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    2015 Race Bike Photos

    Been a lurker of the forums for about 3yrs now and enjoyed viewing the race bike photo threads that were posted in 14' and 13'. Haven't seen any pop up yet this year, so I thought I might try to start it up...

    I don't have a super exotic race bike, but am still proud of it just the same. It's a 12' Trek X-Caliber that I bought as a demo model. Rode it for two years and this winter decided to throw some upgrades at it. It currently sits at 22.61lbs.
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    I'll play.

    Third year on this bike. 2012 Superfly AL, also bought as a demo. XT, Reba, Crests. Only change for this year is a switch to some Racing Ralphs and the new Bontrager Montrose saddle (not pictured). Somewhere in the 23s. It's been a good bike.
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    2015 Race Bike Photos-img_1813.jpg
    This year's bike.


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    Last year's bike.

    So far the 650/ti setup is beyond stiff and fast through the tech stuff. But the Superfly was fast, real fast.

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    2015 Race Bike Photos-img_0117s.jpg
    New rig.
    Debating whether to forgo the SWAT box for the non-marathon races...

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    Wow. That's pretty stunning. I say just leave it on!

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    I am piloting a new rig myself this year. Decided to stick strictly with a hardtail this year for simplicity and weight purposes. Here's my new steed, currently a decoration as it's offseason on trails up here in Canada unless you own a fatbike...

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    A bad day on the bike is better than a good day doing anything else...

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    2015 Race Bike Photos



    I may have posted this elsewhere, but this my bike.
    Just shy of 22#.
    650 and stuff, Crest wheels, Sid, next sl's.

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    That's a baller NORCO!

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    XMIplay IP-057 15.5"
    RS SID Brain
    Cannondale SiSL cranks w/Stages and 36t chainring
    Enduro Zero Ceramic BB
    XTR M985 Brakes
    XX1 drivetrain
    Syntace FlatForce Stem
    Syntace Vector Carbon -10mm 740mm bar
    Garmin 500 w/BarFly 2 mount

    DT Swiss XRC 950T w/Tufo XC4
    -------Or-------
    DT Swiss 240/CX-Ray/30mm wide carbon tubulars w/ Tufo XC6
    -------Or-------
    DT Swiss 240/CX-Ray/Enve XC w/Rocket Rons (everyday wheels)

    In its lightest configuration, it's right at 19lbs, when last I checked. That might have been before I swapped out the XO cranks for the SiSLs, which are lighter by a good bit.

    My race wheels are currently hanging upstairs without freehub bearings; will post pictures when I get them put together again.

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    Please do, Le Duke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister View Post
    I am piloting a new rig myself this year. Decided to stick strictly with a hardtail this year for simplicity and weight purposes. Here's my new steed, currently a decoration as it's offseason on trails up here in Canada unless you own a fatbike...

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    That Norco is on POINT! Nice!

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    For 2015 I'm racing a bike the shop I work at actually sells; a Specialized Crave SL. Nimble yet stable and about 3 pounds lighter than last year's bike.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm RaceRig for 2015 - Look 986

    my XC race setup
    Look 986 - M
    Fox fork
    Sram 2x9 setup
    Mix wheel with a stans Crest (I think) and a WTB stryker up front wrapped in schwable RORO's and FUFRE's
    Coming in at around 23lbs
    Already has gotten me on the podium this year in its first race
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    New team rig for 2015. 3rd ride today; I love it so far. 22.5 lbs with pedals; sub-22 by race season.

    Salsa El Mariachi Ti XTR - large
    Stock except:
    1 x 10 via WolfTooth 36t ring
    American Classic Wide Lightning wheels
    Ikon front/RR rear
    Whisky 760mm carbon flat bar
    XTR pedals
    Bin target saddle
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    That thing is mucho sexy!
    Quote Originally Posted by tommyrod74 View Post
    New team rig for 2015. 3rd ride today; I love it so far. 22.5 lbs with pedals; sub-22 by race season.

