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Lefty Heaven
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Keeping in mind I still have weight to drop when I lose the Front Der in favor of a carbon chain keeper.
Here's my new baby-
Frame- Cannondale Flash Carbon 29er 1 (Large)
Fork- Lefty DLR SL 80mm
Wheels- Crest rims, Tune Hubs (Kong & Cannonball), Revolution Spokes
Tires- Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo 2.25 mounted tubeless.
Brakes- Formula R1 w/ 160mm Formula Rotors
Crankset- Cannondale Hollowgram SL
Pedals- Egg Beaters SL w/ Custom Ti Spindles
Shifter- BCB 10 Speed Gripshift (Based on Sram X.0)
Rear Derailleur- Sram X.0 (KCNC Jockey wheels fitted)
Cassette- Sram XX
Chainring- Spiderless 32 tooth Alloy (will change to Mattias Hellore Ti once I have gearing right)
Front Derailleur- Shimano XT (soon to be replaced with Mattias Hellore Carbon chainguide)
Bar- Bontrager XXX Lite 600mm
Grips- Sette foam
Post- Mattias Hellore Custom Carbon with Carbon/Ti fittings
Saddle- Tune SpeedNeedle

Weight- 18lb 1oz (8.19kg) (will drop another 70 grams or so when chain keeper arrives)
I only have a scale pic on my phone at the moment!

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Lefty Heaven
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I'm an Australian living in New York.
In Australia we run our brakes Moto X style.

My bike shop buddies contantly give me grief about it, but I've just stuck to what I know;)
 

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Great looking bike, the new flash definitely looks the biz. Did you consider running it as a 2x10? At 18lbs, I think you would gain more performance by having a double ring setup ie 36/22 or taller than dropping a .25lb in weight and running it as a 1x10.
 

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Lefty Heaven
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I ran a 1x9 for a couple of years with my 26 and raced it with no issues.
Racing rarely calls for a "big ring".
I'd really only gain a couple of noticeably different ratios that I'd use.
I've got a 2x10 set up I could put on in minutes if I had to.

I'm going to try to race the US Nationals as a 1x10 and see how it goes!
 

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scrubbingbubbles said:
Do you run the gripshift to save weight? I have never been a huge fan of them.
Have you ever tried Sram X0 Gripshifts? I tried them a couple of years ago and never care to use triggers again.

To the OP, sweet bike! Cannondale should make a SS specific carbon Flash!
 

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Lefty Heaven
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I'd bought a Sram XX shift set up, but had the opportunity to buy the 10 speed Grip shifters.
I used to race with Grip shifters and find them nice to race with.

This is what Sram should have done!!
 

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Yes grip shifters are awesome, cool that it works with the 10 speed havent seen that before. Only bad thing about them is getting stuck in a long distance race in the rain and lose all ability to shift!

Sweet bike good luck with it

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How is the xo derailleur working with the xx cassette ? Any skipping ?

I've been on two threads recently where people are swearing that the sram 9 speed derailleur will not work with a 10 speed cassette because of the geometry of the derailleur.
 

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Lefty Heaven
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It works fine.
I think the company sold a few of these converted 10sp grip shifters designed to be used with X0 derailleur.
I know at least one other guy racing with it with no problems.
I rode my bike for the first time today. It feels fast and has loads of grip and "feel" on the trail.
Just some minor adjustments like brake levers are a little far out and the der cable needs a slight adjustment (new cable stretch).
 

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Very nice!

and the right way to run the brakes is moto style.
what chain keeper are you going to use?
I think 1x9 is all you need for racing, not entirely convinced on the benefits of 10sp
ZT
 

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Lefty Heaven
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The chain keeper will be a custom carbon one from Mattias Hellore. There are no production direct mount chain keepers yet. The ones that fit to the BB dont work on BB30.
 

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its made by blackcatbikes (mtbr username: tubeglower) but they do not make them anymore
 
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