Okay, so I decided to get a new bike this year, thanks to joining a team, the Cycle to Fitness Greyhounds (see sig). Cycle to Fitness is a great store with a great owner and great service. Anyway, I decided to try the KHS XC Team with the new XTR components (http://www.khsbicycles.com/03_xc_team_07.htm). After waiting what seemed an eternity, it finally came in.
Interestingly, the bike did not come “semi-complete” like most other bikes in the store, so I took this opportunity to go in and bother the owner for a couple of hours and take pics of the parts before installation (he was into it too). Oh, and of course, the pics include weights. Final build weight should be in at about 25 lbs., give or take some.
Handle Bar (this will be replaced with a CF one at 120g):