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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hello WW's. Iv'e lurked on this forum for a while now and posted my bike here and there but figured i might as well start a thread of my own. I wouldn't call my self a "weight weenie," i would say I'm more weight conservative. Every part on this bike has had at least three others before it, in other words, i like to try new parts a lot :thumbsup: The lightest ive had this bike is 19.4 which was last year, but i was running a completely different spec then, and the heaviest at 24lbs which i keep it at when i train.

Bar Ends: N/A
Bottle Cage: King Ti
Bottle Cage Bolts: Black Aluminum
Bottom Bracket: 2007 Shimano XTR M970 73mm
Brake Levers: 2011 Shimano XTR M988 BL-SL Trail (Ti bolts)
Brakes Rear: 2011 Shimano XTR M988 BR-FB Trail (Ti bolts)
Brakes Front: 2011 Shimano XTR M988 BR-BB Trail (Ti bolts)
Cables / Housing: Shimano XTR M970 Teflon Housing
Cassette: Sram XG-999 11-32 cassette w/ Chris King Ti Lockring
Chain: Shimano XTR/ Dura Ace M970, 9 Speed w/ KMC quick link
Crankset: 2008 Shimano XTR M970 175mm 1x9
- Crank Arms: Shimano XTR M970 175mm
- Crank Bolts: KCNC Aluminum
- Outer Ring: N/A
- Middle Ring: MRP 104mm 34t Single Non-Ramped Ring
- Inner Ring: N/A
- Ring Bolts: KCNC Aluminum
Derailleur Front: N/A
Derailleur Rear: 2010 Sram XO Short Pink LTD, Ti Bolts, Carbon back plate
Fork: 2010 Rockshox Reba SL Team Black
Frame: 2009 Santa Cruz Blur XC Carbon, Silver, Medium
Grips: ESI Chunky Black, cut for shifters
Handle Bar: 2010 Easton Monkey Lite XC, 31.8mm/27.5 inches
Headset: 2001 Chris King No-Thread-Set Black, 1 1/8, Ti bolt
Pedals: 2011 Shimano XTR Race M980 SPD
Quick Releases: eBay Steel Bolt-Ons
Rear Shock: 2010 Fox RP23 Boost Valve, w/ Pro-Pedal, Ti bolts
Seat: 2010 Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio
Seat Binder: Extralite Ultraclamp, 34.9mm, Ti bolt
Seat Post: 2010 Gravity Dropper 4” Turbo 30.9mm/350mm, Ti bolts
Shifters: 1999 Sram Plasma 9-Speed Grip Shifter, Aluminum bolts
Stem: 2010 Edge Carbon 70mm XC Stem, Ti bolts
Tire Front: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 26x2.25 Evo SnakeSkin
Tire Rear: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 26x2.25 Evo SnakeSkin
Tubes: Stans Race Tubeless System
Wheel Set: 1490g
- Rims: Stans ZTR Olympic (stickers removed)
- Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray
- Nipples: DT Swiss Aluminum
- Hub Front: 2008 Chris King ISO Disc 110mm
- Hub Rear: 2008 Chris King ISO Disc 135mm
Misc Option: Lube, Paste, etc

Weight in this spec: 23.2lbs

When i race i take the gravity dropper off, switch to racing ralphs, run tubeless and sometimes mess around with gearing. I also just ordered an mmx wheelset for races:D with this setup i should be at around 21.3ish. This bike gets ridden 3-4 times a week.. every week.. this is no show bike and yes i know its dirty :cool: Comments, questions and opinions are all welcome...


bike rider
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Nice ride you got there. My next build is going to be a TallBoy and I'm shooting for sub 19lbs. If I go 1x10 and Carbon Lefty I could possibly get below 18lbs but it will take some CASH.:eek:

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I love em. They have excellent power and pretty good modulation. i love the feel of the servo wave lever, its a real on/off feeling. they have excellent adjustability and are very predicatble

Don't be a sheep
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mattkock said:
Nice ride you got there. My next build is going to be a TallBoy and I'm shooting for sub 19lbs. If I go 1x10 and Carbon Lefty I could possibly get below 18lbs but it will take some CASH.:eek:
Mattkock (boy is that a fitting handle) from reading your sig I nominate you "tool of the month" on MTBR

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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
haha yea, i just got that gravity dropper and just threw it on so i could ride. Ill re-route it above the shock when i get the time, and ill also trim my brake hoses

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and amillmtb, very good eyes, yes that's a saint 810 for piston caliper
i love a VERY strong front brake, even on a w/w bike

here's the build specs

Frame: Santa Cruz Blur XC Carbon, Large
Rear Shock: Fox RP 23 Boost Valve
Fork: 2010 Fox F100 RLC/FIT
Saddle: Fizik Antares
Seatpost: Ritchey Superlogic Carbon
Seatpost Clamp: Token
Handlebar: Easton Monkey Lite SL
Stem: Rotor SX 80mm
Grips: Renthal kevlar dual compound (modified atv grips) new, not in the pic
Bottle cage: Bontrager carbon
Headset: Chris King
Brakes: Shimano: Regular ‘ole Deore levers, XTR center lock rotors-160 f. / 140 r.
XTR rear caliper, Saint 810 4 piston front caliper
Shift Levers:Shimano XTR 970
Front Derailleur: Shimano Durace 7900 with Speen adapter
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR RD-M972 Shadow
Crankset: Lightning
Bottom Bracket: Enduro Ceramic
Chain: KNC X10 SL
Pedals: Exustar E –PM 210 All Titanium
Cassette: Shimano XTR Cassette CS-M970, 11-34t
Wheels: ZTR Olympic/DT 240s front ZTR Race/DT 190 rear
Skewers: Home made bolt on 9mm - Ti with aluminum washers, Ti (fixed) and aluminum (removable) nuts in the rear / Chrome Molly with aluminum washers and Ti nuts in the front
Tires: Panaracer Smoke Classic (very old school) 2.1 Front; (new, not in pic) Maxxis Larsen TT 1.9 Rear.
Stans Tire Sealant
Ti bolts throughout
Weight: 20.65 lbs.
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