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    Post Your XC Rigs; 2010 Edition

    So what are you racing next year?
    Any changes?
    Let's see them!
    I'm racing for Singular next year.





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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    I'm racing for Singular next year.
    I love the look of those bikes!

    Here's mine. Just built her up- she hasn't even gotten dirty yet:












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    ^^^THAT is a pretty bike!!

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    Wow, that Lynskey is pretty indeed!

    I'll be converting my Scalpel from a 2x9 to a 1x10 setup... Still need one part to do the off-season rebuild but I did get most of it this week.


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    nothing like a Ti hardtail....clean lines, and so so sweet!

    plus you have my dream wheels (freaking Reynolds!!) I hate you sir.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by XC Dawg
    nothing like a Ti hardtail....clean lines, and so so sweet!

    plus you have my dream wheels (freaking Reynolds!!) I hate you sir.....
    They're actually demo wheels, so I have to give them back after 6 months.

    If you like Reynolds now, wait till you hear what they've got up their sleeves!
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    do you know the weight of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trev
    do you know the weight of it?
    The weight of the wheelset? The Topo C's are listed at 1590g- my set weighed 1520.7 (689.2 front / 831.5 rear w/o skewers).

    The total bike weight is around 21.5 lbs, but I have plans to drop it just a little.
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    Picked her up yesterday. First ride tomorow!

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    It's got one 2009 race on it, but it will show it's colors in 2010 (hopefully)


    I'll get soem new pics after i get the new bars in. already go new tires
    S-Works all the bikes!
    Just another used cat for sale

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    Same as last year... just with a new steel fork. Gained a little weight but its sooooo much smoother.


    I also have a pugsley frame that'll be built up for whenever i'm feeling like goofing off next race season.

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    I'll be racing for the 1st time 2010

    Here are my two rides. I intend to race the schwiin hg. i've had it since 98 and made some recent mods to get it ready. I've ridden it several times since and it feels great.

    My newest bike is the salsa caballero. I've not ridden much it yet. I'm still getting used to the 100mm travel and sitting on the saddle more than not.

    Its been on my wish list to get into some xc races so going to give it a go year (route 66 circuit).

    I ride my schwiinn on mostly AM trails in NE. I ride with a bunch of folks who mostly ride FSs so I chose the salsa to get into them.

    The salsa is very light. Do you see these salsa's in your races very often? I'm hoping to get the salsa in one of my races next year. Are there mostly HTs in the races? Besides posting pics of your rides here, would you guys be open to fielding my maybe basic race tip questions from time to time during the season?

    thanks for your time and any advice/comments.
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    Nineteen pounds of climbing rocketry...







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    2010 race bike

    I raced for 13 years solid doing 20 plus a year. Life happend and took the last 2 years off and I can't stand it any more. I'm jumping back in full force18.80 lbs
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    an obvious work of art....

    that looks fast too

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    Finished last season on this:


    32 lbs of fury.

    After blowing my front fork at the beginning of October, which prevented me from going to ECCC Collegiate MTB Easterns, I decided it was time to stop throwing money at a heavy pig of a bike, so I decided to invest my money into something better.

    Built my Niner up this month and love it. I've yet to weigh it, but I'd estimate it to be somewhere in the 25 lb range.

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    Last MTB Race was 2002...

    That will be 9 years of no racing bikes, just road race motorcycles instead.

    I have been racing since 1991 and will enter the 12 hours of Temecula on Jan 23rd. Actually I already registered. 2 man open class. For the love of God, what was I thinking...? Team "Knuckle Pirates". This is our 4 man team for the June 5th 24 hours of Adrenaline too.

    And here is my rig:
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    and the patience of a 2 yr old.

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    Hello from Portugal.

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    and finaly the weight :


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    Two years off. Son turns 2 in March. Time to get back on the train. First time on full suspension since 2002.

    22.6 lbs.
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    winter build, santa cruz xc carbon..this is going to be fun!
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    Got fast?

