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I've been asking allot of questions on the WW forum, and have made some substantial purchases on recommendations of many who frequent this forum. Here are some of the Components.

DT Swiss XM 1550 15TA Tricon Front wheel:



DT Swiss XM 1550 Tricon rear wheel:



Crank Brothers Eggbeater 2ti w/ Titanium Spindle:



Thomson Masterpiece Seatpost 31.6 x 350mm:




Selle SMP Full Carbon Seat:




Continental Race King 2.2 UST, front and rear are the same weight:



DT Swiss EXC 150 15TA Fork:



Specialties TA 110 BCD 42t:



Or Stronglight CT2 110 BCD 40t



Specialties TA 74 BCD 30t:



Or Stonglight 74 BCD 30t



Rotor 3D cranks w/ Titanium Axle.



Rotor 3D chainring bolts:



More pictures to come!!! Thank you all for your suggestions, recommendations, and opinions. Helped allot!!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Kevin
 

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Sorry about the size!!! I will resize the pictures tonight!

This is going on an Ibis Mojo SL. If I'm not mistaken, I have one of the first XM 1550 Tricon 15TA front wheels in the U.S.
 

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I'd like to know the Rotor complete weight once it's put together. The arms, bb, chainrings, bolts, etc.
 

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why not run a DIY tubeless setup with the same tires non UST version? wouldnt that be like a 400-500 gram savings in tires?
 

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@limba

The BB is at my LBS, on my bike, but, weight on the BB is 90g, so total weight should be 740g.

Crank arms and Titanium Axle: 536g
Specialties 110 bcd 42t: 72g
Specialties 74 bcd 30t: 32g
Chainring bolts: 10g
Shimano M970 BB: 90g

Total: 740g
 

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Sorry Kevin, I must have scrolled over the chain ring pictures.I didn't see them. I could have done the math in my head. You're getting an XTR bb right?

Also, why did you choose the Rotor setup with conventional rings over Sram XX?
 

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Hey Limba,

There were a few reasons why I chose the Rotor 3D over the XX Crank.

I didn't want to be limited to SRAM's XX Proprietary Chainrings, and they are expensive. I like to change out my chainrings, and try other manufacturers chainrings. I understand, and acknowledge that the SRAM Chainrings are much more efficient at shifting, probably the best on the market, but to tell you the truth, I am in my Middle chainring for 90% of my ride. And if I do shift to the Big chainring, it is only once or twice over a two to four hour ride.

I don't think the crank arm is anything special, they do have larger chainring bolts, and a lower profile chainring to limit deflection, but, thats something I probably wouldn't notice.

One thing I do like about the SRAM XX Cranks, is it's low Q factor of 156. Thats very low, lower than the Rotor 3D cranks which have a 163 q factor.

To be honest, I was going to purchase the XX groupo, w/ the Cranks, and a few, very knowledgeable people on the WW site, asked me some good questions. Save money, and get a 2x9 set up. The Rotors 3D's are lighter, albeit, not by much, but, offer excellent stiffness, the option to use any chainring, and a wide selection of BB's. I didn't want to feel limited to one company when purchasing their product. I guess, I like options.

My bike is a mix of WW components and strong, light, but not WW components, from many different manufactures.

Hope I was able to answer you question!!!

Thanks,

Kevin
 

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Yes, thanks for the reply. I'm also looking into getting a real 2x9 crankset. XTR is coming but I can't wait that long. SRAM and Rotor both look good to me.
 

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Props for being able to part with the cash for a full carbon SMP. I've been wanting to get one, but can't bring myself to part with that much cash for a saddle I may not like. Have you tried it yet? I'm hoping it's flexible and not stiff
 

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russya said:
Props for being able to part with the cash for a full carbon SMP. I've been wanting to get one, but can't bring myself to part with that much cash for a saddle I may not like. Have you tried it yet? I'm hoping it's flexible and not stiff
Hi Russya, I already have an SMP Glider. Pretty much the same, but a few MM wider and longer than the full carbon. Been riding it for over a year now, and love it. Longest ride I've done w/ the SMP Glider is 6 hours. IF you do get an SMP, be patient, took my butt approx. six rides to get used to the different pressure points on my butt, but now, it feels super comfortable. I'll let you know how the Full Carbon feels, but, I have a feeling I am going to love it!

Price was pretty steep, but, I was very lucky and purchased the seat, brand new, at approx. 35 - 40% off. I think the seller made a mistake w. the price, as, they had ten seats, and the price went up almost $175.00, from what I paid, after my purchase, and that price is still below the MSRP.

I did allot of research on what seatpost to use w/ the carbon rails, and finally came to the conclusion the the Thomson Masterpiece was best suited. It also helps that I have the Masterpiece on my current bike, for five years, and really love it.

If you find a deal on the SMP, don't hesitate, the good deals don't last long. You could get one, for $149.00 off MSRP almost anywhere.

Good luck,

Kevin
 

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Jfair27 said:
why not run a DIY tubeless setup with the same tires non UST version? wouldnt that be like a 400-500 gram savings in tires?
From the Tricon manual - tubeless set up should be with UST tire.

The Tricon XM wheels were designed for use with UST* (Universal
System Tubeless) tubeless tires. It is also allowed to use the Tricon XM
wheels with regular tires, inner tubes and rim tapes according to the
ETRTO-Standard. A rim tape should be mounted, if using an inner tube.
I was suprised to read this because they are making the wheelset in a road version and I have never seen a UST road tire.

With that said running a non UST tire seems very tempting.
 

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limba said:
Sorry Kevin, I must have scrolled over the chain ring pictures.I didn't see them. I could have done the math in my head. You're getting an XTR bb right?

Also, why did you choose the Rotor setup with conventional rings over Sram XX?
Actually, I am going to start w/ the Stronglight CT2 110 BCD 40t chainring. Weighs in at 46g, so total weight for my Rotor 3D cranks are now:

714g.:thumbsup: :eek:

Better!!!

Kevin
 

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TheRedMantra said:
Dt lists the exc 150 as 1575g, what a difference! Is the 2011 lighter or is it the same?
Not sure if the 2011 is lighter.I think their website is a bit misleading, they show a pic of the 15mm TA, but that weight is for the 9mm QR I believe. My EXC 150 15mm TA weighs
1702 grams with a 195mm steer tube & star nut installed.
 
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