Anybody got a really lightweight singlespeed ?

Home Forum Bike Forum Anybody got a really lightweight singlespeed ?

Viewing 45 posts - 1 through 45 (of 47 total)
  • Anybody got a really lightweight singlespeed ?
  • Premier Icon Stoner
    Subscriber

    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.


    Premier Icon p7rich
    Subscriber

    Switch the frame for a Whippet? Exact same geo as an Inbred, but carbon. I’ve been riding a SS Whippet for nearly 2 years and love it. Mine is 22-23lbs without any real effort to build light.

    qwerty
    Member

    Relatively

    Edric 64
    Member

    853 inbred is 25lb with some basic wheels, cranks and finishing kit

    Rob Hilton
    Member

    Just finished knocking together a whippet here; I am a fan of sturdy bikes so it seems a bit take-the-piss-light ATM, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it :).

    Premier Icon righog
    Subscriber

    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 🙂

    fr0sty
    Member

    Short of anything carbon, it’s all a compromise. I used a Paul single speed hub and a few other bits to bring the weight down, but it’s neither here nor there attached to a steel frame…

    My Unit in race mode.

    Premier Icon Stoner
    Subscriber

    cheers rig hog.

    It’s taken a few years to get there. It’s pretty much the only bike I ride off road save for my pompetamine. Ive stripped my front suspension/geared bike – just didnt like riding it after the Ti29er.

    Premier Icon righog
    Subscriber

    This was before I had ridden a single speed but it stuck in my memory for being under 19 lbs. Fat cyclists Superfly. Worth a read.

    Fattys 19 lbs Superfly

    It’s about half way down the page !

    Gotama
    Member

    Someone on here has an niner air9c set up as single speed which is probably where you want to be if you want lightweight and can throw some spondoolies at it. It also looks lovely, aside from the red chain which is a personal thing I guess.

    Premier Icon p7rich
    Subscriber

    rich, again I was wondering what a whippet frame would be like, what forks do you use ?

    SIDs. 100mm i think. I believe it can take 120mm though.

    Premier Icon p7rich
    Subscriber

    Here she is:

    Premier Icon tmb467
    Subscriber

    A steel GT tequesta with original forks, stem, post and bars

    Alex rims / cheap hubs / 1.75″ tyres

    White paint (which weighs less cos there’s no colour in it)

    A smidgen under 25lb.

    EDIT – I know that’s not lightweight but I like it

    Premier Icon righog
    Subscriber

    That looks great rich, I guess my cheapest route would be a whippet frame and swap everything around.

    Premier Icon righog
    Subscriber

    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.

    fontmoss
    Member

    Got niner forks on now

    Candodavid
    Member

    Got a Curtis 853 that’s up for sale imminently.
    19.4 lbs with a RC31ti or 21.5lb with a Sid xx

    Premier Icon somafunk
    Subscriber

    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,

    Premier Icon wwaswas
    Subscriber

    crap pic;

    less crap;

    this was pretty light too;

    Premier Icon mattjg
    Subscriber

    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.

    Premier Icon kcal
    Subscriber

    Don’t have pics, but Kona Kilauea I think weighs in around 22 lbs or something as I’ve set it up. Nothing particularly light on it (RC31s I guess) but simple Vs rather than discs might help, and carbon bars as well..

    There’s some proper light bikes on this thread.

    10.83kg of Qoroz.

    Belt drive and Lefty help.
    It’s now got plastic bottle cages, which help a bit more.

    I could lose the bar ends and fit 140m discs, but I don’t think I’d get it below 10kg.

    Premier Icon righog
    Subscriber

    Here is my heavy boy.

    feisty
    Member

    I have a 18.5 lb On One Scandal 26″ with carbon lefty (was 16.5 lb with rigid fork) which I am looking to sell

    I am now riding a Niner Air 9 Carbon which is 22 lbs dead but I have some new wheels and parts which should get me to 20.5 lbs

    8)

    Premier Icon Stoner
    Subscriber

    16.5 lb

    *cough*

    how the hell do you get to that weight without helium in the tyres?

    Premier Icon tomhoward
    Subscriber


    image by tom.howard.562, on Flickr

    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
    King headset

    Reckon I could lose a lb maybe 2 without spending silly money or getting a new frame.

    Premier Icon epicyclo
    Subscriber

    26.7lbs

    Fairly light for a fatbike

    Premier Icon Stoner
    Subscriber

    that looks A LOT of fun, epicyclo.

    benz
    Member

    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.

    Premier Icon djflexure
    Subscriber

    This probably qualifies.
    I’m loving the lack of bulk. Genuinely surprised at what I can climb (new to SS).

    [/url]
    IMG_0663 by djflexure, on Flickr[/img]
    And one of me gooning on it.

    [/url]
    HONC_SPB by djflexure, on Flickr[/img]

    Premier Icon mattjg
    Subscriber

    ^^ top pic 6013!

    Premier Icon epicyclo
    Subscriber

    Stoner – Member
    that looks A LOT of fun, epicyclo.

    Oh it is. Makes me look like a much better rider than I really am. You’d love it.

    bikebouy
    Member

    There’s a few of us on Niners on here.
    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..

    Premier Icon curiousyellow
    Subscriber

    @djflexure

    Was waiting for a Tranny to show up. How much hassle is it to fold it away? Very jealous too.

    Premier Icon flange
    Subscriber

    This….

    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!

    munrobiker
    Member

    17lbs for this. It was phenomenal to ride- you just didn’t need gears to get up the hills. Surprisingly capable down too because it just sort of bounced over everything.

    ti_pin_man
    Member

    My ibis ti mojo was 16.75lbs – rigid black sheep fork. No pics whilst i’m at work i’m afraid.

    thomthumb
    Member

    this is around 20lbs with carbon rigids. nice bike. nothing too fancy on it either.

    Sam
    Member

    This got down to under 17 lbs with lighter brakes and seatpost.

    dizcostix
    Member

    14lbs i reckon

    fontmoss
    Member

    Some more pics, not great sadly.

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
    Subscriber

    Nice bike but I reckon 14lbs is optimistic

    Premier Icon djflexure
    Subscriber

    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.

    gee
    Member

    Salsa Selma 18lbs on my digital scales. Rigid Exotic forks, Hope/Crests.

    As above, surprisingly capable on the downs as it just bounces off everything.

    GB

    IvanDobski
    Member

    Here’s my One9 with it’s not unanimously loved red chain!

    Not a particularly light build – Ardents, 180mm brakes etc so could easily trim another couple of lbs from it. No idea of the current weight though.

Viewing 45 posts - 1 through 45 (of 47 total)

The topic ‘Anybody got a really lightweight singlespeed ?’ is closed to new replies.