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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:27 pm 
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Here are some pictures and weights of my Kuota Kharma budget build, sourced mainly from Ebay. Not the lightest frame at 1350g, but I managed to get it down a little bit. My goal was to get the bike under 7000g. The last thing to come on was the new Easton EC90 Aero bars.

When I got the frame, it looked like the frame was built up but I don't think it was ever ridden. I thought I was getting a medium, but turned out to be a large. Oh well, love the looks of the Kharma. I am using a 90mm stem and it is very comfortable. Here is the build list and costs vs retail.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:23 pm 
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Looks race-ready.

Have you been fit to it?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:46 pm 
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Really like the look of this but not a fan of the cages.....but who am I to cast judgement. it's your steed. How does it ride mate?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:27 pm 
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Cages are temporary. They were left over from my previous bike.
I have not fitted the bike, but working at a bike shop 15 years ago, I kind of understand the fitting of a bike. Difference between a M and L is 1.5 cm in top tube length.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:03 pm 
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Hey cool, my Kharma is around 7kg as well.

Unfortunately I find the shallow wheels and skinny fork aren't the best match for the beefy frame, but the bike sure rides nicely, doesn't it.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:25 am 
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I saw your bike posted last year. Very nice. I love the shape of the kharma and the uniqueness. I do have the original fork and 85mm carbon tubulars, but that setup is not too weight weenie at 7800g.


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