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Old 03-12-08, 05:01 PM   #1
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Planning to Build up a Lightweight

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Im a little out of the times with hardtails, all iv really looked at in the past year has been for building up my FS, but it weighs in at about 30lbs and is a pain to ride with my buddies who mostly do in between XC and All Mountain riding. So im looking to build up a hardtail that weighs under (or just about) 15lbs. So whats popular right now?

Requirements are, under $900, hardtail, Aluminum, want enough left over for something like XT/X9 componentry.
Wow. Just....

I REALLY hope you're kidding (well... I should say attmpted humor).
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Ha! The Scott Scale LTD, a top-end carbon hardtail, has XTR and weighs in at 18 pounds. It costs $8000 to boot.

Good luck drilling all those holes in your frame.

Anything under 16 pounds will be both incredibly expensive (Actually, anything under 20 will cost a lot), no matter how old the components, and also not be capable at anything but the road. Also, 15 pounds is UCI weight limit for road bikes, just so you know....

How long have you been biking again?
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Nvmd, il go somewhere helpful.
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Hmmm, iv seen Al hardtails that weigh 15 for like 1500 new. CF is overpriced.
That's gigantic bull-crap if I've ever heard it. Care to provide the link?
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and i was hoping for a helpful first comment, silly me.
My comment was plenty helpful. I attempted to make you aware of your own foolishness. Apparently, I failed.
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My comment was plenty helpful. I attempted to make you aware of your own foolishness, but apparently, I failed.
Good thing you quoted him.
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Good thing you quoted him.
Unfortunately theres no delete thread button for your trash talk. Doesnt matter im worth more than your bike, career, and future combined.
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Unfortunately theres no delete thread button for your trash talk. Doesnt matter im worth more than your bike, career, and future combined.
In the world of rhetoric, that is what would be known as an ad hominem. It is generally considered a fallacy and often reflects the offender's apparent incapacity for intelligent speech.
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Unfortunately theres no delete thread button for your trash talk. Doesnt matter im worth more than your bike, career, and future combined.
Goddamn, and people daya I'm a garbage forum member!

I'm waiting for that 8' drop.


I also want proof of your statement that you're more than my life. I doubt in that becuase, well, I've never met any adult who would go by the handle "elf'.
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Unfortunately theres no delete thread button for your trash talk. Doesnt matter im worth more than your bike, career, and future combined.
That's a hoot. If you're worth so much, then why do you only have $900 to spend on a 15lb bike? And why did you erase everything you said?
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That's a hoot. If you're worth so much, then why do you only have $900 to spend on a 15lb bike?
Be me to it.
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That's a hoot. If you're worth so much, then why do you only have $900 to spend on a 15lb bike? And why did you erase everything you said?
As blasphemous as it may sound, theres other things in life more neccesary than bikes, especially for a student, i erased everything i said in an effort to avoid pointless conversations such as this.

Its time to drop this post, move on with life, and go spend time with you fam.
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There have been a few clueless,lame ass posters over the last couple of years but ol' elf is truely awesome! I really enjoy reading your killer post.
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I'm waiting for that 8' drop.
Dude, im busy, i pamper you ppl too much already.
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There have been a few clueless,lame ass posters over the last couple of years but ol' elf is truely awesome! I really enjoy reading your killer post.
I will add that to my page of testimonials.
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You're the one that brought it up. Got pics yet?
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Goddamn, and people daya I'm a garbage forum member!

I'm waiting for that 8' drop.


I also want proof of your statement that you're more than my life. I doubt in that becuase, well, I've never met any adult who would go by the handle "elf'.
It happens to have a story behind it which you will never know.
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You're the one that brought it up. Got pics yet?
nawp, i wake up at 7, spend the day in school, go to lacrosse practice at 3:10, get home at 6:00, and finish my homework, (which by that time its dark anyway) im not messin, i really dont have the time.

Ironically the only time i will be able to bike is if my game gets rained out on Sat.
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nawp, i wake up at 7, spend the day in school, go to lacrosse practice at 3:10, get home at 6:00, and finish my homework, (which by that time its dark anyway) im not messin, i really dont have the time.
Where the hell do you live? I was flyfishing until about 7:15 and it was plenty daylight. So you gonna get pics of that drop?
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Where the hell do you live? I was flyfishing until about 7:15 and it was plenty daylight. So you gonna get pics of that drop?
Maryland, but its too dark to take a pic by 6:30 in the woods. I can make time, but im usually tired when i get back.
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There have been a few clueless,lame ass posters over the last couple of years but ol' elf is truely awesome! I really enjoy reading your killer post.
Does Elf beat me in the F.A.L. category?
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