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you guys ever see the writeup they do in the last few pages of MountainBike Action on a pros bike?
they list parts and weights
does anybody know where that info can be found?
 

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22.6lb

Ned Overend wrote (on the Specialized website) that his carbon epic weighed 22.6lb for the Nationals at Mammoth. That is an impressive weight for a FS - and if you look at the pictures you can see he is using a few tricks (12-27 cassette) and non-OEM parts (Stan's rims and rotors, Marta brakes). I also really like his shoes. For a 50 year old (even Ned) to finish 5th in a pro race is impressive.

Jersey said:
you guys ever see the writeup they do in the last few pages of MountainBike Action on a pros bike?
they list parts and weights
does anybody know where that info can be found?
 

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He was 18th in the US worldcup race, in a field of 70. Makes me wonder how fast he must have been at 30. Or would he just be getting better all the time?
I'm 29 and haven't demanded anything pro-like from my body yet. It would be stellar to be in this shape or better at 50. I'm not much of a racer right now (hardly ride at all), but in this shape and 40+ I would already be a top-10 (and secretly I think better) nationals contender.

There have been full build lists on here of some Cannondale pro bikes I think.
 

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His insight on racing over 10, 15, 20 years would be fascinating. Is he faster now than before - I'm sure his training logs would answer that? If he is faster now than when he was 30 I wonder how that plays on his mind - ' . . . I coulda been world champ x times . . . ' Are other riders faster now (and why) or were they faster 15 years ago (drugs?)

As far as pro bike specs I think you have to study pictures carefully and glean what you can or go to a pro race and take your own pictures. The MBA feature on pro bikes is one good feature of their mag. Mike Weir's Nomad was very interesting (ceramic bearings!).

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He was 18th in the US worldcup race, in a field of 70. Makes me wonder how fast he must have been at 30. Or would he just be getting better all the time?
I'm 29 and haven't demanded anything pro-like from my body yet. It would be stellar to be in this shape or better at 50. I'm not much of a racer right now (hardly ride at all), but in this shape and 40+ I would already be a top-10 (and secretly I think better) nationals contender.

There have been full build lists on here of some Cannondale pro bikes I think.
 
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