I wish I hadn't weighed my bike…
No point not weighing it without the stuff you normally have on it.
Mine is currently 25lb 6oz, which isn’t bad for a 20″ HT including MuddyNutz, Crud Catcher, Exposure light bracket and pedals.
Was lighter but lately I’ve broken 2 sets of CB pedals and an XTR crankset…, so 520’s and XT substitutes on.Posted 4 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
My Ti weighs pretty much that on a digital scale with… 150mm Revelations, Hope Hoops with Flows, 2.5 Minion DHF (f) / Ardent 2.25 (r) and XT brakes with a 203mm rotor up front and 180mm at the back. Also including pedals… Haven bars and stem, Fizik Gobi on a Thomson. And an XTR triple crankset nicked off my race bike.
I think you might want to weigh it on some proper scales… 😉Posted 4 years agoletmetalktomarkSubscriber
Hmm need more detail.
My DJab was similarly disappointing at 24.5lb with this build:
For not a huge amount of money it was easy to rid it of nearly 2.5lb.
Grips, saddle, bars, post and rotors were all holding “excess” weight.
That said the frame wasn’t particularly light at 1840g 😡Posted 4 years ago
Right here’s the detail;
Its and Engima ego Ti (1604g)
XT 2012 2 x 10, with 160mm ice tech rotors both ends.
American Classic MTB wheels, shod with RRon & RRalph (snakeskin) tubeless with Stans.
Enigma Carbon post 350mm / 205g
Enigma Elipse Ti Saddle – 200g
Thompson 90mm OS Stem
Race face Dues 700mm bars
Renthal Kevlar grips
Enigma evolution headset 91g
Shimano 520 pedals
RS SID 100mm RLT
American classic ti skewers
Carbon headset spaces (3 of, 15mm in total 5mm above the stem which I could cut off).
Think thats it…Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
15 inch Rock Lobster 853, one of the lightest steel frames you can buy.
719’s on Hope hubs. XR4/Crossmark, tubes.
XT crank, SLX brakes & rings, Deore cassette, Spoon.
Nearly 28 pounds.
Mrs’s ally (Easton Ultralight) Rock Lobster with Hope brakes, 717’s, lighter tyres, full XT, ti saddle, EA70 kit & SID’s is about 4lbs lighter & much more fun.Posted 4 years ago
Not as comfy though.cookeaaSubscriber
Its not really worth weighing a bike, go on feel, does it feel light and nimble? then it’s probably fine, be content…
Spending Several hundred quid more to shave another pound or two off of your bike? don’t do it!
Surely the best use of your time and money is removing at the same or indeed greater mass form the user through exercise and pie rationing?*
*not that I’ve done that…
1×10 1×51×3, buy the lightest rigid forks you can find, Drill holes on your crank arms, cut the post down tear the padding off the saddle and sit on the bare plastic carcass (Drilled of course), trim the bars down to 327mm wide, use foam gripsremove the grips, drll more holes in anything you can and fit the thinnest walled, lightest, 1.5″ tyres you can find (Slicks maybe?).
It’ll be horrific to ride and possibly kill you, but the car park bragging rights for having a sub 22lb bike will be off the scale on the wankometer… and that’s what really counts.Posted 4 years ago
CookeAA, I’m not bothering to spend to lighten it, I like it as it is. It was doing just fine in some bombholes and rough singletrack with some 150mm bikes the other day, and was (of course) rocketing past them up the hills.
I was just suprised its nearly 26lbs. I wonder what mu alledged 26.5lbs ASR5 is, I’m scared to weigh it now.
Probably the scales though as said above, about 3lbs out maybe 😉Posted 4 years agoagentdagnamitMember
Shorter stem, cut 20mm off each end of the bars, file down your brake pads before using them, make sure there’s some wear on those tyres as new ones weigh a little more, remove 3 bolts from each rotor and switch to 140mm, drink less water, have a hair cut etc etcPosted 4 years agonjee20Subscriber
yep , thomson stem needs to go , deus bars – 30-50 grams there , the pedals could go save 60 grams there with XTRS and another 40grams in the seat pin.
NJEE will probably come up with more cost effective ways im just going with how my 20 lb bikes speced
Nope, can’t argue with any of that, although XTRs aren’t the lightest. I would say you know they’ll work, but these days even that’s a bit of a risk!
Grips for sure, KCNC stem and post and Mt Zoom bars. What do the wheels weigh? They do a few versions don’t they?
Are they UST tyres? They’re bloody heavy.Posted 4 years agoneninjaMember
My similarly spec’d Ti hardtail measured at 22.5lbs on my bathroom scales but I reckon it’s actually closer to 23-24.Posted 4 years ago
RS Rev RLT Ti
Easton Haven carbon bars
Hope Pro2 SP with Crest – RocketRon/Ralph
Syncros carbon post with Syncros carbon seat
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