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  • Premier Icon tomaso
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    Quoted weights are hard to compare. Size small without pedals etc…

    My bike weighs about 34lbs. I think its quite light.

    Conan257
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    25.8lbs would come up as 25lbs in some peoples comments…

    I’ve saved you 0.8lbs and it’s cost nothing!

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    Ha ha your right. My very light kinesis cx flat bar 1×9 is still 22.5lbs

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    i guessed at my ST4 being 30ish lbs. it was 29.8 on the LBS scales.

    mtbtomo
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    I’ve used bathroom scales, luggage scales and kitchen scales before now and they’ve all given weights within around .5lb of each other.

    People are surprised at how heavy their top end bike is, dripping in thomson finishing kit and lock on grips etc etc. But yet, thomson kit isn’t necessarily that llight, and lock on grips will weigh up to 100g more than some lightweight foam ones.

    Savuing weight on a bike is in the detail.

    julians
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    My Mojo HD weighs 31.4lb with a mix of light and heavy bits, if asked to guess its weight I would have guessed at ~29lb.

    Heavy bits – Marz 55 rc3 ti fork, CCDB air shock, rockshox reverb
    light bits – light bike carbon rims, carbon bars, 1 x 10 gears, tubeless

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    I would have had mine at 23 and 19 tbh. Not fussed they still feel light but I was quite surprised. My smorgasbord tyres weigh as much as the earth tho but do the job 🙂

    Toasty
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    My S-Works M5 Stumpy, with Racing Ralphs, Rebas, full XT groupset, 1800g 29er wheels, foam grips, KCNC stem and EC70 carbon bars weighs 27lbs, with pedals. Going by my Feedback scales.

    If I removed the frame and forks, it would still be a lot heavier than some quoted on here.

    My Stumpy FSR is 31lbs, with Revelations, triad rear shock, full SLX double groupset, no dropper post. There’s a pound wasted in it’s wheels, but then I’d add a pound by putting a dropper on.

    I’ve given up trying to make bikes light! 🙂

    Premier Icon P20
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    My Ritchey P20 is about 21lbs.
    I know someone who had another P20 and claimed to have it down to 16lbs, though wouldn’t let anyone weigh it. It never felt 5lb lighter, though we never had the two bikes side by side. As someone else commented though, mine was the bike that always worked, never broke and was a sensible, believable weight.

    Yes I’m comparing old school bikes, but it shows that there’s a lot of rubbish talked about.
    For reference, my P20 is XTR, king wheels 24/28H, arch supremes

    People flat out lie about weights, on here, and on every other site.

    I’ve weighed my own bikes on decent scales (Feedback), so I’m reasonably sure what it weighs, and have seen numerous bikes posted online with heavier builds on slighty lighter frames claiming to be three and four pounds lighter.

    dunmail
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    My hardtail is 12.7Kg, had the shop weigh it (using Park scales FYI) just out of interest. If I’d had to guess beforehand I’d have said it was between 10Kg & 11Kg but I think that’s because the weight distribution is evenly balanced, if front or back were significantly heavier then I think that would affect my perception.

    No doubt I could get the weight down, but at what cost and would the bike really be that much better or would I be sacrificing durability, etc on the alter of weight?

    Premier Icon colournoise
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    I use my archery scales to weigh my bikes. Accurate to within .25lb on my draw weight at 28″ so I’m happy with their accuracy.

    My rufty tufty BFe build comes in at pretty much dead on 29lb with its solid frame, dropper post and no lightweight bits.

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    Do people just make them up? Ive just weighed my bike out of interest as work have some proper scales and altho to me it feels light its 25.8lbs. And thats a rigid carbon with 2×10 set up. Granted its not got any lightweight stuff on at all and ive gone for deore groupset for longevity over lightness as it being light was never the goal.

    But it feels light even tho it isnt so I would have said it was lighter had I not had scales. So do most other people make weights up?

    Just curious

    mrbelowski
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    My Fatty is about 33 pounds when I look at the nice carbon fork and drilled rims. It’s about 36 pounds when I look at the massive heavy tyres or clean the big steel frame, and about 45 pounds when I have to lift the bastard over a gate. I guess the real weight is somewhere in between.

    The bike industry needs some universally comparable method of quoting weight figures, like the car industry does with MPG. It doesn’t need to bear any resemblance to actual achievable real world weight

    steve_b77
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    My anthem weighed in at 26lbs 12oz stock on the bike shops Park Scales, it weighs less thanks to lighter wheels now, I’d wager under 26lbs as when I changed the wheels and went tubeless I weighed the bits and the difference was just over a pound

    Mountain bikers are the worst for estimate weight of bikes. You see it in car parks across the land, bikes being hefted, air being sucked throughout teeth and a squint into the distance “that must be about 27.8lbs!”

