Can I wave my willy then matt?
Can I wave my willy then matt?
i've got an XL Yeti 575 built up at 31pounds. its got sensible kit like Talas 36s, XT drivetrain and solid wheels. most of riding done in highlands with some big climbs and descents but as i'm 6ft 4in and 15stone i'm not that worried about getting it any lighter, am more conscious about keeping it strong for big mtn routes.
I'll join the weight talk then - my '06 575 (alu rear) with Fox Vanilla 32s weighs a smidge over 27lbs. Can't fault it. There is no other bike I want for all round riding. Maybe a heavier build would feel more stable on descents, but seeing as a large part of my riding involves riding up to ride down, I wouldn't want anything heavier. The 30lb+ bikes I've ridden were a noticable drag climbing.
i dont really care what my bikes weigh. its much more important they ride nice.
True, mine rides well nice.
my zesty comes in at 32.4lbs - i only know this because i was curious as people ask me all the time what it weighs.
no idea about the other bikes.
Dougal where do you get your MSC bikes from in the UK? Really interested-who's the dealer then? That Koncept you've got is honeslty the nicest bike I've ever seen!
My 914 Zesty comes in at around 26.5 lbs, standard apart from the Gobi carbon saddle which snapped after 6 weeks. Now replaced by a Charge spoon Ti. Oh and now has the ones instead of the original R1's. Rides really well on the ups and the downs, even with the crossmax SLR'S, but looking to get something a bit beefier to replace them.
I thought about weights of bikes and lighter all day riding sounds great
But when it comes down to it, il probaly be ending up with Three bikes
in the back of me van.
Your ultimate 140 always becomes a compromies
There are some really optimistic weights being claimed. My race bike is 24lbs with XT, SIDs and Stans Wheels. I'll admit that putting stans rims on a bike will save a ton of weight, as will full XTR but a lot of this is just a weight you wish your bike was, not what it actually is.
My Norco's going to be about 31lbs by the time I'm done lightening it up (getting rid of the DH tyres, lighter cranks) and it'll be wonderful.
I'm kind of in the same dilemma. Had my previous bike stolen from me and need a new one, would prefer it to be reasonably light.
Currently I'm mostly contemplating between an Intense Tracer VP / Spider 2 and a Chumba VF2. My previous bike was a Chumba XCL which is very close to the VF2 geometry, just heavier. Also Chumba heard the bike was stolen and promised a deal on the VF2 if I decide to go with them... But dispite loving it I also have an itch to try something else.
The same dealer also has Commencal, and I could get a meta 5.5.1 for close to the price of the Chumba / Intense frames!
Oh dear, decisions are difficult.
kamina, where are you located?
I'm in Finland.
Has Alan at Chumba sorted you out? If i can help out with a Chumba frame let me know
Thanks, Alan from Chumba already promised to help (amazing service I would say). I'm getting a quote for the insurance company via the Finnish Chumba dealer, it's just that he also imports Intense and Commencal... I don't know why I'm even considering anything else since I loved my old Chumba XCL a lot. I have a tendency to change working things and regret it afterwards.
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