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    What's a light 29 with slack head angle and 140+travel?

    For my wife, great rider, wants a 65 degree head angle, and more rather than less travel.
    29l lbs or less.

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    Right, but it's 31lbs
    She's fixated on weight

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    Tell her to just drop a couple pounds & get the Ripmo.

    Wives love it whenever their husband comes up with an ingenious solution like this. Don't thank me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post
    For my wife, great rider, wants a 65 degree head angle, and more rather than less travel.
    29l lbs or less.
    For about $8k you can get there with most carbon bikes. You'll need a lot of carbon though. Wheels, cranks, handle bars, etc. and a top of the line drivetrain.

    Shopping by weight is about the dumbest way to go about it though. Fit should be #1, geometry is key. Suspension design, fun factor, budget, there's a lot of things that should come before weight.

    Buying a bike that fits you poorly, doesn't ride the way you want, doesn't put a big grin on your face, but hits your weight goal is not a winning combination.
    Rigid SS 29er
    SS 29+
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    Full Sus 29er (Yuck)

    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    Weight is always great while you're loading and moving the bike at low speeds. Pay up and get it.
    Scott Genius 910 is 65* 150mm and 29.72lbs. at $6500 before discount.
    $9k 900 is 27.8lbs.
    I believe you can buy frame by getting your shop to talk to the rep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post
    Right, but it's 31lbs
    She's fixated on weight

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    Mine's 29.5# with Minions and 28 with lighter wheels and tires. With pedals. Nothing with that much travel is gonna be significantly lighter, or really lighter at all. Nor will it pedal/climb as light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post
    Right, but it's 31lbs
    She's fixated on weight

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    Mine's 29.5# with Minions and 28 with lighter wheels and tires. With pedals. Nothing with that much travel is gonna be significantly lighter, or really lighter at all. Nor will it pedal/climb as light.
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    the current trend in 140+ travel bikes is adding weight to make them more durable and stiffer for less frame flex and thus, better performance. No matter what, you're going to be into this effort for 6-8k

    IMO, searching for bikes based on things like weight and HTA is a foolish errand. You should be searching based on body fit and desired reach, cockpit length and feel. If you absolutely must have a HTA angle at 65, you can also look at a works mfg headset (do not use a cc angle set)

    That being said, there are some options
    -Norco Optic
    -Trek Fuel EX (likely your best option)
    -Scott Genius or Ransom (I've seen both built to 29lbs)
    -giant reign 29 advanced
    -SB130

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    Orbea Occam with the 36 fork is 65.5 I think. Their top build is 28 lbs per pinkbike review.

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    A Ripmo size small is 2500 grams. You aren't going to find a better frame in the USA that is lighter. If you want to go foreign, look at the Last Tarvo and Cube Stereo 150 C:68. These will be lighter but also light on the warranty support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post
    Right, but it's 31lbs
    She's fixated on weight

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    Just tell her it is 29 lbs.

    Keep a 2 lbs weight around to tare the bike scale.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    My Giant Reign advanced 29er (custom build from frame) is 30.2 with heavy tires (3.0f, 2.6 r). Some lighter tires and it would easily be under 29 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post
    Right, but it's 31lbs
    She's fixated on weight

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    Spend the money to make it 29 lbs then? You could for sure build a ripmo to 29. Only problem is cash.


    Fuel Ex's are indeed pretty good these days. I have a friend who just built his up to around 27 lbs in a large with a 150mm fork out front.

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