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    Racer-X SS?!?!

    couldn't help myself.....my rigid surly girl can be a tad rough for loooong days in the saddle......and i have this perfectly good blue ano '04 RX sitting in my garage......hmmmm...this is the result:

    '04 Titus Racer-X frame (Medium)
    Crossmax SLR Wheels
    Specialized 2Bliss Captain 2.0 (front) and 2Bliss Sauserwind 1.8 (rear)
    XTR M960 cranks w/ Blackspire 32t ring & bashguard
    Rennen 17t cog
    YESS Etr V FS tensioner
    XTR brakes
    Thomsom post and stem
    Easton carbon bars
    ESI foam grips
    Selle Italia SLR saddle
    Eggbeater 4ti pedals
    Fox F80X PUSH'd fork
    Fox RP23 PUSH'd rear shock

    I'll be taking her out for her first run sunday......can't wait

    ps: can y'all guess the weight......
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    15.6 Lbs

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    All that was just sitting in your garage?? What do you ride on a regular basis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtotheZ
    All that was just sitting in your garage?? What do you ride on a regular basis?
    2nd that. Nice bike, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDS
    15.6 Lbs

    well.....if i remove wheels, brakes, cranks, and front fork.....pretty sure it still wouldn't be sub 16....

    hint....it's in the 20's
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtotheZ
    All that was just sitting in your garage?? What do you ride on a regular basis?

    raced her pretty hard last season......hung her up for a bit.......going over everything recently i discovered cracked bars, frozen bearings, blown spokes, etc.....needed an overhaul...and i'm racing solely SS this season......figured i'd give this rig a shot.....i'm not sure about the Mavic freehub....points of engagement are not the *tightest*......

    my regular dirt ride is a surly 1X1.....but most miles are put on my CX rig...in the winter anyhoo..
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    Ok you officially have lost it, thats it never riding with you again. Shoot let alone you will be rocketing ahead of me. You are entering super dooper training mode for SSWC and Tahoe an all those other races...

    Dude nice cacti!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDS
    27.3 lbs
    22.50....
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    Quote Originally Posted by baycat
    ....thats it never riding with you again.......

    ....Dude nice cacti!
    see ya sunday Jefe'.......and they're not cacti.....they're snake plants.....and they refuse to die, not matter how long i neglect them....
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    If you put some gears on that bad boy you would have a smoking fast race rig!
    Nobody cares what kind of bike you ride.

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    Man, I've been wanting to do that to match my MotoLite! I've been thinking that a RX would be the ultimate SS!!

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    Nice bike Chum!

    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    couldn't help myself.....my rigid surly girl can be a tad rough for loooong days in the saddle......and i have this perfectly good blue ano '04 RX sitting in my garage......hmmmm...this is the result:

    I'll be taking her out for her first run sunday......can't wait

    ps: can y'all guess the weight......
    ......geared or otherwise!!

    22.5? That's light, considering most of the geared $hit is still on her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    ......geared or otherwise!!

    22.5? That's light, considering most of the geared $hit is still on her!
    thanks!....and huh? what geared stuff there's a chain tensioner......
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    22.50....
    Not too bad, my geared RX is right at 26.0 lbs with full XTRand heavy conti UST tires. I am interested to hear how your ride goes today. I was out on my Racer today and was thinking about this thread and how it would be if it were SS. Not too good for me I don't think considering the current weight of my bike.I was having trouble climbing seated as I have been riding my SS exclusively over the past several months. Climbing out of the saddle on the RX is workable, but kinda spongy as one would expect and just not as enjoyable as on a fully rigid set-up. Thats just me though, so don't take my comments as a negative because they aren't meant that way.

    I think the lower weight of your bike would make it more liveable as an SS, and the rough sections and downhills would be a cake-walk on the RX...its truly one of the best FS frames I have ridden/owned. Let us know how the ride goes!

    Jeff

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    Whups!

    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    thanks!....and huh? what geared stuff there's a chain tensioner......
    It is so flashy I was blindeded. It looked like you still had the triple up front and were using the f/d as a guide, sorry....

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    nice ride brotha... i had the same frame & love'd it... have a good one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by N10S
    .....Let us know how the ride goes!

    Jeff
    OK....took her out saturday for a little spin (weather was better)...racked off 33 miles and 4K' of singletrack at Fort Ord in Norcal.......little sandy...mostly buff and smooth....nuthin' too techy.

    First....at it's current weight the RX is definately more "lively"....prior to stripping the gears off she was just under 25 lbs....and it helps I have custom tuned "stable" platform suspension for the climbs.....both bikes (surly rigid and RX) are apprx. the same weight...give or take a 1/4 lb.

    Out of the saddle smooth climbing is pretty much on par with my rigid SS speed wise...even thought it doesn't feel like it......the Mavic hubs engagement is literally 1/3 as tight as my WI Trials freewheel.....and I have a tensioner on the RX which prolly zaps some of the pedal-to-wheel power transfer (or, it's just in my head)....but my suspension has zero pedal bob......seated climbing is virtually the same for both bikes...

    Out of the saddle technical/bumpy climbing - this is where the rigid SS comes out waaaay ahead.....once i hit a little bump my suspension activates.....which in turn feels a tad spongy....and it takes a pedal stroke or two for it to "lockout" again....even though i'm pretty sure it's not slowing me down...it feels like it.....just not as responsive as a rigid (duh....i saw that coming ).....

    Descending.......umm......the RX kills the rigid....period.....i saw that coming too

    bottom line - I like it.....a lot.....this rig will be great for a) technical XC racing and b) longer endurance racing for comfort. I still need to do some minor tweaks....but overall I'm happy with the build..

    PS - I'm also gonna cut and polish my M960 Cranks, lose the bashguard & go for a narrower tire up front......that should get me into the 22.25 lb range.....guessing anyway
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