Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white build**** complete****

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white more carbon + Xtr ti bolts

Postby raceface gt » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:49 am

emseens wrote:Sorry, I think it's most ugliest car in the world :/ bike is awesome, but... :/


Yeah it's defo marmite :mrgreen:
It's not standard either :roll:

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white more carbon + Xtr ti bolts

Postby raceface gt » Mon Sep 03, 2012 17:45 pm

So it's been a week or so since last post.
Postman arrived with the following items.

Carbon saddle 89 Grams
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Kcnc ti trek fitment qr's
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Kcnc seat clamp 10 grams
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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white more carbon + Xtr ti bolts

Postby emseens » Mon Sep 03, 2012 18:49 pm

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white more carbon + Xtr ti bolts

Postby leaflite » Tue Sep 04, 2012 08:15 am

To be honest, if you are getting that serious about weight saving, you should consider the wheels first.
Whilst not heavy, pro2s on xc717s arent exactly light either. Just switching to dt240s/tune/american classic/a2z hubs would save you at least 100g, and lighter rims such as stans crest or pacenti tl28 would save you even more. IMO its best to get big bits like these sorted before you start out with silly saddles and the like.

Unless you are racing, I dont see much point in going to extremes on the weight saving. Granted, its nice to have a light bike, but not to the point that it makes the riding experience suffer. I know someone that used to have a scott spark ltd that was somewhere between 22 and 24lbs iirc, but it was so twitchy and got deflected by obstacles so easily that it wasnt much fun to ride.

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white more carbon + Xtr ti bolts

Postby njee20 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 08:28 am

I love my 20lb Top Fuel! In fact I prefer it (by a significant margin) with the 1240g A2Z/Podium wheels compared to my heavier 240/Alpine wheels. Light bikes now ride far far better than they did back in the day.

You're right about priorities though, no way in a million years I'd buy ti bolts whilst still using some heavy (comparatively) wheels. But that saddle was dirt cheap IIRC, be interested to see how you get on with it.

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white more carbon + Xtr ti bolts

Postby raceface gt » Tue Sep 04, 2012 09:07 am

leaflite wrote:To be honest, if you are getting that serious about weight saving, you should consider the wheels first.
Whilst not heavy, pro2s on xc717s arent exactly light either. Just switching to dt240s/tune/american classic/a2z hubs would save you at least 100g, and lighter rims such as stans crest or pacenti tl28 would save you even more. IMO its best to get big bits like these sorted before you start out with silly saddles and the like.

Unless you are racing, I dont see much point in going to extremes on the weight saving. Granted, its nice to have a light bike, but not to the point that it makes the riding experience suffer. I know someone that used to have a scott spark ltd that was somewhere between 22 and 24lbs iirc, but it was so twitchy and got deflected by obstacles so easily that it wasnt much fun to ride.


Cheers for your comments buddy.
As for weight tbh the 25lbs mark was good enough lol
I'm not going crazy light as its the wrong frame to be doing that, as for the wheels I'm looking mavic SLR'S if I were gonna go down that route.
I've got a couple of more add ons and that will be the project complete.

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white more carbon + Xtr ti bolts

Postby raceface gt » Tue Sep 04, 2012 09:14 am

njee20 wrote:I love my 20lb Top Fuel! In fact I prefer it (by a significant margin) with the 1240g A2Z/Podium wheels compared to my heavier 240/Alpine wheels. Light bikes now ride far far better than they did back in the day.

You're right about priorities though, no way in a million years I'd buy ti bolts whilst still using some heavy (comparatively) wheels. But that saddle was dirt cheap IIRC, be interested to see how you get on with it.


Yeah I'm liking your Top fuel may be my next buy :roll:
As for ti bolts and wheels tbh these wheels are only 3 months old these were the 2nd purchase after the SIDS,
And wasn't planning on spending £££ on it. Other wise the wheels would have been a better choice to start of with.
End of the day it's a
Project :D

As for the saddle brought from a bloke who used it in a few races he never had any drama's with it.
It's has flex so isn't rigid, there's a vid on you tube of this make of saddle getting battered with a metal seat post it is strong !

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white more carbon + Xtr ti bolts

Postby leaflite » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:41 am

raceface gt wrote:there's a vid on you tube of this make of saddle getting battered with a metal seat post it is strong !



Strong, yes. Comfort, ill reserve judgement until you've been out on a ride!

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white more carbon + Xtr ti bolts

Postby njee20 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:55 am

I tried an SLR C64 on my road bike for a while, wasn't uncomfy, but was bloody slippery, felt very strange, couldn't really get on with it.

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white more carbon + Xtr ti bolts

Postby raceface gt » Tue Sep 04, 2012 14:30 pm

leaflite wrote:
raceface gt wrote:there's a vid on you tube of this make of saddle getting battered with a metal seat post it is strong !



Strong, yes. Comfort, ill reserve judgement until you've been out on a ride!


Been out short ride about 6 miles not to bad tbh also wearing padded shorts would be a different story other wise nice and flexy.

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white more carbon + Xtr ti bolts

Postby njee20 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 14:32 pm

Be worried if anything was uncomfortable after 6 miles! Reckon it will be ok.

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white more carbon + Xtr ti bolts

Postby raceface gt » Tue Sep 04, 2012 14:33 pm

njee20 wrote:I tried an SLR C64 on my road bike for a while, wasn't uncomfy, but was bloody slippery, felt very strange, couldn't really get on with it.


Yeah no wear your coming from I've got a swede seat cover and light para cord so can easy put on and take off.
I need to update pics later on more parts arrived new weight as well :D

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white more carbon + Xtr ti bolts

Postby raceface gt » Tue Sep 04, 2012 22:04 pm

Another part arrived and fitted. Xtr front mech and a light weight stem cap,
With the above and the kcnc ti qr's seat clamp my new weight is.
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That's the build finished now overall well happy with the upgrades and the weight, it does ride well :mrgreen:
Thanks for all your comments good and bad that's wot these forums are for.
Seen my next project will be a frame upgrade :roll:

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white build**** complete****

Postby minley1 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 22:20 pm

Good choice on the MtZoom Stem cap!
I have one, and one of their Seat Clamps, also the KCNC skewers, I am forever looking at more trinkets to buy and bolt on!

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white build**** complete****

Postby njee20 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 09:33 am

Looks good! You need to take that sticker off the front mech though!

Now you just need to ride it!

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white build**** complete****

Postby ben11 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 09:52 am

How have the inner tubes performed?

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white build**** complete****

Postby raceface gt » Wed Sep 05, 2012 14:36 pm

njee20 wrote:Looks good! You need to take that sticker off the front mech though!

Now you just need to ride it!


The sticker came of after the photo was taken,
Got a days ride tomoz so will test the saddle out as well

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white build**** complete****

Postby raceface gt » Wed Sep 05, 2012 14:38 pm

ben11 wrote:How have the inner tubes performed?


Tubes are fine buddy at the mo ain't taken over Rocky terrain yet though,

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white build**** complete****

Postby raceface gt » Sat Sep 15, 2012 21:24 pm

Due to new project this is stripped on the classifieds now..

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Re: Custom Trek ex9 Pearl white build**** complete****

Postby njee20 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 21:00 pm

Mental, did you ever actually ride it!?

What are you replacing it with?


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