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New build: Lapierre Xelius 900

Old 08-22-10, 08:21 PM
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New build: Lapierre Xelius 900

Tomorrow my Lapierre Xelius 900 frameset will arrive. Most of the parts are ready to go.

Lapierre Xelius 900 framset - RBR classifieds
Sram Red group minus brakes, crankset- previous bike
Reynolds DV46 UL wheelset - RBR classifieds
EC90 handlebars - previous bike
EC70 seatpost - previous bike
Fizik Arione CX carbon - Ebay
ITM "The Stem" Magnesium - Ebay
Zero Gravity Neg GSL brakes - Craigslist
K-Force light crankset - Trade for Eggbeater Ti pedals with friend.

This is going to be my Everest Challenge steed. Pictures and more details will be forthcoming...
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Old 08-22-10, 10:03 PM
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looking forward to it....the sooner the better.
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Those are really nice frame. My friend has one just like it.

Where did you get it from?
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Old 08-22-10, 10:52 PM
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i picked it up on the RoadBikeReview classifieds. Going to have to do a lot of waiting. UPS guy always hits up my place at the end of the day.
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Old 08-24-10, 12:01 AM
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Frame arrived 2:30 pm.
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Old 08-24-10, 12:04 AM
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Mocked up with wheels and some other parts.
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Old 08-24-10, 12:08 AM
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Built 9:30 pm. Weighs in the mid 13's with lighter saddle and zero g brakes to come. Maiden voyage tomorrow morning. Also, better photos in the daylight.
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Old 08-24-10, 01:54 PM
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Here are some daytime photos, No garage so this is the best I can do. Seat, brakes and skewers need to be switched, prolly seatpost too. As pictured 13 lbs 15 oz. Took it for a spin the morning. Rides like an effin' champ.
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Old 08-24-10, 05:36 PM
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Damn that's a light machine! The frame is dead sexy. It looks like a stealthy rocket.
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Old 08-24-10, 07:24 PM
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Nice looking bike. What size is it?
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very nice! living in iowa with no lapierre dealers around, i've yet to see one in person.
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Its is a size 52, but has a 55 tope tube. The frame is claimed to be 840 grams. I did not get a chance to weigh it alone but it was damn light out of the box. The graphics and paint were a lot darker than I expected but I like it. I took for the local tue/thurs ride at the Rose Bowl tonight. Very smooth ride. If I had one word to describe it I would say "glides".
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Awesome looking machine!
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Nice! Looks good and light. Good combo.
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Man!!! Just converted pounds to kilos (6.35kg) and that is one LIGHT bike (possibly lighter with the skewer and seat switch).

Colours are great (except for the white on the fork - should be same as the rest of the frame )
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Just installed the zero g brakes and knocked off a 100 grams. I have spin stix coming tomorrow which are about 60 grams lighter than the old mavics. Also ditched my anodized screw in type bar ends for some plastic fizik ones and dropped 35 more. Next is the seat post. I have looked around. Not sure which to get.
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Currently at 13 lbs 9 oz. Still looking at seat posts to swap out with the EC70. I think my other arione will be a little lighter. Not much else I can do without getting exotic. It has sub 13 potential with some lighter tubbies. Currently has some conti comp 22s. If anybody has any suggestions on any other parts let me know.
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Very sweet bike.

Does Lapierre mean "the peter" in English? Strange name.
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How much are you willing to spend on your seatpost? I'm assuming you need setback, which limits how much weight you can knock off there-- thomson masterpiece is an option, there are carbon cradles and titanium bolts available, which I think can bring your post under 150g, especially looking at the length of your current post showing in the pics.

I've got my scott addict sl down to 11.5-11.6 lbs- if you're looking for other suggestions, pm me- some are more expensive than others, but if you set long term goals it can be done.

One cheap one, but only saves a few grams is to check the bolt that holds you cable guid in under the bottom bracket-- my addict frame had a steel bolt in there, I switched it to an alu water bottle cage bolt and it dropped 3g- seems like nothing, but do that in a few places and it starts to add up.
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Originally Posted by cyclebycle13 View Post
How much are you willing to spend on your seatpost? I'm assuming you need setback, which limits how much weight you can knock off there-- thomson masterpiece is an option, there are carbon cradles and titanium bolts available, which I think can bring your post under 150g, especially looking at the length of your current post showing in the pics.

I've got my scott addict sl down to 11.5-11.6 lbs- if you're looking for other suggestions, pm me- some are more expensive than others, but if you set long term goals it can be done.

One cheap one, but only saves a few grams is to check the bolt that holds you cable guid in under the bottom bracket-- my addict frame had a steel bolt in there, I switched it to an alu water bottle cage bolt and it dropped 3g- seems like nothing, but do that in a few places and it starts to add up.
Thanks. Ya I have been thinking about a Masterpiece. I am kind of right on the line with setback vs no setback.
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sweet and almost murdered out!!
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Thanks. Ya I have been thinking about a Masterpiece. I am kind of right on the line with setback vs no setback.
The other one I'd suggest is a 250mm Control Tech I-Post, which is available on ebay- has similar setback to the easton and weighs about 165g as is. I have one on my commuter bike- it's been a reliable, solid post for years-- if you go thomson, I can find the website for the carbon cradle- I don't think it's that expensive either.

If you go w/out setback, there are a bunch of other seatposts I'd suggest that are lighter, many cheaper and the reliability on them has been excellent.
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Got your PM- unfortunately, bike forums won't let me send a PM because I need 50 posts and only have 34. So- check this link- has website- pics, etc - anymore questions you can PM me w/ an email address and I can get back, or I could go make 16 (now 15) more posts.

https://weightweenies.starbike.com/fo...+elite#p630149
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