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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:08 pm 
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Sub 600g full carbon forks.

I now have a frame and fork (inc headset) thats considerably lighter than most frames alone.

Sub 17lb here I come :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:15 pm 
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letmetalktomark wrote:
Sub 600g full carbon forks.

I now have a frame and fork (inc headset) thats considerably lighter than most frames alone.

Sub 17lb here I come :wink:


8) 8) perhaps 16lb :D any pictures


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:40 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
letmetalktomark wrote:
Sub 600g full carbon forks.

I now have a frame and fork (inc headset) thats considerably lighter than most frames alone.

Sub 17lb here I come :wink:


8) 8) perhaps 16lb :D any pictures


All in good time :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:57 pm 
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letmetalktomark wrote:
Sub 600g full carbon forks.

I now have a frame and fork (inc headset) thats considerably lighter than most frames alone.

Sub 17lb here I come :wink:


But why bother? There is such a thing as too light...personally I do not like builds that are very light, they can feel nervous to me. Is this becoming an obsession of yours Mark :wink: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:08 pm 
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Obsession ...... Moi? :lol:

Did you see my post about those Truvativ bars?


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letmetalktomark wrote:
Obsession ...... Moi? :lol:

Did you see my post about those Truvativ bars?


Did you see my reply? ha ha they are chuffing heavy fella :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:40 pm 
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Harryburgundy wrote:
letmetalktomark wrote:
Sub 600g full carbon forks.

I now have a frame and fork (inc headset) thats considerably lighter than most frames alone.

Sub 17lb here I come :wink:


But why bother? There is such a thing as too light...personally I do not like builds that are very light, they can feel nervous to me. Is this becoming an obsession of yours Mark :wink: :lol:


I agree with a bike being too light , I got my race bike down to 20lb and it became horrible t ride, twitchey beyond belief. Yet at 23lb with it was a nice bike to ride. Strange!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:15 am 
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i remember back in 92 or 93, mountain biking magazine got a gt rts down to some stupid weight, like 17lb or something, thought it was total crap to ride, it just bounced off stuff as it was too light...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:56 am 
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T'boo Ted wrote:
i remember back in 92 or 93, mountain biking magazine got a gt rts down to some stupid weight, like 17lb or something, thought it was total crap to ride, it just bounced off stuff as it was too light...


It wasn't the low weight. It's a GT :lol:

14 or 15 lb mtb's are great fun to ride. Down hill takes on a whole different feel. Going up hill is a dream


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:39 am 
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wouldn't like to see them suddenly go..
but nice weight :)
Do you have a picture as for some reason I cannot get the unicrown design bladed things out of my head when I see them on a bike. That's just not an mtb fork.



As for the GT, I bet they forgot to do simple things like change the tyre pressures and the suspension setup for the lighter bike and it's riding characteristics.


The advantage to a light bike that I can see is, when you come back from a ride it's still only 23lb with mud solidified into it and leaves tangled in places. Many times we have (for fun) weighed or bikes after and they've gained about 6lb in mud :lol:


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