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    LOL yeah the extra rings help when on road for sure.

    I'm horrible at weighing my stuff because when it arrives in the mail I immediately install and forget to weigh everything. Good thing you weighed it I know Its supposed to weigh 800g w/BB if i'm not mistaking.

    The GXP BB is available in Team and Blackbox configurations also the Team is 40$ where as the ceramic Blackbox GXP costs 170$ LMFAO like ceramic bearings and weight savings are worth that much.

    Good luck with the NOIR let us know how you like your new lightweight part!!!

    -Alex

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    Litespeed Pisgah

    I had a carbon bike which didn't look good for long so I went back to bare metal. 10 year old Litespeed frame with a 6 year old Fox, XTR M952 rear derr, Dura Ace with Speen adapter front derr, M960 crankset with Experimental Prototype rings, Marta brakes with Formula rotors, Tune Speedneedle, Egg Beater Ti with Ti spindles, KCNC post, Syntace F99, Easton flat bars, Hope hubs on ZTR Olympics. 9.0 Kg = 19.8 lbs.

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    Scale LTD

    Here's mine. 8.0kg as pictured.

    Not super-light, but reliable, high-performance set-up.

    I have an Extralite Scalhead Headset at home that would probably see the build go sub 8.0kg.

    The fork is not light, but does perform brilliantly.

    I hate the Ritchey Stubby and am waiting for the Tune Capy in 38.2mm to be made (apparently another month or so). I just can't bring myself to get rid of ISP, although I would save around 100gm if I cut it off and put in a lightweight seat-post and shim.

    Let me know your suggestions.

    Bottle Cage 20 Lifeline Titanium
    Bottle Cage Bolts 6 Aluminium x 4
    Bottom Bracket N/A
    Brakes 466 Avid Elixir CR Mag (inc. Rear Adaptor)
    Brake Discs 192 Avid G3 Cleansweep F 160mm/R 140mm
    Disc Bolts 15 Titanium Rotor Bolts
    Cable Guides 10
    Cable Ties 5
    Cassette 247 XTR M970 11-34
    Chain 228 KMC X10SL
    Crankset 442 Lightning 'Extralite' MTB 175mm 64/104 (inc. BB)
    Chainrings 78 Extralite Gara 42/28
    Chainring Bolts 6 FSA
    Chainstay Protector 30 Lizard Skins Large
    Derailleur Front 119 Sram XX Top Pull 38.2
    Derailleur Rear 196 Sram X.0 Medium Cage
    Derailleur Hanger 15 Scott
    Fork 1400 Fox F100 RLC Fit
    Starnut 11
    Frame 1137 Scott Scale LTD '09
    Grips/Plugs 13 Titec Pork Rinds (cut) + plugs
    Handlebar 139 Ritchey WCS Carbon Flat 580
    Headset 90 Ritchey WCS Carbon
    Headset Spacer 6 Carbon
    Pedals 179 Crank Brothers 2Ti (Ward Ind. Short Titanium Spindles)
    Protective Film 10 Plastic Armour
    Skewers 45 KCNC MTB
    Seatpost 134 Ritchey WCS Stubby 55mm
    Seatpost Clamp N/A
    Seat 133 Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio Flow
    Shifters 203 Sram X.0 Twisters
    Stem 129 Ritchey WCS Carbon 4-Axis
    Tyre Front 464 Schwalbe Rocket Ron Evo 2.25
    Tyre Rear 468 Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo 2.1
    Tubes/Stans 120 Stans Liquid
    Wheelset 1290 AC Hubs/ZTR Podium MMX/DT Revo 2.0-1.5/Tape/Valves
    Total 8046

    (8.48kg with training wheels - XTR M975 Wheelset/DT Centrelock Adaptors/Conti RK SS 2.2/Lots of Stans!)
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    Grats Mike , i like your bike
    Can i ask you something? ......
    whats your weight? ... stem and handlebar are heavyweight thought
    Rron 2.25 forward tire ? strange for a lightbike that could easy be under 7.5kg

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcatax
    Grats Mike , i like your bike
    Can i ask you something? ......
    whats your weight? ... stem and handlebar are heavyweight thought
    Rron 2.25 forward tire ? strange for a lightbike that could easy be under 7.5kg
    I weigh 64kg.

    You are right ... some parts are not so light. I built this bike with some new parts and some parts I already had, such as the stem and handlebar, which, as you say, are pretty heavy as things go. I will replace them as they get to their 'use by date'.

    I am not convinced by the RRon either. I had it lying around so thought I would give it a try. Obviously I could lose a bunch of weight by swapping both tyres for something really light, but it is winter where I live, and it is pretty slippery in the forests. And I am seeing if I like the RRon more than my Race Kings (on my training wheels).

    This bike gets ridden and raced a lot in some pretty rough terrain in all weather, so parts have to be strong and relatively durable as well as light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcatax
    Rron 2.25 forward tire ? strange for a lightbike that could easy be under 7.5kg
    To some performance comes first and tires are a big factor in giving the best performance especially on a HT. Me too i am using rather heavy Conti RaceKing 2,2" tires rather than having 300-400g less hanging on my scale....but in the end we ride our bikes and that's where the tires are one of the most important factors.

    @mmmaaaiiikkk:
    Congrats - very nice bike!!

    I see the Extralite Gara rings which come with only a 28t inner ring...i'd go with a smaller inner ring which then would allow you to use a smaller 11-32 cassette alongside a shortcaged derailleur. Both would save weight while also giving a thighter spaced drivetrain.

    I also note standard cables...since the Scale has ongoing housings there's some hidden weight in the housings which could be saved next time you change cables.(-30g)

    A DA front derailleur could save massive weight without hurting shifting performance at all.(-50g)

    I see you run the saddle pretty forward so mounting one of those fancy carbon seatpostclamps offered from MCFK or Tune would also be an option...although somewhat pricey (-70g)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nino

    @mmmaaaiiikkk:
    Congrats - very nice bike!!

