What is too light for a dh bike?

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Posted: Oct 12, 2007 at 14:34 Quote
What is too light for a dh bike?, I would like to gauge everyones opinion on this topic as i have manged to come up with a build kit for my 2003 Gemini that will have a total bike weight of aproximately 28 pounds. That is fuly built with a double crown fork. All coments are welcomed, i want to hear what the masses think.

Posted: Oct 12, 2007 at 14:35 Quote
Dude that for a dh bike is crazy f-ing light?!?! what did u choose for parts spec?!?!! like i personnally think my bike is light and it weighs around 39 pounds....

Posted: Oct 12, 2007 at 14:36 Quote
PART DESCRIPTION WEIGHT

FRAME 2003 Cannondale Gemini.............3000
R.SHOCK Rock Shox Monarch 4.2...............205
FORK Rock Shox Boxxer...................2980
HEADSET FSA Orbit MX.........................97
STEM Syntace F99 75mm.....................91
HANDLEBAR Easton Monkey lite XC 25.4x660......150
BRAKES Avid Juicy Ultimate.................690
SHIFTER Sram Double tap 10 speed............125
WHEELS Custom build.......................1408
TIRES IRC Trailbear 26x2.5...............1410
R.DER Sram Red............................153
CRANK FSA Afterburner hollow..............750
GUIDE E.Thirteen LG1......................195
BASH E.Thirteen Supercharger
PEDALS Xpedo MX-3 Force platform...........408
SEATPOST Pazazz SP-985 27.2x250mm............152
SEAT Selle Italia SLR Teknologika Flow....95
CASSETTE Sram Red 11-26......................160
CHAIN Sram Red 114links...................257

total in grams....................12316
total in pounds...................27.13

Posted: Oct 12, 2007 at 14:38 Quote
uhhhh k... r u on an unlimited budget?! if all that equals what your saying good on ya!!! sounds like a relatively solid build!!!

Posted: Oct 12, 2007 at 14:40 Quote
Show us some pics, that sounds like a sweet ride.

Posted: Oct 12, 2007 at 14:41 Quote
What r u guna be running for wheels?!!!?

Posted: Oct 12, 2007 at 14:42 Quote
Never too light, only unreliable Wink

I mean, as long as you can afford all the tuning and all the maintenance that light bikes need, a 28 pounds dh bike is perfect.

Posted: Oct 12, 2007 at 14:42 Quote
budget is not an option and i;m building over the winter

Posted: Oct 12, 2007 at 14:45 Quote
WHEELS Custom build.......................1408

Lol, 1408 grams? that's not gonna last! What hubs and rims did you use? I ride a 1325grams wheelset for cross-country and they are scary! My road wheelset (dura-ace Scandium Tubeless) are heavier than your DH wheelset!

Posted: Oct 12, 2007 at 14:45 Quote
wheels are dt hubs on sun rims with dt spokes
DT 190 ceramic rear hub
DT 240 2 Front hub
DT aero lite spokes
Sun UFO rims

Posted: Oct 12, 2007 at 14:46 Quote
i'm an xc rider who has never had a problem wheel wise so i'm not too worried

Posted: Oct 12, 2007 at 14:47 Quote
LOLOLOL, DT 190! lol, these hubs weren't made for this purpose at all! I use the same hubs for cross-country and they are not so durable! lol, you gonna break it! trust me! Do you have DT titanium skewers?

Posted: Oct 12, 2007 at 14:48 Quote
Juicy Ultimates on downhill bike??? Correct me if im wrong arent they light cross country brakes?

Posted: Oct 12, 2007 at 14:48 Quote
grips? Tubes? Rim Strips? Chain Ring + bolts? Shock mounting hardware? star Nut and top cap? R/ wheel QR? Cables and Housing? And theres no weight for your Supercharger.
Good luck

Posted: Oct 12, 2007 at 14:48 Quote
no if anyone want to talk about this directly add me on msn sean_kennedy10@hotmail.com

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