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    @Tjay, wow 22 lb full suspension AND 29er... kudos! I always stayed away from full suspension cos all of them were close to or over 30 lbs. Your frame is carbon?

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    Thanks CannondaleM200se! I can still drop the weight to 21.5 lbs if I use 2.1 Racing Ralphs, KCNC Ti-Scandium Post and change my saddle to something lighter but anyway the front trangle is carbon and the rear is alloy. The full on carbon (marathon and s-works model) is 100 grams lighter than this (expert) model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannuck3333 View Post
    when does a mountain bike become a road bike. having a light bike with rigid forks is a commuter bike. whatever works if you never hit the trails
    That is a tuff question. There are trails by us that some feel have been groomed so much that it's actually a road ride on dirt. Thus the reason we see so many fully rigid bikes. Including the Nine Zero Seven Fatty's with their Carbon Fiber fork.

    When your younger you don't mind riding a hardtail or a rigid bike on ruff terrain. But as you get older it's not always about being the fastest it sometimes your just happy as hell you were able to get out on the trail and riding a full suspension can make it a lot more comfortable.

    Currently I am riding a Jamis Dakar 650b full squish and I can ride 35 miles and not feel like I was beat up by the trail or the bike. However I am 46 and just beat cancer for the 2nd time. So for me it's all about comfort and technical trails which makes me forget about my day.

    I am also a car builder and a bike builder. So for me there is something about building a 16 or 17 pound bike that sounds awesome. Even if I never plan to ride it I still want to build one. I am currently building a Carbon Fiber full suspension Titus rig that I may never ride and my goal is sub 20's. So I understand the obsession.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    When your younger you don't mind riding a hardtail or a rigid bike on ruff terrain. But as you get older it's not always about being the fastest it sometimes your just happy as hell you were able to get out on the trail and riding a full suspension can make it a lot more comfortable. So for me there is something about building a 16 or 17 pound bike that sounds awesome. Even if I never plan to ride it I still want to build one.
    Agreed... 42 here. Kudo's on beating cancer Way2ManyBikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannondale M200se View Post
    Agreed... 42 here. Kudo's on beating cancer Way2ManyBikes
    thank you very much
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    I just completed a semi-weight weenie build of this bike, but put it in the general discussion board, since I didn't bother to take pics of all the parts on a scale. Just know that it ended up nice and light, and its definitely purpose built for XC racing. I didn't get a pic of the bike with the race wheels on it yet, either. I'll weigh the complete bike when it's finished to my liking.
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    It's right around 18 lbs, race ready, with pedals, and carbon race wheels...
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    Storck Rebelion 1.1

    I just took my newly built w.w. for a ride, yes, I know, no susp. fork. She weighs in at #18. She climbs like a goat and I take better lines going down Couldn't get much lighter for my #195 frame.
    Post your light-weight bikes!-2013-07-28_08-59-23_131.jpg

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    2013 Santa Cruz Chameleon

    Finally built up the new 2013 Santa Cruz Chameleon with fox, xt, and stans components. Final weight is 22lbs 14oz,Post your light-weight bikes!-photo-3-small.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyplaya1616 View Post
    Finally built up the new 2013 Santa Cruz Chameleon with fox, xt, and stans components. Final weight is 22lbs 14oz,
    Nice looking bike, but I don't get it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbogrover View Post
    Nice looking bike, but I don't get it...
    What dont you get? It is interesting that you spent that much on components but went with a 4.5lb ht frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moefosho View Post
    What dont you get?...
    ...An almost 23 lb hardtail posted in the "lightweight bikes" thread.
    There are plenty of other message threads to show off your nice looking bike in, besides this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbogrover View Post
    ...An almost 23 lb hardtail posted in the "lightweight bikes" thread.
    There are plenty of other message threads to show off your nice looking bike in, besides this one.
    That's a bit harsh man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    That's a bit harsh man.
    I don't know man. It's not like he was mean or calling him names. I had a HT 20 years ago that was lighter then 23 pounds. Today, 23 pounds is pretty heavy for a HT bike. I mean dang, it's gettin' a little heavy for a FS bike.
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    I agree about the weights, but not the approach. He's obviously new to the forum, and proud of his bike, so we don't have to make him feel like a derp.

    Not sure why I feel so sympathetic today. I must be hungover.

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    Ok, I see what you're getting at. I agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    I agree about the weights, but not the approach. He's obviously new to the forum, and proud of his bike, so we don't have to make him feel like a derp.
    What part of "nice looking bike" don't you agree with?

    This is a "lightweight bike" thread isn't it?
    If this were a "sweet hardtail" thread, then he'd be all good.

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    Been a long time but back on the bike on the other coast now!
    RAH!

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    Post your light-weight bikes!

    Not ready yet...but this built will be veeeery light!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    I don't know man. It's not like he was mean or calling him names. I had a HT 20 years ago that was lighter then 23 pounds. Today, 23 pounds is pretty heavy for a HT bike. I mean dang, it's gettin' a little heavy for a FS bike.
    23 lbs is not "getting heavy" for a FS bike, that's laughable. That's WELL below average for a FS bike.

    My bike is $4k new, i.e. not an entry level boat anchor, and is marketed as a "cross country race bike" and is over 26 lbs.

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    Checkout the WW section, which is this thread. There are a lot of XC FS bikes under 23 pounds. It's pretty easy to do. ****, I put together a brand new 6" travel AM bike at 26 pounds for less then $2500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by facelessfools View Post



    Been a long time but back on the bike on the other coast now!
    Hey, I Know you! What are you doing on the wrong coast?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alias530 View Post
    23 lbs is not "getting heavy" for a FS bike, that's laughable. That's WELL below average for a FS bike.

    My bike is $4k new, i.e. not an entry level boat anchor, and is marketed as a "cross country race bike" and is over 26 lbs.
    Poor reading comprehension.
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    POST YOUR LIGHTWEIGHT BIKES THREAD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alias530 View Post
    My bike is $4k new, i.e. not an entry level boat anchor, and is marketed as a "cross country race bike" and is over 26 lbs.
    Sounds like you took it up the exhaust pipe, if you know what I mean! But hey, I guess you gotta justify the purchase some how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Sounds like you took it up the exhaust pipe, if you know what I mean! But hey, I guess you gotta justify the purchase some how.
    Trek Superfly 100 Pro. Didn't say that's what I paid or that I've spent 1 cent making it lighter or even that I care, just that saying 23 lbs is heavy is an idiotic statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbogrover View Post
    Poor reading comprehension.
    WEIGHT WEENIE FORUM
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    Way to prove yourself to be too stupid to think outside the box.

    Saying 23lbs is heavy, qualified with "FOR A WEIGHT WEENIE BIKE" might make it accurate, but that's not what he said. Speaking generally about FS, the statement is false no matter how you look at it.

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