2014 BH Ultralight 4.3kg (9.47 lbs) FINAL UPDATE Page 5

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godzuki26
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by godzuki26

Hello,

I thought I would put together a BH Ultralight with some weenie parts. If I can drop weight elsewhere, please let me know how. I used AICAN Bungarus housing with PowerCordz for shifting. The performance on this combination is absolutely terrible as the PoweCordz seem to stick inside the housing/liner. Any advice on how to get this combo to work better would be appreciated. I am probably gonna just switch them out to steel cables or maybe the KCNC Ti Cables. I was also thinking about using the Ax Lightness Ax6000 fork that I have. I decided not too because I wanted to live past my 40th birthday. The Cirrus Ultralite Ti pedals are also very scary as it is not an easy task to clip out of them. In fact, I snapped my TUNE bottle cage trying to get my right foot out of them. I will probably switch the pedals out too. Thanks for looking :)

FRAME: 2014 BH ULTRALIGHT SIZE SMALL
STEM: EXTRALITE ULTRASTEM OC (I AM CURRENTLY WAITING FOR MCFK STEM)
TOPCAP: EXTRALITE W EXTRALITE BOLT
HEADSET EXPANDER: EXTRALITE ULTRASTAR 2
SPACERS: EXTRALITE DELRIN
HEADSET : EXTRALITE ULTRATOP
FSA HEADSET FOR BOTTOM (EXTRALITE ULTRABOTTOM DID NOT WORK.....TOO MUCH PLAY....AFRAID I WOULD CRACK FRAME)
HANDLEBAR: SCHMOLKE TLO OS
SHIFTERS: SRAM RED 10 SPEED WITH BTP CARBON CLAMPS
BRAKES: AX LIGHTNESS ORION
BRAKE PADS: REYNOLDS BLUE
BRAKE CABLES: KCNC TI CABLES
SHIFT CABLES: POWERCORDZ (THEY SUCK!)
HOUSING: AICAN BUNGARUS
SADDLE: DASH
SEATPOST: DASH 350MM
SEATPOST CLAMP: MCFK SUB5
F DERAILLEUR: SRAM RED (NON YAW)
R DERAILLEUR: SRAM RED 10 SPEED
CASSETTE: KCNC TI 12-25
CRANKSET: THM CLAVICULA 170MM WITH FIBRELYTE PRELOAD CAP
CHAINRINGS: FIBRELYTE 53x39
CHAINRING BOLTS: KCNC SL
BOTTOM BRACKET: THM BB386
PEDALS: ULTRALITE CIRRUS TI
CHAIN: KMC X11SL
DERAILLEUR PULLEYS: ROTHSHEK CARBON
WHEELSET: LEW PRO VT-1
TIRES: TUFO ELITE JET
WATER BOTTLE CAGE: TUNE SKYLINE
SKEWERS: TUNE SKYLINE
BAR TAPE: DEDA TRAFORATO

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To all that are curious about the frame and fork weights here they are. The Ax Lightness fork is much lighter (uncut weight) but I cannot find the courage to ride it.

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Looks awesome! Do you have info on the MTB too?

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Impressed!

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:thumbup:
That looks really good. And a great weight also.

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by wpccrunner

very nice build, but I am less than impressed with the frame weight. Did that include all the required hardware (bottle cage bolts, internal routing pieces, rear der hanger etc?)

I say this because my size large frame came in at 2 grams heavier (825 g)

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by godzuki26

When I put together the bike, the frame was the last thing I purchased as I was deciding between the BH ultralight, the 2014 Addict SL or the Ax Lightness Vial EVO. I went with the BH because I liked the black on black color scheme and wanted to try out the BB386 BB standard. The frame weight did surprise me somewhat as I was expecting a lighter weight for a size small. The weight includes the derailleur hanger and the internal cable guides (blue cables that you remove after installing cables). Before weighing the frame, I removed the bottle cage bolts and cable stop panels. I was really hoping for a sub 800 gram weight. It seems that the 2013 and 2014 models with the internal cable routing weigh a little more than the 2012 version with the external cable guides.
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wpccrunner wrote:very nice build, but I am less than impressed with the frame weight. Did that include all the required hardware (bottle cage bolts, internal routing pieces, rear der hanger etc?)

I say this because my size large frame came in at 2 grams heavier (825 g)




godzuki26 wrote:..... I was really hoping for a sub 800 gram weight. ......



:)
guys....you are crazy! :wink:
30 or 40 gramm more or less...sorry. who cares??

i think, this is a very beautiful frameset, and an impressive build.
the ax-fork seems not to be made for tapered head-tubes. combining it with the bh-frame might cause some problems?

btw: claimed frame-weight is 750 gramm. without specification of size, so, as you can imagine, its related to smallest size xxs. and manufactorers use to weigh naked frames, without anything.
so, i think, 823 gramm for size "s"-Frame, with hanger and cable guides, is absolutely ok.;-)
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by godzuki26

@ Dan W the mtb is:

FRAME: 2009 SCOTT SCALE RC SIZE M
STEM: EXTRALITE ULTRASTEM UL3
TOPCAP: TUNE CARBON TOPCAP AND BOLT
HEADSET EXPANDER: EXTRALITE ULTRASTAR 2
SPACERS: EXTRALITE DELRIN
HEADSET : TUNE BUBU
HANDLEBAR: MCFK STRAIGHT BAR
SHIFTERS: SRAM XX GRIPSHIFT
BRAKES: FORMULA R1 RACING
ROTORS: SCRUB
BRAKE CABLES: ALLIGATOR ILINK STEEL
SHIFT CABLES: ALLIGATOR ILINK STEEL
HOUSING: ALLIGATOR ILINK
SADDLE: TUNE SPEEDNEEDLE
SEATPOST CAP:TUNE CAPPY
F DERAILLEUR: SRAM RED (NON YAW)
R DERAILLEUR: SRAM XX
CASSETTE: SRAM XX 11-32
CRANKSET: LIGHTNING 175MM
CHAINRINGS: FRM 42x27
CHAINRING BOLTS: KCNC SL
BOTTOM BRACKET: ZIPP VUMAQUAD CERAMIC
PEDALS: CRANK BROTHERS CANDY 4TI
CHAIN: KMC X10SL
DERAILLEUR PULLEYS: ROTHSHEK CARBON
RIMS: STANS PODIUM MMX
HUBS: TUNE KING/KONG
SPOKES: TUNE/SAPIM SUPERSPOKES
TIRES: FURIOUS FRED (SWITCHED TO STANS CROW)
SKEWERS: TUNE DC 16/17
GRIPS: KCNC
SUSPENSION FORK: DT SWISS XRC 100 RACE w MANUAL LOCKOUT LEVER
RIGID FORK: RICHIE CARBON

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Nice frame, decent weights. You obviously had a big budget for this build. You should get that black KMC X10SL DLC chain to really finish your bike(s). :)
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+1 to the kmc chain

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by loudtiger

murdered out. great weight

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I like the black KCNC DLC chain! I just ordered it along with some KCNC Ti shift cables to replace the Powercordz shift cables. Anyone out there get this combo to work?? Do I maybe need a different liner? Kind of a waste to dump the Powercordz since they aren't cheap.
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you need to use the powercordz swift outers and liners with the powercordz inners

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