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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:28 am 
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Another saddle (150 eur for the Smud saddle), and a lighter seatpost (maybe with a shim), and you could easily save 117 g.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:51 am 
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the_marsbar wrote:
Another saddle (150 eur for the Smud saddle), and a lighter seatpost (maybe with a shim), and you could easily save 117 g.


Interesting, saddle will come latter. I'm currently focused on my cassette, ready to replace by a XX saving 130g...but I was checking if there is anything out there with a 10t cog (10-36). I just came back from a race and I wish a could have one more gear during the bike course for SPEED.
I could go to 38T chain ring, but would need to go 38T on the back to compensate, hard decision.

Does anyone know about such cassette?


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:17 am 
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Only XX1 has a 10t cog, and it's only possible because of the XD freehub.

KCNC does an 11-38T cassette. It's not cheap though :)

http://r2-bike.com/KCNC-Kassette-MTB-10fach-Titan

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 5:49 pm 
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the_marsbar wrote:
Only XX1 has a 10t cog, and it's only possible because of the XD freehub.

KCNC does an 11-38T cassette. It's not cheap though :)

http://r2-bike.com/KCNC-Kassette-MTB-10fach-Titan" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Costs, switching to XX1 would require a lot, about $800 just to replace cassette/der/shift/chain adding about 130g!
to KCNC 11-38 + new chainring, about $550, saving some good weight.

I better stick with the XX cassette....about $100 on ebay.. :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Did some some work lately, 77g shaved on the bike, and 109g on my ' Race day emergency kit' (C02+Tube Race day).

Here is a list of small jobs:

-Barend plugs ESI+Scott top cap+bolt (16g) TO all carbon plugs/ top cap with adapter for pump (15g); -1 (pictures below, I liked it!!!)
-No StarNut; -10
-Grip change from ESI 'Chunky' (60g) to ESI Racer's Edge" (50g); -10
-Twinloc(47g)+cable(5.30g)+housing(22.45g)=(75g) to Twinloc (43)+Alligator(14g) and shorter cable (61.3); -13.7
-XO crankarm drive side sanding; -10
-XO crankarm non drive side sanding; -10
-Ritchey stem original boltset (6 total) (23g) to Ti bolts (12g); -11
-Look bottle cage sanding; -2
-Ritchey Seatpost bolts (14) to Torx ti bolts pair (5) -9
TOTAL shaved: 77g

EMERGENGY KIT RACE DAY

BEFORE
-Tube (173g)+Velcros(3g); 176g
-Big Air 40g Co2+holder/zip ties; 99g
-Tire levers; 20g
Total=295g

AFTER
-Continental Supersonic Tube 26x1.9-2.1mm (87g) + bag(6g); 93g
-Innovations Fat20 Co2 20g + rubber cover; 73g
-Tire levers; 20g
total=187g

total shaved: 109g

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new topcap full carbon with American classic tubeless valve cut to thread onto CO2 adapter

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Removing the Star Nut I have full clearance to fit the C02, fitting is perfect!

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For everyday use off race, Topeak Micro Rocket Carbon Pump fits perfect on 1/18 steertube
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Co2 setup is heavier :(
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New tube much smaller too
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tire levers fits perfect on slot originaly made for the "Fizik plastic logo"... :lol:

Since It was very hard to find on-line the Twinloc 'real' weight, here it is.
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I removed the blue lever for the front susp, my lefty is the XLR.
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Plugs Before
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Plugs After
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Tube under the saddle
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:39 pm 
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More saving: -186g total.

Some Stock bolts to all Ti: -12g
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-2g (there is two more in this pic.
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Lefty Stock Boot (45g) to neoprene chain-stay protector from Scott (20g): -28

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I still need to test ansd see how the neoprene handles.

Shima pedals to Xpedo's: -146g

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:12 pm 
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Homemade carbon Seatpost looking promising (carbon cradle also).
104+12g yokes = 116g at 34.9mm and 12" total length.
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Some more saving: TOTAL: -140g

Bike sits at 19.75lns (8960g) as 26er with 2.25 rear /2.40 front RRalph's tires.

from XX rear derailleur (173) to XTR shadow plus with light pulleys (210); +37g
No Chainguide: -48
From Ritchey seatpost 400m (208g) to homemade seatpost 280mm (111g): -99g
Rear skewer DT swiss (50) to Rossetti Ti (20): -30g

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f-ing amazing, great ingenuity and execution!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:24 am 
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Are you still using a 29er front wheel?

I'm not sure the Scott neoprene chainstay protector is good enough. At least when it's wet...? Isn't the rubber boot suppose to keep out water?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:36 am 
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ultyguy wrote:
f-ing amazing, great ingenuity and execution!


Just raced an Xterra one day after the seatpost got ready and installed :unbelievable: .....post is still strong afterwords...no problems at all! :thumbup:


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the_marsbar wrote:
Are you still using a 29er front wheel?

I'm not sure the Scott neoprene chainstay protector is good enough. At least when it's wet...? Isn't the rubber boot suppose to keep out water?


I'm using the 29er (188g more) for 'flat' rides and if I want to go fast! If I'm only climbing I go with 26er for sure, better position forward for tough climbs. So far the chanstay protector is doing fine, Velcro is holding up pretty good with perfect fit! Still need to check in wet condition....but were I live is mostly sunny weather anyway!


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You are an inspiration in many ways. Are the pedals the xpedo M-Force 3 ?? If not which one ? My Shi-Mahns weigh 450g . . . . . . .. .

M-Force 4 Ti ???

Thanks !!


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totoboa wrote:
You are an inspiration in many ways. Are the pedals the xpedo M-Force 3 ?? If not which one ? My Shi-Mahns weigh 450g . . . . . . .. .

M-Force 4 Ti ???

Thanks !!


Thanks! Yes pedals are M-FORCE 4 TI. I use to ride Shimano's afraid to change, but these are excellent! as safe as before for me.


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Such an incredible, creative build! This has been an addicting thread so far, thank you.

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