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Monkey
May 9, 2002
186
40
San Jose, CA
Here is my bike:


Planet X Zebdi MkII
DDG fork
Magura Louise/HS-33 brakes
DT ONYX/Mavic 517/Tioga Extreme XC front wheel
Chris King/Tioga DH/Tioga DH 2.3 rear wheel
Cane Creek C2 headset, Titec Stem, Easton Bar, Monty grips
Sram Attack, Sunrace 592 r. derailleur, Sram Chain, Shimano 12-19 5speed cassette
S&M pedals, XTR cranks and BB, Holm Bros bash ring
Uni Seat

The titec stem is temporary as I have stolen it off my single speed. I was using a 100mm race face, but the 120 is so much better.

I will also be replacing the pedals with VP cages as soon as I pick them up from my friend
 

LostBoyScout

Monkey
Jul 28, 2002
248
0
Vancouver BC
Nice, reminds me of my own. I had a custom powdercoated Zebdi mk2 in metallic beige, now I am riding this until I can afford to build my new project



And here's some good trials porn:

 

felixy69

Chimp
Apr 11, 2002
34
0
VaNcOuVeR......KiTs
they are light cranks
but weak and they are not splind
but they are lite

i say stick with ur race face
i've been bashed mine hard for 6 months it also have metal chiping out of the cranks and stll not bent yet
 

LostBoyScout

Monkey
Jul 28, 2002
248
0
Vancouver BC
Can't see how the Bonz are not strong - they are stiff as can be and seem to hold up very well for everyone I know, including some guys that go big (not me)

Wait a bit though, they have a splined version in the works.
 

jhusktrials

Monkey
Dec 29, 2001
223
0
Denver
Wow that is a sweet bike LBS. I must ask the question, how much does it weigh?

I would love to build up a new Zebdi similar to that.
 

LostBoyScout

Monkey
Jul 28, 2002
248
0
Vancouver BC
jhusk - Thanks! It's around 22.75 I do believe. Could be a good 1.5lbs lighter, and will be next year (new wheelset, lighter fork, lighter tires)

Bonk - I figured you'd like that :p I was thinking about a Orange fork too! :p But I may just hold out and get a Capriolo. Hmmm.
 

jhusktrials

Monkey
Dec 29, 2001
223
0
Denver
Originally posted by LostBoyScout
jhusk - Thanks! It's around 22.75 I do believe. Could be a good 1.5lbs lighter, and will be next year (new wheelset, lighter fork, lighter tires)

Bonk - I figured you'd like that :p I was thinking about a Orange fork too! :p But I may just hold out and get a Capriolo. Hmmm.
22.75 is pretty darn light. I think mine is around 25lbs, but it is built to be heavy/burly.
 

LostBoyScout

Monkey
Jul 28, 2002
248
0
Vancouver BC
That must be a single ply Maxxis rear then! How is it so light? I don't mean to sound like I don't believe you.. it's just that.. I don't believe you :P

The spec is not all that unlike my own. Mine could easily be lighter though, I have changed some stuff since I weighed it. But still! With my plans of a sub-400g front tire, sub-700g rear, King hubs, Capriolo fork.. it should be around 20 - 20.5
 

Bonk

Mike Bloss, Hero
Originally posted by LostBoyScout
That must be a single ply Maxxis rear then! How is it so light? I don't mean to sound like I don't believe you.. it's just that.. I don't believe you :P

The spec is not all that unlike my own. Mine could easily be lighter though, I have changed some stuff since I weighed it. But still! With my plans of a sub-400g front tire, sub-700g rear, King hubs, Capriolo fork.. it should be around 20 - 20.5
I went back to a Tioga 2.3 DH on the rear again (which is kevlar bead). The front tire is a Huchinson Python Airlight BTW. Probably the lightest tire available.

I run standard tubes front and rear, no DH tubes in the rear. I also have the newesr Zebdi MK3.5 now. The one in the picture is an MK2, and the MK3.5 is about 1/2 lbs. lighter. Front brake is one of the lightest available, Magura Marta, King hubs front and rear, King headset with carbon spacers, Dropped the XT shifter for an old SRAM 6 speed shifter that I sawed off, therefore also only 6 gears in the back w/ aluminum spacers filling the gap, still using a aluminum drive shell on my rear hub as I can't get my cogs off of it :rolleyes: , Aluminum HS-33 arch in the back instead of the stock steel one, running a RaceFace Prodigy 15M BB instead of a 12M (hasn't snapped yet) with the hollow crank bolts, the seat....well...that weighs nothing....I'm actually using a PX Mini Trials saddle now...same thing just padded. That's a Thompson stem inderneath the pad I don't use anymore either.....hmmm....what else?