    Salsa El Mariachi Ti XTR - large
    Stock except:
    1 x 10 via WolfTooth 36t ring
    American Classic Wide Lightning wheels
    Ikon front/RR rear
    Whisky 760mm carbon flat bar
    XTR pedals
    Bin target saddle

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    My 2015 steel single speed race bike

    My 2015 race bike (foreground). In the background is my training bike.



    With the race bike, I went with some pretty light parts. The frame is custom steel (my own). Fork from ENVE, wheels from Industry Nine, cranks from Race Face, brakes from Magura, other bits are basically mid to high end.

    Weight is not really the best way to view a bike but it's not heavy. As shown it is 20.25 pounds.

    Raced once so far this year; it is a fast bike and performed very well.
    Mark Farnsworth, Raleigh, NC
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    A few changes from last year's race bike, specifically the move from a triple to a 1x. So far I absolutely love it, but have yet to try it in a race.

    2012 Giant XTC Composite frame, XL
    Fox F29 100
    Mavic Crossmax
    Continental Race King Protection 2.2 rear, Specialized Fast Trak Control 2.2 front (left overs from past race seasons...soon to be Schwalbe RR's)
    XT brakes, XT pedals, SLX chain
    SLX 11-36T cassette, XT clutch rd
    SLX crank, Race Face N/W 32T
    Thomson seatpost, WTB Ti Silverado
    Easton EA70 stem, EC70 wide flat bars
    ESI Chunky grips, Bar Fly Garmin mount

    Sits at 23.4 pounds. I'm not the biggest weight weenie, but after dropping a pound moving from the triple to the 1x, I now wonder how light I can go without going into (more) debt.
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    Scott Genius

    Crossover XC/Endurance/Enduro bike with 130 mm travel. Still love hardtails for XC, but needed something more versatile long races over the rough terrain in southern Utah, as well as a couple Enduro races planned for this year.

    24.2 lb as pictured.
    23.0 lb when set up for XC without dropper and with Racing Ralph front tire in place of the NobbyNic. (New Nic is a fantastic tire BTW)

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    2015 Race Bike Photos

    Nice, Brentos. My new SC Tallboy LTc is planned in the same mold; 140mm Pike with a 130mm air shaft on standby for rough XC or adventure rides in the backcountry. Same with the tires, too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister View Post
    I am piloting a new rig myself this year. Decided to stick strictly with a hardtail this year for simplicity and weight purposes. Here's my new steed, currently a decoration as it's offseason on trails up here in Canada unless you own a fatbike...

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    Cant wait to see this one this season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2 View Post
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    For 2015 I'm racing a bike the shop I work at actually sells; a Specialized Crave SL. Nimble yet stable and about 3 pounds lighter than last year's bike.
    Ur on aluminum?...the apocolypse is upon us!

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    2015 Race Bike Photos-img_2239.jpg

    15 Scott 900SL (med). Came from sworks epic. This Scott rocks, 21.3 LBS without pedals setup basically stock.

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    Crazy weight for a FS. Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Nice, Brentos. My new SC Tallboy LTc is planned in the same mold; 140mm Pike with a 130mm air shaft on standby for rough XC or adventure rides in the backcountry. Same with the tires, too.


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    Yeah, the new 29er trail bikes, if the weight is kept in check, give up little to their XC whip counterparts.

    I ran a Pike 140mm last year on a similar Genius 900. Felt like I was cheating at the True Grit Epic relative to the short travel bikes on the rough course. Ended up 3rd overall. The bike was awesome at Moab Rocks too. One thing about the Pike that I did not like as an XC guy, it is so good at damping out the rough stuff, it makes the bike FEEL slow. I almost put a Pike on this bike too, but to be honest, I'm actually quite impressed with the '15 Fox Float 32 Factory fork. (There goes my street cred).

    Still prefer a HT for anything under 1 hr though.
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    2015 Race Bike Photos

    Xmas bike, raced twice this year so far.
    2011 Kona Unit.
    13.3kg suspended.




    Once as a rigid, once with suspension.

    Now looking at converting my 2011 Stumpy hard tail to single speed as a "proper" race bike. Should get under 10kg with dropper post.

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