    I see the Extralite Gara rings which come with only a 28t inner ring...i'd go with a smaller inner ring which then would allow you to use a smaller 11-32 cassette alongside a shortcaged derailleur. Both would save weight while also giving a thighter spaced drivetrain.

    I also note standard cables...since the Scale has ongoing housings there's some hidden weight in the housings which could be saved next time you change cables.(-30g)

    A DA front derailleur could save massive weight without hurting shifting performance at all.(-50g)

    I see you run the saddle pretty forward so mounting one of those fancy carbon seatpostclamps offered from MCFK or Tune would also be an option...although somewhat pricey (-70g)
    Thanks, Nino.

    These are all good suggestions.

    When the Gara wears out I will get normal rings in 27/42 and think about a 11-32 cassette. A 26T small ring is probably a better idea with the 11-32 (pretty hilly where I live!), but would it work ok with 42T big ring? I need the 42T.

    Hoping to get the Tune Capy when they finally make it in 38.2mm.

    A road FD seems like a good idea now that there are some good mounting options for the Scale.

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    I got it Mike
    I use my bike 99% dry conditions and i can go somedays with larsen 1,9(380g) + kenda BG 2.0(440g) or 2 Kenda BG depends of the route .
    fix it you have excess front weight , imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmaaaiiikkk
    Thanks, Nino.

    These are all good suggestions.

    When the Gara wears out I will get normal rings in 27/42 and think about a 11-32 cassette. A 26T small ring is probably a better idea with the 11-32 (pretty hilly where I live!), but would it work ok with 42T big ring? I need the 42T.

    Hoping to get the Tune Capy when they finally make it in 38.2mm.

    A road FD seems like a good idea now that there are some good mounting options for the Scale.
    26/42 will be fine. No problem at all.

    Why wait for the Tune capy! Tune announced it along with their carbon seatposts YEARS ago but they have never seen the light...there's MCFK offering the special 38,2mm Scale clamp already (79g):
    http://mcfk.de/ISP.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by nino
    26/42 will be fine. No problem at all.

    Why wait for the Tune capy! Tune announced it along with their carbon seatposts YEARS ago but they have never seen the light...there's MCFK offering the special 38,2mm Scale clamp already (79g):
    http://mcfk.de/ISP.html
    I just find the MCFK one a bit ugly! The Tune looks neater and better to me.
    They have already made the other sizes, just not the 38.2mm yet.
    According to the email they sent me (two weeks ago), the 38.2 mm will be available in 4-6 weeks. But they said the same thing a few months ago!
    And its half the price and the same weight.

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    test setup 1x10 32t+ Sram XX 11-32T with raceking SS 2.2

    7.96kg/ 17.54Lbs


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    good looking, how it's with only one ring in the front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin v Berkel
    test setup 1x10 32t+ Sram XX 11-32T with raceking SS 2.2
    Top gear is 32/11? C'mon - This is getting ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nino
    Top gear is 32/11? C'mon - This is getting ridiculous.

    why is that ridiculous ?? its works so why i need bigger then 32T

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    Who makes a 28-42 crankset? That would be ideal for me. Does MIddleburn?
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonys
    Its still just the push of a button away...
    I am no longer a hardtailkid. 2012 Trek Remedy 9!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    Who makes a 28-42 crankset? That would be ideal for me. Does MIddleburn?


    from: http://www.mtbtandems.com/Middleburn.html
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    Friggin Awesome

    Too bad that crankset probably cost more than my brakes
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonys
    Its still just the push of a button away...
    I am no longer a hardtailkid. 2012 Trek Remedy 9!

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    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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    I'd be willing to spend $120 max. So I'm thinking TruVativ Stylo. Got really a weight weenie, but I want a crank around 850g.
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonys
    Its still just the push of a button away...
    I am no longer a hardtailkid. 2012 Trek Remedy 9!

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    ill get you a weight for the stylo's...905g complete set... just weighed my set. that will be on ebay today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nino
    Top gear is 32/11? C'mon - This is getting ridiculous.
    i have got same and my top speed is 52km/h ... why should i need more?

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    This thread was for lite bikes....Not all this bulls</>hit...

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    2010 Anthem X 20.9lbs.

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    You single-ring folk should come and check some of my local hills,you might reconsider your options...

    xcracer87,nice ride,can you post the build specs?
    Gajas what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nozes
    You single-ring folk should come and check some of my local hills,you might reconsider your options...

    xcracer87,nice ride,can you post the build specs?
    Just out of curiosity where do you live, that would make me reconsider?

    I am from Texas (700ft of elevation, completely flat), I have yet to find anything here in Texas that I can't ride with 36t x 11-34.

    Last week I went up to Colorado to race nationals (8800ft of elevation, not flat), I was able to clear everything on both the pro course(3 1/2 laps ~450ft climbing per lap) and the amateur course(1 lap, 1600ft of climbin). Doesn't sound like much, but the start climb, I think not 100% positive, was around a 20% grade.

    So if a junior racer from Texas can pull that off, I would think it would be very possible for someone who lived there to run 1x9. (oh and I did meet another junior who lived in Durango, who ran 1x9 34t x 11-34 on his 29er)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nozes
    You single-ring folk should come and check some of my local hills,you might reconsider your options...

    xcracer87,nice ride,can you post the build specs?
    1x9 Can't be ridden everywhere. Tack on another 2,000' onto the 20% wall at the start of the nationals course and you'll need a lower gear.

    1x9 will work for steep climbs or long climbs, but not climbs that are both. As a matter of fact, it would work locally for me (Utah) if I didn't ride the trails that are normally considered "unridable" and are usually just hiked, but still moutain bike legal. There's a loop out my back door that has about 1600' of climbing between 15% and 20%, then drops down to a slightly downhill road where you have to keep up with traffic for safety's sake (30+ mph). I'd love to go with a single ring setup, but this ride alone keeps me from doing it.

