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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:40 pm 
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I have had this done for a while. Been road riding for most of the year and the weather in Toronto has been lousy.

As far as I know its a Titanium Wheeler, though a couple of riders on the trail have tried to convince me its a early Fat Chance ti. Its a resto mod ... old meets new. Still working on the fine tuning of it, but its pretty fun. Great over the flats and usual single track. Its a bit of a white knuckler on the more aggressive obstacles. Pretty much every nut and bolt is on Ti and lots os NOS retro parts on it.

Frame: Wheeler Titanium

Fork: Trigon Carbon

Headset: Chris King
Stem: Specialized M2
Handlebar: Titec titanium
Grips: Ritchey
Barends: Ti Ends

Brakes: XT 739
Brake Pads: XT 739
Brake Cables: Jagwire Ripcord
Cantilever cable hangers: None
Brake Levers: XT 739

Shifters: XT 739
Front Derailleur: XTR M901
Rear Derailleur: XTR M910
Derailleur Cables: Jagwire Ripcord
Cassette: XT 737
Chain: HG
Cranks: XT 737
Crank Bolts: Titanium
Chainrings: XT 737
Chainring bolts: KCNC
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
Pedals: Shimano XT 780

Hub Skewers: KCNC Ti
Rims: Mavic 317
Hubs: XT 737
Nipples: Alum
Spokes: DT
Tyres: Panaracer Fire XC Pro Kevlar
Tubes: Specialized

Saddle: Selle Phobos ti
Seatpost: Syncros 28.0
Seatpost Binder: KCNC Titanium

Weight: 19.4 lbs


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:47 pm 
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love it, and wow its lightweight. Im envious!!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Few more pics ...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:34 am 
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welcome to the sub 20lbs club! ;) guess those carbon forks offset the tyre weight a bit. surprised with tyre choice given you say you ride mostly road with that.

here's my sub 20 Merlin Ti

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=84260


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:51 pm 
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RockiMtn wrote:
welcome to the sub 20lbs club! ;) guess those carbon forks offset the tyre weight a bit. surprised with tyre choice given you say you ride mostly road with that.

here's my sub 20 Merlin Ti

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=84260


Nice looking Merlin.

This is my trail setup. I'll take a pic of it next time it goes to work with its road wheels/tires. It looks pretty wild :)

By road riding I meant my Klein Quantum has a lot of miles.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:32 pm 
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so is it still sub 20 with the offroad wheel setup? or only with road wheel setup?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:45 pm 
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RockiMtn wrote:
so is it still sub 20 with the offroad wheel setup? or only with road wheel setup?


Yes ... sub 20 ready to go offroad.

Its actually heavier with the road setup. The spin wheels are heavier and the denonators I use are not too much lighter than the Kevlar Panaracer Fires


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:28 pm 
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Here's the bike in commuting form. Spin Tri-Spoke wheels, Maxxis Detonator Tires, and KCNC ti Skewers.


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