- Steel HT weights
Weighed my BFe frame (17.5 inch) after getting it powder coated and it was 5 1/2 lbs. They cocked up and ended up with 2 layers of powder coat on it, but doubt that adds too much (nice extra protection though).
No idea on finished wieght, but with coil Pikes it’s never going to be 26 pounds! Building up a 456 as a singlespeed this weekend and that will be a good deal lighter with air Manitous up front, etc.
My Stumpy EVO is 28 1/2 pounds. I would think the BFe is heavier, even without a dropper seatpost.Posted 7 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
XS BFe. Almost dead on 29lb. Not light, but plenty tough enough for a heavy-handed rider.
Marzocchi 44LR (150mm, 10mm QR axle)
Stan’s Flow on Superstar Switch hubs
Continental Rubber Queen 2.2 UST front (running tubeless)
Continental X King 2.2 Protection rear (running tubeless)
Raceface Ride AM cranks on a Hope stainless BB
Blackspire 34T chainring & Raceface bash
Superstar Plasma chain device
Superstar Nano Tech pedals
SRAM X9 rear mech (short cage)
SRAM X9 twist shifter
Shimano XT brakes – 203mm F, 180mm R (still wearing BB7s in photo though)
Ragley Wiser 710mm bars on Ragley Stubbing 55mm stem
Ragley Cheeky saddle on Forca Vario dropper seatpost
slainte 😳 robPosted 7 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
Cotic Soul 17.5″ mk2; Float 140RL, Flow/Pro2, 1×10 X9 with bash on Truvativ cranks, Race M4 Evo 183/160, 50mm Renthal stem, 711mm Haven Carbon bars, Gravity Dropper, Spoon, Rubber Queen 2.2 / X-King 2.4 BC tubeless, DMR Vaults. Just over 26lbs when clean (rarely). V awesome!!!Posted 7 years agostumpy01Member
16″ inbred with cheap build spec – mainly bits nicked from my old FSR. RF Deus xc stem & bars are probably lightest bits. Oh, and it has 08 Rebas on it.Posted 7 years ago
Wheels are pretty heavy. Crankset is budget Shimano, seatpost was cheapest I could find on CRC. It weighs around 29/30 lbs. Pretty sure it’s a fair bit heavier than my 2010 Stumpjumper FSR.ScamperMember
My small Soul frame is 4.4lbs. Build been as low as 23.5 lbs but currently 25.4lbs – a nice lightish but toughish build
Hope Pro 2/Arch EXPosted 7 years ago
20mm maxle lite Revs.
1X9 SLX (double and bash cranks)with bbg bash/jumpstop
711 Sunline Bar/Haven stem
Saint short cage mech
Deore 596 180/180 brakes
Nanotech pedalsRusty SpannerSubscriber
Rock Lobster 853:
719’s, Hope hubs. Big tyres.
27 speed XT, SLX, Deore d/c.
27 and a half pounds.
Partner has the alloy one, similar spec but full XT, SID’s, 717’s & Hope brakes – a good couple of pounds lighter, much livelier ride.Posted 7 years agoSaccadesMember
1 ounce under 32lb.
18″ 456ebb prototype
Pace RC41 Fighter (the really light 6″ jobbie).
XM819s laced CK on the front, Alfine on the rear.
2.4 Fat albert UST front and back.
EA50 finishing kit
BB7 8″ on both ends.
HT1 LX crank with XT bb.
Rides like it’ll flatten anything.Posted 7 years agodocrobsterMember
17″ dialled PA (853)
Bare frame weighed 4.9lb
140revs (qr) with poploc
FSA orbit XLII headset
Superstar xc430 rims on switch hubs
Advantage 2.25 front 2.1 rear with tubes
1×9 Deore LX cranks hope ceramic BB
SRAM x9 mech x7 shifter
11-34 cassette can’t remember if slx, xt or SRAM
SLX brakes avid rotors 180f 160r
Superstar xcr bb mounted guide
Race face bar stem and post
Chromag seat qr
Fizik nisene saddle
Odi ruffian grips
Deore trail spds
26.7lb all up
Previously had a 18″ 456 summer season
Frame weighed 5.7lb
With uturn air pikes, full slx 2×9, mechanical dropper post hope pro 2s on flows 2.35 high rollers tubeless and DX spds weighed about 32lb
As you would expect the PA climbs much better but feels less planted on the downs.Posted 7 years agosoobaliasMember
my dialled PA is really close to docrobsters in spec, so hope his weight is accurate.
ime a hardtail built for use, weighs a shade under 30lbs, just like a full susser built for fun weighs a shade over 30lbs.
incidently, all my mtb and car tyres are inflated to 30psi
law of fives, innit.Posted 7 years agomccann.benSubscriber
Medium SolarisPosted 7 years ago
Full XT (weighed including SPD pedals)
Salsa Whammy Alu bars (proper full 780mm)
Peaty lock on’s
Hope/crest wheels set up tubeless with sealant
Maxis Ikon tyres
25.5lbs and bloody fast!
