Pretty badass build, congrats! Nice touch with the turquoise hubs and nipple..
Been running KCNC skewers a long time, never had an issue - particularly as they're ti spindles. Bike rides nice and solid, an I'm not going to be 'dropping off' anything. This bike is for pure xc.ImaYeti said:Not to bash it.
but might as well hang it on the wall, cause I'm sure those skewers will break. Or at least not worth the risk of getting hurt finding out.
i'll stick with function.
Cheers! I'm going to have some ti rings made, in Sweden, by a guy I found through the forums. His name is Mattias. I'll keep them with the XTR crank for now but fancy the new Race Face Next carbon arms. I'm running a 12/27 and I've hardly been into the granny ring. 42/28 will be fine with wheels that are sub 1300 grams. I ride mostly at Cannock Chase which is pretty hilly and a lot of singletrack.Tim Arnold said:Your girlfriend let you lean your bike against her car?
At the weight of your bike a fart could blow it over!
I like the bike alot. What 2x9 config are you thinking of? Replacing the rings on the XTR chainset or a whole new chainset? I am going 2x9 with my 575. 42/28 TA rings on XT cranks with 12/27 cassette. Not sure how well it will work yet as only just ordered the kit.
The conditions in the UK suck at the moment. I live in Dorset and am gutted not to have any snow yet :sad:
Go for it!rogeronquest said:I just got mine arc today it as 1698grms size "L".
Will get tomorow mounted and if you let me I will post some final Photos of it!
Ha! Shhh. The missus will kill me.mik_git said:Nice, very nice, not really my sort of build, but looks very good.... while I always build, i guess on the dependable side, the weight wennie in my always likes to build nice bikes likes this in my head.
... but really... a Boxster? I could understand leaning a Specialized or Giant up against it... but not something as nice as that...
Don't. That's a good saddle. Lightest and reasonably most comfortable you can get. I have one on my 20lbs. ASR-Al. Selle Italia is heavy and over priced.KleinAttitude said:Ditch the saddle. Put a Selle Italia on.