130mm 29er trail bike @ 25-26lbs?

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jcrr
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by jcrr

@anykarthik- Now I will have to check out Preston, but Grand Ridge, Raging River, Olallie, Tiger are all good examples of long climbs I prefer. And while the downhill is fun and worth it after all the climbing, I am much more into going up. No problems admitting my sense of mortality is also pretty high, so some stuff on OTG @ Tiger but more-so on No Service @ RR is the top end of my comfort zone, and I find the amount of travel I have adequate. I should also say I'm a lighter rider, both in weight and riding.
Last, I'm going to say 40k feet of vert sounds insane, like getting-Ti-bolts-and-nylon-washers-and-using-dremmel-and-drill-on-stuff insane.

@LeDuke- Would you mind sharing what makes that Intense Sniper your next choice & how much travel you are considering? That thing looks serious
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by LeDuke

Sure.

It’s a light weight, very efficient bike with modern, aggressive geometry.

The frame can be run at both 108mm and 120mm with the removal of a spacer in the shock. So, with 10 minutes of work you can have both a pure XC bike and something that used to be described as a “marathon” bike. Meaning, a light, longer-than-XC travel bike that will rarely if ever hold you back.

Having taken one out on a good demo ride, it’s one of the few bikes I’ve ridden that had no bob at all in the “trail” (“open”, “trail”, “lock”) setting. Just turned energy into forwards and upwards progress with minimal waste.




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anykarthik
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by anykarthik

Wow that Intense is seriously light! 4lb frame according to Intense.

What's surprising is that the next bike (i.e. more travel) is the Primer (130/140mm) and that frame is apparently 6.1lb. Two pounds!

That said, Intense still claims their GX-level build is 27lbs with that frame. I find that dubious since no other manufacturer hits 27lbs with 6lb frames (very common). Maybe 27lbs for their smallest size?

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by LeDuke

anykarthik wrote:Wow that Intense is seriously light! 4lb frame according to Intense.

What's surprising is that the next bike (i.e. more travel) is the Primer (130/140mm) and that frame is apparently 6.1lb. Two pounds!

That said, Intense still claims their GX-level build is 27lbs with that frame. I find that dubious since no other manufacturer hits 27lbs with 6lb frames (very common). Maybe 27lbs for their smallest size?
I’d start here:

Intense Sniper
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by OnTheRivet

I have a 2015 Santa Cruz 5010 (yeah it's 27.5) but it's right at 25lbs with totally trail worthy components. 140mm Pike fork, DVO topaz shock full 11 speed XX1 and 38mm wide carbon rims. It's the lttle things.

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by smartyiak

LeDuke wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:07 am
I’d start here:

Intense Sniper
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_ ... are_type=t
I'd start here:

Maximum Recommended Rider Weight 200lbs

I only mention it b/c I'm looking for a "marathon" (50-100mi) bike and ruled out the Sniper b/c I'm right on the line (210 this winter :D ) and a people have mentioned the flex on the rear. (some in the MTBR thread even)

I'm thinking Tallboy or OizTr, but I think that will still be 26-28lbs, depending on build. If anyone has anyother suggestions, I'm all ears.

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by Sammy

A bit late here but I have a 28lb alloy Fuel EX that I reckon I could get down to 26 if I went all in and had a carbon frame. It's 130 front and back.

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by scant

its shorter on travel than you've asked for, but take a demo test ride on the santa cruz blur (with the step cast fox 34 120mm fork). its surprisingly capable / stable & 24lbs is fairly easily even with bigger tyres & dropper seatpost
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anykarthik
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by anykarthik

Sammy wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:33 pm
A bit late here but I have a 28lb alloy Fuel EX that I reckon I could get down to 26 if I went all in and had a carbon frame. It's 130 front and back.

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Yea the Fuel Ex is one of the easiest I think to get down to 25-26lbs if you start with the carbon frame. The 2017 9.9 model was 25.xx lbs stock in a size medium I think.

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by scant

I had a fuel ex9.9 about 45ears ago & with a rigid post it was 23.5lb if that helps... & that was triple crankset era!
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