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    WW 1x10 build finally complete, sub 21lbs for less than $900

    Hi all. For a while I've been posting about an inexpensive WW build I've been working on. It's finally finished, so I'm excited to post photos of it. It's mostly the same components list as posted here, except I replaced the Mavic wheels with some Sun Ringle Black Flags and decided on using a cheap Mosso aluminum fork. The complete build turned out better than I had expected, and weighs in at 20.19lbs. I realize that is not as light as other rigids, but I spent less than $900 on all the parts so I'm happy with the outcome at this price point. Feedback welcome!
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    How much does the Ziploc bulk pack weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    How much does the Ziploc bulk pack weigh?
    5 pounds on the button (yes I weighed it)!

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    Nice build!

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    For the trails around here I would hate to ride an aluminum rigid fork/frame. Nice budget build though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moefosho View Post
    For the trails around here I would hate to ride an aluminum rigid fork/frame. Nice budget build though!
    I intend to use this on the road or on hard pack trails in the short term. If it ends up being too harsh I'll replace it with something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    How much does the Ziploc bulk pack weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by vikingshelmut View Post
    5 pounds on the button (yes I weighed it)!

    Ha!

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    I was looking at Mosso forks, it would be good to here what you or anyone else thinks about it as they're very light, very cheap and look good, I'm wondering what the catch is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogdog View Post
    I was looking at Mosso forks, it would be good to here what you or anyone else thinks about it as they're very light, very cheap and look good, I'm wondering what the catch is.
    I'll let you know how it holds up. Also note that all of the graphics are either painted on or are under the clear, so you can't remove any of them (like I wanted to).

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    Outstanding build! That's my idea of the PERFECT sub-1000 bike. Well done!

    You are 10 pounds lighter than many $900 hardtails. Stick some bigger tires on it and take it anywhere.

    Ironically, those 10 pounds will "beat you up" more than lack of suspension on all but the roughest trails.

    Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teton29er View Post
    Outstanding build! That's my idea of the PERFECT sub-1000 bike. Well done!

    You are 10 pounds lighter than many $900 hardtails. Stick some bigger tires on it and take it anywhere.

    Ironically, those 10 pounds will "beat you up" more than lack of suspension on all but the roughest trails.

    Have fun!
    Thanks! I'm really happy with it. I'd like to get it below the 20lb mark just so I can say it's sub-20, so at some point I'm looking to cut about 87 grams. I think I could possibly cut the seat post or replace the skewers to hit that mark, but I'm not anxious to do it just yet.

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    Re: WW 1x10 build finally complete, sub 21lbs for less than $900

    Nice. What size is your frame?
    How long did you take from planning to finish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by manmythlegend View Post
    Nice. What size is your frame?
    How long did you take from planning to finish?
    I believe the frame is a small (16"). It's only 1/4-1/2 inch shorter in top tube length compared to my medium Ibis Mojo HD so it's close.

    In terms of build time, I bought the frame at the end of March, and just finished it at the end of May, so 2 full months worth of acquiring parts, etc from eBay and other sources. All in all it was a fun project spending the time to scrounge light weight parts for as cheap as I could find. I could have probably got it down 1-2 more pounds, but would have had to spend at least 300-500 more on parts.

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    So I couldn't leave well enough alone, so I started looking for ways to cut those 87 grams to get it below 20lbs. I went ahead and ordered some Halo Hex Skewers which should cut around 30 grams.

    I then started thinking about my cranks, and the thought that even though they were originally triple cranks I'll never use the granny spider, so I decided to cut off the granny tabs. I ground them down with my Dremel, and now just need to paint the bare metal. Overall it looks like I'm only going to save about 7 grams, but it was fun doing it!

    I still need to cut about 50 grams, but I think my seat post could be cut down a few inches. We'll see how much that saves...

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    Competitive Cyclist has a Cutter Carbon Road Saddle pack at a ridiculous closeout price of $26. OK, the saddle isn't the prettiest, but it's 155 grams! That would save you almost 100 grams. I'm running them on my hardtail SS and my full suspension bike, no problems yet.

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    Finished the crank and got it re-installed. That was a lot of work to save 7 grams ;-)

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