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3.72lb steel/carbon HT

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by draco, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. draco

    draco Monkey

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    just finished building this on friday.







    It rolls in at 3.72lbs with paint.
    Features TrueTemper OX Platinum tubes with stainless steel lugged carbon-fiber seatstays. Disc only.

    The rider of this bike has it built nicely with a mix of sram, fox, and thomson goodies. it'll roll in around 22lbs when its fully built.... with a possibility of it dropping as low as 21 with nicer wheels and bits.

    inaugural ride was today on borrowed wheels and results were positive. stiff, light, and smooth.

    I just think it looks great.
     

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  2. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    DAmn. SWEET hardtail.
     
  3. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    i would be really curious as to how that rode myself :drool:

    have a pic of the complete bike?
     
  4. blue

    blue boob hater

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    How much? :p
     
  5. kicknitLivE

    kicknitLivE Monkey

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    I believe the carbon is purely aesthetic. Just adds weight.
     
  6. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    :think: :think: Carbon in general? Or in this case.

    BTW, veeeeery nice, draco.
     
  7. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Turbo Monkey

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    I think he means in this case due to the way they have to bond it to the rest of the frame. It does, however, ride smoother.
     
  8. draco

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    if by adds weight you mean removes it, then yes. The carbon with its stainless lug weighs less than its comparable truetemper ox platinum stay.
     
  9. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    :thumb:

    Gotta love it when people talk without thinking first ;)

    Nice frame, I've always liked the stuff you've done.
     
  10. PepperJester

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    Have you got any pics of it built up? and by any chance will you be doing a SS version?
     
  11. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Remove the derailleur cable guides, make the dropouts singlespeed friendly, and you could be onto something here :thumb:
     
  12. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    All you singlespeed boys....what's such the thrill? I'm seriously intrigued about it.
     
  13. PepperJester

    PepperJester Monkey

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    just give it a try, you'll get hooked.
     
  14. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    that looks really hot. give it an eccentric bottom bracket and drop the derailleur hanger and id be all over it. ss is the only way that ill race xc . its just not as fun with gears.
     
  15. maxyedor

    maxyedor <b>TOOL PRO</b>

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    those drop-outs look bitch'n with the little holes cut out, awsome bike
     
  16. kicknitLivE

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    Its a beautiful frame, and I don't doubt that the carbon provides a smooth ride. Ive just heard framebuilders say that the weight savings of carbon are negated(or even weight added) by the necessary reinforcement(steel, in this case).