I have to fess up
When I weighed my bike Yesterday it came out at 14.2 kg rather than 13.5 as I stated before, must be selective LCD myopia or something
Joking apart, surely most scales are close enough ....
That's kinda what I thought. They aren't going to to be out by shedloads. Apart from the full sus on page two obvs...
I was a bit concerned that my 3 quid ebay luggage scales might be a bit flaky but i weighed my 5kg kettle bell and it came out at 4.99 kg which I'll take
Some of these weights seem perfectly fine to me to be honest.
The difference in weights of tyre is huge.
Put a SG Magic Mary on a 650b ... 1100g, put a lightweight tubeless Schwalbe on and you might be half that. That a 1lb per tyre.
Then use a fixed seatpost instead of heavy dropper, light'ish wheels and you would easily see 3lbs or more dropping off a bike, going from into the 30's back to the 20's.
So in short, with the right kit for what you want it's do'able without going carbon mental I think.
2001 (I think) Turner Rfx
Fox vanilla RC coil
X fusion Hilo dropper
Charge spoon ti saddle
D521 rims on hope bulbs (from the nineties).
Zee brakes on old hope 205 and 185 5 bolt rotors
Slx cranks + bash+Superstar thick thin chainring
Smorgasbord and chunky monkey folding tyres
36lbs according to a set of fishing scales. It climbs very well but is a bit nose heavy.
@honourablegeorge. the Newmad in carbon starts at 2.5kg weight exl shock according to manufacturer. The Ion16 in a M is 3.1 excluding shock weighed by anal individuals. My FG Ion at 675mm TT is 3.4kg with steel hardware (cable guides, boltthru axle, shock mounts excl. shock
Like for like stiffness frames Carbon is typically 25% lighter give or take so smidge over 1lb give or take. Much more weight to be saved in careful or expensive component choices than frames.
Another proper bike Jamesoz, cheers!
13.6kg which is around 29.9lb, I'm not in the weight saving game it just happens to be the set up I chose.
Revelation dual air 15mm maxed 150mm travel
Pro 2's on xm 321
Heavy duty tubes and single ply advantage tyres
Race face evolve xc stem and cranks 2x9 set up with bash XT mechs and shifters
Thompson seat post spoon saddle and rich wrc bars, Hayes 9 brakes and shamans m520 pedals the cassette chain and rings are all cheep deore atm.
I recon I could nock a lb off if I really wanted to but I'm not to fussed
31kg including bag, packaging, spares, tools, knee and elbow pads, 1kg of haribos, and 2 loaves of gluten free bread. I mean, nothing at all apart from the bike
Does anyone ride a Cannondale Jekyll carbon?
If so, how much does it weigh?
Was intrigued by this thread and about to build a new bike, so checked the calibration on our kitchen scales with a litre of water (pretty much spot on 1kg) and weighed EVERY component as I built.
Orange Alpine 160 26 (Small) with a reasonably 'enduro' build (Slants, Flow EX on Superstar Tesla, Butcher/The Captain, XT brakes, SRAM X9 1x10 with a TRex and XT cranks, Superstar Slider chain device).
Spreadsheet tells me 13.6kg / 29.9lb.
Average overall wieght on my archery scales over 5 weighings comes in around 31lb.
Was expecting 32lb or so, so am happy with that (and happy as I can be that a weight of 30.5lb give or take 1/2lb is real world accurate.
Was the litre of water weighed in a steel box?
Were you at sea level ?
As for weights - my Ion 16 is 29.94 lbs on a new set of Feedback bike scales - and other than having 27.5 wheels amd the debonair being slightly heavier, I can't work out how your bike could be almost the same - either your scales is being unfair to you, or mine are being generous - I'd have expected your frame to be two pounds lighter than mine
Maybe I'll weigh it again, my cheap luggage scales might be short changing me
It doesn't seem too out of range though, there are other bikes of similar spec that are similar weight? FWIW a few people have weighed the frame, they come out at 5.3lbs minus shock.
I still think I could build mine to ~27lbs if I threw a chunk of money at it, but I might start to jeopardise it's use with borderline inappropriate bits on it, and it doesn't make me go any faster anyway!
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Were you at sea level ?
Cheers Glasgowdan, even my xc bikes start light then end up heavy as stuff dies. Either way a heavy bike can ride like a light bike if the design is right and damping is set well, in fact the Turner rides lighter than my hard tail but is physically heavier. The weight is only noticeable on short sharp climbs.
well, random update the wifes away so thought id check and see where I was at after going from the stock sram 1x10 to shimano and oneup and some onone carbon bars, by my maths shouldve had me down to 14kg exactly
hmmmm maybe if I clean it a bit better I can loose 80g
Almost bought a 153 Kimbers, but was put off by the money it would cost me to get it to a respectable weight!!
Its no heavier than any other am bike I've has, despite having more travel
And I've used it for racing dh and done 50k trail centre rides plus a load of enduros
LB carbon rims on my old hope hubs made the biggest difference to the weight/ feel
Everything else is pretty midrange, slx, zee etc,even the bars were on one sale specials
Making it much lighter would get spendy,
Since my last post I now have a new 'enduro' bike, An orbea Rallon in size medium , it weighs 13.6kg (29.92lb) complete with pedals.
Orbea rallon medium
Bos kirk shock
Rockshox pike 160mm rct3 forks
Rockshox reverb post
1 x 10 gears, mix of XT,SLX,oneup stuff
Superstar mag pedals
Shimano XT brakes on 203 mm front, 180mm rear rotor
DTswiss M442 rims on superstar tesla evo hubs, with hans dampf 2.35 & 2.25 tubeless
Renthal carbon bars
Large frame - 29.02lb with heavy wheels and magnesium pedals (park scales)
All sub 30s. 3 S Works and an Expert carbon. 2 new frames since the Alps crashes
Orange Five - 30lbs with Pikes, 2x10, tough tyres, dropper and flat pedals. Rides brilliantly.
Just need to go carbon Kimbers
Some awesome bikes here!
Nicolai ion 16. 31lds without the poverty spec down tube protector.
That said I have Lakes proof wheels on (Mavic 521's) with Maxxis EXO Minions so maybe that's it?
Only asking because I would love an ION 16 but a bit concerned it would be even heavier than my Helius but if you can get them to that sort of weight it deinitely looks good.
Whyte T129 SCR Works (medium)- 13.4 Kg/ 29.5 Lbs.
Standard build (xx1/pikes/Roam40/reverb) with XT trail pedals.
Whyte claim 13kg but that's excluding pedals, so my weight is inline with claimed. Makes a pleasant difference to other wild estimates from manufacturers.
Hmm I like that ION. A LOT. Loving the mix of raw and black components.
2014 26" Large Orange Alpine.
Zee cranks, pikes, zee brakes and 203mm icetech discs, renthal cockpit, 1x10 with slx stuff. Saint pedals. Specialized dropper with charge spoon. Flow ex with 2.5 exo minion DHF and 2.3 exo HR2. Not a light build but i didn't build it to go uphill.
My whyte G150 works is 31.6 lbs in a size large, I could put silly money carbon rims on but rather loose a bit of wheight myself and I would still be allowed to sleep in the house. Most of my riding mates have carbon bikes which may be a bit lighter but then mines never snapped/cracked unlike some of there's, they may be a bit faster at climbing than me but not downhill. I know which I prefer.
never weighed a bike before but gonna be starting a new build soon so am interested to weigh it as stock then again with my upgrades/changes and compare to my old bike too
what scales do folk use?
In all serious, it doesn't matter, just take 0.xx (where x is a random number) away from 30lb and then swear blind the scales are accurate.
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