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Posted: May 25, 2020 at 14:14 Quote
G-horseNoBrakes wrote:
badbadleroybrown wrote:
Why single speed?

Why not!?

My local dh trails have commercial shuttle runs to the top. Its just laps down the hill. My DH bike has sram 7 speed dh set up but more often than not I find I'm not even using the rage of gears even on the 7 speed cassette. Its nice eliminating the need for shifting. It feels like its one less thing to think about and helps me tune in and focus even more on the trail.

Theres also the reliability aspect too. Less to break or go wrong!

Single speed maybe isnt for everyone. But next time you ride your dh bike, when you get to the end of the run have a think about how many times you changed gear.
How many times did the the thought "oh this is a bit too spinny... hmm feels too hard a gear, shift up..." occur?

Maybe its only me who thinks like that but sometimes shifting on the dh bike feels like a needless distraction!


Agree 100%. I have recently converted my DH to 1x1 after noticing that the only time I change gear is when I'm riding to or from a trail. Now I got less clutter and my bike looks even cleaner. I'm surprised more people don't do it as it's so simple to do.

Posted: May 25, 2020 at 14:35 Quote
Yeah it looks good too. less cables and clutter, nice and neat.
I pretty much only ride my dh bike at Innerleithen. I'm pretty sure I could get down the hill without putting in a single pedal stroke never mind change gear.

Posted: May 25, 2020 at 19:47 Quote
G-horseNoBrakes wrote:
In the process of replacing my dh bike with a ss nomad 4.
Just about finished the build, brake hoses need shortened and waiting for a seatpost.

Plan is to sell dh bike and get the cascade link for the nomad and have to the option of running it with boxxers reduced to 190.


Nice!

Posted: May 25, 2020 at 19:50 Quote
christiaan wrote:
Session lightest DH bike project 12 520kg with pedals only missing grips need to cut bars maybe shorten chain more change chainring to a lichter one to get it below 12 5kg

My weight weenie project, and yes that says 12.520kg

Wow, that’s crazy light. Can u list the complete build? I can’t make out what cranks, shock, wheels or pedals you have on it and I’m curious to see how it’s that low. Both that and the V10 look very nice bro!

Posted: May 26, 2020 at 2:24 Quote
Frame: 2019 Trek Session 9.9 large, paint stipped, link polished
Shock: rock shox Super deluxe DH air
Headset: hope 49/56
Fork: Itend Infinity
Stem: 77designz
Bar: Schmolke DH TLO 800mm
Seatpost: Schmolke TLO
Seat Alien carbon stripped paint
Crankset: Thm clavicula DH, race face nw 34t ring
Bash: 77designz
Wheels: tune mk hubs 20mm/157mm sapim thin spokes(forgot model) dt ex471 27.5 rims decals removed
Tires: schwalbe Magic Mary SuperGravity Vertstar 27.5 x 2.35
Shifting sram x01 dh mech and shifter cover polished
Brakes: Trickstuff Piccola, Intend/brakestuff aero rotors, 200/180mm, teiclstuff alu disc bolts
Seatpost clamp, forgot the brand, 8.1gr
Pedals HT me03 222gr
Grips will be extralite foam about 10gr

That is about it I think

Posted: May 26, 2020 at 3:34 Quote
christiaan wrote:
Frame: 2019 Trek Session 9.9 large, paint stipped, link polished
Shock: rock shox Super deluxe DH air
Headset: hope 49/56
Fork: Itend Infinity
Stem: 77designz
Bar: Schmolke DH TLO 800mm
Seatpost: Schmolke TLO
Seat Alien carbon stripped paint
Crankset: Thm clavicula DH, race face nw 34t ring
Bash: 77designz
Wheels: tune mk hubs 20mm/157mm sapim thin spokes(forgot model) dt ex471 27.5 rims decals removed
Tires: schwalbe Magic Mary SuperGravity Vertstar 27.5 x 2.35
Shifting sram x01 dh mech and shifter cover polished
Brakes: Trickstuff Piccola, Intend/brakestuff aero rotors, 200/180mm, teiclstuff alu disc bolts
Seatpost clamp, forgot the brand, 8.1gr
Pedals HT me03 222gr
Grips will be extralite foam about 10gr

That is about it I think

Are the Carbon Cranks, lighter than Eewings?
Are you going to do any custom weight reduction, ie. drill out disc rotors, add divits to Al parts....etc....?

