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40lb post! DH/FR Rigs around the 40lb mark! tips, pics, specs

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by bullcrew, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. bullcrew

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    First off I will let the other thread die off, alot of pics have been removed due to time and space.

    This is the 07' Weight weenie thread. (I'll start another in 08" :D)
    OK it's a new season, all the little kiddies have the wish lists in and the new DH season is almost upon us. There's a ton of change in the industry regarding weight savings/tubeless etc..
    Its build time around the globe so lets start off with some basic guidelines:
    1- bikes posted should have pics
    2- bike weights have to be around the 40 mark or will be soon.
    3- Tips and help is appreciated for all.
    4- experienced feedback regarding parts is always appreciated.

    I know these are beaten threads, there are new riders this year. They have new jobs, pay raises, x-mas money, etc... as well as new equiptment coming, In hand or on order. The industry has been getting on the diet train as well.

    Old one was karpiel armageddon 40.06 with light on it! :D

    Updated to new ride:
    Had to swap to the new ride! 35lb 15oz (less with twenty6 now)






    Saved some more weight over the Thomson stem! :thumbsup: with hardware the twenty6 was 130g the thomson X4 50mm was 180g so 50g less.


    Build:
    jedi large
    roco wc air
    boxxer wc
    thomson x4 50mm stem
    I9 wheelset 6.1 front dps 32 hoop rear
    schwalbe black shark mud Heavy Duty casing 2.25 tires (just shy of a maxxis 2.5)
    Middleburn rs7 cranks
    xpedo mag pedals
    King Ti headset
    Answer pro taper OS bars
    Formula the one disc brakes 203 front 165 rear
    XO der
    X9 shifter
    ODI rogue Long grips
    SDG Ibeam
    SDG Ifly saddle
    XTR cassette 11/34
    34th dangerboy DH chain ring
    E-13 LG1 guide
     
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    no sub 40's? are you discriminating against anorexics?
     
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    he said around the 40lb mark, above or below but close to. I don't think he was trying to exclude lighter, just heavier bikes.
     
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    39.25lbs

    66sl
    dhx air
    823
    ust maxxis minions 2.5, tubeless
    hope hubs
    hope mono 4 brakes w/alloy spyder for rotors
    hope seat collar w/ qr and rear wheel qr
    thompson seatpost 410mm
    SRAM x-7(less$ than x-9) shifters and ders and cassette
    FSA pig pro HS
    FSA 70mm gravity light stem
    FSA gravity light bars
    FSA gap cranks
    e13 drs
    whipperman chain
    wellgo magnesium pedals
    odi rogue lock-on grips
    wtb rocket v cromo

    the 07 frames weigh about 1lb less and my cranks are heavy

    I could loose some weight with lighter cranks, switching to a light weight I-beam seat and post, ditching the drs would help too, but suck.
     
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    I don't mean to sound like a snob, but 40 lbs FR / trail bikes are not uncommon nor difficult to accomplish. This should be limited to near 40 lbs or less full-on DH race bikes.

    I have an Iron Horse World Cup on order for 2007 with some immediate changes when I get it. I'll post pics in February or something when it finally arrives...:wait:

    I raced 42 lb SC v-10 in 2006. Pic not completely up-to-date.
     

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    This was my '06 rig. Not sure of the weight, but it was pretty light

    Frame: 2005 Med Turner DHR
    Fork: 2006 Rock Shox Boxxer WC
    Rear Shock: Fox DHX 5.0 w/ Ti Spring
    Headset: E-13 Reducers, FSA bearings
    Stem: E-13 Integrated
    Bars: Race Face Diablous :poster_oops:
    Grips: ODI Lock On
    Shifter: SRAM x.0
    Brakes: Hayes Mags, Goodridge Lines
    Hubs: DT Swiss
    Rims: Mavic 823
    Tires: Maxxis Minion F/R
    BB: FSA Platinum Pro
    Cranks: Middleburn
    Chainguide: E-13
    Chainring: E-13 36T
    Seatpost: Thomson
    Saddle: Selle Italia 135g
    Pedals: Time Atac Z
    Derailier: SRAM x.0

    Pics not totally up-to-date


     
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    super nice bike!
     
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    ill post some pics when i get the 07 v10 40.35lb stock!
     
