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Adri
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by Adri

Hmm, nice stuff, that Hope Mini Mono.
I have them too (front 180mm, back 160mm) and they stop you on a dime while still being nicely modulated.
ps: nice bike Tib !

I read that Brembo will also produce mountainbike dics brakes. SInce they are top in motorcycle/automotive could be quite interesting to see what they come up with mtbwise.

I see you have Nokons installed. I have a set lying around but it looks like a lot of puzzlework to assemble them, any thoughts?

I received my Boone rings yesterday (46/110 69g , 34/110 31g) but will probably not install them before next year. First I will wear out the 46/34 raceface combo thats is now on my bike.
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by doktoree

this is lighweight version of my bike. it comes w/out: bar ends, computer and pump. total weight is 8053g
in severe conditions I use Conti Explorer Supersonic tyres (pair 867,96g)
race-ready version is 8582,71g incl. complete Polar S710i and SKS Airchamp Pro pump

owner weight 58kg :D
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Adri wrote:I read that Brembo will also produce mountainbike dics brakes. SInce they are top in motorcycle/automotive could be quite interesting to see what they come up with mtbwise.

I see you have Nokons installed. I have a set lying around but it looks like a lot of puzzlework to assemble them, any thoughts?


I read it too about the Brembo brakes. The price is nice too, I forgot how much, but it was expensive. The Brembo brakes are also DH, so heavier, but I think super stopping-power.

I have Nokons on my race bike. And yes, it's a lot of work to instal them, but I like to work on my bike and especially to tune it, so no problem there.

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Me I like to ride my bikes :D
The Brembo's were tagged 1000€ a pair.

@ doktoree, what rings are you using? Looks like a 46/32 combo ?
Pop in a Pace RC31 and you lose another 750g's !
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by Stevie Boi

A Giant XTC for me. Pretty much still the standard spec from december, its the 2004 xtc 3. ust added an Easton EA50 stem with 6degree negative rise and Easton EC70 copmosite bar. Soon hope to have Chris King headset, Manitou Skareb forks, Hope Mono Minis, full XT kit and maybe somr XTR too, X517/Hope XC hubs, rear hub having the Ti free hub. and carbon seatpost. Should be a nice wee lightweight bike when i'm fibnished with it.

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by doktoree

Adri wrote:
@ doktoree, what rings are you using? Looks like a 46/32 combo ?
Pop in a Pace RC31 and you lose another 750g's !

I use 42/29 combo TA Specialites. 42 chainring was drilled (saves 8g :D )
Pace? No thanx! It looks like unridable lightweight fork. SID works great and many of riders/racers uses it.

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Why the red race face?! :hmm:
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

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The Pace rides fine if the terrain is not too demanding (rocks etc..)
I use it for offroad trips as long as 100K no problem (if you can stand having no front suspension that is.)
It gives your bike razor sharp cornering and still absorbs a lot of the bumps.
And it saves you 750g's over the SID..
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I ride a pace RC-31 front fork. I intend to upgrade to the new Pace RC39 XC hollowform fork later this year (when released).

claimed weight is 1,385g (based on 160mm steerer)

Spec M5 '04 HT
Syntace F99 - EC90SL bar - Titec foam grips
XT shifters - Hope headset - Hope mini's
XT disc - DT rev - Mavic 517 wheelset
(soon upgrading to CK - CX-ray - Mavic 717 disc)
XT crankset (looking to upgrade crankset and BB)
Hope Ti QR - Xpedo Ti/Ti (198g pedals)
USE Alien 25mm post - large plastic USE shim
Extralite seatpost clamp- SLR saddle
XT front mech - DA 7800 (SRP kit 165g) rear mech
DA 11-23 cassette - DA chain (will replace with PC-89R chain)
Al and Ti bolt tuned.

8.15Kg (17.97lbs)
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Frame: Storck Adernalin Race (20")
Fork: Fox Float 100 RLC @100mm
Headset: Chris King No-Threadset
Stem: Syntace F99 105mm with Syntace ti boltkit
Handlebar: Syntace Duraflite Superbend carbon 9 degrees(!!!)
Barends: Tune RH1
Wheels: Chris King Disc/Sapim CX-ray/Mavic X317/DT Swiss XR4.1d
QR: Salsa Flipoff's Ti
Seatpost: Tune Starkes Stuck 31.6mm
Sadlle: Fizik Alliante Ti
Bracket: Tune AC37 113mm
Cranks: Race Face Tubine I-Beam compact (unique)
Chainrings: TA 42/32/22
Front mech: XT toppull downswing
rear mech.: Shimano XTR 960 GS
Cassette: XTR 960 11-32
Chain: Rohloff SLT99
Brakes: Shimano XT 4-pot (on the photo still HS33 rear)
Cables: Nokon Trac-Pearls zwart
Shifters: Shimano XTR rapidfire
Grips: Ritchey WCS Foam
Tires outer: Conti Explorer Supersonic/Twister Supersonic
Tires inner: Michelin Latex
Pedals: Crank Bros. Candy SL

