So… got my Top Fuel under 20lbs
Good work, those Mt Zoom bars are a bargain.
Agreed, their ti bottle cage is nice too, lighter than the Race X Lite Carbon it replaced and it doesn’t mark bottles!
Jesus that’s impressive – how does it ride?
Quickly! I love it to be honest, I’m used to racey bikes, and it’s just so fast. Shame about the rider really.
Might be light but its **** ugly in a way that only a mother could love it
Certainly splits opinion, can’t say I’m that fussed either way!Posted 6 years ago
With Rocket Rons too – using Furious Freds would’ve been cheating, as they’re only usable about 5 days of the year!
Been riding it since December, but with a few little changes it’s now happily under 20, which I’m chuffed with!
-OCLV carbon frame, RP2 shock
-Fox Float RL FIT Remote fork, tapered steerer
-A2Z hubs/Podium MMX rims/Revolutions (1246g with yellow tape and valves)
-XTR M980 groupset including brakes
-Custom Mathias Hellore titanium 36t chainring and bodged chain guide
-KCNC 160/140 rotors, now with Ashima alu rotor bolts
-New Ultimate stem
-Mount Zoom bars, titanium bottle cage, skewers and top cap
-Egg Beaters with ti axles
-Alligator I-Link cables
-various alu and ti bolts
It’s rather fast. I like it a lot. Anyone in the ‘your scales are wrong’ camp is more than welcome to have a heft at Mayhem next weekend – I’ll bring the scales too! Still need to get a few more alu bolts, want to make a new cage for the chain guide out of carbon too. Not a huge amount else I can be bothered to do though!
Posted 6 years ago
Is that a home made chain guide apart from the bit which is from superstar? I need the same for my Anthemx
Yep! It’s a Superstar BB mounted guide, a DMR seat tube clamp (£3 off CRC) and an offcut of carbon! I originally used some rack stays which worked well, but were a bit flexy. Impressed with it though, never dropped the chain, raced and ridden it all over the place!Posted 6 years ago
I do want to switch to a crown mounted lockout, they don’t do 100mm SIDs with a tapered steerer in the UK, I was planning to swap, and remove the lockout! I could trim the steerer, affects resale value!
Bottle cage stays – not drinking tends to slow one down in races! Computer mount is a bit pointless really, but I like all the data! It is a 160 rotor, seatpost is at it’s shortest, saddle is a surprisingly light 150g. I used to use SLRs, but they don’t last.
Not doing badly though 🙂
This Mountain Mayhem of which you speak, does it have any mountains?
No, it’s a load of muddy fields and a course I’d never consider riding outside the event, but as it’s the single biggest MTB event in the UK I don’t really care, it’s a lot of fun! You’re right on the hose – there’s another couple of inches in the top tube I need to trim! Like the saddle (see above!) so that stays.
It’s gotta be usable first and foremost, I trust all the parts on it. Could save some extra weight, but IMO it’s either too expensive to justify (XX cassette) or would compromise performance (unpadded saddles and what not). Certainly happy with it more or less as is for now!Posted 6 years ago
Only MTB yep! I love it! Got some Hope Hoops on Crests for when I’m not racing, but prefer the lighter ones. I think light bikes have come on significantly in the last 5 years or so, it handles extremely well, plenty stiff enough. I find it a great trail bike, personally I find heavy bikes horrible, it’s what you’re used to frankly! 🙂Posted 6 years agoneilneilorangepeelMember
Looks nice mate, well done! What I like and find the most impressive is that you have achieved a significant weight saving with fairly ordinary parts. Nothing out of the ordinary or overly exotic. The bike looks like you can still ride it day in and day out with its intended purpose in mind, unlike some of the light bikes I have seen. 😀Posted 6 years agoB.A.NanaMember
looks good, recently built a sub 20lbs bike myself, but hardtail and I have to sub carbon rigids to get the 20lbs. I’ve come to realise that a light bike gives me a much more enjoyable day out for a not very fit person, rather than lugging round a hardcore mince tank, just to go a bit faster on the downs. Strangely, I’m now almost looking forward to the climbs. I’ve still got the big bikes, but just for playing on, blasts in the local woods or occasional trips to the Lakes. By comparison, they don’t see the light of day very often now.Posted 6 years ago
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