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On-One Carbon Whippet race bike.

ForbseyForbsey Posts: 65
edited March 2011 in Your mountain bikes
I am lucky enough to be supported by On-One bikes for the 2011 race season and i thought I would share with you my Carbon Whippet race bike. In fact this actually the 'Winter Training bike' with the real race bike coming in a couple of months.

The frame will be the same on both bikes and the level of kit for a winter training and race bike is amazing. I have raced this bike a number of times already this year and am very impressed with the handling and quality of the frame. The frame is stiff and responsive and rides like a bike four times its price. This is where the truth comes, the frame costs £399 and is available in red/white or black/white.

I am not doing a hard sell here, I am simply really pleased with the bike and want to share that with other people. As the prices of bikes seem to be going up and up this is a very real alternative to spending £2000+ on a carbon frame. This year I will be racing it in the Elite category at the National series and competing at the highest level against the best there is and I have no reservations that the bike will out perform it's much more expensive counter-parts on a weekly basis.

I'm not going to list all the parts, you can see for yourself what I am running. Lots of photos is more fun than a long list anyway.

http://on-one.co.uk/i/q/FROOCWH/on-one-carbon-xc-whippet-frame-


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National Masters XC Champion 2009. Masters Series Champ 2010. Broke my neck at the start of 2011.

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  • OMG, that is stunning 8) i cant believe on-one are knocking these frames out for £400,......i can just see my wallet opening out the corner of my eye :lol:
  • i'm not jealous........ I am really !!! :o:lol: love the bike ! :wink:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Thats a very nice rig you have there buddy. :shock:
  • Wow, that is one sweet looking HT. Any idea of weight? what that spec build would cost? Riding a bike like that, if I see you at any races i'm packing up and going home :lol:
    Road: Bianchi Cento Strade C2C
    MTB: Trek Top Fuel 9
    Other: TBD....
  • JamieWJamieW Posts: 114
    thats stunning... your "winter" bike is ok i suppose. i mean there seems to be a lot of areas for improvement and weight saving... like the rubber grips, no foam??? :wink::wink::wink:

    wish i was supported by on one with kit like that
  • Woooow you are one very lucky (and by the looks of it very talented guy) Wish u all the best in the up coming races , with a rig like that i am SURE u will do awesome :)
  • ForbseyForbsey Posts: 65
    The summer race bike will be a lot lighter. Have been talking to the development team at the On-One Skunk works and there are some real exciting parts for the super light race bike. Could be looking at the light end of 18lbs.

    The winter bike however has been plugging it's way through a very aggressive British Winter and the frame is looking as good as new. I cannot say enough good things about this bike.
    Follow me on twitter: @OnOneScott

    http://scottforbesracing.tumblr.com

    National Masters XC Champion 2009. Masters Series Champ 2010. Broke my neck at the start of 2011.

    The now famous Travel Bike http://bit.ly/gc4Tn8
  • beautiful :D
    weight?
    how much for this build?
    how does this compare to on one carbon 29er (i'm sure you've tried that too)?
    why the X9 rear mech choice?

    on one bike building dept will have to work serious overtime to fulfill orders after seeing this bike :D
  • ForbseyForbsey Posts: 65
    This bike comes in at about 20lbs with the lighter wheels I have for it, Olympic rims on DT Swiss hubs.

    The X9 rear mech is just a tester. The X9 kit is fantastic and works really well over the winter when you don't want to destroy your super expensive summer parts.

    The 29er frame is actually a couple of hundred grams lighter but the bigger wheels make the weights about the same.
    Follow me on twitter: @OnOneScott

    http://scottforbesracing.tumblr.com

    National Masters XC Champion 2009. Masters Series Champ 2010. Broke my neck at the start of 2011.

    The now famous Travel Bike http://bit.ly/gc4Tn8
  • stylishstylish Posts: 168
    Did 90% of buliding mine up today, just got to sort out a mount for a chain guide as i am going to run it 1 x 9, (its nice and flat round here) really chuffed with it, and cant wait to ride it.
    Did all my sums and best guessing, and it showed up a 70mm stem would be best for my height, and closest to the donor bike i used the bits from, but it looks short to me, feels ok to ride and all the measurements come up the same, so a question for you Scott is, what length of stem do you run? and other than comfort and reach, will stem length really make much difference?
  • Rob.MRob.M Posts: 88
    A fantastic looking bike, I bet it goes like a rocket!!! Do you prefer 26" over 29er?
    It's never too late to become what you might have been...........
  • ForbseyForbsey Posts: 65
    Stylish.

