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Superfly finally Sub-Twenty

***PICTURES ADDED***

Now at 19.92 lbs with I9 wheelset, Kenda Karmas, tubeless.



























The frame size is medium. For the weight weenies out there it currently weighs 19.92 lbs and I'm still using tubes.

Bontrager XXX crank, 553 grams
American Classic BB cro-moly, 157 grams
KMC chain
Sram XO rear w/M2 Racer carbon pulleys, 179 grams
Shimano XTR front
Dura-Ace 12-27 cassette
Crank Brothers 4ti pedals
Bontrager XXX 580mm flat bar, 112 grams
FSA OS-99 stem (not pictured) 98 grams
Cane Creek ZeroStack 6 head set
Avid Juicy Ultimate
Stans 160mm rotors
Selle Itailia SLR Carbon saddle, 96 grams
KCNC Scandium post
M2 Racer post clamp.
Bold Precision Ti skewers
Bontrager Race X Lite wheels
Kenda Karma tires
Maxxis Welterweight tubes
Only Ti bolts & screws throughout

Stem Pictures added page 2
 

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Thank you!

It is very fast to accelerate...and has snappy steering. It's so much fun on the trails but just as entertaining on the street.

OP updated with upgrades.
 

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FAWK, are you kidding me? 20.7 lbs!? The superfly has to be one of the sweetest HT 29ers... Let us know how she rides.
 

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1-bar, I've put in about 200 miles road and 60 miles XC. She rides fantastic. As far as the weight goes it was 23.2 lbs stock w/o pedals. The weight-weenie parts exchanges have brought it to the 20.73lbs it is now. With Industry Nine wheels and a set of street-ish tires it will be sub-20lbs. I'll take some pictures with it on the scale when it's done.
 

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aulmen said:
I needed that as I have been informed that I am looking at March for delivery - is numb a feeling?
Well, sorry to hear that. Sounds like it got pushed back some, probably due to the frame exchange program, which I'm also waiting for.

In case you're not aware of the issue, the aluminum seat post reinforcement tube is about 4cm too short according to GF. The first owners where hearing creaking noises and it's been attributed to the short sleeve. I heard the noises too but ever since I installed the KCNC post the noise has disappeared. Still, if GF believes it to be an issue you can bet that I'm going to take the new frame. My LBS told me it would be two more weeks.

Hey in case, it helps any, it's definitely worth the wait. I really can't think of another hard-tail with the blend of characteristics of the Superfly. When I ride it I kinda feel like Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi, on one of those flying motorcycles on the planet Endor. :cool:
 

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Congrats!

that bike is unbelievable..........very nice.

where does one get a set of those Bold Precision Ti skewers ?
 

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bigfish said:
You didn't happen to have the actual weight of the frame did you?
No, sorry. It was partially assembled when it arrived at the LBS and then it was assembled with a few exchanged parts there. The rest of the parts were exchanged one by one so I was never able to weigh the frame by itself. I have a feeling that it's a little lighter than the aluminum frame though considering it's finished weight. :)
 

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Patriot222,

Sweet looking bike. I am also waiting for my Superfly and your pictures are not helping. Of course with all the snow we have received I can't ride the trails anyway. Without comparing the weights of each upgrade, I am curious to know where you cut the most weight from stock set-up. Thanks.
 

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Fishlips said:
Patriot222,

Sweet looking bike. I am also waiting for my Superfly and your pictures are not helping. Of course with all the snow we have received I can't ride the trails anyway. Without comparing the weights of each upgrade, I am curious to know where you cut the most weight from stock set-up. Thanks.
Thank you Fishlips. I hope that you get your bike soon. Even if you can't ride it yet I'm sure that you'd enjoy just having it and tinkering until the weather improves.

I saved the most weight in this order:

Tires/tubes & discarding blue rim strips. (only if you don't plan on running tubeless).
Crank and BB assy.
Seat and seatpost
Cassette.
 

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Patriot222 said:
Thank you Fishlips. I hope that you get your bike soon. Even if you can't ride it yet I'm sure that you'd enjoy just having it and tinkering until the weather improves.

I saved the most weight in this order:

Tires/tubes & discarding blue rim strips. (only if you don't plan on running tubeless).
Crank and BB assy.
Seat and seatpost
Cassette.
Hi Patriot 222
How are the kenda tires. I am looking for a 29er race tire. How do hook up on McDowell? Are you having any problems with side wall tears here in the Arizona rocks?
Thanks
Ed
 

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Enoch
that bike screems...GO FAST nice ride
Thanks Enoch. I really can't go slow on the thing or have an easy ride because I'm always hammering. It's just so darn fun to GO FAST on. :D

jeffh
Beautiful bike build and spectacular photos

I'm having extreme parts envy now
Thanks jeffh. It was really a blast to see how it keeps getting lighter and lighter. I know that I always like good pics because it's kinda like idea sharing.
 
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