    1x9 (or 10) works on 95% of all the trails ridden by mountain bikers...but some ride that other 5%. So, in summary, you're both right! Nice Anthem.

    And because we're supposed to bo posting bikes....My reasonably light Cannondale 29er...22.1 lb.
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    no carbon here 17lbs 7oz

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    This is my Sette Ace, it will soon be getting a new seat/seatpost from mattias which will be all white. It sits at 22lbs and 10oz possibly a bit less with this chain.

    Frame Sette Ace M 2500
    Fork Magura Durin SL 100mm(race+starnut) 1357
    Shock RockShox Monarch 3.3 ?
    Bottle Cage Karbona sc wing 17
    Bolts Al 2
    Headset Cane Creek S8 99
    Top Cap, Bolt & Spacers ?
    Stem Sette Edge 110mm 152
    Handlebar Easton Ec90 111
    Shifter Sram X0 Gripshifters 195
    Grips ESI Racers Edge ?
    Seatpost Merek Carbon 180
    Seat Selle Italia SLR blue 141
    SeatClamp Woodman 12
    Brakes Hayes Stroker Gram F 228
    Hayes Stroker Gram R 246
    Rotors Hope Floating 160mm 92
    Hope Floating 140mm 72
    Crankset Middleburn RS-7 Duo 541
    CrankBolts Ti Self Extracting 22
    Bottom Bracket Crankbrothers Cobalt Ti 180
    Front Derailleur Sram xx 117
    Rear Derailleur Sram x9 + Al wheels & bolts 195
    Chain KMC X9 SL TiN ?
    Cassette Nino's Ti 11-34t 189
    Skewer J&L Flyweight 32
    Wheelset Hope Pro II's, DT Rev's, Sun EQ21 1576
    Front Tire Hutchinson Python 2.0 Airlite ?
    Rear Tire Hutchinson cobra 2.0 Airlite 527
    Peddles Crankbrothers Eggbeater 2Ti 224






    RAH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alivio
    DAMN!
    How light?
    Not sure mate.. i think its around 22lbs.. maybe more

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    2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR frame build v2

    here's my trailbike, built up from an upgraded warranty replacement frame + fork. not a full-on weenie bike - its built for SoCal trail riding, especially climbing/descending - will save the full-tilt weenie build for next time around perhaps with a hardtail - that's if the weight weenie sickness ever returns....

    had the suspension back from Specialized SLC the other week after a custom S-Tune to make it ride more like a long travel S-Works Epic & have been "field testing" it up in Santa Cruz - really happy with this build & wish i was still up there riding now

    Spec 09.08.2010 (August 9th 2010)

    2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR frame (M) (+M4x15 Ti Brain mount bolt +M5x15mm plastic cable guide bolts +3M film plugs over cage holes)
    SL 3k carbon veneer chainstay protector with 3M protective film (custom)
    Specialized/Fox AFR Brain Shock 140mm travel w/ remote Trail Tune inertia valve, rebound adj. & Brain Fade (custom S-Tuned)
    Specialized FutureShock S140TA 115-140mm adjustable travel, rebound adj. & Brain Fade (custom S-Tuned)
    S-Works MTB crankset (+CarbonTi 40/26 X-Double Kit +Enduro zero hybrid ceramic OSBB bearings +Extralite EB1& EB1.1 bolts)
    CB Candy 4Ti pedals (black)
    2010 KMC X10 SL
    SRAM XX DM 39-26 FD (mod) (was 111g now 108g +mod M5 Schmolke carbon bolts)
    08 SRAM X.0 Med RD (+Nobu 3k carbon inner plate +AFCbike pivot bolt +Zen 3k carbon pulleys with hybrid ceramic bearings +Toronto Cycles alloy pulley bolts)
    SRAM X.0 Twistshift (mod) (drilled out to 1.5mm for Power Cordz +machined cable adjusters +M4x16mm plastic bolts)
    Gore Ride-On Professional derailleur housing (black) (+Yumeya end caps +Power Cordz 1.2mm or XTR inners)
    Syntace Duraflite 580x25.4mm bars
    SL 3k carbon veneer bar end plugs (custom)
    Hi Temp 42 foam grips or Poshbike’s black nitrile (in photo’s)
    Cane Creek carbon expander starnut
    Cane Creek headset bearings/races
    Extralite Extrabolt 10 derilium headset spacers 15mm
    CarbonTi 3k carbon headset cap + alloy bolt. (mod) (custom) (no graphics)
    Extralite Ultrastem UL3 25.4x100mm stem (custom) (flipped +Ti bolts +black tape over graphics)
    Formula R1 brakeset nero/nero (custom) (no red! +BK Composites carbon brackets +Motul RBF-660 fluid)
    F. mod Magura QM-12 180mm adaptor when needed (mod) (matte black ceramic was 24g now 14g +TH Ti bolts)
    R. Eliflap carbon+alloy cnc 160mm R. rotor adaptor (custom) (matte black ceramic @9g +TH Ti bolts)
    SwissStop Disc 25 organic pads or Formula sintered
    08 Selle Italia SLR Carbonio Flow (black)
    New Ultimate 30.9x330mm 3k carbon seatpost (mod) (was 135g now 118g +Smudek 3k carbon cradle)
    Smudek UD carbon seatpost clamp 36.9mm (custom)
    Cateye super skinny zipties (black)
    Cateye Strada Wireless (black) (+.3g HP magnet on spoke with silicone blob)

