Custom Scale 20 (now even lighter!)

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DCR00
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Postby DCR00 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:38 pm

Some more changes to the Scale

Spesh Toupe Team Saddle and USE Sumo post now fitted. Think it finishes off the bike quite well.

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Now for the important part

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Now its not the most accuarate scale, but thats 9.5kgs in anyones book

I couldnt get my existing tyres to go tubeless unfortuntaley, otherwise we would be looking at 9.1kgs

Bike is pretty much done now. Happy with the weight now. May try tubeless again tho ;)

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Postby AndyD2574 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 13:07 pm

Vry nice mate................looks fast!!
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Postby MountainMonster » Sun Jan 09, 2011 13:37 pm

Absolutely lovely man!

All the parts go together so well, and that weight is quite nice!

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Postby jakeeeeeee » Sun Jan 09, 2011 13:44 pm

it could be even less with spds on it........... :D :wink:

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Postby DCR00 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:19 am

You'll note that im ignoring the SPD digs LOL

First ride in the new saddle this morning. Given just how little padding there is, its actually pretty comfortable. Also grips well.

Post appears to take some sting out of the ride, but that is prob the ti rails on the seat

Fitted some Mountain Kings yesterday as the Twisters were a bad choice for muddy conditions (nearly lost it twice on Friday's run)

Well chuiffed with the bike now. Feels spot on now.

Roll on Lee Quarry 8)

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Postby njee20 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:54 am

Saddle looks a little nose up, which won't help the comfort. Avoid landing on it too, I snapped a couple of Toupes on MTBs, now use Phenom SLs.

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Postby DCR00 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 14:33 pm

I do like a slight tilt upwards

have tried level and it feels like im falling off

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Postby DCR00 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 20:29 pm

some more changes to the Scale

recently moved to 1x9, so front shifter and front mech have gone

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replaced SLX chainring with a Renthal SR4 36T. Also made the move to SPD's with Brank Bros Candy X (and am pleased to say i really like them)

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nice clean cockpit. Lock on grips changed for S-Works bar tape.

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new Ritchey WCS headset

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currently running Mountain Kings, but have some EVO Racing Ralphs and Rocket Rons in the cupboard, which if i can get to run tubeless, will take the Scale down under 9kgs

once the weather dries out a bit, ill give it a try

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Postby jakeeeeeee » Mon Mar 14, 2011 19:36 pm

nice changes :wink: and its great to see your using spds and enjoying them :) 8)

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Postby saltyman » Mon Mar 14, 2011 21:30 pm

dont mess up the handling and ride for weight saving mind....mines 8.9kg without even trying and its too flighty for me.

im actually looking at ways to add a more balanced pound or two to mine.
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DCR00
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Postby DCR00 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 08:58 am

did feel flighty when i first started riding it (compared to the 'Hopper), but im used to it now

it has my heavy ass sat on it, which is a good ballast LOL

Im getting into dimishing returns now anyway. The amount i would need to spend to save any decent weight would be too much. Unless i start spending serious cash on diff wheels and carbon cranks (which would only save me a few hundred grams), then its gonna be a couple of hundred grams off the wheels from going tubeless, which is relatively cost effective.

I may venture into XTR territory if i can find a bargain rear mech on eBay, but thats less about weight and more about the sexyness of an XTR rear mech 8)

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Postby beanfield » Tue Mar 15, 2011 22:25 pm

nice bike dude i too have a custom built scale and i run a ralph on the back and a rocket ron on the front with a stans no tube kit so no need for heavy ust tires, you will need to use a compressor to get em up but well worth the hassle as you save a lot of weight plus you can roll lower pressure, also try some ritchey foam grips there light and look a lot neater than tape, oh and dont worry about losing handling its a scale the ultimate cross country race machine the lighter the better :wink: how do you find 1x9? and a 36t i run a renthal 34 but thinking about a 36


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