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    SS frame for weight weenies

    My wife is giving me the go ahead for a new frame. I have great parts on my old Hardrock SS. But, its just more of a hucker frame. I wanted something more XC.

    What are some light weight frames for SS. Any material at this point. I havent decided what to go with. Ideas please. thanks

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    As a weeny myself, you can't go wrong with price/pound on the Salsa Scandium.

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    The Giant SS frame

    Quote Originally Posted by mgsuarez
    My wife is giving me the go ahead for a new frame. I have great parts on my old Hardrock SS. But, its just more of a hucker frame. I wanted something more XC.

    What are some light weight frames for SS. Any material at this point. I havent decided what to go with. Ideas please. thanks
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    Is that the weight including the EBB (insert)? That is pretty light. Thanks for the reply.

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    Wink

    How about a Trek 9.8 OCLV Elite Carbon???

    - Strong enough for one T. Brown, so it's gotta be strong enough for us mere mortals!

    If you're interested, inquire.

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    What's the lightest steel one?

    3.28 lbs looks good, but how about the ride? Any owners care to comment?

    What's the lightest steel frame?

    What's the lightest titanium frame?

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    My Edge Cycles ss will be a hair over 3 lbs. once it's been powdercoated. It's a 15.5" frame. Right now, unpainted, it's under 3 lbs. It's a steel frame made with Colombus FOCO and Ultra FOCO tubing.

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    Good job! Weight weenie??

    I betcha my Ti Sofa King King Pin frame all by itself weighs less than four pounds....in XL size!

    I'll have to weigh her someday, but out of the box...she seemed to weigh "nothing"! Hasn't been ridden much, due to my current fixie obcession.........

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    I built up my Sobo at 13lbs, but rode it at 15lbs.

    I can't remember if it's 2.9 pounds or 2 pounds 9 ounces.

    Either way light as hell.

    And, luckily it has a magic gear ratio that works with its vertical drops.
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    Juan Solo

    I decided on this frame. Couldnt pass up the deal from Webcyclery. $650 with a Stylo SS Crank.

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    Hmmm, homage to star wars with some salsa style

    The Juan Solo is a nice frame- if it weren't for the fact that I had already turned an older homegrown into a single, I'd have considered one.

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    'dale 1fg

    i've just replaced my on-one inbred with a 1fg headshok and cant believe it. the inbred wasn't built heavy, but still weighs a tonne more than the stock 1fg.
    you know the 'dales are renowned for light weight, it is also stiff as!

    as a note:
    there is a frame/fork on ebay right now...i think it is at $450 odd, its a medium, i'm not trying to sell my bike either!!! i dont even know the owner!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spirometre
    i've just replaced my on-one inbred with a 1fg headshok and cant believe it. the inbred wasn't built heavy, but still weighs a tonne more than the stock 1fg.
    you know the 'dales are renowned for light weight, it is also stiff as!

    as a note:
    there is a frame/fork on ebay right now...i think it is at $450 odd, its a medium, i'm not trying to sell my bike either!!! i dont even know the owner!!!
    cheers
    Its my frame on ebay, the spooky thing is, I'm selling my 1fg because I bought an inbred. The inbred is much heavier, but I love the steel, and it fits better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datako
    What's the lightest steel frame?

    I am wondering this myself.

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    I'm not a fan of carbon, but this frame definitely is asking for an ENO hub...

    990 grams!

    http://www.scottusa.com/product.php?UID=5976
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    I have been thinking...

    This frame with a sibex ti fork an fsa compact road crank fixie in back of corse. WI hubs. It would be sick light.....

    $$$ for that frame even working in a bike shop is abit much.





    Quote Originally Posted by paqrat
    I'm not a fan of carbon, but this frame definitely is asking for an ENO hub...

    990 grams!

    http://www.scottusa.com/product.php?UID=5976

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    I had an Extralite RC1 Ultra scandium frame from Italy weighing in at 1190g. I ran it with a CK SS hub and a Melvin chain tensioner. That thing would flex so bad. Be careful with what you choose.

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