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I started building the bad boy last night. I can't do much else until the brakes come in. They should be here today or tomorrow. And before anyone can give me a bunch of chit...yes, I know the rear wheel is on backwards. I just threw the wheels on real quick to see what it would look like and so I could sit on it a minute. I'm sure the Magic Hats I was quaffing didn't help any. :p
 

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Dude....At the speeds you'll be reaching on that bike you better go 180 or 203 for the rear. Some things are worth cutting weight on and others aren't. Switch to Ti bolts or somthing for a similar weight savings.
 

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What size frame is it? The seat tube seems to be far more extended from the top tube than other models shown, not to mention the size of the seat tube gusset-reinforcer-ball-massager.
 

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SSINGA said:
Size is Large - Correct?

My small came in at 34.51 lbs - Does not feel like it on the trail though.
We'll have to compare build kits and see why yours is over 1.5 pounds heavier than mine, Im sure it dont matter much anyway, :D Im sure your fork is lighter than mine, just curious.
 

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Ict

There's something that just doesn't feel right about the bike though. You see, Esquire scarfed the ICT sticker off the bike for his $hitter. His toilet is going around happy as hell and meanwhile, my bike feels half naked without the comfort of it's sticker!! :D
 

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Based on the wheelset and fork used, I am thinking that Upgradeitis' will dress out around 32, maybe 33. He took the lightweight route for this bike, and that is a good option with this frame, IMO.

Actually, if you want a good use for that ICT sticker... try to find a way to slap it on your wife's back, just be sure you don't break her. ;)
 

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Here is my build - find the weight:(

* Frame Size: Small
* Frame Year:
2005
* Color (frame/rear triangle): Orange - silver Ano
* Shock: DHX / 600lb spring**
* Fork:
ZAM1 :D
* Brakes: Juicy 7 203mm rotors F/R
* Brake Levers:
Stock Juicy 7
* Cranks:
RF Deus 2 rings w/ FSA bash ring
* Shifters:
X9 trigger
* Front Derailleur:
XGen
* Rear Derailleur:
X0
* Chain Sram
PC990
* Pedals: Shim 646**
* Stem:
Thomson 90x5
* Handlebar:
Easton EA70 685mm
* Seatpost:
Thomson 410 mm
* Saddle: WTB Laser V Team DH Ti
* Bottom Bracket:
RF X-type
* Cassette:
XT
* Headset:
CK Steelset**
* Grips:
OURY lock-on
* Front Tire:
Kenda Nevegal 2.35 single ply/kevlar
* Front Rim:
Syncros DS28
* Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Bulb / 20mm axle
* Front Spokes/nipples:
DT Supercomp / Brass
* Rear Tire:
Kenda Nevegal 2.35 single ply/kevlar
* Rear Rim: Mavic XM321
* Rear Spokes/nipples: DT compitition / Brass
* Rear Hub/Skewer: CK Iso Disc / Hope QR
* Seatpost Collar:
Hope QR
Total Build Weight: 34.51

** indicates unusually heavy item.
 

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I'd say

SSINGA said:
Here is my build - find the weight:(

* Frame Size: Small
* Frame Year:
2005
* Color (frame/rear triangle): Orange - silver Ano
* Shock: DHX / 600lb spring**
* Fork:
ZAM1 :D
* Brakes: Juicy 7 203mm rotors F/R
* Brake Levers:
Stock Juicy 7
* Cranks:
RF Deus 2 rings w/ FSA bash ring
* Shifters:
X9 trigger
* Front Derailleur:
XGen
* Rear Derailleur:
X0
* Chain Sram
PC990
* Pedals: Shim 646**
* Stem:
Thomson 90x5
* Handlebar:
Easton EA70 685mm
* Seatpost:
Thomson 410 mm
* Saddle: WTB Laser V Team DH Ti
* Bottom Bracket:
RF X-type
* Cassette:
XT
* Headset:
CK Steelset**
* Grips:
OURY lock-on
* Front Tire:
Kenda Nevegal 2.35 single ply/kevlar
* Front Rim:
Syncros DS28
* Front Hub/Skewer: Hope Bulb / 20mm axle
* Front Spokes/nipples:
DT Supercomp / Brass
* Rear Tire:
Kenda Nevegal 2.35 single ply/kevlar
* Rear Rim: Mavic XM321
* Rear Spokes/nipples: DT compitition / Brass
* Rear Hub/Skewer: CK Iso Disc / Hope QR
* Seatpost Collar:
Hope QR
Total Build Weight: 34.51

** indicates unusually heavy item.
Other than the pedals (max about 1/4 pound heavy), I can't really where you are overweight.

That ZAM 1 is a beast though, what, 8 pounds right there.....???? :D
 

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Roy said:
What size frame is it? The seat tube seems to be far more extended from the top tube than other models shown, not to mention the size of the seat tube gusset-reinforcer-ball-massager.
I believe that's the standard configuration for the large frames. To maintain standover on the larges because of the taller BB height they've lengthened the seat tube and the "taco" also gets longer. I bet you're just used to looking at mediums and smalls, and the large looks odd to you. Go to the "Post your Packs, Punk" thread and look at Tscheezy's large, it's configured the same.

Rando
 

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esquire said:
That ZAM 1 is a beast though, what, 8 pounds right there.....???? :D
It's not a Jr. TAM1, Esquire! Although that would be cool....hmmmmmm, how can a get a longer shaft on the AM cartridges to work in in the Jr.T chassis???????
 
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