    Wheelset #1 (Training/Trails)
    DT Swiss XR 1450 Race Edition wheelset (custom) (custom graphics +Enduro zero hybrid ceramic bearings +36 star rat)
    SRAM XG-999 12-36t (custom)(+Chris King 12t alloy lockring +FRM 36t matte black ceramic was gold ano) or XTR M970 11-34 (+Extralite EB3.3 lockring +Yumeya Ti 17-20)
    DT Swiss RWS Titan MTB skewers (+Mavic composite end caps)
    CL adaptors (mod) (were 22g now 11g & 15g +DT Swiss lockrings)
    F. rotor Scrub 180mm (black) or Formula SS 180mm floating (black)
    R. rotor Scrub 160mm (black) or Formula SS 160mm (custom) (matte black ceramic)
    Racing Ralph 26x2.25 EVO SnakeSkin or (custom) Conti Mountain King Protection 2.2 (black sidewalls not red)
    Stans 21mm yellow tape (6cm overlap +3M paint protective film on overlap)
    Stans Olympic UST valves (+black Purely Custom alloy valve collars +Mavic rubber valve washers)
    Hutchinson Protect Air (120g)

    Wheelset #2 (Timed Sprints)
    2010 DT Swiss XRC 300 rims (28h) (custom) (black tape over red DT graphics)
    2010 DT Swiss 190 CL hubs (custom)(+36 star rat) (black tape over red DT graphics)
    DT Swiss Aerolite spokes (black)
    DT Swiss Pro Loc nips (black)
    Tune Skyline MTB skewers (black)
    SRAM XG-999 11-32t (+Extralite EB3.3 lockring)
    CL adaptors (mod) (were 22g now10g +Chris King 12t or DT Swiss lockrings)
    Innolite 160mm rotors
    Rocket Ron 26x2.25 EVO or Race King SuperSonic 26x2.2 (depending on season)
    Stans yellow tape (6cm overlap +3M paint protective film on overlap)
    Stans Olympic UST valves (+black Purely Custom alloy valve collars +Mavic rubber valve washers)
    Hutchinson Protect Air (120g)

    weight with XRC300 wheelset : 9152g or 20.17lb

    Future Upgrades:
    2011 CB Eggbeater 11 Pedals (tuned)
    2011 Rocket Ron 26x2.25 EVO SnakeSkin (or the new tubeless ready version)

    pics of bike build on scales here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/culture...th/4843297889/

    thanks to everyone who supplied components or helped directly with this build

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    best

    vid clip; http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4877893733/

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4843205289/" title="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - 28.07.10 montage-4 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4087/4843205289_80a599143a_b.jpg" width="1024" height="600" alt="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - 28.07.10 montage-4" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4840644939/" title="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - 28.07.10 #1204 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4111/4840644939_337b56d031_b.jpg" width="1024" height="682" alt="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - 28.07.10 #1204 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4840074726/" title="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - S-Tuned S140TA 115-140mm fork - 28.07.10 #1193 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4148/4840074726_6e315fb4c0_b.jpg" width="640" height="1024" alt="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - S-Tuned S140TA 115-140mm fork - 28.07.10 #1193 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4839479614/" title="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - 2x9 with SRAM XO twist shifters - 28.07.10 #1398 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/4839479614_863f711cc7_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - 2x9 with SRAM XO twist shifters - 28.07.10 #1398 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4839563934/" title="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - Gore Ride-On Pro - 28.07.10 #1397 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4148/4839563934_0b7c2941fc_b.jpg" width="1024" height="631" alt="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - Gore Ride-On Pro - 28.07.10 #1397 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4839389955/" title="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - black Cateye Strada wireless odometer - 28.07.10 #1217 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/4839389955_ff23852545_b.jpg" width="683" height="1024" alt="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - black Cateye Strada wireless odometer - 28.07.10 #1217 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4839219223/" title="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - Tune Skyline MTB skewers - 28.07.10 #1052 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/4839219223_f5aa071a57_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - Tune Skyline MTB skewers - 28.07.10 #1052 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4839607410/" title="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - AFC Bike XO pivot - 28.07.10 #1187 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/4839607410_53f3683a33_b.jpg" width="683" height="1024" alt="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - AFC Bike XO pivot - 28.07.10 #1187 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4839696842/" title="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - CarbonTi chainrings - 28.07.10 #1226 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/4839696842_6be25a7380_b.jpg" width="683" height="1024" alt="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - CarbonTi chainrings - 28.07.10 #1226 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4841666194/" title="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - 28.07.10 #1010 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/4841666194_f914b62d98_b.jpg" width="1024" height="625" alt="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - 28.07.10 #1010 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4888380464/" title="day one @ dragonfly cottage - 04.08.10 #1723 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4888380464_886a6a1f71_b.jpg" width="1024" height="684" alt="day one @ dragonfly cottage - 04.08.10 #1723 v2" /></a>

    ....edit to directly link images + vid clip....

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    Pretty impressive weight for a 140mm travel trail bike!

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    thanks!

    after the original 09 sw stumpy frame went kaput last September it was great to have a second crack at building my idea of the perfect trailbike - so far so good

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    double post (sorry) served must be busy - please delete

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    Great project,great weight,good looking bike and all,but...580mm flat bar on a 140mm trail bike? Come on...
    Gajas what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nozes
    Great project,great weight,good looking bike and all,but...580mm flat bar on a 140mm trail bike? Come on...
    thanks

    lol! tried 680mm riser bars back in '04 & loathed them

    those 25.4 x 580mm Syntace Duraflite "flat" bars have a 6º rise, when the forks are in 140mm long travel mode it levels up the saddle and the grips - perfect for longer rides

    ...not sure i'd want bars any wider with a SL 25.4 stem - perhaps on the next build with a stiffer 31.8

    pic - montage of the bike with the forks in 140mm travel mode

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4843297889/" title="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - 28.07.10 montage-1 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4131/4843297889_c88521efef_b.jpg" width="1024" height="586" alt="2010 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR custom build V2 - 28.07.10 montage-1" /></a>

