- lets see your 29" XC racers
I like, may have to change my user name!
Trying to resist the temptation to lighten it up a bit as the seat post, clamp and stem are heavy old parts bin bits. Think it could probably do with a nice KCNC layback from xcracer 🙂 23lbs on the nose in its current form though, which isn’t too shabby for the budget.
Be joining the club shortly, I’ll revisit this in a couple of weeks!
njee, I am expecting a properly sub 20lbs weapon 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Still racing a 26er, its all in the legs you know 🙂
Liking FM056 that Chris Noble built up though…..Posted 4 years ago
I’ve never raced a 29er with a number on, I have however nailed a couple around one of my test loops.
Possibly worth 90 seconds per hour on a XC course, not totally convinced, quicker yes, worth the money when you’ve already got a 20lb 26er, nah not at the moment.
However since my two previous Trek frames have cracked and they no longer so a 26er SSL, then maybe sometime soon…..Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
ragley TD-1 in its natural habitat – being raced – 10 uder the ben 2 years ago – hence the lobster tan it was about 30 degrees :d
Its one of them bikes that just encourages fast riding – it weighs about 21lbs in Singlespeed guise with carbon forks but its so much more fun/comfy than my 20lb carbon race bike with 27spd XTR and sids.Posted 4 years agogeeMember
the 650b bike is a different bike – I’m still racing on that one. Pic below… The rims coming for the 29er are the Light Bicycle ones which I’ve been running on my 650b bike all season. I also have some prototype Halo carbon ones coming in December for my Spearfish; those will be a little heavier than the Light Bicycle ones but a hell of a lot stronger and are more designed for AM/Enduro use if I’m honest.
The ti post and bars on the 29er are new this week and are a-ma-zing. I’d forgotten how bendy ti seatposts are – it’s so much comfier than the aluminium one it replaced.
Posted 4 years ago
Can’t believe the Trek has snapped Njee, bad times! Sub 20lb should be easily doable, mine is and its towing four Duracell’s around..
Aye, with any luck! It’s a cracked chainstay, there are just no more 26″ ones, Trek have been fantastic actually, can’t fault their response.Posted 4 years ago
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