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    My Race Bike Build

    I have been riding steel framed 29ers for 3 or 4 years now. They have all been built with an eye toward a durable trail bike build so I never really considered the weight of any of the parts.

    I got a great deal on a very slightly used 2010 frame and some wheels and built this up as a race/trail bike. I'm hopeing to start racing again this fall now that my youngest daughter has past the one year old mark.




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    Nice bike! Get rid of that fork and you'll be around 18 pounds!

    Not a great shot, but you get the idea...

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    [QUOTE=jonw9;8126467]Nice bike! Get rid of that fork and you'll be around 18 lbs.


    I just don't think I can do that. There isn't a piece of smooth enough trail any where around here to enjoy a rigid fork. Also do you have any clearance issues with your brake levers and top tube when you swing your bars around? I haven't worked on the final fit yet, just pieced it together but my levers hit the top tube. One small endo or something and I could see my top tube in two pieces.

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    [QUOTE=azpoolguy;8126483]
    Quote Originally Posted by jonw9 View Post
    Nice bike! Get rid of that fork and you'll be around 18 lbs.


    I just don't think I can do that. There isn't a piece of smooth enough trail any where around here to enjoy a rigid fork. Also do you have any clearance issues with your brake levers and top tube when you swing your bars around? I haven't worked on the final fit yet, just pieced it together but my levers hit the top tube. One small endo or something and I could see my top tube in two pieces.
    I adjusted my brake levers so the clear the TT in the event of a crash (which happens more often than I would like to admit.


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    [QUOTE=jonw9;8126741]
    Quote Originally Posted by azpoolguy View Post

    I adjusted my brake levers so the clear the TT in the event of a crash (which happens more often than I would like to admit.

    I will probably just have to run my levers higher then I'm used to to clear. I had a Niner Sir9 and Fisher Ferrous and never had an issue. I just sold the Niner because I wanted a shorter head tube and way lower bar height. Now I have clearance issues. I just can't win.

    Nice TwinSix Metal kit also!

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