    ....edit to directly link image....
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    upgraded 2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro Euro Version

    here’s mrs culturesponges trailbike, its an upgraded 2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro Euro Version, terrific for me she’s a mountain bike riding weight weenie too

    08 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro (S) (Euro model) +M5x17mm plastic cable guide bolts +3M film over bottle cage mounts)
    Specialized Future Shock S120, 120mm travel, carbon 1 1/8 to 1.5" steerer, Trail Tune inertia valve, adjustable Brain Fade & rebound, piggyback one sided air spring & damper (custom tune) (neg spring @ 55)
    Specialized AFR 120mm Shock w/ remote Trail Tune inertia valve, adj rebound and Brain Fade, 7.25x1.75"
    XTR M970 crankset (custom) XTR 44t outer chainring +Rotor Q-Rings 33/23 +KCNC red ano chainring bolts)
    XTR M970 B.B. (+Enduro Zero ceramic bearings)
    CB Candy SL black (custom) (+CB red ano springs instead of blue)
    09 KMC X10 SL TiN
    XTR M970 DMD F. derailleur (mod) (was 118g now 111g +mod Schmolke carbon M4 bolts)
    08 SRAM X.0 med R. derallieur (+Nobu 3k carbon inner cage+ KCNC red ano alloy jockey bolts +SRAM Black Box ceramic pulleys +AFCBike red ano XO pivot bolt)
    08 SRAM XO Twist Shifters (mod+custom) (widened to 1.5mm for PC +SRAM Amy grips +M5x20mm plastic bolts)
    Jagwire Ripcord Pro carbon look derallieur cables (+1.2mm Power Cordz inner cables)
    Syntace F119 stem (31.8x75mm) (mod) (one-off machined stem shim with windows +Ti bolts)
    Syntace Duraflite UD carbon bar (mod) (31.8x560mm)
    Titec pork rinds (mod) (trimmed to 85mm)
    3k carbon veneer end plugs (custom made)
    Cane Creek headset (+3k CC carbon interlok headset spacers)
    CarbonTi 3k carbon top cap +Toronto Cycles red alloy bolt
    2010 Formula R1 rosso carbonio (custom) (red ano with carbon levers +BK Composites carbon mount brackets)
    SwissStop Disc 25 pads with Scrubs or Formula sintered with SS rotors
    F. rotor adaptor Magura QM-6 180mm (+Ti bolts) (modified) (raw alloy) (was 22g now 16g)
    R. rotor adaptor Magura QM-12 160mm (+Ti bolts) (modified) (raw alloy) (was 22g now 14g)
    Terry Butterfly carbon & leather saddle (+Selle Italia SLR Carbonio rails +shell)
    Syntace P6 3k carbon seatpost (30.9 x 300mm) (mod) (+Ti bolts)
    Smudek 36.9 ud carbon seatpost collar (custom made)
    Fluffy Velcro chainstay protector (also on upper rear triangle)
    3m protective film on crank arms
    Cateye Strada Wireless (black) (+.3g HP magnet on spoke with silicone blob)
    Cateye superthin zipties

    Wheelset #1 (Local Trails/Sprints)
    09 DT Swiss XRC330 carbon rims (28h)
    09 DT Swiss 190s CL hubs (+DT 36 star rat)
    09 DT Swiss Aerolite spokes (black)
    09 DT Swiss Pro Loc nips (black)
    Tune Skyline MTB skewers (red ano)
    08 SRAM PG990 11-34 Cassette (red ano)
    CL Adaptors (modified) (raw alloy) (machined from 22g to F. 14g R.11g +DT Swiss lockrings)
    F. Rotor Scrub 180mm (black)
    R. Rotor Scrub 160mm (black)
    Schwalbe Rocket Ron EVO 26x 2.25 or Race King SuperSonic 26x2.2 (depending on season)
    Stans 21mm yellow tape (6cm overlap +3M paint protective film on overlap)
    DT Swiss UST valves (+red ano Purely Custom SL valve collars)
    Hutchinson Protect Air (60g in each tire)

    Wheelset #2 (Trail Riding)
    Specialized DT Swiss 4.2d rims 28h
    Specialized/DT Swiss Stout & 340s (+36 star rat)
    DT Swiss Competition spokes (black)
    DT Swiss Alloy nips (red ano)
    DT Swiss RWS MTB Thru Bolt skewers (red)
    XTR M970 + FRM 12-36 Cassette (red ano 36t)
    CL Adaptors (Mod) (were 22g now 15g each +DT Swiss lockrings)
    F. rotor Formula floating180mm rotor (black)
    R. rotor Formula 160mm rotor (custom) (matte black ceramic)
    F. tire Conti Mountain King Protection 26x 2.2
    R. tire Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO SnakeSkin 26x 2.25
    DT Swiss XR UST rim strips
    DT Swiss UST valves (+red ano Purely Custom SL valve collars)
    Hutchinson Protect Air (90g in each tire)

    Weight 24.07.10 with XRC330 wheelset: 10kg (22lb)

    Future Upgrades: Gore Ride-On Professional cable housing (black)

    pics of bikes upgrade components on scales here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/culture...th/4841988416/

