stock Bontrager
    Brakes: Avid Elixir CR 185/160mm
    Crankset: Shimano Deore LX M582
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano external
    Chainrings: Deore LX M582 rings 44/32 and replaced 22T steel with M760 22T aluminum
    Front Derailleur: Shimano LX
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 long cage
    Chain: KMC X9 SL gold Ti-N coated
    Cassette: SRAM PG990 11-34
    Skewers: stock Bontrager
    Wheelset: stock Bontrager Race Disc TLR
    Tire - Front: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.1 Evo
    Tire - Rear: Kenda Small Block 8 1.95 DTC
    Tubes: Giant 0.6mm 26x1.9-2.25
    Pedal: Crank Bros Ti Eggbeater with aftermarket 91.85mm Ti spindles

    Weight: 25.83 lbs











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    Spark 23lbs









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    23lb 15oz Chumba VF2 with a Talas 32,That I built for someone, so yes I could build a lot lighter






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    Quote Originally Posted by adept1


    Beautiful build!

    Do the seat stays have flex to them? They seem to this down, a bit like the Cannondale Flash...


    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by MI_canuck
    Beautiful build!

    Do the seat stays have flex to them? They seem to this down, a bit like the Cannondale Flash...


    cheers
    Yeah - the flattened carbon seat stays are designed to provide a little bit of vertical flex. But I think it's quite a slight amount.
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    I cut both the seatpost and steer tube down in the last couple days.... Latest weight is 25.74lbs






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    Quote Originally Posted by Motomatt
    Glad to see a true four-bar linkage, but I don't like how that bolt is loaded in single shear on the chainstay link...definitely not something you want to take off big drops.

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    Hi All, Definitely some really nice looking mountain bikes here. I see some ultra-light weight bikes here. All I can say is EXPENSIVE! I just want to congratulate everyone here to a job well done.

    Now I just finished my 2009 Merlin XLM bike. It is 19lbs when I built it but now it is 20lbs with all the computer, pump and lights. There should be lots of room for improvement!

    Here are my components:

    Frame: Merlin XLM 16.5" frame 2.8lbs
    Fork: Fox F100 RL 07' (heavy)
    Bottle cage: Chris King titanium
    Headset: Chris King
    Stem: Syntace F99 90mm
    Handlebar: FSA K-Force light
    Shifters: XTR SL-M970
    Grips: Auri
    Seatpost: EC90
    Seat: Selle Italia SLR
    Seatclamp: stock Merlin XLM
    Brakes: Hope Mini X2 Pro 140/160mm
    Crankset: Shimano XTR SL-M970
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR 972
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR Shadow RD-M972
    Chain: KMC X9
    Cassette: Shimano XTR 972 12-34
    Skewers: Zipp titanium
    Wheelset: Industry Nine Ultralite
    Tire - Front: Schwalbe Furious Fred 2.1 Evo
    Tire - Rear: Kenda Small Block 8 1.95 DTC
    Pedal: Crank Bros Ti Eggbeater




    2009 Merlin XLM frame 16.5"




    Rear hub and brakes






    Rear shot

    Weight 19.0lbs or 8650g

    Thanks for looking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginsu2k
    Glad to see a true four-bar linkage, but I don't like how that bolt is loaded in single shear on the chainstay link...definitely not something you want to take off big drops.
    Not built to be a big drop bike

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    is that double-butted Ti? that's one of the nicest looking ti frames i've seen, i bet it's a dream to ride.

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    Thanks for the complement. It is a double-butted Ti frame made in the USA!

    It has a well balanced handling. Precise steering which is perfect for tight single-track. The ride is comfortable much like a small travel full sus bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levir
    Hi All, Definitely some really nice looking mountain bikes here. I see some ultra-light weight bikes here. All I can say is EXPENSIVE!
    It's not like your bike came from Wal Mart!

    Love your build. You did a fantastic job. Every part just flows together perfectly.

    Nice photo too.
    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    Quote Originally Posted by levir
    Hi All,


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    What is the cranks?
    It is no SL-M970 cranks, it named FC-M970, but your left crank is different from FC-M970...

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    it looks like m960 the previous xtr generation on the non drive side, which is definitly odd, but I guess they use the same interface right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flystagg
    it looks like m960 the previous xtr generation on the non drive side, which is definitly odd, but I guess they use the same interface right?
    no, m960 have another splines and 2 bolt on left crank.......

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    Thanks guys. I have both. I think the 960 is a little lighter.



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    Complete crankset 970
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    It would be even lighter if you use the new XTR BB at 89gms.
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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    I agree. The new XTR BB are lighter. Would an aftermarket ceramic BB like Hope tech or Chris King better then XTR?

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    Minus the plastic sleeve on the BB ???? have you done that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikoli8
    Minus the plastic sleeve on the BB ???? have you done that..
    I am sure that would be another 10g saved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk00
    What is the cranks?
    It is no SL-M970 cranks, it named FC-M970, but your left crank is different from FC-M970...
    best bike for ages posted here - didn't think i'd ever get bored with carbon but...

    really nice photography too

    looks like an XTR M960 crankset on the bike for the beach shots and XTR M970 in the park?

    M960 crankset lighter than M970 without any mods would be nice - but it looks like there's 1/2 of the bottom bracket on the M970 crankset on the scales!

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    Thanks for the correction. Yes. I have the M960 in the beach then i switched to the M970 and Kenda SB8 picture in the park.

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    My 2005 xtc, with some modifications



    At this time, 7.560g with 2 Rocket Ron setup!

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    Good job!

    Added some red bling to the bike, and saved 21 g in the process!

    Red hope seatpost clamp (25.7g)...










    The stock clamp (46.2g):

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    Quote Originally Posted by MI_canuck
    Added some red bling to the bike, and saved 21 g in the process!

    Red hope seatpost clamp (25.7g)...




    The stock clamp (46.2g):
    your getting there...

    a Woodman Deathgrip SL Ti is more than 1/2 the weight of your Hope clamp + comes in red ano as well
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    damn you!!!

    (a quick search though shows they don't offer 36.4mm, at least I didn't find any....)


    EDIT: I see that the SL is available in red and 36.6 which would work... But the SL Ti looks like is only in black for now...

    http://www.woodmancomponents.com/cat...ng=en&art=sec3

    http://www.woodmancomponents.com/cat...ng=en&art=sec4


    Their listed US distributor does not list any 36.4 or 36.6, in red or otherwise...

    http://www.bti-usa.com/public/category/SP/SPBB/WN

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    woodman deathgrip sl 36.6 in red

    [QUOTE=MI_canuck]damn you!!!

    i've bought woodman deathgrip sl (just needs a Ti bolt) in 36.6mm from an ebay seller in germany, its the only place i could find them in 36.6

    the seller ships worldwide but you have to email first, Peter is a really top bloke + his postage charges are exactly what are (makes a nice change)

    36.6mm deathgrip in red: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    •••••••••••••sorry for assisting in taking this thread way off topic!
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    This one is available in red and 36.4. I have it in black. It works great. It weighs 16g after replacing the stock bolt with a titanium taper head one (M5x16mm or 17.5mm).


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