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Hey I'm thinking of building up a lightweight rigid 1x9 to use for XC races, smoother XC trails and commuting. Right now I'm using my high 28 pound Yeti 575 for all these things.

Here is what I have came up with to keep the bike around 20 pounds, and not go insane on the budget, and also still be fairly strong. Please give me your opinions, let me know if my weights are off, or if you where to buy the part cheaper.

If I decide to go for it, I'll use this chart as a reference when shopping for parts.

P.S. I chose the SLX crank because there is a thread on MTBR which says the SLX crankarms are actually lighter than XT. Although I might still go XT because they look better.

 

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why not use eggbeaters? same thing as the candy but lighter. go with the Ti axle and you save even more weight.
 

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Yeti_Rider said:
why not use eggbeaters? same thing as the candy but lighter. go with the Ti axle and you save even more weight.
Yeah that's an option. Those can get real expensive though, and I'm trying to keep the budget down. There is a bike swap next month and I'll go to that and see what's there. Usually there is a bunch of bike shops there trying to sell last years stock cheap.
 

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I just found this,sort of finished an ARC build as an SS (32-16) to complement my 575.

It's a second-hand 2009 ARC withElixir CR's, Raceface SS crank with 32 and bash, DT swiss 420's, FSA post, Selle Italia SLR, Fox 32 F100 RLC, Ritchey WCS bars and Stem, XT pedals.

Ridden twice as an SS, quite enjoying it but wondering if my 50yo knees might enjoy a 1x9 better...

Cost about 1800 AUD so far, weighs ???
 
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