Didn’t build it to be light but god I’m happy!
Probably put some proper rubber on soon that will take it up a bit.Fortunateson09Member
Evil Sovereign (heavy)
Pro 2/ Flow with High Rollers or similar
XT/ SLX drivetrain with full chain device
Big bars, short stem
Cheap crap pedals
Fairly hefty, but I wouldn’t really want a much lighter build. The frame is a bit of a lump (6lbs+) but it doesn’t really bother me.Posted 7 years agomlucas666Member
Genesis Latitude 853
2013 Reba RL
Zee Rear Mech/Shifter
Truvativ Firexx Crank/Hope Ring/Hope Bash/Jumpstop/Bionicon C.Guide V2
Truvativ Cockpit/Superstar grips
Superstar Hubs/Mavic XM719 rims
Nobby Nic DD 2.25’s
Avid Elixir 5 Brakes
Weight: Exactly 27lb
Could probably lose another pound by swapping out the Truvativ Fittings/Crankset.Posted 7 years agorosscopecoSubscriber
Cotic Medium Solaris
Rohloff rear hub 16t on ZTR Crests
Stans front hub on ZTR Crests
2.1 Schwalbe Racing ralphs tubeless
Middleburn Uno 34t x-Type
Time Atac XS pedals
USE carbon seatpost with Brooks Ti B17 (not light!)
Hope X2 brakes with braided hoses
Thompson 90mm stem
USE 580mm Atom carbon bars
With no mud guards…27.25lb on the scales.Posted 7 years agoandy1001Member
ock Lobster 853:
719’s, Hope hubs. Big tyres.
27 speed XT, SLX, Deore d/c.
27 and a half pounds.
Partner has the alloy one, similar spec but full XT, SID’s, 717’s & Hope brakes – a good couple of pounds lighter, much livelier ride.
I’ve got a pretty heavy lobster 853, and rode a mate’s alloy lobster, with much lighter gear on too. Got to say I still prefer the steel ride. Funny you use the word livelier, as alive is how many (inc. myself) describe how steel rides compared to ali. It has a zip and zest about it. Ali is dull. Esp. important as you settle into a bike and get used to it over time. Ali just starts to feel dead in comparison to well designed steel frame. Ali is more clinical, but also more wearing on long rides and lacks character and a fun feel that flows with you. If you care about weight / speed, just lose a couple of pounds form the belly and you’ll be healthier too! Also speed differences tend to be noticed when jumping from one bike to another, but over time you don’t notice them. But you will always know you are on a quality steel bike.Posted 7 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
I’ve got a pretty heavy lobster 853, and rode a mate’s alloy lobster, with much lighter gear on too. Got to say I still prefer the steel ride. Funny you use the word livelier, as alive is how many (inc. myself) describe how steel rides compared to ali. It has a zip and zest about it. Ali is dull. Esp. important as you settle into a bike and get used to it over time. Ali just starts to feel dead in comparison to well designed steel frame. Ali is more clinical, but also more wearing on long rides and lacks character and a fun feel that flows with you. If you care about weight / speed, just lose a couple of pounds form the belly and you’ll be healthier too! Also speed differences tend to be noticed when jumping from one bike to another, but over time you don’t notice them. But you will always know you are on a quality steel bike.
Hello andy. 🙂
Look, I know what you mean – I’ve had loads of nice steel frames over the years and there is a certain ‘zing’ to them.
They do tend to feel comfier on big day rides, and the spring and give of a nice steel frame can make them feel more involving.
However, the right grips, bars, tyres and seatpost can make an alloy bike almost as comfy as a steel one – and that weight difference isn’t to be sniffed at.
I’ve always been a bit of a steel snob, but after riding Ms Spanner’s bike quite a lot over the last few years things aren’t as clear cut as I once thought.
I reckon design is more important than material, tbh.Posted 7 years ago
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