Weight around 10.9kg

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Frame: Cube Airwing Blackline Large (20.5")
Fork: Fox Float 100 RLC @100mm
Headset: Cane Creek ZS6
Stem: Syntace F99 105mm with Syntace ti boltkit en Syntace Lite cap
Handlebar: Syntace Duraflite Carbon
Barends: Tune RH1
Wheels: Chris King Classic/ Sapim CXray/ Mavic X618 ceramic
QR: Tune AC16+17
Seatpost: Thomson Elite 30.8mm *367mm
Sadlle: Selle Italia SLR Evolution
Bracket: Tune AC38 107mm
Cranks: Tune Bigfoot Compact
Chainrings: TA 42/30
Front mech: XTR toppull downswing
rear mech.: Shimano XTR 960 GS
Cassette: XTR 960 11-32
Chain: Rohloff SLT99
Brakes: Magura HS33 with Koolstop pads + original Magura carbon boosters
Cables: Nokon Trac-Pearls zwart
Shifters: Shimano XTR rapidfire
Grips: Ritchey WCS Foam
Tires outer: Conti Explorer Supersonic/Twister Supersonic
Tires inner: Michelin Latex
Pedals: Crank Bros. Eggbeaters Original

Weight around 10.7kg
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by cadence90

Adri wrote:...snip...I see you have Nokons installed. I have a set lying around but it looks like a lot of puzzlework to assemble them, any thoughts? ....snip...

You might look at this thread too: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=21440#21440
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by doktoree

Frankie - B wrote:
Why the red race face?!

It's my old crank from Suprcaliber 2001. Red is cool and is in contrast to the rest of my bike (esp. to the frame).

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Pace forks are not popular in UE. It's hard to find any opinion about them. Besides, in my opinion, Pace doesn't look cool in comparision with SID. Surely Pace is much lighter than SID. Possibly Pace works good but ... I won't try it.
Pace vs. SID: 0:1 :wink:

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by Try-Athlete

Not really sure how to lighten it up without breaking the bank. :?:

I weighed it over the weekend 9.570Kg (21.10lbs)

Here's the Spec
Frame :arrow: Giant XTC SE1 17"
Fork :arrow: Rockshox SID
Stem :arrow: Syntace F99 75mm
Handlebar :arrow: Easton EC90 Flat bar
Grips :arrow: Road Bar Tape
Seatpost :arrow: Easton CT2
Seatpost Clamp :arrow: Weyless Offset Clamp
Saddle :arrow: Selle Italia SLR
Crankset :arrow: Shimano XT Hallowtech II
Fr der :arrow: Shimano XT
Rr der :arrow: Shimano XT
Chain :arrow: Shimano 9 speed
Cassette :arrow: Shimano Ultegra 12-27
Pedals :arrow: Xpedo Mountain Force Mag/Ti
Shifters :arrow: Shimano XT
Brake Levers :arrow: Shimano XT
Brakes :arrow: Avid Mechanical Discs
Wheelset :arrow: Rigida X-Cel Pro Disc
Computer :arrow: Planetbike Protoge 8.0

If you have any comments/suggestions please let me know. :D

Thanks,

-Josef
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by Frankie - B

IMHO the wheels are a bit on the heavy side. do you have an excel sheet with a weight for every part? Would make life a lot easier.

(BTW please don't use that shipload of arrows anymore)
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

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@ Try-Athlete

nice bike!


some ideas, not sure what your budget is:

Rear Mech
XT (255g)
I have a DA 7800 with SRP kit and barrel adjuster removed (165g)

Chain
not sure which Shimano chain you are running.
SRAM PC89-R Hollow pin (100 links = 240g)

Bolts
Al bolts for lever and shift bar mounts. Chainring bolts.
front mech mount. Bottle cage. Gear cable guide bolt on the BB.
Ti bolt tuning is more expensive per gram saved.
Rotor bolts, seatpost clamp, stem.

Cassette
Ultegra 12-27 = 223g
DA 11-23 = 156g (11-23 also allows you to run a shorter chain)


Combined, a possible 200g weight saving.
Your wheels would be worth looking at too!
Are you running lightweight tubes?
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