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DH rig build

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by djb, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. djb

    djb Monkey

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    I'm building up my first long travel bike, and I'd like a little input from the guys that've been at it for a while. I'm trying to build it on the lighter side, I've always wanted to gram count (not really sure why) so I'd like to aim for the 38-39 lb range...
    Anyways, here are my idea's so far. Any tips would help!
    Thanks in advance.

    Turner DHR frame (05)

    07 Boxxer Race

    Sun or E.13 stem

    Easton EA70 bars

    SDG BelAir ST saddle/post

    721's laced to a Hadley rear and Hope Pro II front hub

    High Roller 2.35" tires (single ply)

    x.9 rear shifter w/x.0 med cage rear derailleur

    Ultegra cassette

    MRP G2 or E.13 LG1 guide

    Gravity Light or Shimano XT cranks w/E.13 guide ring

    ODI lock on grips

    Hope Mono 6, Juicy 7, Magura Louise FR, or Shimano Saint brakes

    Wellgo MG1 pedals

    Sun or Chris King reducer headset

    I'm quite light at 140ish lbs, and ride a little of everything though more XC type trails will be handled on my Rail. I'll be putting on a Ti spring to help reduce the weight a bit.

    Any other choices would be appreciated as well!
     

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  2. Yeti

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    E.13 LG1, FSA Gravity cranks, Juicy 7 (or Juicy Ultimate levers with Code calipers...weights the same) and Chris King....just my quick choices.
     
  3. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Yeti is onto it with those options.

    Look for an SDG ti-fly saddle and thomson seatpost.

    Sunline make lighter lock-on grips too.

    Otherwise you have a nice build.
     
  4. Trekrules

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    For the brakes i would defintly look after the Formula The One brakes,super ligth weigth brakes and super powerfull.
     
  5. ridefast

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    E.13 stem
    E.13 LG1
    Gravity Gap Light crank
    Juicy 7
    cane creek reducer
     
  6. WBC

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    The gravity gap cranks are heaaavy, well over a half pound heavier than the regular Gravity lights.

    Also, the new Sunline stem is lighter, cheaper, and a bit more trick than the E.13 Ali. But that's just a handful o' grams different.
     
  7. unskilled

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    y don't you go onto sicklines.com under the weight section and check out their verified weights. It gives a good list of parts and you can see where your's fits in according to other company's parts as far as weights go.
     
  8. ZHendo

    ZHendo Turbo Monkey

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    i'd say get different tires, the minions are great but for a dh rig the 2.35s are going to be a little small. i have a set on my lighter XC wheels and they're damn close to 2.1 if my eyes don't deceive me.
     
  9. TheMontashu

    TheMontashu Pourly Tatteued Jeu

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    go with an X0 short cage, your derailer will last longer and will be a tad lighter