Posted: May 26, 2020 at 5:15 Quote
AntN wrote:
christiaan wrote:
Frame: 2019 Trek Session 9.9 large, paint stipped, link polished
Shock: rock shox Super deluxe DH air
Headset: hope 49/56
Fork: Itend Infinity
Stem: 77designz
Bar: Schmolke DH TLO 800mm
Seatpost: Schmolke TLO
Seat Alien carbon stripped paint
Crankset: Thm clavicula DH, race face nw 34t ring
Bash: 77designz
Wheels: tune mk hubs 20mm/157mm sapim thin spokes(forgot model) dt ex471 27.5 rims decals removed
Tires: schwalbe Magic Mary SuperGravity Vertstar 27.5 x 2.35
Shifting sram x01 dh mech and shifter cover polished
Brakes: Trickstuff Piccola, Intend/brakestuff aero rotors, 200/180mm, teiclstuff alu disc bolts
Seatpost clamp, forgot the brand, 8.1gr
Pedals HT me03 222gr
Grips will be extralite foam about 10gr

That is about it I think

Are the Carbon Cranks, lighter than Eewings?
Are you going to do any custom weight reduction, ie. drill out disc rotors, add divits to Al parts....etc....?

I do not want to kill myself, so no drilling, maybe some hopp parts...... different chainring shorten front brake hose etc.

Eewings do not come in 83mm otherwise I would put those on.

They are really light

Posted: May 26, 2020 at 6:06 Quote
That’s insane. Proper rims and tyres as well.

Posted: May 26, 2020 at 7:16 Quote
christiaan wrote:
Frame: 2019 Trek Session 9.9 large, paint stipped, link polished
Shock: rock shox Super deluxe DH air
Headset: hope 49/56
Fork: Itend Infinity
Stem: 77designz
Bar: Schmolke DH TLO 800mm
Seatpost: Schmolke TLO
Seat Alien carbon stripped paint
Crankset: Thm clavicula DH, race face nw 34t ring
Bash: 77designz
Wheels: tune mk hubs 20mm/157mm sapim thin spokes(forgot model) dt ex471 27.5 rims decals removed
Tires: schwalbe Magic Mary SuperGravity Vertstar 27.5 x 2.35
Shifting sram x01 dh mech and shifter cover polished
Brakes: Trickstuff Piccola, Intend/brakestuff aero rotors, 200/180mm, teiclstuff alu disc bolts
Seatpost clamp, forgot the brand, 8.1gr
Pedals HT me03 222gr
Grips will be extralite foam about 10gr

That is about it I think

You have some exotic stuff on there, (cranks, fork, brakes) very nice man!

Posted: May 26, 2020 at 10:38 Quote
What method are you using to remove the rim decals?

Posted: May 26, 2020 at 11:08 Quote
commental wrote:
What method are you using to remove the rim decals?

They are just stuck on you can decals off dt rims very easily

Posted: May 26, 2020 at 11:32 Quote
christiaan wrote:
commental wrote:
What method are you using to remove the rim decals?

They are just stuck on you can decals off dt rims very easily

Ah okay. My 1900 Splines aren't stickers, more like paint. Your bike looks great and the weight's impressive. tup

Posted: May 26, 2020 at 20:31 Quote
commental wrote:
What method are you using to remove the rim decals?
Try peeling them off but it might leave residue. If it does just use some alcohol or some penetrating lube and let it sit for a few mins, then rub with a cloth. Should come right off with some elbow grease.

Posted: May 27, 2020 at 1:30 Quote
buildstuf wrote:
commental wrote:
What method are you using to remove the rim decals?
Try peeling them off but it might leave residue. If it does just use some alcohol or some penetrating lube and let it sit for a few mins, then rub with a cloth. Should come right off with some elbow grease.

They can't be peeled off, the material just chips if you try to get under it. I might try some weak paint stripper. Sorry for taking the thread off topic.


 
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