Hmmm, Yumeya does seem ridiculous, 100% form over function! The chain at least has a (minute) performance advantage. The price is hilarious though!
Who Has the Best Specc'd Bike?
Here my attempt...
Frame - Santa Cruz Superlight
Forks - Rockshox Reba Team - PUSH LOCK
Shock - Fox Float RP23
Shifters - XTR
Rear Mech - XTR
Front Mech - XT
Crankset - XTR
Casette - XTR
Chain - SRAM PC 991
Grips - YETI
Bars - FSA CARBON
Bar ends - SPECIALIZED C1 CARBON OVERENDZ
Stem - HOPE
Headset - KING
Saddle - FIZIK GOBI CARBON RAIL
Seatpost - THOMSON ELITE
Seatpost clamp - HOPE
Brakes - HOPE MONO MINI - FLOATING ROTORS
Rims - DT 4.2D
Hubs - HOPE PRO 3 STRAIGHT PULL
Skewers - HOPE
Tyres - RACING RALPH
Cables - GORE
Frame: One-off Shimano XTR Ti triple-butted hard-tail frameset
Forks: XTR 120mm Tubeshokk Air with Ti blades
Wheels: XTR rims on special edition Gold XTR hubs
Brakes: Hope Ti Mono Mini with Ti levers
Groupset: XTR throughout
Tyres: XTR Nivodium tubeless puncture-proof with remote retractable knobblies:
Saddle: Selle Italia A55-Wafer gel-impregnated leather with Ti rails
Seatpost: One-off XTR carbon with titanium core
Spokey-Dokies: Hope with Goldinium finish
Grips: Water Buffalo hide lock-ons
Cables: Kevlar-jacketed Teflo-carbon
Look at me, I've got biking bling now baby, look at me.
Attention whores all of you
How much with compromise?
Well I could fit stupid tyres like Conti Supersonics, that would save half a lb but would compromise traction/handling; 28 spoke wheels save a bit but are weaker; could've gone 1x9 I suppose; could go to V brakes but again I see that as worse. So I suppose I could save a lb being silly.
Then again, to compromise further I'd have gone fully rigid which could've got me down in the 18lb range. But weight, whilst important on an XC bike isn't everything
Oh and for those who think I am conspicuously loaded, it was an insurance replcement for a 5 year old bike that I supplemented with a few hundred quid
Aracer wins hands down so far.
When njee and Dougal have also posted? Woot! Is actually ~21.5lbs. Could maybe get it under 21, but not without spending a lot of money or compromising on strength (Clavicula cranks would probably do it, but I just can't bring myself to spend that much!)
Still reckon I deserve extra marks not so much for the expensive stuff, but for the obscure or no longer made stuff (eg Extralite parts, AC BB, B4SL brakes and Gore UL cables). Not so sure about your "no Hope" criteria though - may well get some of their latest ultralight brakes to replace the B4SLs which have now started to corrode and leak a bit (it's those or Formula R1s I reckon).
I am kind of nervous about the stem.
Don't be. F99s are very well engineered, and Syntace stand behind their products. I had one of the original ones which got recalled (for something which was an extremely rare failure, and probably also affects stems from many other brands). They not only sent out a new one for free when I e-mailed a piccy of mine sawn in half, but also gave a big discount on extra bits to compensate for the trouble - I got ti bolts and a very cheap torque wrench.
Given I have a kind of "JPS" theme on an expensive bike (lots of carbon and black, gold hubs, gold chain and some gold bolts) I should really be the target market for Yumeya, but it's a bit pricey even for me - normal ti/alu bolt upgrades from pro-bolt are rather more economical.
Here's mine, not as flash as some of you guys but it was dead cheap.
Well I could fit stupid tyres like Conti Supersonics
I changed my Epic from Racing Ralphs to Speed King Supersonics and I'm finding the latter way, way better - even at 50psi.
I'd have a guess he might have been referring to Twister Supersonics (the first Conti Supersonic MTB tyres) which were the most fragile tyres I've ever tried!