I think that was all my weight saving triacks and things I've done special to it. I do have a Shimano 105 to replace the Sora if I bust it, so there will be a little more weight savings if that goes on the bike.

Can't think of anything else, but it weights a kewl 21 lbs., I $h!t you not.
 

blong

Monkey
Sep 25, 2001
124
0
San Diego
Hey Bonk, what fork are you using?

My zebdi is almost 30#, and I'm planning on putting a lighter fork/front wheel on it. I'll probably just get an orange, but seems like there's a lot of options out there.

-brian
 

Bonk

Mike Bloss, Hero
Originally posted by blong
Hey Bonk, what fork are you using?

My zebdi is almost 30#, and I'm planning on putting a lighter fork/front wheel on it. I'll probably just get an orange, but seems like there's a lot of options out there.

-brian
I use and Orange....had a Caprillo(sp?) ...the 1.79lbs. or whatever fork and sold it. I wouldn't trade my Orange for anything. Perfect strength to weight ratio.
 

blong

Monkey
Sep 25, 2001
124
0
San Diego
Originally posted by Bonk
I use and Orange....had a Caprillo(sp?) ...the 1.79lbs. or whatever fork and sold it. I wouldn't trave my Orange for anything. Perfect strength to weight ratio.
thanx, i'm sold
 

LostBoyScout

Monkey
Jul 28, 2002
248
0
Vancouver BC
Wow Bonk, I do believe you now! Never realized that you ran dual Kings, and that it was a Marta up front. As well as the BB, tire, etc. That'll do it!

The Capriolo fork does flex more than the Orange for sure. I tried it on a friend's ES4 and just LOVED it, some will like the flex, some won't. It's a nice springy flex, and gives a feel I enjoy for natural riding.
 

LostBoyScout

Monkey
Jul 28, 2002
248
0
Vancouver BC
The Python Airlite is actually 480g I do believe. I ordered a Kenda Klimax: 345g :eek:

I did a couple things today though.. removed the uniseat and cut down the seattube.. wow! While I'd ran seatless before, it had been a while, and I'm not puttin it back on! A lot more room for the knees. Veddy nice on natural! I'm gonna use a headset top cap to keep crap out, methinks. The other thing I did was remove the spring assembly on the Ultegra mech, and replaced it with washers. So now when I tighten it down, she don't move. Which means no more clanging, without the ugliness of a tube ziptied to my frame. For anyone running their stock as a fixed gear, I recommend! Only downside is it makes taking off the rear wheel a bit more awkward - but still doable.
 

felixy69

Chimp
Apr 11, 2002
34
0
VaNcOuVeR......KiTs
i am not saying they are bad....but if they are soo good, Y? do so many of them break, AS ken said alot of them break but ppl buy them cuz of their good warrenty, but y would u ride a bike that would break???
 

LostBoyScout

Monkey
Jul 28, 2002
248
0
Vancouver BC
Originally posted by shifty S
so you took up that post count whore challenge eh?:D :D :eek:
I see you did too :P

And to keep myself from being one of 'them'... I'll post a couple bike builds from thetrialsinshop.com :D





Man the Megamo's are good lookin' bikes..
 

LostBoyScout

Monkey
Jul 28, 2002
248
0
Vancouver BC
Originally posted by amateur
tell me those aren't holes i see drilled in the rims :dead:
Yes. Common to do, the strength isn't compromised too much and you can save 100 - 150g per rim! I'd drill my own, but too much effort for me!
 

amateur

Turbo Monkey
Apr 18, 2002
1,019
0
Orange County
i dunno, the idea of drilling a sizeable amount of material out of a highly integral part of the support of the bike seems like an inherently bad idea, but the front seems more acceptable
 

LostBoyScout

Monkey
Jul 28, 2002
248
0
Vancouver BC
Originally posted by amateur
i dunno, the idea of drilling a sizeable amount of material out of a highly integral part of the support of the bike seems like an inherently bad idea, but the front seems more acceptable
seems so, yes - but almost every rider in the UCI and BIU championships must be on to something.

Updated pic of my Zebdi, now with Hot S 2.1 and 2.5 combo:

 

-BB-

I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo
Sep 6, 2001
4,257
28
Livin it up in the O.C.
Originally posted by LostBoyScout
seems so, yes - but almost every rider in the UCI and BIU championships must be on to something.

Updated pic of my Zebdi, now with Hot S 2.1 and 2.5 combo:

Yeah... you can do some CRAZY things when you are sponsored.

That's like when Peaty runs hubs w/o ANY grease in them for DH. Works fine for one run... thank gawd one run is all it takes though, cuz they are toast afterwards.