    Finished building this up a few weeks ago. I built this up for the faster and more climbing intensive races next year. She came in at 20 pounds with all parts that should last a few years!
    Here's the build
    Frame Large Spooky Darkside
    Fork Sid Team (80 mm) pictured with reba race
    Headset Cane Creek
    Stem Thomson x2 (130 by -10 degree)
    Seatpost Thomson Elite
    Saddle Selle Italia slr
    Cranks XTR
    Chainring E13 guide ring 36t
    Chainguide E13 XCX
    Handlebar Salsa pro moto carbon (soon to be edge)
    Brakes Avid Juicy Ultimate
    Shifter XTR
    Derailleur XTR mid cage
    Cassette XTR
    Chain XTR
    Pedals XTR
    Wheels Edge composites xc rims 28 hole
    Chris King hubs 28 hole
    Dt Revolution spokes
    Notubes tubeless rimstrips
    Tires Notubes Raven, 26X2.2



    And big thanks to Mickey from Spooky Bikes, and the guys from E13!

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    Just want a better set of cranks and i'll be done


    Frame: KHS flagstaff med
    Shock: Rockshox Monarch 4.2
    Fork: Rockshox Reba
    Bars: Edge low rise 660mm
    Seatpost: Black ops 31.6x350
    Stem:Truvativ xr
    Seatclamp: origin 8
    Rims: Wtb speedisc xc
    Hubs: Novatec
    Rear deraluier:Sram X9
    Shifter:sram x-7
    Brakes:Hayes stroker
    Discs; Alligator 160mm
    Grips:Origin 8 lock on
    Tires: Maxxis ignitor 2.2 tubbless with stans
    Cassette: Sram 980
    Chain: Sram Pc991
    Seat: Felt 2.2
    Cranks: Firex set up 1x9 (want xt's or similar)
    Inside junmpstopogfang chain stop
    Outside jumpstop:BBG superlight

    Less than $2000.00 invested





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    2010 race bike

    2009 GF Paragon, 26lbs out of the box and will do some MINOR changes to drop A LITTLE weight, like carbon bars and different tires that are going to be run tubeless other than that gonna run it how it is until i need to replace stuff.

    '99 GT Aggressor 1x9 XT shadow, race face ride XC and Judy TT's and Panaracer XC pro

    '09 Fisher Paragon 29'er

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    My first 29er, using it just mainly for cx races for next year.

    I am going to swap the bolts, seat post clamp, skewers with light weight tiantium gold colored ones, as well as change the seat and seat post for carbon to save some weight there. I am alos changing the chain to a gold KMC, changing the derailleur cable to alligator i-links gold, and switching to alligator airotors, all that should hopefully shed some weight.

    Let me hear some suggestions on reducing more weight, im kinda new to the whole WW thing.

    side note: bottle cages are temporary and the brake lines need to be trimmed

    just realized I posted this in the xc section instead of the WW, if anyon knows how to move the post over then go for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoke_Eater112


    Picked her up yesterday. First ride tomorow!
    Nice bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trev
    My first 29er, using it just mainly for cx races for next year.
    Your cx courses are rough enough to necessitate suspension and 2" tires?

    Hopefully that is a typo.
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    Good job!

    typo, meant xc

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    2009 Stumpjumper comp 29er. But this season I'm going to run 1x9 with an MRP 1X guide.
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    *spot saved*

    I'll post after I upgrade it.

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    Old School Racer





    Yes, thats a 48-36-24 Raceface Turbine LP. It's super steep.

    Horst Link, haha take that spesh!


    lol Marz.

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    A good starting point. Some XX, Magura and Tufo Colibri on this and I will be allright.

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    As I procured new bikes last summer after the team change, it will be the same 3 rigs for '10.

    I threw some Ergons and Magura's on the Killer, and some lighter wheels on the SS, but other than that all is the same....

    Blur XC Carbon (killer) gets most the race miles.. 21.75lbs in XC mode, 23lbs for Endurance
    Niner EMD9 23ish lbs... This bike gets the general training miles, winter duty, and is a backup at endurance events. I race it on certain courses.
    Niner SIR9 SS 20ish lbs... Fun bike, winter MTB, never been raced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by used2Bhard
    As I procured new bikes last summer after the team change, it will be the same 3 rigs for '10.

    I threw some Ergons and Magura's on the Killer, and some lighter wheels on the SS, but other than that all is the same....

