A couple things, I am 16 years old, I race Cat 1 cross country in the US. This is my first carbon "real" weenie bike.
I work at a shop, so many of the parts are what I can find laying around. I don't have a ton of income, and my parents gave up paying for my bikes a few years ago, so when I buy things, I like to make it worth my money (I try not to buy mediocre parts.)
The build was meant to be as light as possible while still be race-worthy.
I got a scale after I already had the bike built up, so I don't have a full build list, but I weighed as many parts as I could
All the weights below are confirmed.
Tuned Fizik Arione Braided Saddle 123g
Thomson Elite 31.6*410mm Post 230g
OEM Niner Seat Collar 22g
Hadley Gold Ti Rear Skewer 46g
Sram XO Red 11-32 Cassette 273g
Shimano Dura-Ace Chain 247g
Shimano Cheapo SPD Pedals 374g
ESI Chunky Grips Cut for Gripshift 18g
Tuned Sram XO Gripshift 76g
Truvativ Aluminum Handlebar 315g
RockShox Sid XX WC Maxle Fork 1480g
RockShox Maxle 15 QR Axle 73g
Bontrager RXL Stem 133g
Shimano XTR Race Rear Brake 248g
Shimano XTR Race Front Brake 230g
Generic Carbon Cage 30g
Sram XO 9 Speed Rear Derailleur 192g
Stans Gold Wheels with Schwalbe Furious Freds and Ashima Ai2 160mm Rotors 2373g
Niner Air 9 RDO Black Licorice
FSA OEM Integrated Headset
Sram PF30 Bottom Bracket
Cannondale Hollowgram 130bcd Spider 39t single ring BBG Bashguard
Total Weight is 18.69 Lbs or 8477g
Would love some feedback on the build, Obviously there are some parts that should be upgraded, suggestions on what to replace are welcome.
I love the 1*9 set up, my local terrain is relatively flat, and when I am travelling, I am usually racing, so gearing is no problem.http://www.flickr.com/photos/88115232@N ... otostream/
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