Was unsure if you're seeking advice or not. You have some room to drop weight. I always liked the Magura Durin fork - capable and surprisingly light.
"They Call Me Bone'z"
Just posting it up before i take pictures is all.
Originally Posted by phlegm
Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
Easy to do with a S or Med frame.
Pretty hard to do with a XXL
Not sure what XXL Frame you are referring to but the weight difference is not that big of an issue actually. Cannondale M and XL are about 100g different at max.
You are right
Originally Posted by larsd
.25lbs does not matter in the weight weenie forum
It matters but it does not really impact your ability to go below 23 pounds.
larsd? Have you posted photos of your bike to this thread?
A fs XXL sub 23#?
I would love to see that.
I am at just a touch over 24#.
I think I did. Here again.
This is M and 9.2kg. We have another two XL Bikes in the team with 9.4kg each. Note that this is pretty much stock. If you change to XX1 you can save another 200g to 300g depending on the option.
With Furios Fred Tires I am under 9kg and with XX1 8.6kg.
This thread is the worst.
FS = Full Suspension
FS = Front Suspension (hardtail)
All of a sudden a FS XL bike under 23lbs isn't so uncommon
Must admit, I've not heard of hardtails short-formed as FS.
Re: Post your light-weight bikes!
Only when you ride a Specialized FSR bike.... ;-) R=rear in that I think?
12 Anthem X29
13 XTC 29
07 Epic Marathon carbon
04 Stumpjumper FSR Anniversary
03 Stumpjumper FSR Pro
00 Rockhopper Pro
7.11kg commuter. if i dropped the ~1750 gram crank brother's for something lighter there is easily another 3-400 grams to be saved... but they just look sexy.
Mitchy - how do you like the Tioga saddle?
Love the wheels by the way.
I'm satisfied knowing that what I wear during my "day" job makes me more of a man than you'll ever be.
thanks! for a commuter i find the seat fine. no issues on 20-30km rides.
Originally Posted by Zerort
what weight is weight weenie?
exist some table
I know it was months ago but the part about 23lbs being "a little heavy for a FS bike" REALLY cracked me up... what planet are you living on that 23lbs is heavy for FS bike?
Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
I think you forgot to add "lightweight" and "xc" in front of FS... show me a dozen FS bikes that weigh 23lbs or less and are capable of the type of riding that FS bikes nowadays are meant for (big jumps, drops, high speed crashes)..... the only FS bikes I can think of that come stock 23lbs or less are INCREDIBLY expensive and can't handle much.... I wonder what the lightest bike on the EWS circuit was? Probably no less than 24.75lbs and even that is LIGHT
I know for a fact that Jerome's bike (he WON) was 28lbs...
EDIT: this post is under the assumption that FS means "full suspension" and not "front suspension"
You're adding criteria that doesn't matter to a weight weenie. It isn't difficult to BUILD a 23 lb FS bike. If 19 lb FS bikes are possible to build, then a 23 lb bike would be 4 lbs heavier. That's pretty significant in my book.
Originally Posted by Rager
A weight weenie wouldn't just buy an off the rack bike, and call it finished. The message thread is specifically to post your lightweight bike in the weight weenie forum. Every post is subject to criticism in an open forum like this.
There are plenty of other places to show off a nice bike that you are proud of owning, regardless of weight.
I find it laughable that people can be so thin-skinned about messages in a bike forum, that they have to go ballistic if they don't get applauded for every sentence they write...We shouldn't have to tip-toe around someone elses delicate feelings...
my 2013 giant revel 24.8 lbs w/o pedals
I think is no too bad for $525 bike
hey all \o/
I don't know how you guys do your WW but there should be a table with rules. I see a lot of non-WW bikes around!
Non the less here is my bike:
Scott Scale 899 2011 with around 16.000km
6.9kg (15.2 lbs) original without pedals
7.5kg (16.5 lbs) current
24.1lbs as she sits. 150mm front, 140mm rear.
