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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:16 am 
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New wheels in the house! I will post some new pics of the bike soon.

- Wheels: DT 240s disc hubs, NoTubes ZTR Alpine, Sapim CX-Ray and alu nipples. (1393g)

Not the lightest again but should hold up in training and racing. I will use the yellow tape and sealant to go tubeless with my 2.1 RoRo's on these. Maybe some day I will get a wheelset just for racing and leave these for training wheels. Something like DT 190s and Podium MMX.

- Ashima ARO-08 160mm rotors (85/87g)

I was not completely satisfied with my Alligator Windcutters so I decided to give these Ashimas a try.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:23 am 
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Allmost forgot this. Sid World Cup with cut steerer and proper length of Nokon housing including the Pushloc. (1426g)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:35 pm 
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New pictures of the bike! (Pictures & specs also updated to first post)

Weight is now 8300g. Still a little over 300g to go for the target weight but im not sure if I will make it with the parts I want to use. Next updates that i have been thinking are:

- Shimano DA 7900 braze-on front derailleur with a carbon clamp
- Extralite Ultrastar so i can use my Tune carbon headcap again. Now i have the standard Rock Shox expander which is a bit too heavy
- Matchmaker knuckle for my Pushloc lever
- Lighter grips (maybe Extralite or something)
- New bars (Innolite or Schmolke?)
- Syntace F109 stem with Ti bolts

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Frame: No Saint MaxAri R Carbon 17" 2009
Fork: Rock Shox SID Wold Cup 100mm 2010

Seat: Tune Speedneedle Alcantara
Seatpost: Fun Works S-Light Carbon Pro
Seat collar: Fun Works N-Light Titan

Wheels: DT Swiss 240s / NoTubes ZTR Alpine / Sapim CX-Ray
Skewers: Fun Works S-Light Carbon
Tyres: Schwalbe Rocket Ron Evolution 2.1"
Tubes: Stan's sealant

Brakes: Avid Juicy Ultimate
Rotors: Ashima ARO-08 160mm

Cassette: Shimano XTR
Chain: KMC X9SL
Rear derailleur: SRAM X.0 (medium cage)
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Veloce
Shifters: SRAM X.0 Trigger with Matchmaker
Cables & housing: Nokon

Crankset: FSA K-Force Lite Ceramic MegaExo
Pedals: Crank Brothers Egg Beater 4Ti

Handlebar: Syntace Duraflite Carbon 31.8 600mm
Headset: Tune BuBu
Stem: Syntace F119
Grips: Ritchey WCS Truegrips
Spacer: 10mm carbon
Water cage: eBay carbon

Weight: 8300g

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:32 am 
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I am so jealous right now. That is one of the sweetest MTB's I have ever seen. Just perfection in build quality, componentry and style. Fantastic job :thumbup: :beerchug:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:47 am 
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Thanks! Im very pleased with the bike. For me it's close to perfection balancing in weight, durability and performance. Some updates will take place in the near future but I think it is allmost finished. And all this for a budget that was not astronomical.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:11 pm 
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nice HT :thumbup: if you take of ZTR stikers of rim and black 44T Chain Ring it wil get even beter looks


PS: its beter that if hose of front brake is on in side of fork for you know you crashes and hose get hit and damge the hose and if you need brake hard you can crashes even harder

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:45 pm 
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Agree with robin on the chain rings but i like the stickers on the rims


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:00 pm 
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Thanks guys.

I don't think I will take the stickers off the rims. Maybe I will try the different routing of the front brake hose.

About the chain rings. FSA cranks are a peace of crap because they have made some own type of standard there with the chain rings. It's a BCD 94mm 4-bolt system. Not much of choise for spare chain rings. I agree with black looking better and would prefer black chain rings. Any suggestions for new crankset? Sram XX is heavier, otherwise I would go for that. Clavicula DP would be my dream but way over my budget. I don't want to spend 1/4 from total value of the bike on a crankset. :noidea:

The crank bolt is not included to this weight.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:46 am 
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The Clavicula DB is really a dream, but i was told that with that BCD the smalest ring you can get is 30, is it corect?

30 would be way to heave for our mountains...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:46 am 
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Isn't the Clavicula DP 104mm BCD? So you could mount Extralite Octaramp Gara. I've seen this combo before but im not sure was it the Clavicula DP or the 3 ring version.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:07 am 
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If the weight factor is the priority then I think you'll struggle to beat the FSA for the money. But if weight is not the deciding factor then there are plenty of compromises that would take care of reliability and aesthetic options.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:19 am 
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Why not AX-Lightnessbar instead of Schmolke? Lighter.

Your can tune your crankset a bit without that aluthing between your bottom bracketcups, or use a plastic one from Shimano. Control Tech got the same BCD and golden chainrings if that´s an option.

Extralite grips are really nice. Then you can change your rear disc to a 140mm with an adapter from Eliflap. Change the brakecaliperbolts for some M6x20 and skip the spacers outside the caliper (works good without) and you've dropped some more weight.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:43 pm 
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KH1 wrote:
If the weight factor is the priority then I think you'll struggle to beat the FSA for the money. But if weight is not the deciding factor then there are plenty of compromises that would take care of reliability and aesthetic options.

Maybe I will buy the new X.0 or XX crankset next if I need new cranks and just take the weight penalty. I will just keep the FSA as long as they work.

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Why not AX-Lightnessbar instead of Schmolke? Lighter.

Your can tune your crankset a bit without that aluthing between your bottom bracketcups, or use a plastic one from Shimano. Control Tech got the same BCD and golden chainrings if that´s an option.

Extralite grips are really nice. Then you can change your rear disc to a 140mm with an adapter from Eliflap. Change the brakecaliperbolts for some M6x20 and skip the spacers outside the caliper (works good without) and you've dropped some more weight.

I didn't know AX makes OS bars for MTB. Anyway Schmolke was a bit too expensive for me so just ordered an Innolite bar. Im happy with the 160/160mm rotors for now even though 140mm rear would save some weight. Good tip for the bolts and spacers, I will consider that.

I have some new parts coming soon but I think they will be the last updates for a while. I don't think im going to build to bike lighter anymore. Just concentrating on riding now. I want to buy a fully next but i will buy a complete new bike when the time comes. Untill that im going to ride this baby and learn more driving technique in difficult terrain.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:00 pm 
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If you want lighter chain rings, you could go for Spécialités TA MTB Compact chainring. Here are the ring configurations;
PCD 94: inner for double set-up 29, 30 // middle 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 // outer 42, 44, 46, 48, 50

But of course the color sucks, it's silver. This is good place to buy, there have really good collections of light weight bike parts.http://www.dulight.fr/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=91_63&products_id=280&osCsid=6a1d61e569b77a4e9b85fb7d8989f7b6


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Yes. Im allready a dulight.fr customer. Those chainrings are for 5 bolt crankarms, my arms are 4 bolt, thanks.

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