A picture of me from the race last saturday. Is my bar that wide? 😉
For every bike I get and build I have a plan. A plan of the perfect bike for my purpose which can differ with time and other bikes. The vision now is to build a light trailbike in weightclass with an Epic for XCracing but still be able to have fun on technical trails and maybe do a Endurorace.
My Camber is starting to take form, today with a borrowed 100mm SID WC fork and here with a borrowed front wheel so I could see how it looked. Will also change the hosing for my frontbrake for a black one. What do you think?
Seems to be around 10,6kg with 2,3″ Ground Control tires. Will get a set of S-Works Fast Track for XCracing later. Those tires will drop almost 300g extra. My first 29er 😉
New year, new bar, same name but straight and no riser this year. Got it from Tune Sverige as last time. A 750mm Tune Türnstange shortened to 720mm:
Shortening it 3cm only saved 2g så really light bar 🙂 And great looking. It’s really hard to find a lighter and better handlebar for 1500SEK as this one costs too if you want to have a wider handlebar than 700mm.
And a picture of the new men U23 CX World Champion, Michael Vanthourenhout:
Extralite finally made a new MTB handlebar. Their old is pretty slim and only for 25,4 stems. So now a new Hyperbar in three widths and types:
5mm up or 5mm drop:
Available in widths of 650, 700 and 750mm. Can be shortened to 550mm (why?)
The lightest, Hyperbar UL is 93g in 750mm
and then there is Hyperbar BEC (for barends),106g in 750mm.
Lighter than Tune Türnstange but as good?
More info here: Extralite
Knowing you’re riding around with a fork at 2000g is a hard just that. A lot of weight that should go up climbs.
So I got a new fork, a DT XMM OPM 140mm and saved 464g 😀
But a heavier QR as my Tune DC15 (35g) only works for Fox forks (for sale if you want to buy it)
the fork got a lock-out that almost locks the fork completely out and a rebound adjustment on top. Pretty simple but felt nice. So no my bike is down under 11,3kg. Wheelset next.
Will be lighter than my old Liteville was after I changed wheelset too. Even when the frame is almost 400g heavier. Link to the Liteville here: Liteville 301 by cerrol
Was out riding with 3 nice guys before work today. Perfect temperature at 7 o clock 🙂 Some new and some old nice singletracks on Nøtterøy
Biggest fail of today was that I rode without gloves. Went great last week and yesterday. But today on tight singletracks with trees on the side I really missed my gloves, got a scar after a tree hit my hand, or how it was 😉 750mm handlebar isn’t always best, but mostly. The Tune Türnstange is really stiff compared to what I expected, worth every penny.
A group picture, all taken by Truls:
Map and stats: Movescount
Last mtb ride for a while I think as I leave Norway for France on friday and working at Tour de Alsace
My bike is really good but not so light. Last mtb I had was at 8,5kg. My Trek Remedy was 11,95 yesterday. Big difference. And just a Tune saddle.
So today I mounted a new lighter 15mm axle in front:
A 60mm Tune Geiles Teil 4.0 stem, much better for me than the 80mm that came original:
Topped it with a superlight Tune Türnstange handlebar. 750mm with 15mm rise (felt better and more Enduro) that should be around 120g so saved over 250g on just the handlebar 🙂
Next up is wheels and maybe fork, and then we’lll see. Seems a bit hard to get it lighter. Made it a bit heavier too, had some strange sounds from the rear yesterday and I saw why when I washed it today, 3 bolts for the rotor was loose and 3 was missing. Should always use some loctite on those. Until I come home I got this big bolts from my dad 😉
Thinking of getting some lighter rotors too. Any suggestions on what to get? 180mm in front and 160mm in rear.