Bike Weight Calculator
Do you struggle to pedal it uphill?
If not, don’t worry about it.
If you are still worried about it, get down to TK Maxx and buy a set of Rolson luggage scales for £3.
Don’t spend lots of time putting numbers into a spreadsheet to come up with some possibly wildly inaccurate number.Posted 4 years ago
hmmmm okay, well ive not got any decent scales to be honest, thought there may be a spreadsheet or similar that calculated it all for you for by clicking on parts etc, suppose that would be an awful lot work for someone to do every single part out there
nevermind then ill just assume its under 30 lbs and not worryPosted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
a spreadsheet would be about as useful as just guessing like most folk on here do.
even complete builds of the same bike in the same size in manufacturers specification can vary massively.
and the weight of all the components weighed individually NEVER adds up to the weight of the complete bike ime.Posted 4 years ago
just wondered is there such a thing out there? any excel spreadsheets or similar?
ive never weighed my bike, and am seriously intrugied to see if it comes in under the 30lb mark (i hope it does), but having felt first hand the weight of a 2014 full carbons spesh enduro yesterday it felt amazingly light by hand for 160mm travel
its just got me wondering, ive never really bothered with weight before but id love to know if my lump of metal sits just under 30Posted 4 years ago
Bathroom scales are also inaccurate. Hanging scales are the way to go.
If you do not want to buy a set of hanging scales then take your bike to your LBS for them to use their hanging scales (most have a Park Tools one or similar) to show how vastly inferior your bike is compared to the Spesh 😉Posted 4 years ago
Digital scales and Excel typically underestimates total weight with discrepancy due grease etc used during assembly and a whole host of other inaccuracies. This approach is good for trying to justify individual component upgrades but nothing beats a hanging scale for a complete bike weight.Posted 4 years agojamesoSubscriber
The easiest way to deal with the weight of your self-specified bike is to not give a tss )
As long as there’s no really heavy, ott parts on it and each part is there for a reason then it’s all ok. Worth knowing some part weights for reference I guess, but no big deal.Posted 4 years ago
Did mine during build a day it was within 500 g of the calculated weight from a spreadsheet a day manufacturer quoted weights. Surprised a fee people too.
So, innacurate by 1.1lbs? That’s the difference between an awesome bike and a crap bike to the OP 😉Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
soobalias – Member
hardtails are under 30lbs, proper full suss is over 30lbs.
its the stw rule of thumb.
doesnt apply to fat bikes, or ones with new fangled wheel sizes they are all over 30s
road bikes are 20lbs.
nooooooooo, road bikes are 16lb, 1lb over the UCI limit, that way no one will ever question it.Posted 4 years agoPJM1974Member
Digital scales and Excel typically underestimates total weight with discrepancy due grease etc used during assembly and a whole host of other inaccuracies.
Depends on how thorough your spreadsheet is…I’ve weighed cables, hoses, clips etc and weigh each component with bolts included. I doubt very much whether a few squirts of grease will make a massive difference, after all my tyres weigh more after a ride when they’re muddy than before.Posted 4 years ago
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