I have been going back and forth for a while trying to decide which bike to use for my first couple of races this year. I love how light my Enlightenment is but the courses are pretty technical with lots of rocks and roots so I am afraid that the low bottom bracket could come into play. The Truth is a fantastic bike but it was just a little heavy. I finally decided to go with the Truth. I think I will be able to maintain my momentum enough in the rocky and rooty sections to be able to justify carrying the extra weight.
When I started out last night the Truth weighed in at a whopping 26.19 pounds. Just a little too heavy in my opinion. I decided to swap out the wheelset, crankset, chainrings, bottom bracket, handlebar, grips, stem, seatpost, pedals, cassette, skewers, and rotors. The bike now weighs in at 24.21 pounds with bottle cage, computer, and bar ends. I still need to replace the saddle and swap the rear derailleur out for an X.0. It should be under 24 pounds in time for the race.
Here is a crappy picture. Unfortunately by the time I finished the crash diet it was beginning to get dark.