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    Lightweight aluminum XC hardtail frame?

    Looking for a lightweight aluminum XC hardtail frame. Can someone point me in the right direction? Doesn't have to be anything fancy and I would actually prefer a plain painted frame with no decals. Looking to put a rigid carbon fork on it.

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    The lightest one I think would be the Giant XTC FR which is around $400.
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    What about all those scandium frames?? Are they lighter or was it all just a hoax?
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    Niner Air 9 pretty light... mine came in at 1554g

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    Quote Originally Posted by car bone
    What about all those scandium frames?? Are they lighter or was it all just a hoax?
    they're usually a bit lighter than their regular aluminum counterparts... like Air9 vs EMD9

    but it's not carbon fiber light... scandium is just an alloy added to the aluminum that strengthens is so you can go slightly thinner on the tubing

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    Ebay duh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mummer43
    Looking for a lightweight aluminum XC hardtail frame. Can someone point me in the right direction? Doesn't have to be anything fancy and I would actually prefer a plain painted frame with no decals. Looking to put a rigid carbon fork on it.

    cannondale flash aluminium... light but do not know the price

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    Motobecane Fantom frame with no decals and mine came in at 1575g.

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