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I've used the listings for a long time but never the forum until now.
I built my bike over last winter and have used it as much as possible this year.
It makes trails like Afan Argoed and Coeed Y Brenin so much easier!
I'm especially pleased as I built the whole thing myself bar fitting the headset and until then I knew nothing about how bikes were put together.
Must be one of the lightest, non SID equipped bikes around.
Heres the spec...
Bottom Bracket: XTR 2004 integrated (included in crankset weight) 0
Brake Levers: XTR (included in shifters) 0
Rear Brakes: Shimano XTR [ceramic pads] 199
Front Brakes: Shimano XTR [ceramic pads] 199
Cables: Shimano XTR/JagWire 140
Cassette: SRAM PG990 293.5
Chain: SRAM PC99 283
Crankset: Shimano XTR 2004 797
Derlr (Front) Shimano XTR (34.9, Bottom Pull) 125
Derlr (Rear) 2004 Shimano XTR, Long cage 209
Fork: Fox Forx F80X Terralogic 1612
Frame: 2004 Scott Team Issue (Scandium , Size S) 1176
Grips: Scott AT4 Comfort Neoprene 20
Handlebar: Amoeba SCUD Carbon 170
Headset: Chris King NoThreadSet 1 1/8" 102
Headset Cap/Bolt: Chris King 17
Pedals: Odyssey Svelte Ti 205
Seat Binder: Scott (34.9mm) 15
Seat: SDG Bel-Air 300
Seatpost: Thomson Elite (31.6x350mm) 200
Shifters: Shimano XTR STI M952 412
Stem: Syntace F99 254 (75mm) Steel bolts 87
Tire (Front) Panaracer Trailblaster 1.9" 491
Tire (Rear): Panaracer Trailblaster 1.9" 493
Tubes: None 0
Wheelset: Mavic Crossmax XL [ceramic rims] 1620
The bike comes in just under 9200 grammes without the Crud Catcher.
Also have some heavier ZAC rims with Specialized Nimbus tyres for road work.
Heres a pic or two... Let me know what you think!
Your Scott, it is like a bike, but smaller! Nice build.
Hehehe I know!
I'm only 5'7 and tried the 17inch frame back to back with the 15.5inch.
I found the 17 left me feeling too stretched out so I plumped for the smaller which makes the bike easier to control and more responsive.
Plus I fall off a lot which means there is less distance for my head to travel to crash into the mud.
Tippster: Your right, although I think the wheels are pretty much there.
I could upgrade the bar but to get any real weight gains I'd have to go flat which I don't fancy.
The Thomson is very light as I've cut it down and far lighter than the carbon MaxM post I initially got for it. The actual carbom tube was lighter but the head made it heavy.
The saddle weighs LOTS, but I have a skinny bottom and need a comfy perch
The biggest improvement I could make is to go for a SID and save around 500g bringing the bike well under 8.7kg but I love the Fox too much!