i don't run flats any more, but when i did, loved my plastic pedals (nukeproof). achieving the very rare trifecta of: light, cheap, strong - pick all 3. wish there were more bits like this. my choice of a compact 11speed drivetrain is a nod in that general direction.
a side (potential) benefit to a compact drivetrain, is with improved bb clearance (i run a 26t chainring), i've not found any need for a bash. and run sans guide, for a pretty minimalist, problem-free drivetrain. tho big brakes, reasonably stout tires, and a robust alu frame still add up to a 36lb 140mm "trail" bike. *shrug*. despite previous adventures in weight weenieism (ti & carbon everything / questionable choices), i've come to the realization that it really doesn't matter that much (at least to justify significant sums of $ or compromise performance / reliability).
nothing escapes his scrutinizing eye
*nods approvingly & tosses horns*
haha. geometrons: so hot rn.
also - sweet, no-bs utilitarian build. my preferred aesthetic!
the sight is 57lbs, so that's probably in the ballpark for the range. better work on your squats if you plan to lift these.
*reminisces* the local OG xc race scene was RAD. if only we had dropper posts back then. memories of highposting down stuff like severed (hell of the north) on shitty 2" tires, 71* headangles, 150mm stems & 22" flat bars...
15 yrs younger me would be salivating over the new carbon dorado.
cool to hear he also used to have a TMX - and similarly attempted (futilely) to weight weenie the thing (i was also running the titanium profile bolts & axle - in addition to ~40 other ti bolts).
oh hell yes! *settles down with big mug o coffee*
that IS weighty. my review bike (size large) was just over 32. some chunky bits on there?
alas, said build is purely hypothetical. no new bikes on the horizon for me.
i'm envisioning this on the new carbon stumpjumper as the start of a silly light aggressive trailbike build.
this. though (imo) a proportional head tube length looks a hell of a lot better than a big stack of headset spacers.
syncros. though quite scarce, and may have only been front hubs, now that i think about it.
and yeah, M&B was mtb mecca for me. couldn't afford much there as a poor student, but went there to drool on a few occasions. so many cool cnc bits... i do recall buying an IRD switchback brake there.
similarly, the fillet brazed team toad was one of my all time most lusted over bikes.