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Ok so here is my new bike I buildt up a few months ago for XC racing (did some collegiate racing last year on my Azonic Saber, not exactly the fastest bike up the hill). Thanks to our sponsor Jim Klemens over at Beyond Fabrications for hooking me up with the frame :thumbsup:
 

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My first "light" bike. Total weight is 23lbs, not the lightest thing ever, but I don't have a whole ton of money, and I didnt want it to be too sketchy on the downhills. So far it has one 24hour race under its belt and I like it! Feels very light and fast on the climbs and flats, and not too shabby on the rocky decents either.
 

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Oh, almost forgot:

Rear Derailleur x.9
Front Derailleur XT FD-M761
Crankset Race Face Deus
Brakes Hayes HFX-9
Shifters x.9
Cassette XT CS-M760
Chain XT CN-HG93
Headset FSA Orbit Z
Handlebar Yeti Carbon Riser
Grips Ritchey WCS
Stem Ritchey WCS
Tubes whatever is on sale
Tires michelin (free, replacing with something else)
Wheels WTB / DT Swiss (stronger spokes on rear drive side) / XC717
Skewers XTR
Seatpost U.S.E. ALIEN CYCLOPS
Saddle Selle Italia SLR XP
Pedals EGG BEATER C
Fork Marz Marathn SL

So what should I mark down for upgrading down the road?
 

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jp3d said:
So what should I mark down for upgrading down the road?
Awesome bike! The spec seems near perfect!

The only part on the bike that really stands out is the brakes, I had those brakes and much prefer my Magura Martas:)

Also maybe the pedals but in the future (get some with some sort of 'Ti' on it).
 

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Niiiice!

23 lbs is pretty good for a bike with gears and disc brakes. My weight weenie hardtail is an alu frame, rim brakes, super noodley 24 spoke front wheel, and a bunch of low-rent budgetlight stuff, and it comes in at 22.5 lbs.

The only places I can see where you can shave a tad of weight would be the brakes and maybe the fork. That won't get you much lighter, tho. Prolly not worth the hassle.

You could loose a quarter pound in rotational weight by using stupid light innertubes. I use them and have good results.

Hey, did you get an accurate weight weenie gram scale weight on the frame before building?

Congrats on the nice build!
 

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BikeNerd2453 said:
Are those the same guys that used to make the Berylium MTB bikes way back in the day??? If so, cooool! That was one of the cooler frames out there.
Anyway, your new rig is pretty damned sweet, congrat!

BN
yes, it appears so...

http://beyondfab.com/_wsn/page14.html

i especially love this:

"If you need to get a satellite launched this week, we may be able to help."
 

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CONGRATs on your build...

The frame is truly a WORK of ART..:thumbsup: Am I jealous? O'hell YES-:lol::lol::lol:

Jake Pay,
POWERED by SRAM Here..:ihih::yesnod::smilewinkgrin::winker::lol: :prft::ciappa: :lol:
 

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wowsers!

"We have nuclear grade (99% pure) seamless beryllium tubing in round and square shapes. Wall thickness from 0.035" to 0.19". A complete inventory list will be posted here soon.

Prices range from $4,000 to $38,000 per linear foot on our in stock tubing.

If you need to get a satellite launched this week, we may be able to help.

We would be happy to quote your custom tubing needs."

So they are back from the dead but no pictures of the Be. Where are their carbon frames made?
 
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