That actually looks very very nice. Stealth and understated, but it looks fast even just sitting there!
You’d really hope that he had the legs and lungs to get the best out of it – you’d look a right nobber bimbling round a trail centre on it or failing to come anywhere other than first in a race… 😉
Can easily believe the weight on it, those Scales are phenomenally light. I saw a 2012 demo one with bog standard kit on it that still weighed well under 20lb so with all that ultralight kit, 14lb is achievable.Posted 6 years agonjee20Subscriber
Nah his scales are wrong and my Top Fuel weighs less 😀
It’s great having a reputation! I do caveat such knobbish statements with “on my scales” which is based on having weighed several hundred bikes and knowing that bikes are heavier on my scales than some others. Doesn’t mean mine are right, but some people are just dillusional. Have shattered many a dream over the years. 🙂
Seems very plausible – Heinz Wittman’s is <12lbs, and that’s the old frame and doesn’t have the Acros shifters. When I’m cynical is “I have this £1500 hardtail with SLX and some Toras, and it’s 4lbs”. That’s clearly £10k+ of bike! 920g clincher wheels are bloody impressive, interesting that his tub set weigh less with tyres, wouldn’t have thought Race Kings would be that heavy, impressive it’s rideable though, rather than sticking on Furious Freds.
Reckon that’ll be ok, he’s gone for crazy expensive parts rather than Dremelling 90% of the wall thickness out of everything!Posted 6 years ago
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