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    the obsession ends, 575 25lbs

    Swapping and breaking stuff over two years has finally yielded my complete build at just a fraction under 25lbs

    Frame: Yeti AS-R 575/Fox RP3 Orange Small 2811g
    Fork: Fox Float RLC 130 1668g
    Front Brake: Hayes HFX 9 Carbon 160 Ti/Al tuned 383
    Rear Brake: Hayes HFX 9 Carbon 160 Ti/Al tuned, Stanís rotor, 318
    Shifter: Shimano XT Pods SL-M751 Al tuned, GI removed 220g
    Crank: Shimano XTR M960 with BB 804g
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR M960 Ti/Al tuned 127g
    Cassette: Shimano XTR M960 11-34 241g
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M960 L tuned SRP 196g
    Chain: SRAM PC-R89H 254g
    Pedal: Crank Brothers 3Ti short spindles 194g
    Headset: Chris King NoThread Ti bolt 119
    Stem: Thomson Elite 120 6 207g
    Handlebar: Yeti Arc Riser Carbon, cut 170g
    Grip: Titec PorkRinds 19g
    Bar Ends: LP Jr Braids 122g
    Cable: Shimano Stainless 120g est.
    Housing: Jagwire 160g est
    Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece 240 158.g
    Saddle Selle Italia Flight Carbonino Black 173g
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.4 604g
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25 520g
    Front Tube: Stans solution 56g
    Rear Tube: Stans solution 56g
    Front Wheel: American Classic/ZTR 1.8/1.55 spokes 671g
    Rear Wheel: Hope/ZTR 2.0/1.7 spokes 824g
    Skewers: Salsa Stainless 104g

    11299g

    Light, but very trail worthy. The American Classic front hub really made the front end stiffer (over XTs). The Schwalbes were quite difficult to inflate initally, but sealed quickly and have not lost air since.

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    Wow.. impressive weight.... and no pics???

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    Awesome build - I'm waiting for pics!

    Just wondering why you went with those brakes? There are better perfoming, looking and lighterr brakes available (such as the Magura Marta Sl, formula puro...).


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    Sorry about the pics. i'll get them on ASAP.
    Yeah, the brakes. They came on the bike and I can't say I'm thrilled about them but have a hard time justifing the swap. I put a braided line to the rear and that got rid of much of the squishiness, and the Stan's rotor works great. I'll have to wait a few months to attest to its durability, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REDOBXT
    Sorry about the pics. i'll get them on ASAP.
    Yeah, the brakes. They came on the bike and I can't say I'm thrilled about them but have a hard time justifing the swap. I put a braided line to the rear and that got rid of much of the squishiness, and the Stan's rotor works great. I'll have to wait a few months to attest to its durability, however.
    The Hayes HFX 9's (carbon or otherwise) work fine for XC riding. A major improvement in power can be had by replacing the stock pads with Kool Stops (and Galfers-although I haven't tried the Galfer pads myself).

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    pics added

    sorry, she's a little dirty
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    Looks great!

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    Bar Ends????

    Quote Originally Posted by REDOBXT
    sorry, she's a little dirty
    Dude,
    What is up with the bar ends? I thought that riser + bar ends was a .

    Kind of like wearing speedos a the beach........

    Other than that - Great build.... I got the same tire set up... I just bought an extra pair of Nobby Nics 2.1 for XC riding. They are only 495g.....
    Sit and spin my ass...

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    Great looking bike, out of curiosity, how much do they weigh stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyWanderer
    Great looking bike, out of curiosity, how much do they weigh stock?
    It would depend on the exact Yeti build kit (for a "stock" build), but I suppose anywhere from 27 to 30 lbs is pretty standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zion Rasta
    Dude,
    What is up with the bar ends? I thought that riser + bar ends was a .

    Kind of like wearing speedos a the beach........

    Other than that - Great build.... I got the same tire set up... I just bought an extra pair of Nobby Nics 2.1 for XC riding. They are only 495g.....
    Ya know, it is kind of like speedos at the beach, if speedos are comfortable. Maybe they are--I should give it a try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyWanderer
    Great looking bike, out of curiosity, how much do they weigh stock?
    Mine stock (race disk) was 27.9lbs w/o pedals and wearing WTB Weirwolf UST 2.1s.

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    Ok

    Quote Originally Posted by REDOBXT
    Ya know, it is kind of like speedos at the beach, if speedos are comfortable. Maybe they are--I should give it a try!
    I'll be watching ....
    Sit and spin my ass...

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    You could save another 40g with bolt on skewers from Odds and Endos. Lighter, stronger, stiffer, faster. http://oddsandendos.safeshopper.com/8/56.htm?546
    I thought of that while riding my bicycle. ~ Albert Einstein on the theory of relativity

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    Why such light wheels and build on a 575? I would think you would take some of the benefits of an almost 6 inch travel bike with putting race wheels w/ Stan's rotors on it.

    Other than that, it's definitely a nice build. Similar to what I run on my ASR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbfool
    Why such light wheels and build on a 575? I would think you would take some of the benefits of an almost 6 inch travel bike with putting race wheels w/ Stan's rotors on it.

    Other than that, it's definitely a nice build. Similar to what I run on my ASR.
    So, I got the Stan's rotor to see if it would decrease the rear brake vibration (I had already put washers between the caliper and adaptor) and I haven't had the vibe since. I am concerned about its durability, but so far it's been great--modulation is better than the mudcutters.

    These wheels are alot of fun on this bike: they are much lighter, snappier and stiffer than XTs with 819s. I don't really think I have compromised the Trail ridability with this set up. I've punished them quite a bit already and they are true as new. I'll let you know if I kill them in the future!

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