    Yes the bike will need a shorter stem. I am running an 80mm stem on the whippet. The frame is about 1cm longer than other frames its size so the extra length is taken out with the shorter stem. I had always ridden a longer stem till this bike and now would never go back. The handling is improved massively. It is now quick to respond and agile without being twitchy. The shorter stem brings the bars back toward the front axil and keeps the weight back over the centre of the bike.

    Let me know how the build goes and take some pictures.
    Follow me on twitter: @OnOneScott

    http://scottforbesracing.tumblr.com

    National Masters XC Champion 2009. Masters Series Champ 2010. Broke my neck at the start of 2011.

    The now famous Travel Bike http://bit.ly/gc4Tn8
  • FenredFenred Posts: 428
    What a fantastic looking build!! Not usually a fan of 'race' bikes but that is eye candy....

    Does it make your inbred feel like a 1980's clunker or is it still nice to get back onto a steel steed?
  • joshtpjoshtp Posts: 4,329
    Absolutely stunning and gorgeous in every way.

    killer value!

    Love the paint too!


    :D
    I like bikes and stuff
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    are you going to try the 29er version at racing speeds? or just stick with the 26"?
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • toby_winklertoby_winkler Posts: 1,298
    Stunning.

    That frame is amazing value, and looks so so so so nice.

    What sort of 'better' kit will be going on the full race version then?
  • ForbseyForbsey Posts: 65
    Vwsurfbum.

    Yeh, going to try the 29er for a few races this year. by all accounts they are very fast. Check this out.

    http://on-one.co.uk/i/q/FROOCAR29RACE/on-one-carbon-29er-race-frame
    Follow me on twitter: @OnOneScott

    http://scottforbesracing.tumblr.com

    National Masters XC Champion 2009. Masters Series Champ 2010. Broke my neck at the start of 2011.

    The now famous Travel Bike http://bit.ly/gc4Tn8
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,959
    Forbsey
    this is the one i was thinking of?
    FRM
    but doesnt seem like you can buy it all seperatly? (i like the red bits :) )
    either that or go with the race frame?

    It will be interesting to hear your opinion on the the differences of the two, i'm a complete convert! i sold my Scott Genius MC 20 carbon because i like the 29er so much!!
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • stylishstylish Posts: 168
    Thanks for the reply Scott, now off to the shed to make a bracket for my chain guide, and hope to run it tomorrow after work, if that does happesn, race debut will be on Sunday in the Thetford Winter series.

    Will take some pictures at the weekend, and good luck in 2011....
  • WOW! Instant censored . Real nice fella. Good luck with the season up ahead.
    I don't mind what they say... as long as they say its enormous
  • Looks a stunning bike. I especially like them part coloured like yours, the bare carbon ones looked a bit plain. Best of luck come racing time :)
  • I ordered mine last night for my re-introduction to mountain biking. It won't be built up for a while but I'm looking forward to giving it a thrash.
    Nil Points
  • ForbseyForbsey Posts: 65
    Just thought I would mention that the dropouts are replaceable so you can run this frame single speed too. During the winter a single speed is maybe the best option. Less to go wrong and less to clean.

    I am thinking you need three bikes minimum. 1 single speed, 1 winter race bike and then a fully pimped up Summer race bike.
    Follow me on twitter: @OnOneScott

    http://scottforbesracing.tumblr.com

    National Masters XC Champion 2009. Masters Series Champ 2010. Broke my neck at the start of 2011.

    The now famous Travel Bike http://bit.ly/gc4Tn8
  • Just ordered mine - will be running it geared but setting it up as a singlespeed for the Black park race......photos to follow!
  • lovely bike, awesome racer
  • stylishstylish Posts: 168
    Well, ran mine this afternoon for the first time, and i loved it, great front end grip, not twitchy at all, and it felt like there was nothing there when coming out of tight turns, really stable and confidence inspiring.

    Ran it 1x9 with a home made mount (using the sram mounts) so its virtually hidden! set me up with a real dilemma now, cant decide what to race this weeknd, the bike i know well or the whippet............... :D
  • the new one so you can get a nice maiden voyage in and show it off.
  • ForbseyForbsey Posts: 65
    stylish.

    Run the Whippet. Got any pictures of your home made mount. Interested to see how it uses the sram mounts.
    Follow me on twitter: @OnOneScott

    http://scottforbesracing.tumblr.com

    National Masters XC Champion 2009. Masters Series Champ 2010. Broke my neck at the start of 2011.

    The now famous Travel Bike http://bit.ly/gc4Tn8
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,362
    Mustn't buy another bike....... But its getting harder to resist
  • Stylish, agree with Scott, go withthe whippet, going to run mine 2x10 for now and get one of these when available:

    http://www.ison-distribution.com/englis ... t=CHMRUXMK

    36 most of the time, 38 on faster course like sherwood
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