The Mrs got a new bike, so I thought I deserved one too.
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).Posted 8 years ago
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.Posted 8 years ago
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).Posted 8 years agoDougalSubscriber
Can see where the 3lbs appears from over my bike;
All adds up even with underestimates.
Stunning looking bike though, all good tough stuff. Replied to your poploc + XTR thread, hope it helps.Posted 8 years ago
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.Posted 8 years ago
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