What does a size Large Rip 9 weigh when finished out? I am willing to shell out a few bucks to make one light, I have just been unable to find a thread with an actual weight of a completed large. Thanks.
I think a lot of these "calculator" things come up about a pound or even two "light" vs. reality.
A few examples where the weight creeps in:
- Longer-than-standard cable/housing/brak
- Hydraulic Fluid
- Other lubricants
- Steerer/Stem Spacers
- Brake Lines (not sure if those are included in the caliper weight)
I couldn't comment on a large because I ride a medium frame. But fully dressed she tipped the scale at just over 26.5xx pounds. I9's, XO, XTR crank, R1's are some of the key components that helped it get there. I could imagine a large would be just above that if you were looking at my exact set up. It's 2x9 with a bash so if it were to be lighter a 1x9 would probably be my only option to shed some grams. My knees don't agree with that idea so I'll keep her as she stands! Bike rocks plain and simple. My buddies '09 weighed in at around 30-31 pounds and to be honest it felt pounds lighter on the trail.
You forgot rotors and adaptors...XT disc are not That light. Also all those weights seem to be manufacturer claimed weights rather than actual. Dump the tubes, go yellow tape with Olympic valve stem tubeless and that will net you a few grams. I'm guessing that the build you listed will get you in the 30# range.
XL Black w/Fox tapered fork, 15mm QR
XT Crank, shifters, front der, XTR rear der
Elixir CR Brakes, 180mm f/r
Flows tubeless, XTR Rear/Hope Front hub
Thomson 410 post, cheap-o Bontrager 100mm stem (to be replaced by Thomson soon)
Easton EA70 Bar, 660mm
Will get slightly under 30 when I cut the stear tube/remove 40mm of spacers.
My L is 30 lbs, after 2 years I've replaced stuff that broke, but it's basically X0/XT stuff, Thomson, Monkeylite, Crossmax, Elixir CR F and J Ultimate R brakes etc. For tires I am running a Captain Control 2.0 rear and Ignitor front.
I could drop a lb I think if I changed the fork to the new REBA 120 w/maxle as the White Bros F135 I have been running is on the heavy side. However, it's such a great match and solid fork I'll probably keep it until the frame dies.
Getting down to the 27lb range should be possible. Components are lighter than when I built mine up a couple years ago. If I were to do it all over again with a mind towards shaving weight:
- REBA 120 w/maxle lite
- 2X9 setup w/med cage der. (I just break teeth off the large ring anyways)
- I'd lace up my own wheels and run tubeless
My RIP weighs in at 32.8 pounds. Ride ready
It is a large frame (2009) Raw color
Shimano Dual control
Stan's Flow wheels w/ZTR hubs and Kenda Nevegal Tires (tubeless)
Triple chain rings
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