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For what it's worth I just weighed my medium Jet 9 frame (black ano w/RP23 shock) and it came in at 6lb 6oz (2.89kg). Its a little heavier than I have seen mentioned in other threads but given the price and that its aluminum I guess it fits in well with the more expensive carbon framesets. And really, lets face it, the best thing I can do to equalize the playing field with my riding buddies is to loose 5 lbs or so. I'm building it up with Stans Crest/Hope wheels, XO and 100mm Reba fork.
 

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My Medium white Jet was 6.5 Lbs. I have it built up with CK hubs, arch rims, XTR/SRAM, etc. and it weighs 27.2 LBs with pedals.
 

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Thanks for the heads up. I was hoping to get the final build down to around 25 lbs but I may be too optimistic. I demo'ed a Jamis HT in Oct. and while the ride quality was noticeably better over the rough stuff, I could not believe how much my climbing times improved (on three different climbs my times improved 10-15% over 8% avg grade and 2 mi of ride distance).
 

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I remember purchasing my Jet 9 (1st gen recall). They had it advertised way lighter than it actually was when I got it home. Go figure... Most companies will mislead the buyer when it comes to frame weights. That's what is so great about these forums. Usually we get fairly accurate true weights etc.
 

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K091254w said:
Thanks for the heads up. I was hoping to get the final build down to around 25 lbs but I may be too optimistic. I demo'ed a Jamis HT in Oct. and while the ride quality was noticeably better over the rough stuff, I could not believe how much my climbing times improved (on three different climbs my times improved 10-15% over 8% avg grade and 2 mi of ride distance).
Did you compare your descent times over the same, or similar, trail? I've done a bit of comparison between a Spec Expert Carbon 29er and a 5 lb heavier Pivot 429. I was a little bit faster on the climbs on the HT, but much faster on the descents on the FS. Overall times were faster on the FS. Any climbing deficit was more than made up on the descents.

Having said that, I'm in the process of gathering parts to build up an MCR. It may replace the Pivot, or it may not. ;)

Mudge
 
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