29ers…. who has the lightest ? and what ratio's do people use
<<i was looking to get under 20….for an xl
for under 3000 and i reckon i will easy>>
Scott Scale 29er?
£2100 then spend £900 on bits/mods?Posted 7 years agomtbmattMember
Something to aim for…
16lb, with gears and suspension.Posted 7 years ago
Got a carbon lefty sl/new crest wheels & some xtr for it for next year so hopefully it will be around the 20-21 lb mark,still only doing 1-2 rides a week so not 2 serious done 85miles training in the last month just want you need for the thetford 4 hour races.Posted 7 years agoStefMcDefSubscriber
Haro Mary XC with an Alfine wheelset and mostly stock set-up, save for an i-beam layback saddle and seatpost. Shudder to think what it weighs. Lifting it over stiles pushes me perilously close to hernia territory.
But then I’m a stone overweight. When I lose that I can start blaming the bike for my glacial speed while I’m on it.Posted 7 years ago
I now have my Scott Scale 29er Pro (large frame), upgraded with the following
Full XTR drive, 30/42 up front,11-36 at the rear
Hope mono mini pro brakes 183/160
Wheels Hope pro 2 hubs Crest 29er rims Rocket rons (run tubeless)
Stock weight was 24lb on the nose
Now weighs 22.14lb and I’ve yet to fit carbon seat post and bars and change the saddle. Both those weights are without pedals!
That is very very close to the weight of the Scale 29er RC which costs £2800 more than the Pro! The upgrades didn’t cost me that much!Posted 7 years ago
It was about £2800, but still have the old wheelset and brakes to sell so all in about £2500 once that’s gone, I did get a very good deal on my upgrades though! That’s selling off the old drive train at RRP 😉 and exchanging it for/paying the difference for the xtr.Posted 7 years ago
Posted 7 years ago
There you go, I was never aiming to go superlight as I’m no lightweight myself but think this is a very usable spec for xc/marathon use. I only went xtr as I wanted to run a proper double up front and have never been a sram person. Could go lighter easily but Pro2 hubs are so bomb proof I won’t ride anything else, and have only specced an xt chain and cassette, may go xtr in the future once I’ve paid for this this lot! Still waiting on the EC70(wide) carbon bars, Gobi saddle and xtr pedals so reckon complete bike should be a whisper over 22lb. Oh and the USE stem is slightly heavier than the stock Scott on 😳 but it looks good so it’s staying! And yes I know I’d save another 5g by shortening the front brake line!Blazin-saddlesMember
That scale 29er pro is one of the sleeper bikes of the year! £2100 for the whole bike, the frame is £1500 on it’s own! You’ve done the same as me although I’ve gone SRAM and single ring on front with x2 race brakes. 21lb in xl. Should knock a bit more off yet as like you I’m waiting for some light wide bars and a carbon post.Posted 7 years ago
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