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4889426352/" title="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - 28.07.10 #1323 montage v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4889426352_64d8225d6b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="593" alt="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - 28.07.10 #1323 montage v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4842381248/" title="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - 28.07.10 #1278 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/4842381248_82dba78aa8_b.jpg" width="1024" height="625" alt="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - 28.07.10 #1278 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4841839307/" title="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - 28.07.10 #1283 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/4841839307_8cc3c43cc6_b.jpg" width="1024" height="641" alt="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - 28.07.10 #1283 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4842340280/" title="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - 28.07.10 #1345 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/4842340280_c071ed31d9_b.jpg" width="683" height="1024" alt="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - 28.07.10 #1345 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4841684671/" title="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - 28.07.10 #1343 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4105/4841684671_2f0e8d179a_b.jpg" width="683" height="1024" alt="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - 28.07.10 #1343 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4842263816/" title="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - 28.07.10 #1341 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/4842263816_2a6300c349_b.jpg" width="683" height="1024" alt="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - 28.07.10 #1341 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4841607791/" title="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - 28.07.10 #1357 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/4841607791_daa1b413b8_b.jpg" width="683" height="1024" alt="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - 28.07.10 #1357 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4841516641/" title="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - Titec Pork Rinds - 28.07.10 #1350 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4105/4841516641_2a6975f80b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - Titec Pork Rinds - 28.07.10 #1350 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4841417953/" title="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - 28.07.10 #1358 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4091/4841417953_8caf67834e_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - 28.07.10 #1358 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4841988416/" title="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - Smudek custom made carbon seatpost clamp - 28.07.10 #1360 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4105/4841988416_2cfe7cec7a_b.jpg" width="683" height="1024" alt="2008 Stumpjumper Carbon Pro FSR Euro version upgraded - Smudek custom made carbon seatpost clamp - 28.07.10 #1360 v2" /></a>

    Last edited by culturesponge; 08-14-2010 at 09:07 AM.

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    whore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcracer87
    whore.
    eh?

    care to explain

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    Culturespone,

    great looking set of bikes super awesome !

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    Culturesponge,

    I want to one day have a wife like yours.

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    thanks, she's one in a billion & the only reason why i don't live in the UK anymore

    we were both up @ 5am to do the photos for this thread & rode our bikes 7 miles (most of it uphill!) with all the extra camera gear to get to the location - sorry if there's zillions of pics it was very hard to edit them down

    best!

    (typo)
    Last edited by culturesponge; 08-13-2010 at 09:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by culturesponge
    eh?

    care to explain
    At a guess I'd say he's saying that weight weenies is a male only term, and that a female lightweight bike enthusiast would be a weight whore. It doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
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    I'm referring to your first bike post. A little overboard, you have at least 5 pictures and video of your bike... well done, but you are a bike whore. no problems there.

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    agreed. lot's of characters on the internet

    thought it might have been because i'd thanked Schmolke & Mcfk in the link list i'd compiled to make my post more interesting - even though i had to sent both the bars & seatpost back because they were substandard

    let's perhaps use the same definition for both male or female weight weenies in future peeps
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcracer87
    I'm referring to your first bike post. A little overboard, you have at least 5 pictures and video of your bike... well done, but you are a bike whore. no problems there.
    LOL - just skip the post the & keep your rude commrnts to yourself!

    not a whore - just a skint, holiday missing wally at the very end of an endless bike build

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    How I DREAM to have a cycling weight weenie woman.....(sigh)
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    keep yours eyes peeled, they are out there - but take some finding!

    ... we have some fairly steep climbs here - all it took was a reasonably light wheelset + better gripping & faster rolling tires & she had the weenie sickness as bad as me

    i think her bike build is better than mine. more co-ordinated
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    Quote Originally Posted by culturesponge
    keep yours eyes peeled, they are out there - but take some finding!
    They sure do. I just found one so we'll see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by culturesponge
    ... we have some fairly steep climbs here
    Where in CA are you?

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    Greetings from Mrs. Culturesponge

    Thanks for the compliments everybody

    We are in Santa Monica. Paseo Miramar is a steep but short climb up to Eagle Pass Rd. that we ride from time to time. Having a lighter bike makes the difference between fun and misery. Women prefer long, lean toned legs over weight lifters legs. Trust me...Ever see a weight lifter wearing a skirt? It is also one of the reasons I use Q Rings.

    Congratulations mtbnozpikr (does she know you by this user name)? If not, don't tell her.

    Best of luck!

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    Pronghorn SW Race
    In the lightest spec 8284g, for those from behind the big pond 18.26lbs.

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    I like ur bike Chris , good work

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    Now that's a show-stopper!
    Very nice Chris,congrats on the great machine!
    Gajas what?

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    Small Bump Compliance?

    Wow, that Pronghorn must have near zero small bump compliance. I can see that the Instant Center of that linkage is like meters ahead of the bike. That means that initially the entire linkage will rotate like it were a swingarm of several meters length. Strange design choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginsu2k
    Wow, that Pronghorn must have near zero small bump compliance. I can see that the Instant Center of that linkage is like meters ahead of the bike. That means that initially the entire linkage will rotate like it were a swingarm of several meters length. Strange design choice.
    I don't see what you are getting at. The linkage (swing link attached to the shock) doesn't have an instant center, it has an actual center of rotation, which is at the pivot point on the top tube. I don't see how tuning the shock rate with that configuration would be any different than with a more traditionally configured rocker.

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    21.9 lbs and ready to ride

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    Finished for now. Recently added the 105 road FD the XX chainrings on the Hollowgrams, and I finally cut and bled the Hope brakes. Next spring I plan on rebuilding the wheels with Revolutions and getting a carbon bar to replace the porker that is on the bike now. After these two changes I think the bike will be about a pound or pound and a half lighter. Currently it's 22.4, for details see the spreadsheet below.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/39929703@N05/4918280239/" title="D5000 Shoot by mtbiker321, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4918280239_1a8573970e.jpg" width="500" height="332" alt="D5000 Shoot" /></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloreality
    anyone else rock thier water bottle in your jersey pocket? being full rigid i lose my bottles often and while racing with people right behind you it can be a pain. ive ridden about 4 times recently with a bottle in my center jersey pocket and im liking it so far. i tried it in my side pocket but it would spin my jersey around so the bottle was by my stomache so that didnt work
    Search Tacx Tao....you'll never have any issues losing bottles with these cages. Grab more surface of the bottle and are both rubber and aluminum for even more grab.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    I don't see what you are getting at. The linkage (swing link attached to the shock) doesn't have an instant center, it has an actual center of rotation, which is at the pivot point on the top tube. I don't see how tuning the shock rate with that configuration would be any different than with a more traditionally configured rocker.
    A rocker is not a linkage, it is a link!