    Blur XC Carbon (killer) gets most the race miles.. 21.75lbs in XC mode, 23lbs for Endurance
    Niner EMD9 23ish lbs... this bike gets the general training miles and is a backup at endurance events. I race it on certain courses.
    Niner SIR9 SS 20ish lbs... fun bike, winter MTB, never been raced.
    That's a svelte trio.

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    That's a svelte trio.
    Thanks,

    I love each of those bikes. The Blur is amazing for Endurance and XC. It was a great replacement for my ASRs. The EMD was built with spare parts after picking up the frame for $250 and is the funnest bike I own. I needed a backup bike for Endurance crap, and it fit the bill. The SIR is another ebay/spare part build. After getting the frame for $350 a couple years ago and building it, it was stripped to put the EMD together... I finally got the last few parts for it again this fall. I think I've had it since I got rid of my old Rig in '06.

    The funny thing is that I have not ordered a complete bike in years, so just keep reusing and cannabalizing parts. When a good deal pops up I do a little upgrading or replacement of the worn out stuff.
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    Same as 2009 SL, but with a new fork 100mm Manitou Min.
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    09AS-Rsl/09Six

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    Going to big travel for 2010

    Ride to eat, Eat to ride.

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    Ill be racing the homegrown. Lighter wheels and a sid.

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    I'm a big HG fan

    I have two BB Orange HGs...the one I will race was posted 4 weeks ago. It's nice to see them come up on this tread. Looks Great and Good Luck!

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    Everything is stock except for XT cranks, XT shifters and an XT rear der. Isn't much, but better then what i had to before!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan-S
    Two years off. Son turns 2 in March. Time to get back on the train. First time on full suspension since 2002.

    22.6 lbs.
    what cranks are those??? cool ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrl
    what cranks are those??? cool ones
    Those are the new FSA Afterburner 386 40/29t 2x9 cranks.
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    My son's race rig

    Santa got him the Yeti Arc frame, new XT Ders and XTR pedals. The rest are components we have been collecting and using over the last season; XTR Cranks, Magura brakes with carbon fiber levers, his DT Swiss/Mavic wheels with King hubs and other stuff, carbon, Ti and otherwise. It comes in at just 23 lbs and looks to be crisp and durable.

    His previous chassis was an old M2 which grew small for him but served him well and it was a decent place to hang and shake down quality parts. It will become his mud bike. The Fox Fork was adjusted from 80 mm to 100 mm and we got rid of the heavy comfy saddle so necessary on the very rigid M2 frame and went to his race saddle saving about a ton of weight.

    It is soooo new and crisp right now so he rides it at about 70% until we tune it for him, then he can unload on it. We've both worked hard to make this happen as our feedback loop and his patience and confidence in my plan has worked well. He looks great on it. I got a chance to ride it and it is one of the best bikes I have ever ridden.
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    Very very nice, I bet he loves the upgrade.

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    The goodies have yet to be felt

    but he feels the way the bike moves immediately. The VTT is 3/4" longer but the wheel base only 1/4 inch longer. Both the Seatpost tube and Head tube are steeper. Overall it fits him better but the longer frame is quicker and he likes his balance.
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    Any racing I do this year will be on this. It's a Chumba HX1 with 650B wheels. She's a little beefy at 26.5 lbs but a planned lighter wheelset & some Racing Ralph's will easily drop 2+ lbs.


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    Almost done! Pretty excited about it.

    SPECS-

    Giant NRS frameset, powdercoated a flat gray

    Fox something (I forget) 100mm travel fork

    XTR disc hubs with DT Swiss XR4.2d rims, very light and glassy smooth

    XTR M952 cranks and BB

    XTR M952 front and rear d's

    XTR M952 shifter pods

    XTR M975 disc brake setup

    Syncros seatpost

    Easton EA70 lo-rise bars

    Ritchey stem 120mm with 6 deg. rise

    FSA headset

    (Speedplay pedals in the pic are just there for mockup, will run XTR)

    Removed all stickers and logos (using acetone) so the bike is very clean looking.

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    No need for brakes^^^.

    Looks great mate, looks like it will be very nice when it's done with all the XTR.

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    Looks stealthy

    How can you wait?

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