depending on what components you choose can also determine how light your bike will be.
we just chose a straight up XT gruppo, you can order them as a complete kit, the only thing it does not come with are fork & pedals.
you can also order different type of gruppos (LX, XT, XTR, Sram) or hand pick the super light components.
I did this many years ago to my Sycip steel hardtail frame, I hand picked the lightest possible parts, it was pricey but ended up with a 20.4lbs MTB bike with front shocks.... It was fun to ride...
good luck with your choice of bike... you can not go wrong with a DD , very well made and built my only one person, attention to detail, alignment, powder coated paint job, and a ventana rear end are great = an awesome ride.
I have had my DD for a year and I love it!
It climbs and descends like a true 4 bar linkage bike should. I opted for the Quad bearing option in my 5" travel frame. Sure it increased the weight but makes the rear end very stable.
I use it primarily as a All mountain bike, occasional jump and drop, rock garden whatever.
This bike has handled what ever I have dished out and no complains.
As far as the parts I chose; I went for durability and preference not light weight. I think my DD tips the scale at 29lbs with DH tires.
Componet list includes:
Marzocchi All mountain1, Fox RP3 rear shock, CK headset, Kore seatpost, bar, stem and pedals, Hayes 6" disc brakes, Selle italia saddle, SRAM Xray 8spd shifters (old but my favorite) X9 rear shifter and Shimano XT front. Race Face XC cranks and Ritchey Wheel set along with MIchelin Wild grippers(2.25) with the DH casing.
I hope this helps you decide to buy one. I have a Sycip Ti hard tail as well and I love them both.
got a pink adjustable DD's for a few years, just got it recently powdercoated last year to frosty pink. cos its adjustable i have a Fox Talas for the front. Sram X-0, White Industry hubs lace to an prototype Atom Labs FR rims. Hope Mono M4. RF Turbine, etc..etc.. use it as a trail bike, AM, etc.. works great all round.
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