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NINO`S 2001 SPECIALIZED S-WORKS HT
|Frame||Specialized S-Works M4 HT (18",with filed away disc-brake adapter 21g)||1451g|
|Fork||Rock-Shox SID SL (with Ti canti-studs -6g,filed away disc-brake adapter -6g)||1333g|
|Headset||OEM Specialized (Tange)||78g|
|A-head cap & bolt||Al||9g|
|Stem||FRM 120mm (2 Al-bolts)||125g|
|Handlebar||WR Compositi carbon 520mm||112g|
|STI||XTR (w/o gear-display -23g)||371g|
|Brakes (f&r)||Avid Mag (with Al-bolts)||289g|
|Wheelset||Hügi 240/X517 ceramic/32+32 DT Rev+Comp/Al-Nipps||1475g|
|Tubes||none...Stan`s tubeless-System (liquid latex/rimtape/valve)||148g|
|Tyres||Specialized S-Works SL (control 410g/master 430g)||840g|
|QR||none,Cromo bolt-on axles||65g|
|Crankset||Race-Face LP 20/32/44 ("filed" chainrings,Al-bolts)||569g|
|Crank bolts||FRM Al||14g|
|Pedals||Corratec easy-click ti (with Al-bolts)||235g|
|F. Derailer||XTR (with 2 Al bolts)||105g|
|R. Derailer||Dura-ace (with Al bolt)||193g|
|Seatpost||Extralite (30.9/290mm,2 Ti-bolts)||175g|
|Seatpost Clamp||Exralite (34.9mm)||14g|
|Saddle||Tune Speedneedle (leather)||118g|
|Cables (sh & br)||XTR (with Tune 'plastic' housings, v-noodles)||89g|
|Chainguide & bolt||5g|
|Bottle cage bolts||(4 Al)||3g|
|TOTAL||8476g / 18.686 lb.|
While building my bike my main concern was in saving weight without hurting performance. There are several parts where I could have saved more weight but it would have hurt performance. Not spending "too much" money was also in my mind:
Brakes: I believe that V-brakes are strong enough for a racing hardtail and most biking anyway. By using fresh cables, ceramic rims and avid brakepads you get monster stopping power paired with great modulation out of a lightweight and proven system.
Shifting: All Shimano! I prefer the shimano triggershifters.
Front derailer: Is an older XTR M-950 which is lighter than newer models.
Rear derailer is Dura-Ace and works flawless in the dirt. I`m doing lots of road riding with my road bike too and like the narrow gaps of the Dura-Ace cassettes gear spacing. You have to shift a bit more but gear selection is better. Front chain rings are working great with a 20t avitar/32t sugino CSP3R/44t XT.
Saddle: Ultralight & stiff carbon saddle but as comfy as my flite Ti! Multi-hour rides are no problem. The new selle italia SLR looks promising too...
Grips: no soft foam grips. I like the grip of real rubber.
Wheels: Light and stiff wheels by using DT Revos everywhere except the rear drive side where the heavier DT Comps are used. 32 spokes front (radial laced) and rear (3-cross)!
Tires: To me Continental explorers are the best tires! Right now I`m trying some new lightweight rubber (specialized SL) and soon the Schwalbe fast fred (semislick at 355g). I`m running "STAN`S TUBELESS" and got light weight, great grip, puncture resistance, lower rolling resistance, more comfort! To me Stan`s system is a MUST DO!
Fork: SID SL is not the lightest but worlds better in shock absorption than the SID race (had the Race last year and wouldn`t go back-giving up 160g!)