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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 11:09 am 
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Over the winter I had been tinkering with my Voodoo Djab with a view to give racing a try in 2012.

For one reason or another I haven't got around to it. However I have got interested in minimizing weight where possible :oops: (This bit is Tony's fault!)

To put it into perspective though this is weight weenie for a larger rider. At 6' 3'' and circa 97kg it will be weenieish but not crazy. If I could get down to 21lb I would be happy.

:arrow: So the basis for my build my 20'' Djab:

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In this ^^ build its 24lb 8oz weighed on a Park Tools scale.

After a bit of shopping at XCRacer its 23lb 5oz is still pretty portly.

Sooooooo ......

After being convinced by my LBS that carbon isn't to be feared I managed to pick up one of these second hand in 21'' guise:

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Weighing in at an honest 1072g for their largest frame it should see a fair bit of weight dropped off of my current build - should be somewhere in the region of 700g!

That coupled with going 1 x 9 with a 34T ring and some lighter rotors I should be heading in the right direction.

Moving up from a 27.2 seatpost to a 31.6mm post may sway me to try a carbon post - I figure the extra girth may make for a stronger post. That said I don't fancy carbon splinters in the b...hind!

This will be weight weenie on a budget though. The build above was about £1000 ish with bits purchased second hand etc.

One down grade I am contemplating is ditching the discs for V brakes! I have a pair of XC717 rims and the frame is rim brake compatible so I would just need to find some forks ..... eek!

So fingers crossed.

*Tony - I don't really blame you :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 12:56 pm 
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:D I'll be watching this build. That is a lovely frame and a excellent starting point. I hope this will be a off road rider WW build? As a road build will be even lighter. But thse are off road bikes.


Nice to see others getting the WW bug. Over mine now.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 2:01 pm 
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It will indeed be an off road build.

I have burlier builds to abuse so I am hoping that this will be dainty :oops: but 100% useable - Can't afford for it to be a garage queen!

It is an intoxication this weight weenie business - sadly something that will be halted by its huge costs!


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 2:07 pm 
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A big lotto win and a WW could go mad. Would be a shops 'wet'dream :lol:

Shame your tall :wink: Avarage like me and it's a smaller frame :lol: (if i wasn't in to Trimble that is)


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 2:28 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
A big lotto win and a WW could go mad. Would be a shops 'wet'dream :lol:

Shame your tall :wink: Avarage like me and it's a smaller frame :lol: (if i wasn't in to Trimble that is)


The smaller versions of this frame only weigh 50g less than this one!


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 5:01 pm 
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very cool,

is the frame an 'integrated headset' affair? and does it take a conventional BB, or something newer/fancier?

Watching with interest... 8)


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 6:57 pm 
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GT-Steve wrote:
very cool,

is the frame an 'integrated headset' affair? and does it take a conventional BB, or something newer/fancier?

Watching with interest... 8)


Integrated headset

Std BB


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 7:07 pm 
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I cant see anything wrong here, looks like you got all the good bases covered.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 7:14 pm 
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and where, my good man, did you find the frame..? :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 9:38 pm 
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Frame arrived today ........ f**k :shock:

The bubble wrapped it came in weighs more than the frame ...... Seriously! It did have a box too!!!

I need to replace some of the heli tape, get a new seatpost then it's built build build!

It's got a couple of nice touches like the front mech routing. The cable runs under the BB then through the frame .... Yes through the frame. Very neat 8)

it is a bit un nerving the echo you get from tapping the frame :lol:


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