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    I think you are over analyzing it ginsu.
    You said this:
    Quote Originally Posted by ginsu2k
    Wow, that Pronghorn must have near zero small bump compliance. I can see that the Instant Center of that linkage is like meters ahead of the bike. That means that initially the entire linkage will rotate like it were a swingarm of several meters length. Strange design choice.
    If you can see where the instant center of rotation for the rear axle is, without seeing the pivot location at the bottom bracket, you are a better man than I.

    Regardless, I say it doesn't matter as far as small bump compliance is concerned.
    Instant center defines the axle path at any given point in the suspension travel, and for a horst link bike it varies throughout the travel. It only defines axle path, which doesn't necesarily have anything to do with compliance.

    As an example, if the axle path at some point in the travel becomes a vertical straight line, then the instant center goes to infinity. That doesn't mean it absorbs bumps any worse than a moment before when the axle was following a curve with a center near the bb.

    It sounds like you are imagining the distance to the instant center to be a moment arm, but it isn't.

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    Woo many good bikes you guys have here, so shame to post mine with those crappy parts, not so light, but like its color and speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1415chris
    Pronghorn SW Race
    In the lightest spec 8284g, for those from behind the big pond 18.26lbs.

    SLIDESHOW

    Very nice bike, but it looks like the speedneedle won't last very long this way.
    You have a setback seatpost and the saddle still all the way back.

    I give you a dozen rides, then the rails of the speedneedle will start to fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowbook
    Very nice bike, but it looks like the speedneedle won't last very long this way.
    You have a setback seatpost and the saddle still all the way back.

    I give you a dozen rides, then the rails of the speedneedle will start to fail.
    I beg to differ. I've been riding one SpeedNeedle with pretty much that exact positioning for the last 3 years, and another for about 2 years. Neither one is showing any signs of rail failure. One is the older version without Kevlar wrap on the rails, and the other is the newer version with.

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    i rode my speedneedle just like that for 1500+ miles and it was perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonq
    Woo many good bikes you guys have here, so shame to post mine with those crappy parts, not so light, but like its color and speed.
    Nice bike!
    Can you tell me more about the frame and fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonq
    Woo many good bikes you guys have here, so shame to post mine with those crappy parts, not so light, but like its color and speed.
    This, students, is an example of false modesty.
    That thing looks like it weighs a ton!

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    Ok, more power to you then.
    I had both the old and the new speedneedle fail on seatposts like this when pushed all the way back.
    Since then I switched to a setback seatpost and a different clamp system.
    That seems to work for me with zero problems.

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    Hi all this is my bike. Not exactly light weight at 28.16 but keen to loose some weight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hisbabyf
    Hi all this is my bike. Not exactly light weight at 28.16 but keen to loose some weight.

    It will be helpful for the rest if u were to post the spec down. I'm from SMBF too
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadre



    It will be helpful for the rest if u were to post the spec down. I'm from SMBF too
    Hey hello! i remember your thread with the super light bike!

    Here are the specs, its made for AM so wanna keep the components AM ready

    Frame: Chumba XCL Size S
    Fork: 2010 36 Fox Float RC2 FIT
    Headset: ChrisKing
    Shock: Fox RP23
    Wheelset:ZTR Flow rims/DT revolution spokes/Hadley hubs/Brass Nipples
    Rim Tape: Stan's 5g Tubeless rimtape
    Valve: Stan's Tubeless valves
    Tires: F/Kenda Nevagal 2.35 R/Continental RaceKing 2.2 Supersonic
    Tubes: NIL(Tubeless)
    Rotors: F/ Ashima AiRotor 160mm R/ Ashima AiRotor 140mm
    Brakeset: Avid Elixir CR
    Rear Dee: Sram X0 carbon/Token jockey wheels
    Front Dee: XT M770 E-type
    Shifters: Sram X0 gripshift
    Crankset: XTR M970
    Bottom Bracket: ChrisKing
    Bashring: Salsa
    Pedals: Welgo MG 1
    Chain: XTR CN7701
    Cassette: XT M970
    Bar: Spank Spike 777
    Grips: ODI Long Neck
    Stem: Thomson X4 70mm silver
    Seat Clamp: Hope 38.5
    Seatpost: USE1 Alien Cyclops
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V Team Titanium
    Spacers: Token Carbon
    Rear skewer: Salsa QR

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    Quote Originally Posted by hisbabyf
    Hi all this is my bike. Not exactly light weight at 28.16 but keen to loose some weight.


    You might loose a pound just by cleaning it

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    V.P., LOL, I was thinking the same thing.

    Best, John

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    My Bike

    Hey, Ihave been doing a bit of work on my old GT I-Drive and would like a few opinions on it.Its not superlight like most bikes on this thread but its working for me.
    So i started out with the bike weighing in at 15.66kg, since then i have replaced the wheelset- Notubes ZTR Arch
    Tyres-Hutichson Pythons Probably change to Rocket Rons
    Converted to 1 X 9 and love it
    new seat and seat post

    still want to change cranks to probably SLX 175mm
    Need to change rear der- open to comments on this.

    At the moment it weighs 13.76 kg, and i know it will never be super light but doing this on a budget.

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    Ghost HTX Lector

    Hi,

    some pictures of my bike:













    Hope you like it. Weight as pictured above is 8.5kg.

    Greetings from Germany!

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    Not sure my Trek deserves to be here amongst all these great bikes. WW bikes are really expensive so i can only do with what i can do on a budget.

