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  • Premier Icon neil853
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    Very very nice! is that the std carbon or the lt?

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    A bike made out of glue and string for riding off road – are you sure?
    You'll be saying that Chinese Titanium is as good as US stuff next πŸ™„

    Very nice though!

    druidh
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    Geoff – you've hurt me deeply. Next you'll be accusing me of having a road bike with disc brakes.

    jfeb
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    Looks great. Very tastefully colour-coordinated!

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Geoff – you've hurt me deeply. Next you'll be accusing me of having a road bike with disc brakes.

    πŸ˜†

    tinsy
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    So you built your wife a hardtail that though very pretty indeed weighs more than your full sus, dont let her pick your bike up!!!

    V swish druid, v swish indeed. NN on the front though? 😯

    druidh
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    Some may have seen my post a couple of nights back showing off the Inbred I put together for Mrs Druidh.

    Well, it was really just a softening-up exercise for this….

    Still to get suspension sorted and the brakes aren't bleeding properly for some reason (an after lunch job I reckon).

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    That looks seriously lovely druid but why did you not build mrs druid a Juliana? His and hers is the way to go πŸ˜‰

    tang
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    nice. weight? got to be light.

    RealMan
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    Looks very nice, except for the pedals. Wrong shade of red.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Agreed, pedals stand out as looking a bit wrong.

    24.5lbs?

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    i'd happily have either of those. nice work.

    Spud
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    I like the pedals, they the Ti version?

    mamadirt
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    Did you take an apple break before building the SC? πŸ˜‰

    Both looking good πŸ™‚

    druidh
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    Thanks for the feedback.

    That's the Blur XC Carbon.

    Pedals are the red Candy Ti's. I've been using Eggbeaters on the hardtail, so I thought I'd give these a go.

    Weight is 23.4lbs as measured on the bike shop scales. I must weigh it on my own to check for consistency. I'm pretty happy with that as I don't think I've sacrificed rideability anywhere to gain a weight advantage.

    And the apples are part of my 5-a-day.

    hh45
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    That looks fab and it must go like a train, up hill and down. (I know its rude to ask but what cost – was any of it second hand?).

    druidh
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    The saddle is off my old Meta (well, it's comfy and "run-in").

    The cost was…..

    …oh aye. Like I'm gonna post that here πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon NZCol
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    Oh man thats nice and exactly what I am pondering building..damn you

    sem
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    What headset did you fit? I'm waiting on a new hope tapered reducer so that I can fit some 1&1/8th forks to my LTc.

    druidh
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    The XCc takes a standard headset. That's actually a Race Face Deus in mine.

    sem
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    Ahh sorry, assumed they did the same ridiculous thing with the Blur XCc frame as well. It's a real custom job for the LTc.

    Kramer
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    Short travel full susser with 26" wheels? It's a bit niche isn't it? πŸ˜‰

    cynic-al
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    Looking forward to a good pwning at the weekend druidh πŸ˜›

    druidh
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    druidh – Member

    Weight is 23.4lbs as measured on the bike shop scales. I must weigh it on my own to check for consistency.

    Just done that. Comes in at almost exactly 24.3lbs (11.02Kg). Either I remembered it wrong or the bike shops scales are a bit optimistic (I calibrated the home ones).

    Swello
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    Very nice indeed – looking forward to seeing it in the flesh. Can you get it muddy yet? πŸ™‚

    druidh
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    Swello – it has already been up one muddy hike-a-bike and round Laggan. Possible ride next thu/fri?

    GSI-MAN
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    Are you running tubeless or not?

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    hubba hubba hubba – I like that.

    Premier Icon Dougal
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    Can see where the 3lbs appears from over my bike;

    Frame +300g
    Fork +300g
    Wheels +350g
    Brakes +100g
    Saddle +100g
    Grips +100g
    Seatpost +50g
    Bars +50g
    Rotors +50g

    All adds up even with underestimates.

    Stunning looking bike though, all good tough stuff. Replied to your poploc + XTR thread, hope it helps.

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    Did you take an apple break before building the SC?

    …which helped him grow a few inches taller by the looks

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    Oh no I hope hubby doesn't see it, he's wanting a F.S and this does look nice.
    Welcome to the ladies on one club mrs druidh. I love mine, but i don't have the white accesserories.

    druidh
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    GSI-Man – Yes. I've fitted the standard NNs with a Joes kit. Seems to be holding up OK. Still to experiment with tyre pressures to see if it makes a lot of difference, but really just hoping to reduce pinch-flats.

    Dougal – I know there are lighter bits available, but I'm trying to compromise for the sake of some ruggedisation. Thanks for the comment on the Poploc thread – I'll stick up a photo of my solution in a moment.

    So far, it's working out just fine. It's light enough to easily shoulder up a non-existent path for 500M of ascent and comfy enough to descend at (my) speed and to take on Laggan red.

    I reckon that the 120mm forks are just acceptable when climbing – the front end feels very light but doesn't wander. 100mm was an option but I really wanted the Maxle.

    My only issue so far has been with the seatpost slipping. Reading through MTBR, this seems to be a fairly common complaint. Of course, I was also a bit wary of over-tightening given I've fitted a carbon seatpost. In any case, I think I'm gonna give the Gravity Dropper a try-out on it as soon as I get a shim. The frame already has cable stops for a seatpost remote too. I might tart it up with an ano red clamp.

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