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    SS Air9 about ready to sail

    Boy, this sure is a light setup, at least for my current weight it is. Here is the build, haven't got a weight on it yet but it "feels" lighter than my CX bike!

    Air9 small new generation chainstays
    Flows on Phil Wood front and Eno rear
    White Ind. brake adapter
    Elixir CRs 160x2
    Niner carbon fork
    Thomson post and collar
    WTB rocket v team for now, have Gobi sitting in a box somewhere
    stem and bar are just temporary
    Shawnee trail bikes XTR crank and HBC ti cog are being shipped next friday



    EDIT: the brake lines are temp as well, I didn't have time to shorten them and get the routing the way I wanted last night.

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    My crystal ball says it's.............................................. ....19.5 lbs


    LOOKS AWESOME

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    Done. Put the Edge carbon bar on it and some ESI chunks. On the hyper-accurate LBS scale(I wish there was a sarcasm font) it is 20.5lbs ready to roll. I got a wobbly ENO freewheel that makes for a funky bio-pacing feel in the pedaling stroke. I am waiting to hear if White Ind. will give me a new one, or if I am stuck with this one.
    Isaac

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    Sweet build. I'd love to know how it rides. I'd like a bike like this one day, but I'm a bit worried about any possible harshness from the scandium frame.

    BTW, I jumped on a El Mariachi with some light wheels yesterday. Crest rims, AC hubs, Little Alberts tubeless, alloy nipples etc... Man I freaked out at how light it felt. Gotta get me some light wheels now.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    The flow/racing ralph combo does offer a pretty cushy ride and the carbon fork is SWEEEEET!!! Once I get under 200lbs again I will think about lightening the build up. The Air9 is plenty harsh but, I just had the frame sitting around after I pulled it apart to build my Jet9 and thought I should do something with it.

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    looks nice, take that chainstay protector off though!

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