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    2008 Jamis Dragon Team Frame

    Just got a 2008 Jamis Dragon Team Frame. yeah the 15th anniversary white with red flames! Flippin sweet! Ok now when I first went to my LBS to talk about getting a mtn bike, I got sold on a Dragon, but didn't have the money to drop on it. Well now I do and I got it. Have to start talking build ups here. Looking at a XC machine here. Aim weight is gonna be 22-23lbs when its all said and done. right now its gonna be SRAM XO med cage RD with XO gripshifters and gray Ergon grips. Will be probably go with easton carbon bars and seat post, with an aluminum stem.

    Head set: Green CK

    Crank: ??? Want to do a 2x9 FSA SLK, want to do more of a 42x29 or a 40x27.

    Right now looking at getting some wheels built. Green CK hubs with red nipples. Don't know what type of rims yet?? May be some DT Swiss white 4.1d


    Help with some ideas
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    19 pound Dragon

    Hey

    2 Interbikes ago, I built up a 19 pound Dragon. I will look for the specs and post them.
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    Dragon Spec

    Here is what I used on the Dragon that we got down to 19 pounds. It was a 17" frame.

    Rock Shox SID World Cup fork
    American Classic Head set
    FSA K-Force Light Bars
    FSA OS-99 stem (105mm)
    Easton EC90 seat post
    Formula Oro Brakes
    Sram X-0 rear der.
    Sram Twist shifters
    XTR Front Der
    Stans Wheels / AM hubs
    Stans Cros Tires
    FSA K-Force Light cranks
    Ritchey Foam grips
    PowerCordz cables
    Alligator I-Link housing
    IRD cassette

    And the bike road great!
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    Thanks a ton Skip! Will definitely use this list to help with my decisions. I hope to have the complete build finished around August.
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    No problem chwesley. Please post some pics of the bike when your done.

    Keeping real with Steel!
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    definitly will do that
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    Wow - 19 lbs with gears is pretty darn light for a steel frame! If you are going to really ride it all-over for a trail bike and regular usage, the newer SID fork is a bit beefier with larger stancions, or you could put on a more intermediate travel fork (F100) or similar RS and still not add much weight. I'd go with a bit more tire - but it sounds like it would not be hard to keep it under 21 lbs even built-up to be "trail worthy". 42x29 cranks with an 11-34 rear cassette should be good for almost all climbing on a hardtail too.
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    My build comes in right at 23 lbs.

    17"dragon team
    Fox f100rlt
    king iso disc hubs/dt supercomps/mavix x317disc
    thomson elite stem (120) and elite post
    selle italia rlt xc saddle
    home mini pro 2 brakes
    xtr 12/34 cassette
    xtr front der.
    xo long rear der.
    xo grip shifters
    extralight ebones w cranks, 22/32/44
    eggbeater sl pedals, short ti axles
    moots ti flat bar
    odi lockon grips
    right now tires are hutch pythons with stans and strips. I run conti explorers sometimes too, weight comes in pretty close with them.

    Most of the build came off my old frame and has a good amount of racing and riding on it, I weigh about 150 and its been a solid build for me. Can't wait to get more miles in with the new frame, it's also the same 15th aniversary team frame.

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    Can you guys post some pix of your build? It would be nice to put a bike to the spec. (excuse the pun) Thanks heaps!

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    Here's mine, just built still on the stand before it got dirty.

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    23,1 pounds from Finland(!):


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