    It’s bullshit. About the most accurate anyone can tell is one bike is heavier or lighter than another.

    So many of these quoted weights are either aspirations become the truth, or naive spreadsheet totals based on manufacturer stated weights that suddenly become the true weight.

    I want my 29er trail bike to be about 28lbs, but in reality is 29.9lbs. If I want to get it lighter, it’s serious money dropped, and/or turning it into a spastic bambi. It rides pretty well at its existing weight, so I try not to worry about it.

    Premier Icon flange
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    Park scales are well known for being a bit on the lenient side. However I know that my niner is sub 20lbs and my road bike is 13.4lbs. Njee off of here had a Top Fuel that I think was around the 20lb mark and he weighs everything.

    This is my Niner so that gives you an idea of what a fairly light build takes.

    Some people stick a set of stans and a carbon bar on their bike and expect a sub 20lb build. For reference my other 29er is a hardtail running a rigid carbon fork and carbon wheels and is a smidge over 24lbs

    Sui
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    My now broken GSpot is about 40 pounds, it feels heavy. Is heavy to pedal around and hurts my back.

    Sui
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    well b88er my sphincter I’ve just done the “old weigh myself and them myself and bike on the scales” thing apparently, it’s only 37pounds!!

    This is not a good result, as it means I am just a fat unfit bloke who was hoping that his new Spitfire was going to be 10pound lighter and make me ride like a Valkyrie..

    monkeychild
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    god knows what my bike weighs. It feels heavy when I pick it up. But IMHO it doesn’t ride like a heavy bike. Let’s be honest if you’re an unfit giffer the lightest bike in the world isn’t going to make you terrahawk.

    danielgroves
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    My old Meta 5 was somewhere between 32 and 34 pounds. Hard to say exactly as it was only ever weighed by the bathroom scales method.

    My 29er On One Inbred setup 1*10 with XT cranks, cassette, mech, shifter; Arch EX Hope Hoops; X-Lite Carbon Fork is 12.2kg, so 26.8 lbs.

    It feels reasonably light, could easily loose weight if I went for a higher quality frame.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    The only bikes that I was/am aware of the weight was an old DH bike (48+lbs, you’d be very aware of it too!) my fast road bike (16lbs 4oz according to park scales) and my newest bike (5010c with bling spec, 25lbs 10oz when it’s clean).

    For me it kicks me in the arse when I’m struggling on climbs, the mantra being, ‘This bike weighs sod all, why are you struggling?!’

    cfinnimore
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    24.8 Inbred here, DH Tyres & Bars, mix of Hope & Deore, Singlespeed.

    That’s 25lb to me!

    The 18lb Tranny 2Pure did was the lightest thing I’ve ridden down a hill.

    teasel
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    A 21.6 – 21.8* aluminium HT. Can shave about 2lbs off that in fully rigid mode. £2077.77 without the rigid fork thrown in, but that was a mere £175 in a sale, so not much extra for a swap over part.

    Haven’t really hammered it on anything other than my local trails so it’ll probably snap at the mere suggestion of taking it anywhere remotely tough.

    *Weighed on two differing type of luggage scales. Haven’t had it confirmed on something others deem reliable so probably around the 42lbs in reality…

    Edit : Only the second time I’ve been bothered to weigh a bike but I went to a little effort so had to know.

    pipiom
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    My recent Carbine 29 build…..aimed for sub 27lbs so happy

    My Camber weighs about 28lb, I weigh 190 so I can’t see the difference losing a bit off the bike would make to the overall weight I have pedal about.

    Premier Icon breadcrumb
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    My Unit weighs just over 27lb* with Rebas and 26lb* without.

    The Pitch is currently a fleas bollock over 30lb*- 1×10, no dropper.

    * Weights taken with cheapo luggage scale but seem realistic.

    Some people do live in a dreamworld with regards to bike weights!

    matther01
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    My slackline ti weighs just over 25lbs with a frame weighing just 3.3lbs. It is running 160 fork, dropper SLX 1×10…so not bad and tough enough for all round use. Don’t think the nanos help at 1lb

    Ramsey Neil
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    Why do people weigh bikes as 32.5lbs instead of 32lbs7ozs or if you want to use decimal points 12.7kgs etc . One of those silly things that irritate me .

    remoterob
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    Park scales are well known for being a bit on the lenient side. However I know that my niner is sub 20lbs and my road bike is 13.4lbs. Njee off of here had a Top Fuel that I think was around the 20lb mark and he weighs everything.

    This is my Niner so that gives you an idea of what a fairly light build takes.

    Saddle resting against the scales?

