How light are your singlespeeds?
Just built up my sanderson as a singlespeed,
RF deus cranks, stem and bars
Controll tech post
‘normal’ grips from the spares box (not lock ons)
Hope mono mini pro (carbon/ti) brakes with 160/140mm lightweight aligator rotors
Manitou minute forks, 100mm
Shimano XT hubs, DT 4.2 rims
SDG bel air Ti saddle
Middleburn 38t DH chainring
On-one groove armada 19t sprocket
KMC 8speed chain
Specialized storm pro 2.0 tyres
Picked it up and didn’t think ‘wow thats light’, ok theres definate room for improvement in some components/frame but I was expecting more (or less as the case may be)? It’s still awesome mind you!Posted 7 years agopixelmixMember
I haven’t weighed my bikes (I like a lightish bike, but I’m not weight weenie), but my cheapo Inbred feels light enough, partly because the lack of gears and the rigid Pace forks more than compensate for the heavy frame. As you would expect, it is noticeably lighter than my geared full-sus (Giant Anthem), both to pick up and to ride. You notice it most when out of the saddle, either sprinting, or up short, sharp hills.
For me, my singlespeed is my hack bike, so as long as it isn’t so heavy that it is a dog ride, I don’t really care.Posted 7 years agospeaker2animalsSubscriber
Voodoo Wanga (18″)
RF Deus bars and 100mm stem
XT brake levers
SRAM BB7 discs F&R 185/160mm
Square taper LX 175mm crank
BETD 34 tooth chain ring
White Industries 17t freewheel
Hope QR skewers
USE carbon/ally suss post
When I pick it up to put on my bike storage rack it does feel heavy and mostly at the back end. However can’t say I notice the weight when I ride it, especially as I weigh 100kg. By the same token my Planet X road bike – 18lbs – only feels light (very light) when I pick it up.Posted 7 years agoxanboyMember
Mine is 21.5lbs.Posted 7 years ago
Ibis Tranny lge
SID team forks.
XTR cranks with Gamut 32t chain ring & 17t Chris King sprocket
XTR disc brakes
DT240 single speed rear hub/ 240s front hub on DT carbon rims.
Conti 2.2 Mountain King tubeless.
Easton cnt bars EC90 seatpost lock-on grips.
It feels light and rides really well, it could be lighter but I like the suspension forks and the security of proper tubeless tyres.
For comparison, my other bikes a 456, with 150mm marzocchi Z1 RC2’s up front, hope/en321 wheels, dual ply supertacky 2.5″ high rollers, 8″ brakes etc etc etc.
I guess I was expecting road bike levels of lightness, I’ve a SS’d steel road bike (geared with a similarly daft 48-20) which wheighs so little I wory about it in high winds!Posted 7 years agoScienceofficerMember
My SS is 22.5lbs in winter mode and about 22 in summer mode, the difference being tyres.
Ti 456 (18″)Posted 7 years ago
Reba 120 maxle
Pro2s on crests
Easton carbon bars and stem
Heavy, normal Kona ‘Jack shit’ grips – because they’re good.
DH Chainring, Groove armada sprocket
Normal 9Spd chainon and onSubscriber
Litespeed TI Obed frame M 1530g
MORTOP HS-65 headset 70g
Trigon Carbon fork 510g
American Classic wheels 1400g
KCNC Skewers 45 PAIR
Schwalbe Fast freds tires 660 PAIR
Maxxis flyweigt Tubes 160 PAIR
Wellgo M111 pedals 240 PAIR
STX RC + renthan ring + KCNC bolts 570g
TA Ti BB 155g
KCNC VB1 brakes 250g PAIR
XTR cables 60g
Ti seat clamp 10g
KMC X9SL Chain 210g
EC90 bars 110g
Syntace F99 stem 100g
Toupe 143 Ti saddle 170g
TI seat post 180g
Pork rind grips 20g
SS 14t sproket+ spacers 50g
6500 g = 14.3300 lb
On my scales it comes in just over 14.5
Posted 7 years agoADSubscriber
Bontrager Race OR
Hope Mini Mono 180mm front disc/XTR V rear
Old XT cranks and other fairly good bits and pieces out of the spares box
Weighs 23.3lbs with pedals on (weighed on a set of fishing/luggage scales bought off ebay…)
So lighter than my fs mountain bike but not exactly super light – pleasure to ride though and you don’t see many others about either…Posted 7 years agotazzymtbMember
my big wheel varies from just under 20lb to a smidge under 23lb dependent of what kit it’s wearing at the time, boingy forks and chunky monkey tyres for the winter have fattened it up to the just under 23 at the moment my inner weight weenie keeps telling me that summer race slicks will be fine in cannock slop and the weight saving will make it levitate over mud n slippery roots. I need help 😀Posted 7 years agoon and onSubscriber
It rides really well. I’m a bit of a weight weenie so used to the feel of light weight bikes.
It’s been thrown down some pretty rough stuff and i’m still alive 🙂 woot !
the real shock was just how bloody good KCNC VB-1 brakes are. It’s hard to get the brain to adjust to trusting 250grams of alloy to stop you at 35mph down hill.Posted 7 years agodelusionalMember
My Boardman is 22lbs in SS mode.
That’s about a 2lb drop from standard by removing the gears and swapping out a few other bits (front wheel, saddle, bars). I think the 22lb weight included a set of weighty m520 pedals as well.
It certainly feels very light and responsive, but I’d love to have a ss down in the teens!
Posted 7 years agotony_mMember
Who cares? It’s a bicycle, just go and ride it… 😕
And yes, I am just a bit fed up of the whole weight-weenie / training / challenge / performance thing that seems to be taking over cycling at the moment. Whatever happened to just going out “playing bikes”?
Aaaarrrrggghhh…. 👿Posted 7 years agosteve_b77Member
My iO with a set of Tora SL solo airs and some mud-X’s weighs in at about 27lbs, fractionally lighter than my 130mm Full Suss, but then again the wheels are proper heavy (single gauge spokes & low end Shimano hubs) and the finishing kit is all OE Genesis which ain’t light either.
Could drop a couple pounds with nicer wheels and finishing kit, but I’ll wait until they die first. Or see if my mate wants to sell me his Hope Hoops with DT4.2’s when he splits his InbredPosted 7 years agoD0NKSubscriber
pretty heavy (for an ss) old steel inbred, sturdy parts and old (98!) Z1 forks. At a very rough guess I’d say 27lb ish.
After enjoying the shonky singlespeediness of it for a few years I may be treating myself to an upgrade this year 🙂 dunno if I wanna throw a lot of money at a bike I revel in trawling through rain and mud.Posted 7 years ago
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