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    zion 737 project lightweight

    I'm building my first 29er and I'm going to keep it light, first I had to change the cable stops. heres a couple pics
    I'll give you the build list and more pics as soon as I can
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    Hmmmmmm
    Will be interested to see how you go Limon.
    Mine is sitting here alongside a pile of parts waiting to be built.
    Wont be bothering to change the cable stops or repaint it for the time being.
    What size is yours, mine is the 20" and the frame weighed 4lb 11oz.

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    frame weight

    the frame was 2052g stock green and now is 2008g, the frame is med size
    thanks

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    rear wheel info

    I just finished building the rear wheel and the weight is 855g with king iso hub, marwi ti spokes and 355 rim. I'll post more info on the front wheel when I get home.

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    Don't Ti spokes require a hgh tenson, where Stan's rims are not rated for high tension?

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    yea...

    I have olimpics with ti spokes and they're doing good no problems, so I'll take the chance.

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    This is a very intriguing thread Limon!
    I am waiting with baited breath to see how you put this all together, especially considering you started with a less than svelte frame.

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    front wheel

    the front wheel came at 717g with king iso,marwi ti and 355 and here's the individual component weight rims 412g each, spokes 262g, hubs 303g rear, 165g front and 20g for nipples

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    seems like a nice build, curious why you went with the zion, your wheelset is worth 4 times what your frame costs...

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    I went with this frame because the price is right, the geo looks good, I like breezer style dropouts, it's clean looking,it's light for steel, it's my first 29erand don't have to wait months to get it. if I like the 29er thing I'll think about something custom.

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    Smart thinking.

    Sounds like a pretty good plan, build up a "cheapie" frame with good parts, if you like the 29er thing then buy a nice lighter frame and swap all the good parts onto it. If you don't like it, unlace the wheels, sell the rims and use the others part son a 26er.

    Quote Originally Posted by Limon
    I went with this frame because the price is right, the geo looks good, I like breezer style dropouts, it's clean looking,it's light for steel, it's my first 29erand don't have to wait months to get it. if I like the 29er thing I'll think about something custom.
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    Caution!!

    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    Sounds like a pretty good plan, build up a "cheapie" frame with good parts, if you like the 29er thing then buy a nice lighter frame and swap all the good parts onto it.
    You may like the frame so much that you never want to risk spending more and getting less of a ride.

    I have some similar wheels on my heavy frame, but I was not going for a lightweight build. Why did you pick King hubs? Sure, they are great, but they are not the first choice for a lightweight wheel.

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    I already had most of the parts, the only thing I need is a fork and I'm good to go.

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    parts list

    heres the parts list

    Bottom Bracket: american classic 144
    Brake Levers: marta al bolts 0
    Rear Brakes: marta al rotors ti/al bolts 593
    Front Brakes: marta al rotors ti bolts 0
    Cables: shimano ?
    Cassette: xtr 237
    Chain: kmc 10sl 226
    --Arms: next lp 399
    --Crank Bolts: truvativ al 14
    --Ring bolts: al 9
    --Outer Ring: sugino 42t 49
    --Middle Ring: stronglite 29t 23
    Derlr (Front) duraace 0
    Derlr (Rear) duraace 170
    Fork: bontrager 936
    Frame: zion 737 med 2008
    Grips: foam 13
    Handlebar: maxm 134
    Headset: king w/ti race 93
    Headset Cap/Bolt: purely customs 9
    Pedals:?
    Quick Releases: delta 68
    Seat Binder: dkg ti bolt 23
    ,Seat: aliante ti 200
    Seatpost: easton tuned 150
    Shifters: lx tuned 210
    Stem: titus ti 90mm 108
    Tire (Front) bontrager rx 2.25 620
    Tire (Rear): 575
    Tubes: generic 400
    Wheelset (Front): king iso, ti spokes, 355 rim 717
    Wheelset (Rear):king iso, ti spokes, 355rim 855
    Misc Option: rim strips 10
    TOTALS:
    grams:
    8993
    pounds:
    19.83

    I'll post pics soon, not as light as I hoped but I'll keep working on it.

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    Get light 26" tubes with a good width to start with. Geax 1.5-2.215 are not wide, but very reliable to me at 140g/ea. My favorite the Michelin Latex which is lighter and noticably faster in all respects.
    Ouch, doesn't that seat cost the same as the frame? I trust it rides great though, heard good things.
    What's that rear tire?

    If the wheels aren't too flexy, I'm sure the bike will feel plenty light. My Cube has been hovering between 8.4 and 9.0 kg for some time now, and it always feels super racey to me.

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    the rear tire is a nanoraptor 2.1. I'm going to try the 26" light tubes, thanks for the tip cloxxki.

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    Do you have any updated pics of the bike built up?

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    finaly some pics

    some pics
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    Wow. Looks lovely.

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