Wednesday, December 05, 2012

25lbs and Fat

This years fatty bike is now fully assemble and Charly Tri asked me to post an update AND include weight (cause might bike is lighter), so here goes.


It started with a Large Beargrease frameset.  They have short top tubes so I had to go w/ almost no standover on the large to get a bike that fit right with respect to reach.   I don't particularly like sky blue, but luckily acetone removes the decals (and I have no obligations to Salsa).  I still have a couple left to wipe off.  I added back some color w/ reflective tape.
The components are a mix of XX and XTR.  The cockpit is pure Bontrager sweetness to match my summer ride.
The two exciting build points are the wheels and front half of the drivetrain.  The front half is loaded w/ e13:  XCX cranks with 1 32 tooth ring (these are the best and lightest out there hands down) and XCX chain keeper (I use 'em in the summer and they keep the chain on, always!).  I figure if I can't pedal through something in the 32-36, I might as well walk.   The wheels are Freewheel specials from Tyson made with the new Hope snow bike hubs, DT swiss spokes, and Large Marge Lite rims.  I didn't weigh the wheels, but they have to be some of the lightest out there.

Oh, and the weight?  25.9 lbs w/ pedals, bottle cage, and the new UL Nates tires mounted.  It should be about 25.5 lbs with an escalator in the rear.  This is at least 5 pounds lighter than Charly's bike.

12 comments:

rideonpurpose said...

I love it- especially the acetone comment.

However, from what I've seen those escalators might not help .4 lbs! Let us know what yours does weigh when you get one.

jacobmontereal said...

What a nice bike, I love bikes and biking as well. How i wish I have a bike like that.

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The Rider Formerly Known as VR Captain said...

As somewhat of a bike weight math novice I would love to see the calculation that gets you to a half a pound of weight loss by only replacing the rear tire with a tire that is only about 40 grams lighter. That is some magic bike weight math there.

Anonymous said...

I tend to think that this is spreadsheet weights. Real bike weights please. No phony business

Charly Tri said...

I am confused. I don't remember this request. Never the less, my fatbike is lighter, I can just tell by lifting it. Plus, my wheelbuilder is not known for his chicken nuggets.

Charly Tri said...

I know you turned on the fog machine for dramatic effect, but it only makes for a blurry picture.

The Rider Formerly Known as VR Captain said...

That Chain guide looks a little chunky. What no carbon fork?

Brendan said...

My escalator tire came in at 1200 gs and my nates were 1370, so it ended up taking ~ .3 lbs off not .5. I did have the pick of the litter and there were a few chunky Escalators in the litter. I thought the escalator was supposed to be 1000gs?!?!

The 25.9 is no spreadsheet weight, it is the real deal. I will get the fogger going tonite and take a picture w/ the bike on a scale.

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Tyson said...

Chicken nuggets? I'm known for a different kind of nugget! One thing for sure though, I can build some winning wheels. Maybe you should try a pair Charly.

Charly Tri said...

Sorry Tyson\ I should have said chicken products and not pigeon holed you into just nuggets.

As a matter of fact I too have built "winning wheels". So maybe you and I can get together sometime and talk about all the common folk who don't have winning wheel skills. We should have a secret hand shake.