The componats that came on the comp version sort of made me cringe at first. But when I rode the bike, I loved it! Theres not a damn thing wrong with Deore, LX and Juicy 3 levels. Yea, the bike was heavy, (over30 pounds), but thats cool! Thats not bad for a $1400 bike. I fell into a weird situation where I had the stock componants allready sold in advance. I moved the stuff from my 23 pound HT over the comp and immediatly dropped to 27 pounds. (some of the credit goes to Mike at MTBTi :thumbsup: ) Whens its done and has a Mango a colored headset and matching hubs, it may be down to 26 pounds and be built inteligently for a large guy like me.darkest_fugue said:i havent weighed my own bike but the weight varies from all sorts of different sites on the net, some have it as low as 28 some as high as 31, mine is a medium stock 07 comp, it may be entry level for a full suspension but for me its a quality bike, Cooper ive seen that bike before youve done a lot of mods, is that fork you got on it 100mm? Gary i cant wait to see your new bike
For what you will spend on another bike, you can really trick out what you allready have. And be original.darkest_fugue said:theres no LX componants on my bike, the front derailer is a stock deore, not even an LX but it works fine, my rear derailer is an XT which is nice, the juicy 3s do their job fine, if i was going to start trying to get the weight down id go with a new wheelset first lighter tires and tubes and probably a higher end cassette, thats reducing weight where it counts the most, im just going to buy a lighter bike instead though and upgrade the xc when something breaks, its a toss up between an 08 epic marathon and an 08 SJ elite, and im having a realy problem deciding
Hey man, Nice build. Did you switch from three rings to two up front? Do you miss the big ring, if you did? And what bashguard is that zactly?cooper58 said:Thanks guys of the kind words.... My fork is a Fox Talas RLC and is adjustable up to 130mm but I kept it at 100mm so I don't have to worry about the wrong geometry. I've been riding this bike for the past year and have been Super pleased with how it handles. Yea, I went over board with the upgrades but even a stock FSRXC is a great deal.
My frame is a small and the last time it was weighed it came in high 26 with the Fast Trak pro tires and when I went tubeless and different tires it's know around 27 pounds.