SC Blur LTC Small
DT Swiss EXM 150mm 15mm T-A
Fox CTD Shock
American Classic hubs with DT Revolutions and 30mm carbon rims
Nobby Nic 26x2.4 Snake Skin tires
Fox DOSS seatpost
XX1 cassette, RD, shifter
Syntace Vector Carbon 740mm bar
X9 cranks with 36t WolfTooth chainring.
A pro XC racer's fun bike.
19lb (8.8kg) King Kikapu
Frame 2003 Kona King Kikapu 16.5"
Headset incl with frame
Shock Fox Float RL incl w/frame
Fork 2009 Rock Shox Sid WC incl expander
Seatpost clamp MT Zoom
Seatpost Bontrager XXX 27.2
Seat Full carbon chinese Toupe
Stem Syntace F109 70mm
Top cap Aerozine w/aluminum bolt
Bar New Ultimate R620XC
Grips KCNC eva
Brakes Shimano XTR M966 -F+ST- M965
Shimano XTR M966 -R+ST- M965
Shifters see brakes
Frt derailleur Shimano XTR FD M960
Rr derailleur Shimano XTR RD M960
Jockey wheels stock Shimano
Cables Shimano SIS
Crankset Shimano XTR FC M960 22/32/44
Bottom bracket incl with crankset
Chain KMC X10SL
Pedals Aest YRPD-07T
Cassette Shimano Dura Ace 11-23
Skewers Ness titanium
Wheels Stans ZTR Podium MMX
Tires Maxxis Maxxlite 285
Rotors Ashima Ai2 w/titanium bolts
Post your light-weight bikes!
I'm impressed for an aluminum frame...awesome job!
Originally Posted by Blake J
Thanks andrepsz. I'm pretty happy with it so far. I have some other stuff coming for it soon ie. Bolts and jockey wheels, although 98% percent of the bolts have already been swapped for Ti or aluminum. I'll have to re-weigh it afterwards.
20 years in the woods
Nice build on your Kikapu,Blake! Great to see other lightweight Kona's other than mine
Check it out!
Frame - Kona Four Deluxe 2008,Fox RP2, ti bolts
Fork - Magura Durin MD100R 2010,w/o DLO
Headset - Crank Brothers Cobalt XC,KCNC starnut,alu top cap&bolt
Stem - Race Face Turbine 90mmx0º 31.8,4 ti bolts
Bar - OnOff Carbon 0.5 low rise,cut to 685mm
Grips - Bontrager XXX Lite
Seatpost - Funworks carbon 27.2x350mm
Collar - MtZoom 30.0
Saddle - Selle Italia SLR
Brakes - Formula The One 2010,Uberbike alu-backed pads
Rotors - Quaxar,6 Trickstuff alu bolts +6 Nuke Proof ti bolts
Shifters - Shimano XT M760,w/o OGD,alu bolts
Cable guides - Quaxar plastic
Cables - Shimano
Front derailleur - Shimano XTR M901,ti bolt
Rear derailleur - Shimano XTR M972GS Shadow
Chain - YBN SFL 901
Cassete - Shimano CS-M970 12-32,8 speed + spacer
Crankset - Aerozine X12SL,MSC (42)+TA (32) +Extralite (22) rings
Bottom bracket - First Components ceramic
Pedals - Exustar PM215ti
Wheels - NoTubes Podium MMX rims + A2Z hubs + Sapim CX-Ray spokes + DT Swiss 16mm nipples
Tape&valves - Notubes,Superstar alu valves
QR's - USE Spin Stix ti
Tire front - Schwalbe Rocket Ron Pacestar TLR 2.1
Tire rear - Schwalbe Furious Fred Pacestar TLR 2.0
Sealant - Notubes
Bottle cage - Lifeline titanium
Computer - Sigma BC800
Headset protector - Speed Stuff neoprene