Bit late in .. and haven't read all that but here's the email I received when I asked the same question for a trip in Sept last year travelling Bristol to Geneva - there's a long thread on here somewhere if you search.
My bag weighed in at 31/2ish Kgs each way and I had no problems at either end. My understanding was that 32kg is the max weight that handlers are allowed to lift, hence the max limit for the bike. My hold bag was way under the limit (as I had of course put a few extra things like shoes/ helmet/ pads etc in my bike bag).
But sadly a quick look at Easyjet's T&Cs confirms that they have reduced the bike allowance. You can only hope that sense will prevail and they will allow the proportionate split as previously, otherwise travelling with a bike is about to get tricky!
Thank you for contacting easyJet,
As per your request I am forwarding you the confirmation for your bicycle weight:
Bicycles are exempt from any excess baggage charges relating to the weight of the bicycle. If the hold baggage and bicycle weigh more than 32kg, passengers will not have to pay any excess baggage fee as long as the hold bag weighs no more than 20kg and the bicycle weighs no more than 32kg. The total weight of the baggage cannot exceed 50kg.
Hope this solves your querry.
easyJet Customer Services.