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Here are a few pics of my 2007 Epiphany. I feel I have built this up to be light without compromising reliability but after my local bike shop weighed it I am at almost 29lbs? I see some of the people here have theirs down to under 27 lbs, what am I missing? Are you using all titanium bolts or??? I custom built the wheelset based on bombproofing and weight after talking with Dave Thomas. I know a couple areas I might be able to shave a little, but not 2-3 lbs??

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2007 (L) frame blue
Chris King headset
Chris King ISO disc blue hubs on Aeroheat rims built by Dave Thomas @ SpeedDreams
(front 779gm, R 934gm)
XO shifters with Matchmaker
XO rear der, XT front
SRAM 991 cassette,
Juicy 7 brakes (6" rear, 7" front)
RaceFace Dues cranks
Monkeylite handlebars
Carbon barends (OK I know this is .25 lbs here)
Nevegal 2.1 tires (DTC rear, Stick-E front)
ODI lock on grips
Thompson Elite seatpost
WTB Team saddle Ti rails
ATAC carbon pedals
 

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Well, for starters, it looks as though you have the aluminum rocker on your frame, as opposed to the mg rocker of which many of the people online still have on thier epi (.38lbs heavier).

Secondly, you do not typically see bar ends on many bikes these days (about another .25-.5 lbs. weight penalty.

thirdly, those race face cranks are costing you some extra weight too.

...But who cares, my epi originally weighed in at about 26 pounds when i 1st got it in late 2005, and ever since then i've been beefing the bike up...don't know what it weighs now, but i imagine my bike is heavier than yours. BUT, take note, at this increased weight, the epi now handles a LOT better and is a lot less twitchy when catching air.

Enjoy the ride - I still LOVE mine!
 

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You'll be surprised how quickly those few grams add up! Looks like you made solid component choices. You can get 'racier' components to lighten it up, but I doubt you'd gain much in performance.

Things I notice:
Thomson Elite stem - could go lighter, but no performance gain
Deus Cranks - I use these too. They're light, but I think XTR and Noir are lighter by about 30-40g. Some might argue Shimanos shift better.
WTB Saddle - this needs to fit your butt, so not worth changing if it's the right one for you
Tires - Going tubeless is lighter. Nevegals rock, but also aren't the lightest.
King hubs - obviously bomb proof. not the lightest, but i wouldn't trade em.
What kind of spokes did you choose?

Also, you have a large frame, with full length seatpost, longer fork steerer w/ HS spacers, tad longer housing. Bar ends and AL rockers, others already mentioned.

I don't think you're missing anything. Looks like weight weenie build wasn't your top priority, but I think you did good. Remember, not everyone uses an accurate scale to report weight!
 

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I almost got a Epi when I got rid of my Truth but I ended up getting a Yeti 575. I figured the Epi would be lighter by a pound or two but it turns out the 575 might be a bit lighter. Mine's around 28 with a Float and full XT, not bad considering I could drop another pound with some Crossmax ST's.
 

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Hmmm....I built up a large frame that came in at 28.2. Which fork are you running? I do have a Float RLC on the front and a RP23 in the back. Crossmax wheels and X.9 parts with Mythos tires. I didn't use any particularly light parts. I'm looking into some lighter tires, but that's about it. I'd dump the bar ends and add a spacer to get some rise. Oh yeah, it did come with the mag rockers.

Good luck
 

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i just finished my epi build with most of the parts carrying over from my cracked litespeed niota. Final build came in at 24.3lbs as pictured.

07 Medium epiphany with float r
06 pushed fox talas 32
sram xo shifters/rear derailleur and hollowpin chain
fsa k force cranks/seatpost and bars
mavic slr wheels/schwalbe racing ralphs running tubeless
xtr front derailleur and cassette
avid ultimates 160/160 with hope sawtooths
king headset
fizik alliante saddle

A little more of a racey build but i wanted a do it all bike that i can ride at the 24's, local races and still double as a comfortable all mountain bike.
 

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lose the bar ends dude!!!


I have similar components. I think the RaceFace crank is solid and reliable, the new carbon version looks pretty trick and add ceramic bearings to be race ready. I'd be interested to hear what you think about the Chris King hubs??? The head sets are the best.
 

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mtbkr_cookie said:
i just finished my epi build with most of the parts carrying over from my cracked litespeed niota. Final build came in at 24.3lbs as pictured.

07 Medium epiphany with float r
06 pushed fox talas 32
sram xo shifters/rear derailleur and hollowpin chain
fsa k force cranks/seatpost and bars
mavic slr wheels/schwalbe racing ralphs running tubeless
xtr front derailleur and cassette
avid ultimates 160/160 with hope sawtooths
king headset
fizik alliante saddle

A little more of a racey build but i wanted a do it all bike that i can ride at the 24's, local races and still double as a comfortable all mountain bike.
Dream build dude.
Few questions: 1. Is that the carbon braided rail on the Aliante? If so I applaud your commitment to the super-pimp....but didn't realise they recommend that for mtb, let us know if you get away with running that.

2. Can we have a close-up of the bar-end caps....and where can I get myself some of those?
 

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Med Epi 26.5 lbs

My med Epi with a reasonably light (but sensible) build is 26.5 lbs.

Here are the specs:

07 Med Epi w/ Mag rockers and RP23
06 Float RLC fork
XTR crankset
XTR FD
XO RD
XO trigger shifters
Hope Mono Mini brakes with 6" rotors F/R
Thomson Elite stem (100mm)
Easton EC90SL carbon riser bar
Thomson Masterpiece seatpost
Selle Italia SLR Gel saddle
Industry Nine wheels w/ DT Swiss rims
Kenda Nevegal 2.1 tires w/ tubes
King headset
Salsa seatpost clamp and skewers
Shimano 959 pedals
 

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I have an '08 Epi that I got in october, no pictures as of yet tho.
She weighed in at 25.4 with out pedals, but never weighed it afterwards

Here's the build:
Med frame
Ellsworth Aluminum XC wheelset
Fox Float RP23 in the back
Talas 32 RLC up front
King Headset
XO r. der and shifters
XT f. der
Avid Juicy Carbons
Truvativ Noir Crankset
Thomson Elite Post and Stem
Easton Monkeylite carbon bar
Terry Zero Saddle
Kenda Nevegal 2.1 with stans conversion
Crankbros eggbeater sl pedals

she's beautiful
 

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In metric I think around 12.5kg= x 2.204622 = 27.56 pounds. Add GPS, lights etc put it between 28-29. Soon to be fitted with RS Monarch rear shock which I think is a bit lighter. It's a good couple of kg's heavier than some XC rigs around but more fun to ride and takes the big hits better IMO.
 

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