Moderator: Moderator Team
I have deleted my own post as in retrospect it could be seen as provoking argument. That was not my intention.
Lets get back on BMX weight weenyism
My son just picked up sponsorship from a company that makes a sub-2-pound frame. The frame will be over a pound lighter than the Intense Junior XL he is currently riding... and with a 1/2 inch longer top tube.
Check out the SL frame at D3 BMX. http://www.d3bmx.com/index.php/d3-frames/
For the moment, I'll continue to run his current wheelset. But I have plans for a lighter front wheel using a road front hub and fewer spokes. I don't understand why a bike built for a 63 pound kid needs 36 spokes per wheel. I'll likely use an 18 spoke front hub, radially laced to the 36 hole rim and skip holes. Finding a 20x1 rim with fewer than 32 spoke holes has been nearly impossible. I may reduce the number of spokes on the rear wheel, but there aren't many hubs lighter than the Profile mini rear hub we are currently using. I have three 28-hole sewup rims, but have found that the reduced overall diameter of the completed wheel/tire is more detrimental than the few grams required of a standard clincher setup... at least at his size. I'll save the sewups for my little one once he starts riding on the track. Maybe next year....
I'll post photos once everything is in hand and ready to build.
More to come...
Frame: D3 SL (Junior XL) 2.07lb/939g
Fork: Answer Scythe SL, 1" carbon steerer, uncut 370g
Crank: Answer Alumilite SX Mini 155mm w/Answer Alumilite Chainring 1 piece, 34t 406g
Headset: Cane Creek 40, 1" threadless 99g
Stem: Redline Mini 1"x40mm, w/Ti Hardware 111g
Bars: Answer Expert Carbon 322g
Grips: ODI Ruffian Mini Lock-On 110g
Seat Clamp: Profile 25.4mm, Tuned 16g
Seat/Post: Uni Mini, cut down 94g
Brake: TRP CX9 and ti hardware 167g
Lever: TRP RL950 carbon 41g
Brake Cable: Nokon w/PowerCordz
Bottom Bracket: American Classic Titanium, 110mm, sq-taper (vintage) w/Extralite alloy bolts 140g
Rims: Alienation Ankle Biter
Hubs: Profile Mini
Cog: Profile Alloy 14t
Spokes: Straight Gage Titanium
Front Wheel w/tire & tube 1100g
Rear Wheel w/tire, tube, and cog 1160g
Chain: KMC X10SL
Number Plate: Crit Custom
Pedals: Crank Brothers Egg Beater 11
Chain tensioners: Sinz 69g
Misc: Carbon spacers as necessary on steer tube (gotta leave a little room to grow)
- Similar Topics
- Last post
My weight weenie storck .....!!!
Last post by TurboTommy « Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:09 pmReplies: 35
Posted in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.by Neckkoss » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:27 pm » in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.
- 35 Replies
- 2042 Views
Last post by TurboTommy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:09 pm
- 3 Replies
- 1090 Views
Last post by Marin
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:37 am
- 19 Replies
- 4272 Views
Last post by youngs_modulus
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:35 pm
- 66 Replies
- 10576 Views
Last post by 964Cup
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:29 pm
- 9 Replies
- 1759 Views
Last post by moyboy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:41 pm