    Why do people weigh bikes as 32.5lbs instead of 32lbs7ozs or if you want to use decimal points 12.7kgs etc . One of those silly things that irritate me .

    They also nearly always weigh the complete bike in lbs but discuss lost weight in grams.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    My S-Works M5 Stumpy, with Racing Ralphs, Rebas, full XT groupset, 1800g 29er wheels, foam grips, KCNC stem and EC70 carbon bars weighs 27lbs, with pedals. Going by my Feedback scales.

    Thing is… you’ve got a heavy frame, heavy wheels, average forks, run of the mill groupset. That’s not a light build! Foam grips and a KCNC stem do not a weight weenie build make!

    Njee off of here had a Top Fuel that I think was around the 20lb mark and he weighs everything.

    He’s right!

    Although I could’ve just taken the front wheel out, but that would’ve been really really sad.

    All the weights I quote are based on my scales, may not be the most accurate, but seem about right (by which I mean pessimistic compared to most people’s perception/claimed weights).

    My slackline ti weighs just over 25lbs with a frame weighing just 3.3lbs. It is running 160 fork, dropper SLX 1×10…so not bad and tough enough for all round use. Don’t think the nanos help at 1lb

    See now that makes me raise an eyebrow!

    Premier Icon flange
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    Saddle resting against the scales?

    Negative – I’ve got another one showing it clear of the scales but they didn’t use it in the article.

    I thought the same njee, there’s a few on here that are a bit optimistic. There’s one bloke on here that swears blind his anthem is about 8lbs or something

    And as for you tomhoward – I weighed that GT, it was 39lbs on the nose…..I know!

    Premier Icon njee20
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    I remember an optimistic Anthem, metal, triple XT groupset, 22lbs or sommat.

    Thing is that I’m sure a lot of people quoting weights have genuinely weighed it at their quoted weight (does that make sense!?), it’s just some innaccurate scales

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    Ragley Ti with Flows, 2.5 Minion, 2014 Pikes, 3×9 w XTR cranks and shifters, XTR pedals etc. Measured 25.6lb. The wheels get swapped for racing band it’s sub 24lb. My Maverick ML7 was a whisker under 23lb with the lightest bits i could find bar the DUC32. Blur 4x with light wheels and Revs and RRs etc came in at 26.5lb, raced half a 24 solo on it at 24/12, it was ace.

    But it is all about losing tens of grammes everywhere plus going mad light on the major components. which I can’t be arsed with.

    All weighed on a proper digital balance thing…

    Thrustyjust
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    Whippet with Rebas, hope hubs, mix of XT and XTR , Ralphs etc is 24lbs 4 ounce or 10.48 kg.
    Cannondale Jekyll 2013 with reverb bolted in, as bought. 33lbs
    Dolan Hercules road bike D1 2 Ultegra, RS81 wheels 17.4 lb or 7.9kg
    Wifes 14 inch Scandal singlespeed. On one wheels, exotic carbon forks, heavy mud tyres 8.8 kg or 19.4 lb
    Mini TJ’s kids Merida 27.6 lb or 12.5 kg, poor lad……..

    Using cheap luggage scales, which were 200 grms out compared to the scales at the airport a couple of weeks ago………
    All with pedals and ready to ride.

    I’d have my S-Works Enduro at around 32lbs, with 5.5lb Vengeance forks, dropper, Mavic EN521 rear rim, Mallet pedals at al.

    It actually weighs pretty much bang on 30lbs, using luggage scales, verified as being pretty accurate by Ryanair’s weigh-in.

    duir
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    Never owned a fit for purpose size large MTB that weighed under 30lbs. Therefore I don’t believe they exist even though they probably do.

    Seems like as soon as you add some Lake District proof tyres and wheels things get quite lardy.

    matther01
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    Fixing up my bro in laws bike (trance x4) as a bit of a ‘thank you’ tonight with some spare bits and a few bought 2nd hand/new.

    Already dropped 1.76lb changing coil fork and wheels (and the wheels are crossrides)!

    Reckon it’ll drop by at least another 2lb when finished…1×10 chainset upgrade, bars/stem etc

    Premier Icon flap_jack
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    Yep, large bikes weigh much more. I weigh 225lbs, I’d be frightened to get on a modern light bike.

    teasel
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    I’m sure a lot of people quoting weights have genuinely weighed it at their quoted weight (does that make sense!?), it’s just some innaccurate scales

    I’m more than happy to be proved wrong; it’ll give me the excuse for being the last up the climbs. Bring your funky stand/scales thing along on the 29th and I can at least check it on the same thing you weighed yours, just so I know for sure.

    Here’s a pic I just took. Three times it came up with the same number…

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