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Just finished and coming in at a touch over 18 lbs. 8286g to be exact. Have a few things planned to get it below 18, ti spindles on the Eggbeaters, 2x9 with ti chainrings and a Sram Red front der, ditching the fork lockout - although I rather like it -- switching to the new Hope Race brakes when they come out, shortening the seatpost... but I'm not too bothered for now. Not bad for a nearly 1600g alloy frame!

With the Rocket Rons for winter riding she's about 18 1/2, give or take.

Either way, for now I'm stoked, she's nice and solid and super fast - even in the TERRIBLE conditions here in the UK right now. Raining ice and shin deep mud. Will be switching to Hope floating rotors this week as the Stans are burning through even organic pads in this weather!

Is she one of the lighter Arcs around?







 

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If it's not the lightest, it most certainly is one of the nicest!

Congrats, very nice looking bike you got there

NV-B
 

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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.

looks cool.
 

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Very nice
 

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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.

looks cool.
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.
 

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Is it really worth ditching the lockout for the sake of a few grams? Especially since you like it? Nice bike. :thumbsup:
 

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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:
 

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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:
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.
 

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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...
 

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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...
Ha! Shhh. The missus will kill me.
 

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but accidents can happen... best case, yeti falls over scratchs boxster... noone cares...(hopefully it explodes US style) :)
car scratches bike... horror and anguish... :(
 

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KleinAttitude said:
Ditch the saddle. Put a Selle Italia on.
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.
 
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