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Older Trek Elite 9.9 with a mix of old and new stuff. Currently 20.8 pounds as shown.


"Granny gear?" We have no such word in our language. Gearing is 11-32 with a 32-44 up front. Tubeless was a biggie, I'm tired of pinch flats (or running excessive tire pressure to prevent them).



The remote fork lockout was also high on my list of wanted features




For me, the big functionality jumps here are (1) going to tubeless so I don't pinch-flat, and (2) gaining a remote fork lockout. I could've lived without disc brakes for XC racing, but they sort of come with the package these days.

Next upgrades in the pipeline: XTR Race pedals arriving this week. At some point, I'll also get an XTR Race 44-30 crankset, 10sp chain, SRAM XG-999 cassette, and probably Rocket Ron 2.25" tires to take it down to around 19.5 pounds with crazy acceleration.

The engine has lost about 5 pounds and 1 inch off its waistline since the start of the year, and is looking to repeat that progress by mid-March, so I'm definitely on track this season :)
 

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Still waiting first of my two new race bikes. First is carbon hardtail and the other is carbon full-sus :) I will post pictures as soon as I get it, maybe in two three weeks. They will be used in Finnish national xco and xc marathons and in some middle european xc/xcm races. I'm so thrilled now :thumbsup:
 

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Just picked it up two days ago. Can't wait to get some decent trails for riding. I'll be swapping out the wheels to Stans Crests/American Classics to lose almost a pound. It is/will be interresting to see how many will be going with carbon 29ers this year.
 

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21.7 lbs. with 1000 gram cranks & 400 gram cassette.

Will upgrade to XX drivetrain & R1 brakes by March. Should come in around 19.5 lb with the upgrades. I have a Flash 1 on order, but I've lost hope that it will actually ship.

Silentfoe-nice ride, I didn't know they were shipping already. Are there tubes in those tires?
 

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Yeah, they have tubes. I will be swapping out the wheels, rotors, grips and going tubeless asap. AFAIK I have the first production model in America. Nice thing that Utah has the Scott distribution warehouse.
 

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my bikes a pos compared to these bikes but i raced on it last season and placed 7th over all for the season in my class, and i plain on racing on it again:thumbsup:.
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ekIQMtwjHY8F1rT2Y9CCCA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.ggpht.com/_v9HOOoDZvGk/TA2E4YxtnqI/AAAAAAAAAHE/5rOhsrWxtwc/s800/P1010001.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/Ben19930/MyBikes?feat=embedwebsite">my bikes</a></td></tr></table>
has a totally different build now but a basic idea:thumbsup:
 

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<a href="https://www.topeak-ergon-racing.com/de/en/material_hardtail"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5243/5332763841_887dc552a4_o.jpg" width="720" height="450" alt="2011 Team Topeak-Ergon hardtail" /></a>

<b>Frame:</b> Canyon Grand Canyon CF (Hardtail)
<b>Drivetrain:</b> SRAM XX
<b>Fork:</b> RockShox SID Worldcup Team
<b>Wheels:</b> DT Swiss XRC 1250 Carbon / DT Swiss XM 1550 Tricon
<b>Tires:</b> Continental Race King 2.2
<b>Brakes:</b> Magura Marta SL Team, MT 8 Team
<b>Headset:</b> Ritchey Superlogic
<b>Stem:</b> Ritchey WCS carbonmatrix 4-Axis
<b>Handlebar:</b> Ritchey Superlogic Carbon
<b>Seat post:</b> Ritchey WCS Carbon
<b>Grips:</b> Ergon GX2 Leichtbau Carbon Team, GS2 Leichtbau Carbon Team
<b>Bottle cage:</b> Topeak Shuttle Cage Carbon
<b>Saddle:</b> Terry Fly RSR Team Edition
 

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So is Canyon going to distribute to the USA now? They used to sell directly to people here, but a year and a half ago the stopped shipping to the USA. Most people were thinking that meant they were working on a distribution deal for the USA.

Awesome that you guys got to keep the Magura brakes. Magura are great people!
 

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Wow Jeff thats one pretty bike

Looks like a under 19lbs bike. :thumbsup: I want the cool magura brakes.:D
 

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Two Generations

Yeti Arc with carbon bits, hydraulic discs, Chris King and DT Swiss, 100mm travel and XTR, 22.5 lbs
Bontrager Racelite with carbon bits, v-brakes w/ ceramic rims, 65mm travel, and XTR, 24.5 lbs..
 

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2011 S-Works Epic 29er. :D ;)

Changes from stock... added Specialized BG Contour grips and a 155mm Romin Expert saddle. 23.5lbs with tubes and Look Quartz pedals. Have since changed to XTR pedals which likely added a few grams.

Cheers!
 

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