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    my v10 is 20kg right now, getting it down to 18.3 for next year with the following changes:
    maxxis dh tubes for welter weight tubes
    double track rims for ex823 rims
    888rc2x for 888slata
    e13srs for e13lg1
     
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    bcd inedible 37 lbs

     
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    My Buddies 2007 Intense Socom 36.5 lbs



     
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    36.5 pounds?? That's crazy, I guess the frame is only 8 pounds. There's still a few places where I could suggest losing weight as well... how does 34.5 pounds sound? haha!

     
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    i want your bike
     
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    my dirtbag, a lean 38lbs. not bad for having a 11lb frame
     
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    Where do you suggest losing two more pounds? A ti coil would drop almost a pound, but I'm not sure where else to drop weight on that bike and still make it a worthy DH bike.

    I've ridden that exact bike and it completely rips! I thought the head angle felt a little steep for my tastes (notice how much stanchion is above the top crown) compared to my v-10. If my team weren't getting such a great deal from sponsorships from Iron Horse and Specialized this year, this is the bike I would definitely get. Anyone thinking about a SOCOM should totally get one if they like their v-10 or m3.
     
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    Is that the new BCD?
    Do you have any better pics,possibly from the other side or just a frame pic so we can suss out what's going on with the suspension. Looks great.
     
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    It's not a BCD. I ride for BCD. It's a Ventana El Curevo.

    old pic
     
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    Bullcrew, I love your Karpiel. :banana:
     
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    My 07 race bike. Sits at 40.49lb on a digital scale. The bike is far from complete. I still have industry nine's, a Ti coil, Ti Saddle, stan's no tubes and several other goodies to add on before it's "done." I could drop some more with mallet's I'm sure, but f**k those things :plthumbsdown: I see sub-39lb's as a reasonable goal without sacraficing performance or durability!

    PS: Weight was taken with pedals ;-)

     
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    Alderwood mall! Wus up!
    Used to live there and appleblossom used to rock.
    Thanks I love the Karpy as well. It rides bomb, I was doing no footers and trying no foot can cans. Jumps well.
     
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    Here is joelsman's pic



    i have a similar build on my DB but with MTX rims and Hayes brakes, DHX coil and handlebar stem, and mine is the baby blue, wt is about 41.5 lbs
     
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    Sup P, hows the westside treating ya!
     
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    Sits at 40 right now, thats with different bars (funn's) and a e13 stem.
     
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    Wow, thats going to be even more killer with those upgrades. I was waiting for you to run a ti a spring, you're going to be even close to a typical bullitboyz build. Have much fun on that thing.
     
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    No problem man. You're deff not the first person to ask.
     
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    I dont know how you guys do it. My Fly weighs 41. Click the sig for a pic.
     
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    hey its great!

    not riding as much as i would like but with work and Asa(9months now) its hard to get time to ride...this spring/summer i plan on doing some trips though and getting the wife out riding lots too!

    but yeah i sold the DH bike and went through a couple other bikes until i got the dirtbag. not much time on it yet but it feel great so far, the DHX is hard to get dialed though...

    your bike look sweet! you need to get up to moscow mtn and ride the new freeride trail up there, thom9763 or something like that on here built it, pretty fun, called the sentinal.
     
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    Hahaha, for real yo. I'm living in Lynnwood now while I'm at college, but yeah Apple Blossom in Wenatchee is a damn good time no matter how you play it.
     
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    So I have a question, If I am sponsored by a shop or buy Intense, race a Socom for a season, can you I sell it and hope to god someone will buy it? Don't really see it happinin. I just know that with as picky as people who buy used are that is juat a headache I would not want to have.
     
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    The SOCOM is the only FRO bike w/ a warranty, so you may be able to sell it for something, although resale wouldn't be great. The thing is if you're getting it for cost it won't matter too much.
     
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    Funny you should mention that! Bullitboyz and I are actually having an R9 build-off this winter. Lightest race-ready R9 by the US open wins a 6-pack and pizza. Normally I'm not really THAT lame about weight, I just run what performs best, and it happens to be light. BUT, since I'll have an entire winter to work, save money, and buy light goodies, why not right? :thumb: He's goin down.
     
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    just needs the x9 stuff, weighs in at 41lbs as seen, which is crazy considering i didnt have weight in mind at all when i built it up. besides, 42lbs is plenty light for a 240lb guy. :thumb:
     
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    This was my 2002-2003 race bike when I rode Karps, it was right around 40 or lighter, depending on tube and tire set-up.




    Since then I've been riding Turners, my DHR is around 43 with a Manitou.
     
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    Has to be mainly tube in them tires.
     
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    I run thin XC tubes and Kenda 2.3 DH tires.