For 2014 I will be riding a nice handmade steel 29er by a local compagny named XPREZO. They are a small business here in Canada, welding their frame in house, painting, etc. They are a small bunch of passionate guys and im looking foward to working with them as a rider.
I've got my frameset yesterday, a nice T-29, 29er hardtail built with Columbus Zona tubes. The nude frame (before painting) weights 1600g in medium size. My frame weighted in at 2002g including the pressfit GXP bottom bracket and the lower headset fitting. It has a race geometry and a rear 142x12mm axle.
I thought a canadian handmade steel 29er would be somewhat exotic so I plan on updating my thread as the build progresses. I may need some of the valuable weight-weenie help with regard to affordable and light parts. I already got a good bunch of parts and they are not the lightest but they are reliable. My first concern is reliability because I am training and racing a lot on my bike. My target weight would be 10,5kg though im not sure I can reach that goal with the current parts I have and intend to use for this build.
Of course there are plenty of photos to come with weights and scale shots
XPREZO T-29 2014 final weight: 10,04 kg
Frame: Xprezo T-29 Columbus Zona medium: 2001g (incl. press fit GXP bb, lower headset cup, cable guide, front derailleur mount and bolt).
Fork: rockshox SID RLT 29er: 1648g uncut (incl. 15mm axle)
Headset: FSA: 69g
seatpost clamp: 30mm straight line clamp with Ti bolt: 18g
Seatpost: ENVE setback 27,2x400: 192g
Saddle: full carbon: 102g
Stem: KCNC arrow 100mm -17d: 133g
Bar: ENVE sweept 740mm: 172g
bottle cages and hardware: generic carbon and alu bolts: 33g
Outer Cables: shimano: 49g
Brakes: Shimano XTR 987: 384g
Front derailleur: Shimano XT: 135g
Rear derailleur: Shimano XTR shadow plus: 213g
Crankset: SRAM GXP SRM 175mm 26/39 chainrings: 699g
Bottom Bracket: included in frame weight
rear axle: rockshox maxle 142x12: 73g
Chain: shimano SLX: 261g
Shifters: Shimano XTR: 223g (incl. cables)
housing: shimano XTR: 49g
Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-36: 270g
Wheels: stans crest 29, american classic hubs, sapim lazer spokes: 1649g (incl. KCNC razor rotors 160mm, Ti rotor bolts, tubeless valves, speed magnet and rim tape)
Tires: Maxxis Ikons 2.2, exc exo: 1189g
Pedals:egg beater 3: 279g
Computer: SRM PC7: 82g (incl. handlebar mount)
Misc: (bartape grips, speed sensor, chianstay protector): 37g
Anyways, here are a few shots of the frameset.