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Got the 650B wheels in. They look great as all DT wheels do. Came in at 1763 grams, a whopping 14 grams lighter than the claimed weight.



Also got the custom decals in for the 34 to match the black frame and graphics.
Got the rest of the parts in as well, but these are the two I am most pumped about! Frame should be in Friday, Monday at the latest! Can't wait!
 

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Medium, post clamp, 135 dropouts with hanger

Looks like 7.95625 lbs with Fox shock which would make it 8.5+lbs with CC DBair. Really surprised this frame is the same weight as the Rune & Prime. Must have the same rear triangle & tubeset. I think it's 1-1.5 lbs too heavy to be competitive in this category. May have to sit on the sidelines a while longer, want similar 27.5 frame at 7 lbs or less.
 

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Given that the Rune v2 is pretty much in the same class as the Chilcotin, I was hoping the new Spitty would be similar to the new Endorphin, which, according to Pinkbike weighs in at a very respectable 6.55 lb with float ctd shock. I imagine with the right build, the Spitty could probably be hucked and ridden nearly as hard as a Chili or Rune, where the Endorphin is more suited to less aggressive riding, at least on a regular basis.
 

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<8lbs is totally reasonable, if it's anywhere near as stiff & quiet as my 9lb Prime prototype.

Certainly plenty of other options available if you want something less stout.
There are plenty of stout bikes under 7lb, that argument doesn't work. And we obviously don't want other bikes, we want the spitfire, we just are surprised by the weight given the competitions weight.
 

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Well, the pictured scale says: 7,1530 lbs (not 7.95625 lbs) = 3,5765 kg = 3576,5 Gramms, including Fox-Shock (!), Dropouts (QR), Clamp. Subtract the Shock and you will end up at around 3,2 kg for a Double Powdercoated Frame. Subtract the Coating and you will end up around 3 kg for Black-Anodized.

Is it Carbon-Lightweight? No! Is it heavy? No, not really in my Opinion!

Yes, Competitors offer plenty of stout Bikes under 7 lbs. Let´s hope you can shred them all as hard as the Spitfire, without ovalising Headtubes, breaking Chainstays or dented Downtubes by Rockfall, thru Years, jump Obstacles in Bikeparks, everywhere up and down ... and remember the Spitfire is just a little "Trailbike" ...

We will see how troublefree the latest Carbon- or other lightweight "Trailbike"-Offerings will carry on the next two Seasons ...
 

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There are plenty of stout bikes under 7lb, that argument doesn't work. And we obviously don't want other bikes, we want the spitfire, we just are surprised by the weight given the competitions weight.
Don't get me wrong, light bikes are great if there are no compromises taken getting there.
The spitfire has adjustable drop-outs, those will add weight compared to the simpler designs used by other brands.

Transition lists the covert as 7.68lb with shock, no adjustable drop-outs. The carbon version is 6.8lbs & $2800. Those are reasonable weights IMO.

I just built up a Kona Honzo Hardtail, 6lbs for the frame. adjustable drop-outs.... no shock obviously! Rides great. And I don't have to worry about it!

I just don't see much point in getting hung up over <1lb of frame weight, you are getting extra durability, stiffness and adjustability with it. Frame weight doesn't tell you much about how the bike will actually ride.
 
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