Long time lurker first time poster
Have used the plethora or information on this site for years but until recently had never tried the weight weenie "thing".
That is until now
Caveats first - This is my first attempt at a sub 20lb build. I am circa 95kg unladen and so there are seemingly limitations to the kit I can run and trust. That said I have been surprised by the relative low weight of some off the shelf bits. Also this is not an unlimited ££ build. As it is it stand me at about £1000 or thereabouts.
I am sure this is just the start of what will be an interesting but expensive diversion away from my heavier bike but fun
So without further waffle my build.
Where to start .....
I have an uncanny ability to build heavy bikes even from lightweight parts
As such I was still surprised when my DJab (Now sadly sold ) weighed 24+lbs.
Sooooo I saw that this frame had come up for sale and was in almost new condition. A deal was struck and I had 1083g frame .... surely a light build could be achieved .......
I've built this with as little additional outlay as possible. I have used much of the build from the Djab, a splattering of ti bolts, carbon bits etc. I did have to source a new seatpost and I decided as its currently a 1x9 to go with a larger chainring.
Not ridden in anger yet as have been super busy but will be out on it soon .... fingers crossed.
I have a final bit of fettling to do then will weigh it out of interest. I would like it to be about 20lbs
So pics .....
Mmmm Hot melt carbon :
As always comments/suggestions etc welcome
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