    Frame- 2007 Trek Elite 9.9
    Fork- Reba Race
    Brakes- Elixer CR
    Bars- TruVativ Team Carbon
    Shifter- Sram Attack Twist Shifter
    Stem- Ritchey WCS 4 Axis
    Headset- Chris King
    Seat- Selle Flite Gel Flow
    Post- Bontrager X Carbon
    Rear Derailleur- XT M772
    Crank Arms- Bontrager GXP Made by TruVativ (very underrated imo)
    Pedals- Shimano DX ( I know Heavy but they wont break)
    Chainring- Middleburn 32X
    Rims- Bontrager Race Disc
    Tires- Kenda SB8/light weight tubes

    I know there are things like my rims, cranks and post, that i could improve on. The bike is a shade under 23lb. Im happy with the setup until something breaks then i will replace with something better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike49
    Hi,

    some pictures of my bike:













    Hope you like it. Weight as pictured above is 8.5kg.

    Greetings from Germany!
    Really nice looking bike. Looks like a lot of effort was put into getting everything to match. Great bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scuver
    Nice bike!
    Can you tell me more about the frame and fork?
    The frame is Titanium Paduano Caligola, I am 1.68m I told them to make the downtube slightly thicker to minimize the flex as well as minimize the space of of where top and down tube meeting the headtube (look more handsome but heavier . Fork is Pace (ex DT) RC- 31 C-type also made of Ti but wrapped with carbon.
    Last edited by dragonq; 08-29-2010 at 08:30 AM.
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    The FD is a good found, what seatpost are you using?
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    Wow nice bike! really like the gold motif. Some black cranks like KCNC would really complete it

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    Looks like one of these, but i'm not for sure. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_2175wt_911

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    Quote Originally Posted by IM31408
    Really nice looking bike. Looks like a lot of effort was put into getting everything to match. Great bike!
    Thank you!

    Yes, spent some time in finding und putting together matching parts. Still not finished yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by seppk
    Wow nice bike! really like the gold motif. Some black cranks like KCNC would really complete it
    I'm already looking for a Clavicula. Quite some money to spend, but it will come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    I don't see what you are getting at. The linkage (swing link attached to the shock) doesn't have an instant center, it has an actual center of rotation, which is at the pivot point on the top tube. I don't see how tuning the shock rate with that configuration would be any different than with a more traditionally configured rocker.
    Instant Center is a stupid name created by Tony Ellsworth for that imaginary point in space where all true virtual pivot point bikes rotate around. You find it by lining up the linkage points of the upper and lower links and projecting a line forwards thru them. Of course where that point in space is will change as the suspension cycles / sags between a loaded and unloaded state. All horst-link 4-bars, all VPP bikes, all DW-Links have an IC/VP point someplace.

    In the case of your lovely carbon frame, the initial point lines up like he said, meters ahead of the frame and roughly at handlebar level. However once you take rider weight sag into account, it looks like the point will be lower down around a height of the fork crown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonq
    The FD is a good found, what seatpost are you using?
    The FD is Shimano LX Gold Edition from 2005. Fits perfect and weighs only 135g.

    The seatpost is a cleaned FSA K-Force Light. Quite heavy though, but looks nice and has a very solid seat clamp.

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    That Ghost Lector is one of the nicest rides I have seen in a while, and I probably look through 50 pages of "Post Your _____s" threads a day, both on here and Pinkbike.com. Color me stupid for asking, but what rear derailleur is that? It looks like last years XT Shadow, but the cage isn't silver.
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonys
    Its still just the push of a button away...
    I am no longer a hardtailkid. 2012 Trek Remedy 9!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    That Ghost Lector is one of the nicest rides I have seen in a while, and I probably look through 50 pages of "Post Your _____s" threads a day, both on here and Pinkbike.com. Color me stupid for asking, but what rear derailleur is that? It looks like last years XT Shadow, but the cage isn't silver.
    Thanks

    It's a XTR Shadow with carbon cage. I'm still looking for some Yumeya parts for the derailleur.

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    Go on Jensonusa.com. They have a craaazy sale on Yumeya stuff. I didn't recognize the derailleur because the edges of the "X" on it look more rounded than XTRs I've seen
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    I am no longer a hardtailkid. 2012 Trek Remedy 9!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike49
    The FD is Shimano LX Gold Edition from 2005. Fits perfect and weighs only 135g.

    The seatpost is a cleaned FSA K-Force Light. Quite heavy though, but looks nice and has a very solid seat clamp.
    didn't know that it look so nice after cleaned
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    Good job!

    Not the lightest but not expensive bike either... @ $1,655 w/ sram blackbox ceramic bearings, '05 rockshox sid, etc... 21.2 lbs.

    21 lbs 4 oz. = 21.25lbs





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    No front derallier? What, do you shift it by hand?

    Anyway that's very little Lbs. for under 1700 hundred, nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seppk
    Wow nice bike! really like the gold motif. Some black cranks like KCNC would really complete it
    Changed the cranks and now have a matching fork as well:





    Weight as pictured above is 8.4kg = 18.5lbs. Hope you like it...

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    Sub 19 pounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonq
    Woo many good bikes you guys have here, so shame to post mine with those crappy parts, not so light, but like its color and speed.

    I only come here for cool bike pics, and I like the Paduano. I might have picked a few colorful parts to set off all the metallic and black parts, though.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    I've posted elsewhere... 20.1 lb

    Highlights:
    SRAM Red rear, Dura Ace front (with Speen), SRAM 900TT levers on Pauls' Thumbies. KCNC bars, grips, stem and seatpost.

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    How light is light enough?(Can I post 9.5kg Ht?)

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    go for it
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    My Volare Tirreno - Sub 10Kg








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    10 speed grip shift for shimano? Who makes that?

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