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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:23 pm 
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After quite a few WW builds I felt things were getting a bit samey so I have kept an eye out for a suitable project.

Then in the black friday sale I saw a cracking little fatty just screaming to go on a diet.

So I purchased the Mongoose Argus. I chose this one as I have a project bike part built that I am about to robe a few parts from.

My starting weight is 36.6lb and my initial target is to get sub 30lb

Pic below is how it arrived, mods so far are superlogic bars and seatpost and just about to add some 985 brakes, 160mm rotors, XTR rear mech and cassette.

http://droid.co.uk/ArgusSport.JPG


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:52 pm 
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Even by Fatty standards your starting with a bloater, interesting project though, 1x, seatpost saddle, reflectors and brakes will probably shed 3+lb!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:08 am 
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Yup, budget limits the starter bike tbh. That and the 100mm rims. Even then I thought 36lb ish was a reasonable weight for a sub 1k bike.

But alloy frame and forks were the main reason for the choice.

4lbs dropped so far


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:08 am 
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Oh and the reflectors did go first lol


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:22 pm 
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Any updates on this?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:07 pm 
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Yup, currently at 26.5lbs. I could go lighter but its still not bad for a non carbon frame/wheelset fatty now
I went with the below upgrades (ie everything bar frame and forks):
Middleburn RS8 X Type Cranks 170mm - 557g
Woolftooth X Type 32T Ring - 70g
Hope Stainless External 100mm BB - 115g
XTR M980 Front shifter only - 112g
XTR 985 Race Brakeset 231g + 260g
Brookes Swift Titanium Saddle 383g
Ritchey Superlogic 300mm Seatpost 186g
MT Zoom 34.9 Ti Bolt Clamp 6g
Ritchey Superlogic Bar 118g
Wellgo M21 Pedals 270g pr
Thomson 0 degree 100mm Stem 160g
KCNC Razor 160mm Discs c/w Ti Bolts 146 pr
Halo Tundra 80mm wheelset + Tape 2992g 1394g + 1598g
Kenda Juggernaut Pro 26 x 4 Folding Tyres 880g+883g
Schwalbe SV13F 2.1-3" Innertubes 395g pair
XTR RD-M985 Shadow rear mech 208g
XTR RD-M980 11-36 Cassette 274g


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:09 pm 
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I'm just waiting for the wolftooth to arrive from R2 in Germany then I will upload some photos.

I've actually nearly got a spare bike left over now lol


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:12 pm 
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I have to ask: where are you going to ride that?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:55 pm 
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droid wrote:
XTR M980 Front shifter only - 112g

Oops!

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I'd kinda like to see that setup! :P


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This is awesome. I work in a shop that stocks a few different cheap fatties. This will be good inspiration to throw somethings together for winter.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:39 pm 
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TheRookie wrote:
droid wrote:
XTR M980 Front shifter only - 112g

Oops!


Oops lol

Yeah should be rear


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