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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:44 am 
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Once I saw the X-Fire frame for sale, I knew I had to have it. Total Weight is 8980g.

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1793g - 2014 Ridley X-Fire Disc 54cm frame & fork
1138g - 2012 SRAM Red Drivetrain (Shifters, Crankset, FD, Chain Spotter, RD)
93g - SRAM Pressfit BB30 Bottom Bracket
166g - SRAM OG 1090 11-26t Cassette
179g - Avid BB7 Brake Calipers
195g - 203mm Rotors
781g - Chinese Carbon Parts (Handlebar, Stem, Seatpost, Saddle)
?? - XLC Pave Wheelset with Continental Gatorskin 700x23c tires (what I use for commuting for now)

I'd like to get the weight down more if possible, any ideas?

I'll be building a set of wheels with the following.
Chinese Carbon Tubular rims 50mm x 25mm, 24 hole from Xiamen Timetec Trade Co. Ltd on AliExpress.
Chinese 24 hole straight pull hubs, Cycletrack CK-08, anyone know anything about these?

Here are some more photos of the parts and of other angles.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:22 am 
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Nice build over all, some questionable parts though! Like the cages and the fake zipps

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:28 am 
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Nice bike!

You could save a lot of wight if you will change the discs to 140 or 160 mm discs. 203mm is maybe a little bit overkill for cx :-)

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Mine is 8,1 kg, with Force and no tubes crest 29 wheelset.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:25 pm 
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Thanks for the replies guys.

bfno: I'm sure the chinese carbon parts will only go so far. But why do you say questionable? Do you have any experience, or do you mean just in general? I was recommended the carbon cages by a friend, he's been using them for years, hopefully I have the same experience.

vfb: Yeah, the 203's are totally overkill, but I just wanted to buy one size rotor for all my bikes, including mountain. But if the weights are significant enough, I'll swap them over.

anquetil: That's a great weight. I wish mine was at that weight. I'd like to get into the 7kg area if possible. I'm sure my wheelset is killing me, I'll weigh them to see by how much.

Does anybody have any recommendations for tubular tires?

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@aangeles: i'm not sure whether those forks would actually be rated for a 203mm rotor - might be worth checking out? in any case, there's probably not much to be gained from a rotor that large unless you are exceptionally heavy or live in a super hilly area.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:16 pm 
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I just re-weighed my bike after changing from the 203 rotors, to 160 front and 140 rear. The bike is now 8750g, not as much as I had hoped, but it all adds up in the end.
If I can lose a kilo, I'd be happy. Hopefully carbon wheelset and tubular tires make that happen.

@mentok: I never thought about that, I'll contact Ridley and see what they say. I'm not that heavy, nor do I live in a very hilly area. I'm just a wuss on the downhills, hahaha, and I like having the extra surface area the 203 provide, gives me a little more confidence.

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