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  • One for the weight weenies
  • simply_oli_y
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    Just spotted this over on pinkbike.
    The idea of scraping down a brand new bike makes me a bit ūüėĮ

    https://m.pinkbike.com/news/building-the-worlds-lightest-29ers.html

    2tyred
    Full Member

    I really enjoyed reading that, cheers!

    That Scale is absolutely mint. First thing I’d do is get rid of the gears though. Then it’d be proper light.

    grtdkad
    Full Member

    Quite impressed with the finished bikes tbh but wow, a brave project!

    larrydavid
    Free Member

    His thighs though. Muscles on muscles

    qwerty
    Free Member

    ūüėĮ

    everyone
    Free Member

    The real weenies have been following his thread ūüėČ

    onandon
    Free Member

    About ten years ago I removed the paint from a nice carbon frame for a weighty weenie build.
    It took about 250g from the weight even when clearcoated and looked awesome.

    I ended up with a frame at under 900 grams

    rocketman
    Free Member

    *likes*

    trail_rat
    Free Member

    What’s good is he actually rides.

    Have seen some right horrors of light bike projects‚Ķ. Usually ridden by fatty IT middle management ūüôā

    smell_it
    Free Member

    It’s all gone a bit village people, but brave project and fine eye for detail.

    qwerty
    Free Member

    He appears to have a zebra scrotum taped to the downtube.

    Yak
    Full Member

    Impressive. He’s not shy in giving it some stick too despite the weeny bits.

    steve_b77
    Free Member

    Seriously impressive and some quadzillah action going on there.

    grtdkad
    Full Member

    Those Daisy Duke shorts! Trend setting for the 2018 race season?!

    reggiegasket
    Free Member

    wiggles
    Free Member

    If I had those quads i`d wear those shorts all the time

    muppetWrangler
    Free Member

    I like it. A man whose bike weight philosophy and his shorts are straight out of the 1980’s

    reggiegasket
    Free Member

    If I had those quads i`d wear those shorts all the time

    Daisy or Gustav?

    simply_oli_y
    Free Member

    Yup good to see a proper light bikes actually ridden too.
    As he says it’s only the pedals, bar/stem and post/saddle that limit it to 85kg. So not bad really. So you could swap it out and still have a 7kg bike for someone outside of fit racer territory.

    I would liked to see a cost though.

    Considering the Hopp derailleur is 700 Euro!
    https://r2-bike.com/SRAM-XX1-Eagle-Rear-Derailleur-tuned-by-HOPP-Carbon-Parts-12-speed-Type-30-X-Horizon-UD-Carbon-matte

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    *awaits someone to claim that is not that light, and their trail bike, with XT and a dropper, is half a pound lighter, as per them holding it, stood on the bathroom scales, then subtracting their weight.

    steve_b77
    Free Member

    as per them holding it, stood on the bathroom scales, then subtracting their weight

    Surely that’s how he weighed them in the first place, either that or pound shop luggage scales

    shermer75
    Free Member

    Good read that!

    shermer75
    Free Member

    Looks like he gained about 1kg of arm muscle for every 100g of paint he scraped off of his frames though lol

    nairnster
    Free Member

    Not as light as a Giant Trance o believe.

    tomhoward
    Full Member

    Not as light as a Giant Trance o believe

    ūüėÜ ūüėČ

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