Powdercoating a frame. Does it make quite a weight difference?

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  • Premier Icon kayak23
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    I’ve never been the weight weenie sort, but am thinking of getting my Mega powdercoated.
    It’s already a little portly around the 34lb Mark.

    Does powdercoating make quite a weight difference? Anyone know roughly what the weight is likely to add over paint on a full suss frame?

    Might just make it raw 🙂

    Premier Icon parkesie
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    More than likely make it heavier.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Santa Cruz claimed 150-200g on a Blur years ago.

    creamegg
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    Do you stop mid ride to scrape the mud off?

    Premier Icon zbonty
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    Have a pooh?

    Actually, serious question- how can you claim to be a weight weenie if the bike is 34lbs?

    Premier Icon Moe
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    how can you claim to be a weight weenie

    I’ve never been the weight weenie sort

    It’s no wonder there are so many ‘misunderstandings’ on here!

    shermer75
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    Actually, serious question- how can you claim to be a weight weenie if the bike is 34lbs?

    Maybe it’s a tandem

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Do you stop mid ride to scrape the mud off?

    No, like I say I’ve never been that bothered about weight but I suppose now I’m riding up and down more than just down, it’s something I’d like to lessen on the bike.

    It’s already pretty weighty so I don’t much want to make it worse.
    Was just interested to know if it makes a difference worth being bothered about.

    chilled76
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    Can add up to almost half a pound if it is done really thick. No more.

    goodgrief
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    I bought a Spitfire frame recently, the difference between the PC and the anodised frame was 80g. I went with the PC cos it’s neon orange. NEON ORANGE!!

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    No, like I say I’ve never been that bothered about weight but I suppose now I’m riding up and down more than just down, it’s something I’d like to lessen on the bike.

    Worrying about how much powder coat weighs isn’t where you should start at reducing the weight.
    Save that for when you’ve got rid of all the shit you really don’t need.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Save that for when you’ve got rid of all the shit you really don’t need

    Like gears? 😉

    Premier Icon wiggles
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    No tyres, just get super wide rims and you can save 1000g each end (no valves or tubes to bother with)

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    No.
    Like the 4Lbs of extra weight you’re carrying on a trail bike before powder.
    You must have a load of extra tat bolted to it to make it that porky.
    Even my geared fatbike weighs under 30Lbs. 😉

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Standard mega. Lyriks, reverb, hopes on flows etc….
    Cool, all I have to decide now is colour!.

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