Frame - ventana X5, orange
Forks - Z1 bombers
Shifters - XT
Rear Mech - XTR
Front Mech - deore
Crankset - saint
Casette - XT
Chain - XTR
Grips - a bike co edwins
Bars - sunline V1
Stem - sunline V1
Headset - hope
Saddle - charge spoon
Seatpost - syncros
Brakes - hayes hfx 9
Wheels - ringle hubs, mavic ex729 rims, dt spokes
Skewers - hope
Pedals - odyssey cielencki flats (fluro yellow)
Tyres - intense CC 2.25
Cables - XTR
looking to get some new brakes and forks too, probably hayes again and fox vanillas
Heres my current build
Fork (inc SFN) Rockshox SID TEAM '09 (no remote and trimmed 180mm Steerer) 1473g
Frame (inc mech hanger) T700 Carbon Composite 2006 Size S (17”). 1183g
Brakes(inc discs, bolts and cables) Avid Elixir CR 160mm F&R, front post mount (no bracket), untrimmed cables. 820g
Grips Giant, Rubber 46g each. 92g
Handlebar FSA K-FORCE CARBON RISER 166g
Headset (Inc CR, topcap and bolt) FSA integrated 79g
Headset Spacers Brand X Carbon Spacers 12g
Stem FSA XC-115 OS 90mm Carbon Clamp 138g
Cassette SRAM PG990 (11-34) 304g
Chain Shimano CN-HG53 304g
Chainset/BB TruVativ Comp G 9sp. 22x32x42T ISIS splined 860g (unconfirmed)
Derailleur Front Shimano LX (M571) 138g (unconfirmed)
Derailleur Rear Shimano XT (long cage) 232g (unconfirmed)
Shifters Shimano LX 27 speed (SL-M570), 240g/pair 240g (unconfirmed)
Pedals* Shimano XTR M970 325g
Saddle Selle San Marco Aspide Saddle 170g
Seat Post Raceface DEUS XC SL 30.9mm diameter. Trimmed 237g
Seatpost clamp and bolts Giant (Titanium bolt) 28g
Wheelset (Rims, Spokes and Hubs without discs and skewers) Mavic XM317 Rims, Shimano Deore (M525) Hubs and Spokes (unknown). 2096g
Tyres Panaracer Fire Xc Pro Kevlar 2.1" (RED) 1232g
Tubes Continental MTB 26 Light 256g
Skewers X-Lite Tech 9 Titanium 79g/pair 79g
Cables, housings & tiewraps Cables & Housing: Jagwire 100g (estimate)
Chainstay protector Lizardskin Jumbo 15g
Total weight 10.579kg
I know the wheels are heavy and was looking at Fulcrum Red Metal Zeros I will probably change the tyres to Continental Mountain King Supersonic or maybe Nobby Nics when I get the new wheels partly for weight savings but also because there will be just too much red going on with the RM0's. This will get me to ~9.7kg.
Thats my old framemate i sold the whole bike on the bay & the guy split it up next day ....
Had this too.
now sticking to this...4 now LOL
All spec'd up decent..ish..
Also i WIN no ones got the double tap SRAM shifters HA HA HA HA !
I pedal it
the wheels go round
I change gears
the gears change
I pull the brake levers
don't give a flying fook what the components are
Avedave, did you get that back?
Got a cotic soda full xtr,crossmax st wheels, magura laurin forks oh and a prolapsed disc in my back! 1st ride tomorrow after nearly 7 weeks off. I can feel the burn already!
Did some of you lot not read the original question......
Think you need to try a bit harder.
Got to be in with a chance when the frame currently retails at close to £3k.....
Frame - Titus Motolite Exogrid (Ti / carbon blend)
Forks - Magura Thors
Shifters - XTX 970
Rear Mech - XTR 970
Front Mech - XTR 970
Crankset - XTR 970
Casette - XTX 970
Chain - SRAM 991
Grips - Pedros
Bars - Oval carbon
Stem - Thomson X4
Headset - Chris King Gunmetal
Saddle - WTB Devo Ti
Seatpost - Thomson Inline
Brakes - Formula R1 180/160
Wheels - Roval Traversee
Skewers - DT
Pedals - XTR SPDs
Tyres - Schwalbe Nobby Nic / Racing Ralph UST
My Hack bike is better spec'd than most of these listed on here
Bregante your missing the point - title of the thread says it all - if your not interested why comment? Ton said it right...
Frame - GIANT ANTHEM X
Forks - RS TEAM REBA/PUSHED RP23
Shifters - XTR 970
Rear Mech - XTR 970 SHADOW
Front Mech - XTR 970
Crankset - XTR 970
Bottom Bracket - HOPE CERAMIC
Casette - DEORE [lol]
Chain - KMC 9SL
Grips - PEATY
Bars - MONKEYLITE CNT CARBON
Stem - USE RACE STEM
Headset - FSA ORBIT
Saddle - BEL AIR RL TI
Seatpost - THOMSON ELITE
Brakes - FORMULA ORO PURO 180/160
Wheels - ALEX DP17 [lol]
Skewers - DT
Pedals - XTR SPD
Tyres - Schwalbe Nobby Nic/ Kenda excavator dtc/ bonty mud x/schwalbe black shard mud/Intense xc3/fire xc pro/Kenda sb8
With any luck end of the year i'll be having me some magura durin 100sl forks and fulcrum red metal zero wheels to replace the dt 4.2's i busted earlier on.
I also have Old xtr gear kicking about a charge spoon/wtb silverado/selle italia c2 and other things that haven't really worn out, i will be knocking up a hack bike soon, i have close to enough spare bits.
Frame will be my old coyote ht5 aka the boneshaker.
I've just finished my (dream) build....
Frame - Cotic Soda (2009 with larger tubes)
Forks - Fox F-120 RLC White (2010 - so Nice)
Shifters - Sram X.0 with Matchmakers
Rear Mech - Sram X.0 med cage with carbon jockey wheels
Front Mech - Sram X.9
Crankset - Race Face Deus (Black)
Casette - Sram PG-990
Chain - Sram PC-991
Grips - Race Face Good N Evil
Bars - Low Rise EC70
Stem - Thomson X4 90x10 with ti bolts
Headset - Chris King Sotto Voce Black
Saddle - Fizik Gobi XM
Seatpost - Thomson Elite
Brakes - Elixir CR with carbon levers Ashima rotors (180/160)
Wheels - Crossmax ST's
Skewers - Control Tech bolt thro' Ti
Pedals - XT (Soon to be Look Quartz Carbon Ti)
Tyres - Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25 UST
Cables - Gore Ride On Sealed
Bolts - All Ti
Totally bomb proof build for what i need and is only 23.45lb!
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