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    Trying to build a light-ish 29er race hardtail

    Im building a 29er from the frame up and I'm sure that you guys (and gals) have some awesome weight saving ideas that I am unaware of. My budget right now is at 2000 bucks. so far the things I plan on getting:

    Frame Sette Razzo 29 $220.00 Link 1587
    Wheelset Easton EA70 $460.00 Link 1990
    Fork RockShox 29er XC32 $216.00 Link 2200
    Break (front) Avid Elixir CR Carbon X9 $150.00 Link 331
    Break (Rear) Avid Elixir CR Carbon X9 $150.00 Link 331
    Crankset Sram X9 2x10 $277.00 Link 881
    Front Derailleur Sram X9 $50.00 Link 142
    Shifter Sram X.9 Trigger $100.00 Link 262
    Rear Derailleur Sram X.9 10 $90.00 Link 204
    Cassette Sram PG 1070 $85.00 Link 290
    Chain Sram PC 1051 $35.00 Link 271
    Seat Sette Rez $35.00 Link 226
    Seatpost Sette Edge Carbon $40.00 Link 261
    Tires Kenda Tomac Small Block Eight $72.00 1080



    Total $1,980.00 10056grams (22.2 pounds)

    I'm aware that I still don't have handlebars, stem, tubes, anything small. I have that stuff at home already, Since Im already at my 2000 dollar limit if a more expensive part is suggested ill have to compromise somewhere else. Open to anything! thanks in advance!

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    How about the Sette Razzo X7 Carbon - $1600 right now, 24.5 lbs. Leaves you with an extra $400 to swap wheels, cassette, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axiszen View Post
    How about the Sette Razzo X7 Carbon - $1600 right now, 24.5 lbs. Leaves you with an extra $400 to swap wheels, cassette, etc.
    I agree with this poster. With the extra $400 you could upgrade some bits to make it even lighter, like a 2x10 drivetrain. The Recon Gold fork on this bike will be much better (and lighter) than the XC 32 you spec'd as well.
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    the tires and wheelset are the most important item on a 29er. no tubes crest at 550$ is worth the extra $$$. you could skimpy somewhere else. They say 1 pound of rotating mass equals
    3 pounds of frame weight.

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    for the time being I wanted to keep away from carbon, I don't think I'm ready for that leap yet, sorry, something I should of mentioned. I am thinking of a Niner EMD frame instead of the razzo, I know it is a little heavier but from what I have heard the ride quality is worth it

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    You'll save some weight and about $100 by going with Hygia SLP brakes. Elixer CRs can be good brakes, but the Hygia SLPs are better - superior modulation and just as powerful. They are also really simple and easy to work on.

    Build yourself a wheelset with some dt rev spokes, circus monkey or novatec 711/712 hubs and crest rims - cost around $400 and weight around 1550g. Alternatively, look at some of the handbuilt wheelsets from the euros - eg 1495g Novatec / FRM. Remember you don't pay the 19% VAT if outside the EU.

    As others have said, the XC32 is heavy and crap. Save some more money for a better fork or look for something second hand. Fox RL, Rockshox Reba, Rockshox SID will be good choices and can be had for around $300 second hand.

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