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Hey,

All this hype about 6.5-7.0" all mountain bikes has peaked my interest. I've looked at the Nomad, 6.6, Enduro SX, etc. and now the Super Moto. I went to the Competititve Cyclist web page and was surprised to see their weight for the frame. They have it as being 6.48 lbs. Is that right? It seems pretty lite for abike that looks like it can take so much. Does anyone have a frame that they could weigh for us to varify this weight?

I ended up doing a back-to-back build up between the Super Moto and the 6.6 on the web site and the Super Moto came out about 3 lbs liter and $600 cheaper!!!! I guess the only thing left to decide is whether or not the difference in geometry between the two bikes is enough to really muddy the decision up. There is also the age old question of whether to go VPP or FSR but lets not get into that unless absolutely necessary.

I'd appreciate any thoughts or opinions the weight and ride characteristics of the bikes I've listed/talked about. Thanks.
 

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Leprechaun said:
Hey,

All this hype about 6.5-7.0" all mountain bikes has peaked my interest. I've looked at the Nomad, 6.6, Enduro SX, etc. and now the Super Moto. I went to the Competititve Cyclist web page and was surprised to see their weight for the frame. They have it as being 6.48 lbs. Is that right? It seems pretty lite for abike that looks like it can take so much. Does anyone have a frame that they could weigh for us to varify this weight?

I ended up doing a back-to-back build up between the Super Moto and the 6.6 on the web site and the Super Moto came out about 3 lbs liter and $600 cheaper!!!! I guess the only thing left to decide is whether or not the difference in geometry between the two bikes is enough to really muddy the decision up. There is also the age old question of whether to go VPP or FSR but lets not get into that unless absolutely necessary.

I'd appreciate any thoughts or opinions the weight and ride characteristics of the bikes I've listed/talked about. Thanks.
That sounds awfully light for a frame that was in the 7-8# range last year if I remember correctly. I actually asked that question to Chris Cocalis during the last controversy, and he said that they were expecting the first production frames to show up in January 06. I'd call competitive cyclist to confirm the weight/availability first before making a decision.
 

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Hey thanks,

blackagness said:
I just called Titus and the guy said MD frame with shock is 7.8Lb...
Well, that surely answers that question, thanks. The Super Moto looks like an impressive bike and I like the multiple shock link options. I don't suppose you know what the travel range is for all the various links?

Thanks again
 

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blackagness said:
I just called Titus and the guy said MD frame with shock is 7.8Lb...
It's not bad though. It's right between a Nomad and a 6-pack. That bike is meant to be run at 33-35#
 

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zorg said:
It's not bad though. It's right between a Nomad and a 6-pack. That bike is meant to be run at 33-35#
I thought so too. I'd really like to get this bike, but not until I can swing it without haveing to get rid my ML, ha ha.
 

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Leprechaun said:
Hey,

All this hype about 6.5-7.0" all mountain bikes has peaked my interest. I've looked at the Nomad, 6.6, Enduro SX, etc. and now the Super Moto. I went to the Competititve Cyclist web page and was surprised to see their weight for the frame. They have it as being 6.48 lbs. Is that right? It seems pretty lite for abike that looks like it can take so much. Does anyone have a frame that they could weigh for us to varify this weight?

I ended up doing a back-to-back build up between the Super Moto and the 6.6 on the web site and the Super Moto came out about 3 lbs liter and $600 cheaper!!!! I guess the only thing left to decide is whether or not the difference in geometry between the two bikes is enough to really muddy the decision up. There is also the age old question of whether to go VPP or FSR but lets not get into that unless absolutely necessary.

I'd appreciate any thoughts or opinions the weight and ride characteristics of the bikes I've listed/talked about. Thanks.
I just got my super moto today, the frame is 12lbs, much more than I expected. I hope it will hold up to my roof drops.
 

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I just got my super moto today, the frame is 12lbs, much more than I expected. I hope it will hold up to my roof drops.
Is that the supermoto dh or fr? What shock? I think that might account for some of the differences, there's a wide array of shock/ linkage choices...
 

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.twon supreme. said:
I just got my super moto today, the frame is 12lbs, much more than I expected. I hope it will hold up to my roof drops.
supermoto 7 inch FRs don't weight 12 pounds. when I bought mine titus told me it would be 10.5 pounds. and I verified that my large FR with the 7 inch linkage was under 11 with the head set installed. the 8.75i2i swinger 4way coil weights 2.5 pounds of that. a 8.75i2i shock is huge. they run that same size shock on a yeti DH9.

you run the shorter rockers and the smaller air shock your 2004-2005 supermoto will be in the low 8s.

figure that the new 170mm supermoto has an air shock, a shorter rocker, less welding/gussets, anodized instead of powder coat, Then 7.8 pounds doesn't seem to far fetched.
 
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