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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:18 pm 
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Here's one of my two main (non retro, but have a couple of those as well) MTBs, this Salsa is just crazy light & what I use for fast flat XC.
It's pretty much complete now, although it took about 6 years to get to this stage with major & minor upgrades as I had the cash or found bargains. The only things I plan to change are the brakes & maybe the crankset. The brakes for a set of R1's or black Juicy ultimate's (got the blues in a swap for a pair of Mono Minis!), the crank for XTR, or more than likely I'll just change to a 29/40 double ring set up. It could be lighter if I mixed & matched manufactures parts but I like the WCS theme & I hit my sub 8kg goal anyway.
I think of it as a modern retro race bike with it's rigid forks. Riding rigid is a lot of fun for me & I prefer picking lines over using suspension to soak it all up. I like the way the angles are always the same & the fork tracks loads better than a flexing suspension fork. Don't get me wrong, I do like suspension bikes as well & have an 08 Rocky Mountain Element 50 full suspension bike, but this is my favourite bike.
Hope you like it!

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Frame: Salsa Bandito full Scandium 18"
Forks: Ritchey WCS Carbon
Bars: Ritchey WCS Carbon Rizers
Stem: Ritchey WCS Carbon 4 Bolt 90mm
Headset: Chris King NoThreadset
Grips: Ritchey WCS Neoprene
Bar Ends: Plastic

Front Brake: Avid Juicy Ultimate
Front disc: Alligator Wind Cutter 160mm
Rear Brake: Avid Juicy Ultimate
Rear Disc: Alligator Wind Cutter 140mm
DT Swiss Centre Lock Convertors


Front Shifter: SRAM X0 with Avid Matchmaker
Rear Shifter: Shimano XTR
Cables: XTR Premium
Front Mech: Dura Ace Triple
Rear Mech: Shimano XTR Carbon Shadow SGS

Seat: Token Full Carbon
Seat Post: Ritchey WCS Carbon 1 Bolt With 9mm Rails Conversion
Seat Post Clamp: Token

Cranks: Shimano XT HT2 Triple
Chain: KMC X10SL Ti Nitride
Cassette: XTR 11-32
Pedals: Xpedo Ti/Mag
Bottom Bracket: Shimano 105

Front Wheel:
Rim: Bontrager Race X-Lite
Spokes: DT Revolution
Hub: Bontrager branded DT Swiss 240S
Tube: Continental Supersonic
Tire: Kenda Klimax Lite
Skewer: Halo Hex

Back Wheel:
Rim: Bontrager Race X-Lite
Spokes: DT Revolution
Hub: Bontrager branded DT Swiss 240S With 36 POE Upgrade
Tube: Continental Supersonic
Tire: Kenda Klimax Lite
Skewer: Halo Hex

Extras: Few Ti bolts/Pace Carbon Patches/Carbon Spacers
Weight: 7.9KG or 17.07LB


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:44 am 
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Lovely bike, and soooooooooo light, but that saddle looks soooooooo uncomfortable :shock: :D


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:43 am 
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Thanks, the saddle is actually pretty comfortable. It's flexy rather than solid & is ridable even without wearing cycling shorts.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:21 am 
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looks great 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:03 am 
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saltyman wrote:
looks great 8)


+1 :)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:11 pm 
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Very nice Jaz , scandium frames are a lovely ride ! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:27 pm 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
Lovely bike, and soooooooooo light, but that saddle looks soooooooo uncomfortable :shock: :D


isn`t fast xc about getting beat up? :D

like the bike,very unique. And the brakes looks awesome.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:11 pm 
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lol so true :lol:
The brakes I would happily get rid of though, just because they don't match the red/silver/black theme. I'd love a set of the black Ultimates, or even better the black R1's!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:32 pm 
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ooooh nice.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:06 pm 
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17lbs. SEVENTEEN!!! :D Looks great too - I'd imagine it is an absolute rocket-ship!


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