Ultimate 140mm light-weight trail bike
Is it possible to get a Blur LT below 26lbs?DougalSubscriber
MSC Zion Carbon. I know of two sub 25lb builds that are raced DH.Posted 8 years ago
After the Alps its time to pass on the RFX frame to a new owner and think about going back to a 140mm steed.
I want to build something really light weight but burly enough for a 15 stone owner!
Is it possible to get a Blur LT below 26lbs?
To get really light do I need to go carbon?
Would like to stay with a 4 bar set up if poss as it suits my riding style and weight.
So STW know it alls, give me some advice!auricgoldfingerSubscriber
Nicolai Helius CC or swap your RFX for a new 5Spot. Just had my DW Spot up in the Peak this last weekend and it was excellent (but is a bit porky although pedals lighter than it weighs if you know what I mean). My Helius (130, but I believe going up to 140) runs in at 25.5 lbs, so light enough, stiff and a four bar. Ticks all your boxes (but it’ll cost I’m afraid).Posted 8 years agoRepacKMember
I think my LT2 is 26.5 lbs but I could probably loose 0.5lb if I went for Stans & some lighter tyres. I wldnt change anything else I dont think..
FYI the finishing kit is XTR, Easton combo of seatpost, stem & bars w Hope M4 brakes & Hope hoops w High Rollers. Forks are Fox Talas.
So yeah I do think it can be done..Posted 8 years agoCaptainMainwaringMember
At the risk of getting flamed I reckon there are some very optimistic weights being published here. My Blur LT2 with air Pikes, RP23, DT4.2 rims, Easton Monkeylight, Truvativ cranks, Hope Mono Minis, SRAM X9 comes in at 29lbs according to the bathroom scales. It is the most fantastic AM bike, and built for taking reasonably big hits, so not desouigned to be a racing snake. The LT2 carbon only arrives in June, saves probably 1lb in weight, and the frame alone will be about £2500.
If you want something with 140mm it is going to come in around 28/29lbs because a 140mm travel full suss will be built to take hits. If you want 26lbs you will be looking at a 100mm to 120mm pure XC machinePosted 8 years agopedalheadSubscriber
The LT2 carbon only arrives in June, saves probably 1lb in weight, and the frame alone will be about £2500.
Probably splitting hairs at this price point, but according to the pdf available on the UK SCB website, the LTc frame will be £2299, which makes it the same price as a Mojo SL. Admittedly, I was also expecting it to be a bit more than that based on the price of the XC carbon. Links to the PDFs at the bottom of this page.Posted 8 years agonjee20Subscriber
I don’t think it’s as easy to say ‘an all mountain bike will weigh x’, and I don’t think a 26lb bike will be a “pure XC machine”, I’d happily build up a 140mm travel bike with the kind of kit that would get it under 25lbs, but I’m not a hard rider, and I’m under 11 stone.
I do agree with the optimism of some of the weights though!Posted 8 years agosoma_richMember
Why not have a light bike? There are no rules that say you have to have a bigger heavier bike just because you weigh more.
Not what I said. I was asking why look for something around a specific wieght. Why 26lbs? I dont know the weights of my bikes just that one is heavier than the others as it has more springs and pivots.Posted 8 years ago
IMO generally these types of bikes are better when they weigh a bit more. What i mean by that is weight on the types of frames mentioned here are pretty similar, it is things like wheels and forks that make a difference, and very light wheels and forks on 140mm bikes just don’t make sense imo.
I think 28lb-30lb on a Mojo/575/VF2 etc is the ideal compromise.Posted 8 years agoheiheiMember
I’m with Si on this. My Mojo was initially built up as light as possible (Pace forks, full XTR etc). It gradually got heavier (Marz Z1 Lights, Joplin, bigger tyres) and to my mind got better and better. Slightly slacker angles and the extra weight meant it held it’s lines much better on rocky descents, steep drops, jumps etc. Sure it was a bit slower up hill, but in the scheme of things was still good. Sadly now sold.Posted 8 years ago
Same thing happened with my 5-Spot – started as light as possible (e.g. Maverick forks) but got better with Push rockers, bigger forks etc.
If you want something lightweight, why not buy a hardtail, and keep the full-suss slightly burlier?
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