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    What rig are you racing next year?

    Looking to see what others are racing next year. Photos encouraged.
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    This, but swapping the XX for XX1 with a 36t front ring. 19.5lbs as she stands, should be sub-19 after the swap.

    XX will go on my fiancee's 650b HT.

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    On an Air9 RDO currently for my geared race bike. Thinking of selling that frame and fork and going with an Epic Expert WC or S-works. Not sure though.

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    Haven't got everything yet but it will be a IP-057 frame, chinese carbon wheels, Manitou tower pro fork, XO cranks, XT brakes, and a bunch of other carbon TBD. Single speed.

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    Very nice. Looks fast as heck. I am most likely buying a Pivot Mach 6 for myself for my 40th bday for most trail riding. I sold my trail/race bike (Fuel EX 9.8) to buy an XC race steed. I am thinking a 29er hardtail. What frame is that?
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    Re: What rig are you racing next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    This, but swapping the XX for XX1 with a 36t front ring. 19.5lbs as she stands, should be sub-19 after the swap.

    XX will go on my fiancee's 650b HT.

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    Sweet ride man, love the simplistic look

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    I'd love something lighter and carbon, but this is what I have for next season. I'll be swapping tires to Rocket Ron's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by free-agent View Post
    Very nice. Looks fast as heck. I am most likely buying a Pivot Mach 6 for myself for my 40th bday for most trail riding. I sold my trail/race bike (Fuel EX 9.8) to buy an XC race steed. I am thinking a 29er hardtail. What frame is that?
    FR-216 on eBay. I love it.
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    Im going the Chiner way as well.. an 057 frame.
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    My single speed race bike gets suspension.
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    What rig are you racing next year?

    2014 Giant XTC Advanced SL 29er. Going to back to a hardtail after a year on an Anthem.

    It was a hard choice between Giant's 27.5's and the 29'er, but stayed with a 29'er because i have such an arsenal of 29'er tires in the garage. Really could have went either way though.

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    Re: What rig are you racing next year?

    Pivot 429C with XTR. Raced SS last year but decided to go with gears this season. Might still do a few fall races on my El Mar.

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    Same bike as last year: '08 Kona Kula Deluxe 2-9 (Scandium hardtail), mostly XTR 975 9spd, older Stans rims on XT hubs, Fox F29 RL. It's a good bike, but heavy by modern standards at about 25#. I will likely drop a half pound with lighter tires (Racing Ralphs?), I'm also looking at carbon bars and a lighter stem, that's probably the extent of my upgrade budget for next year. I'll be racing Cat1 masters 45+ in the Seattle area.
    Since the OP's question is pretty open ended, not limited to bikes; my autocross car will remain the same, an '89 Porsche 944S2, in the S2 category in the PNWR regional series. CX bike will be the same too; '07 Sworks tri-cross.
    I don't have a photo of the Kona, but here's the tri-cross.

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    Planet X Dirty Harry and Titus Carbon Rockstar

    21 lbs for the Dirty Harry but I will be getting some carbon hoops this spring. 26 lbs for the Rockstar.
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    14 Sworks Epic. Still waiting on the frame.
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    Same as 2013. Rocky Element 29 RSL, with XX1 drivetrain and a couple of different wheelsets. The Fox CTD suspension will be updated to '14 damper spec. This bike is da business!

    Perhaps add a carbon hardtail, depending on $/support, though I find the Element just right for 80% of the races I do.

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    I expect a picture Irish!

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    First Season w/ two bikes

    The Genius was supposed to be an offseason bike, to be replaced by a race bike for next race season. I like it so much I can't bring myself to sell it, so I sold my road bike to build up the hardtail. The genius is really competitive on rough courses, and will be a good bike for the couple enduro races I will race this year.

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    Anthem Advanced 1. I love it with all my heart.

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    Giant xtc advanced 27.5 2. Can't wait, first season racing hard tail. Been on a fs yeti for several years. Current bike 23lbs without pedals.
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    [QUOTE=Le Duke;10835472]This, but swapping the XX for XX1 with a 36t front ring. 19.5lbs as she stands, should be sub-19 after the swap.
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    I'll continue on my Orebea Alma. Weighs in around 22lbs. I really want to get more MTB races in but it gets tough trying to fit it in with my road racing.

