im being a bit lazy and don’t feel like figuring it out, so heres my proposition, if you mix and match parts I think you could have an ULTRALIGHT uni that is also plenty strong for your average rider.
lets say you take a KH frame and put it on a DX wheelset and seat/seatpost(if it fits)
then you have a light, strong uni
but how much lighter than the stock DX? i know the information is out there i just am too occupied to dig it all up.
just to keep it reasonable, leave the insane koxx frames out of this as they are stupidly expensive.
The stupidly expensive koxx frame are stupid and expensive. The xtp is withing a few grams of the KH20, so go with that. You could do some simple thing to make your uni lighter.
-Cut down on foam
-CF seatbase and handle/bumper
-drilled rims, though not a good idea for big
-type of tube in you have
-aluminum or CF seat post
If you have this set up, you could have a uni that weighs less than 5000g.
If you replace the torker frame with a KH, you’d only save a few hundred grams. It is the set up that is light that makes a light set up.
It’s all been pretty much said above, I don’t agree with the Aluminium seatpost ideas because they’re too weak, and Carbon Fibre seatposts are plain dumb, the weight you save on the seatpost is balanced by the steel rail bracket you will need to put the saddle on. There’s plenty of weight in the frame so yeah, you could easily save on that, at the moment the lightest TRIALS frame is the KH, somewhere around 570 grams I think, the XTP is something like 650 grams and the oversized alloy Qu-Ax is 750 grams, the heaviest aluminium frame I think but also the strongest. I’m just going to be a little stupid and tell you to put the Qu-Ax 24" race frame on haha, it’s 430 grams, some Qu-Ax ISIS cranks, any good ISIS hub (not Koxx), Wellgo magnesium pedals, the Monty Ti rim, lightweight spokes, Creepy Crawler tire, light tube, CrMo seatpost and a carbon seatbase, any low-profile foam, any handles.
skrobo, damn right you’re lazy… but your laziness is not helping you. A quick search will get you much more information, much quicker, than you’ll get starting a new thread on this old, tired, beaten-to-death topic.
My new uni should be pretty light:
07 KH frame
07 KH rim
koxx hub/cranks (125mm)
carbon fiber seat
CF handle (deathgrip)
thin sliver of foam
probably a steel post now and a custom aluminum reinforced post later
Oh and most of those parts are orange so that makes it even better.
Should be all together at the end of this week or beginning of next week.
KH 07 frame
KH aluminum “traditional” seat post
KH 05 seat post clamp
KH seat with cut down foam
CF handle and bumper
CF seat base
KH 07 Rim
Titanium spokes 14 gauge
Profile Titanium axle/hub
Eastern bikes 48 spline Titanium cranks
CF or Titanium pedals
Creepy crawler tire if its a trials, Kenda Kinetics tire if its a Muni.
Bah, if you really want a light uni, who need seat foam? CF seat, handle, bumper, no cover, aluminum of CF post, cut down as much as possible, KH alu frame, profile titanium hub+cranks, mag pedals, titanium spokes and niples, monty Ti rim, CC with helium and some lightweight tube.
CF seat, handle, bumper, aluminum of CF post, , KH alu frame, profile titanium hub+cranks (cut down and rewelded (well) to correct length, mag pedals, titanium spokes and niples, monty Ti rim, CC and some lightweight tube.
Now you get to the light freak part. Who needs seat foam? Out the window. How 'bout a cover? Nope, out the window. Cut down your post, make sure to get it in 22.2, shim down the frame if need be. Weight will even out to be less between smaller post and shims. Cut down the frame neck. Get the KH '05 clamp or similar. All the pins in those pedals? Get them in aluminum. Take them out in one side, and just make sure you always ride with the pinned side. Helium in the tire. Finaly, strip off all the paint.
There is pretty much the lightests uni possible without compromising strength too much.