Cannondale Trail SL two bike ultra budget WW challenge!

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

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runningrunningjump
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by runningrunningjump

Hello everyone

Hope you enjoy this one. Im in the middle of a 6 month super budget build of two light weight hardtails for myself and a buddy of mine for racing. On a super low budget, as we are skint! no more throwing £1ks at already light bikes.

THe builds are both based on Large Cannondale Trail SL's. A 2010 SL5 and a 2011 SL3. both bought used off Ebay for well under £300.


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by runningrunningjump

so first the strip and weigh in


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and then weigh in some new goodies!


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one is noe complete with headshok which weighs in at 1250g! shaving nearly 1kg off!

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KCNC bar got off ebay very cheap and well worth the -70 or so grams!

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white one is coming along too, sporting a Fizik Tundra braided carbon rail saddle at 199g and Elixr brakes and race face bar

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Black one, now fitted with Crank Bros SL egg beaters, KCNC bar, Hope seat clamp and foam grips just weighed in at:

10.73kg

booooo.... wheels still suck and must be loads to loose there, but budgets are not running to fancy wheels this month.

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by runningrunningjump

Oh, also, both bikes will be running 1x9

SRAM x5 shifter (might get Ali bolt for this)
SRAM cable
SRAM x9 short cage rear mech
Deore HT2 BB 99g
Superstar xcr chain guide 70g
Xt 760 crank arms 598g
Race face 34t ring total crank, ring, nuts; 669g

2nd bike currently has

SRAM x7 shifter
SRAM cable
SRAM x9 long cage rear mech
Deore BB
Superstar xcr chain guide 70g

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by 2002maniac

cool! I really like budget builds. What's the expected budget?

runningrunningjump
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by runningrunningjump

Hi there. Spent so far;

Black one about £460 so far

White one about £400 so far but it's not finished.

Everything has been bought cheap off eBay, badly listed etc. hence having to wait months for right bits to turn up. Things like chains, BB etc has been bought new.

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by 02GF74

that is pretty good going for the money.

did you not wieght wheels/tyres/inner tubes? that is the first place weight should be remove unsprung and rotating mass etc.

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by runningrunningjump

Not weighed wheels yet, can't bring myself to do it. Haha

but I'm guessing the pair, bare are 2200-2600g.

The schwable black jacks I have weighed and are well over 700g each!

The chenchein inner tubes were quite heavy too!

I've changed to regular 1.5-2.1 inner tubes.

I've got some bontrager tubeless tyres coming in at 496g each!

Rotors are now avid g3 160s at just over 100g see pics.

Qrs are mt zoom and are 45g

So yeah just need new wheels, but they are big money and struggling to find something in my budget.

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