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    Are you running a 100mm fork?
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    Going from 2012 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR to 2014 S-Works Epic WC. Can't wait!

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    2005 Blur XC - again...

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    A niner 9 RDO and maybe a ONE 9 rdo, they are team sponsor for 2014 hehhee

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    What rig are you racing next year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    This, but swapping the XX for XX1 with a 36t front ring. 19.5lbs as she stands, should be sub-19 after the swap.

    XX will go on my fiancee's 650b HT.

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    Nice ride... How do you like those wheels and Tufo tubulars?

    Nearly got a set of those wheels to put on my disc cross bike and figured i'd use em select mtb races where punctured and flats weren't a concern. Any issues?

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    I too had used tubulars for one season. The trouble I had was finding tubular tires that were reasonably light and large enough volume to use in Utah races. I ended up selling them as I never found the same magic in them that I did my cyclocross tubulars....

    For the same volume tire, I could have a tubeless clincher setup at the same weight. Granted I should have tried some different brand tubulars, I ran Schwalbe, but Geax seemed to have more volume, at a weight penalty though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
    Nice ride... How do you like those wheels and Tufo tubulars?

    Nearly got a set of those wheels to put on my disc cross bike and figured i'd use em select mtb races where punctured and flats weren't a concern. Any issues?
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    Moots Gristle-YBB, XTR, Fox, Mavic, love this bike!
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    Finished my third ride on my new 2014 RM Vertex 970 RSL. I am loving it thus far! It screams up the climbs and leaves me with plenty of energy to keep charging. I switched the stock wheels to Stan's Crest's. Planning to switch out the bar, post, and cranks before the season starts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdalcanto View Post
    Going from 2012 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR to 2014 S-Works Epic WC. Can't wait!
    The new epics are saweeet! Enjoy!!

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    Anthem Advanced 1. I love it with all my heart.
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    Anyways - '13 Camber will be my race rig for 2014. Figure I'll probably go 1x at some point as it is what I had on the Carve for most of season.

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    My Alma on the trail yesterday. Yes, I'd like to upgrade but this works fine.


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    My go-to bike for racing and everything else. I'd love to have a dedicated hardtail, but I'll do that when I feel that the bike is holding me back, which is a looooong ways from now. She's currently 25.4lbs (not as pictured but with a 1x10 setup), but with a nip-tuck here and there I'm sure it'll be in mid to high 24's.

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    Upgraded from my Lynskey Ridgeline 29sl to a Carver 420TI. Stoked to get it on dirt.

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    Switched to XX1 this fall. First race next year is 1/11. I need to train more.

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    Turner Czar and Scott Scale 29HT. Smoother and/or under 1.5 hour events the super light HT probably gets raced, otherwise it's the 22 pound Czar.

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    Looks like I'm going to be building this up now...


    Pair it with some Roval Control SL's, SID Race's and 9 speed X0 shifters and hopefully it'll generate as many smiles as my recently deceased (stolen) cyclocross bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by westin View Post
    Turner Czar and Scott Scale 29HT. Smoother and/or under 1.5 hour events the super light HT probably gets raced, otherwise it's the 22 pound Czar.
    22 lbs??? Sweet! Need pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by westin View Post
    Turner Czar and Scott Scale 29HT. Smoother and/or under 1.5 hour events the super light HT probably gets raced, otherwise it's the 22 pound Czar.
    Yeah, pics! Curious about the build to get a Czar down to 22 lb.!

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    Just Awesome! Love these.

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    Got twins and a new job --> had to quit racing for 2 year. Want to take it up next year again. Of course, had to get a new rig for it:

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    Re: What rig are you racing next year?

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    Got twins and a new job --> had to quit racing for 2 year.
    Dude.....get your priorities straight!

    I keed, I keed! Sweet ride

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    Here's one option although the tubulars are not realistic for my needs: Weighing In: Turner CZAR - Cycle Progression

    Quote Originally Posted by brentos View Post
    Yeah, pics! Curious about the build to get a Czar down to 22 lb.!

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    I may need new forks (steerer tube is a little short, but I'll try a Spank Oozy 35mm stack height stem) but it's got potential.
    It's also an XL frame not a large as I was led to believe so I'll have to be careful on the nads to top tube interface...

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