- Anybody got a really lightweight singlespeed ?
My Ti-29er is now as light as Im going to try and make it: 9.6Kg / 21.1lbs
First time out on it last night for ages and it was magnificent. Fallen back in love with it again. Built some new wheels for it this winter – stans on XTR with rocket rons tubless – v light.
On-One fleegle bars, thomson stem, Van Nic Ti post, Middleburn crank with a Tazzy one-key on it. SLX brakes (just swapped my XTR’s off as they need a bleed and some tlc – theyre getting on a bit). Twin Surly Tuggnuts at the back for super security – as I was finding that my honking could move the QR in the NDS slotted drop out just enough to rub the tyre on the DS chainstay. And, of course, a se of Jeff Jones Ti truss forks which weight nowt.
Posted 4 years ago
Stoner, that looks great, just the kind of thing I was wondering about. I made the mistake of buying a 50 mm stem ( which I love on the Soul and Five) but it is just too short for the Inbred. BTW, positioning of the Fleegle bars..I have lined the dogs face up with the hole in the stem.
rich, again I was wondering what a whippet frame would be like, what forks do you use ?
Thanks All 🙂Posted 4 years ago
I bought a Inbred singlespeed frame and built it up to see if I would like it. I am really enjoying it, and it makes less challenging routes really interesting. As I get older ( and the injuries are pilling up) I can see my riding, heading more in this direction. So was wondering what high end, low weight single speed options were out there. As usual pictures would be great.Posted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
I’ve got a pretty lightweight Salsa Juan Solo, scandium frame and slr wheels – not sure exactly what it weighs but certainly well under 20lbs with the fox fx80 fork, quite a bit lighter still with a pace rigid.
I did have it for sale on here for £400 but i’m now going to keep it.
An old pic of it,
Posted 4 years agomattjgSubscriber
Salsa Selma, keep an eye for them 2nd hand, scandium with carbon chainstays, near weightless. Rocketship.
Now running a Canfield Yelli Screamy SS with 120mm and a Reverb, it’s huge fun but not up there in lightweight. Worth it though. Grin machine.
I got lucky with the chain tensioning, but it soon slacked off, running a hanger based tensioner now.
Posted 4 years agotomhowardSubscriber
Last weigh in was 25lbs and its been on a diet since then. Build is light yet strong (certainly wasn’t cheap!)
Inbred slot dropout 18″
Reba team w/20mm axle
Pro 2 on singletrack rims 135×10 bolt up rear axle
Conti vertical tyres
XTR crank and bb
Renthal sr4 32t ring un branded 16t sprocket
Gusset Bling slink chain
Hope tech x2 brakes w/183 & 160 rotors
Ti railed bel air
Thomson stem w/ ti bolts
Easton monkeylite dh carbon bars
Thomson masterpiece seat post
Hope qr clamp
Xt trail pedals
Specialized enduro grips
Reckon I could lose a lb maybe 2 without spending silly money or getting a new frame.Posted 4 years agobenzMember
Mmm….awaiting front wheel build for my budget special, so no pics yet.
Carbon frame from ebay. 1.2 kg
Trigon full carbon rigid forks from STW classifieds. 510g
Will be built up using some USE stuff I had in the garage – stem, bars, post.
Basic cheap Deore brakes from crc when they were cheap
Wheels are nothing special, being Superstar rims with Hope SS specific rear hub with Pro 2 Evo front Hub.
Nobby Nic and Racing Ralph.
Should be pretty light enough for me and fairly cheap too.Posted 4 years agobikebouyMember
There’s a few of us on Niners on here.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve a One9 SS rigid and it’s down to 18lbs
Flange has the Air9C with danglies on it and I think it’s 19lbs
Another guy from up North also has a sexy black One9 SS rigid and I think his is down to 19lbs (or so)
A few guys run Air9C’s with boingy forks on hitting 21lbs..flangeSubscriber
Was a fraction under 17lbs set up as a singlespeed and without bar ends. Probably could have gone a bit lighter if I’d swapped out the Tune rear hub for the SS king one I have. I also didn’t try it with the reynolds so again, could have maybe gone a little lighter. Amazed that a scandal got to sub 17lbs, they’re not that light to start with!Posted 4 years agodjflexureSubscriber
mattjg – Member
^^ top pic 6013!
Cheers – its from the HONC. Perfect day for a rigid SS. SO much mud.
Was waiting for a Tranny to show up. How much hassle is it to fold it away? Very jealous too
They come apart easily. Getting the bolts back through is a slight pain. Otherwise its a lovely bike. Bit like the Evil Sov I had a few years ago (it also ran SS and you could mount a dropper post) but much lighter. Fantastic all rounder IMO, can run v light rigid SS or 1×10 with short stem, wide bars and 120’s on.Posted 4 years ago
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