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  • Premier Icon Woody
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    Fairwheel Bikes has already glided across 20,000 miles of pavement with the prototype, ensuring its durability

    Gliding is not something you can do on roads round my way 😥

    Premier Icon tomdebruin
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    A new road bike will probably cost you a grand or so. It’ll also probably weight almost 30 pounds.

    🙄

    Shibboleth
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    I’d be hoping a grand would get me around the 20lb mark!

    Anyway, this will be UCI illegal on weight grounds.

    large418
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    6 lbs! 6 lbs!! That’s a light bike. I think it’s full size and everything. Just need $45k and the ability to ride like a fairy.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    I found it quite interesting to read about – the frame is second-hand and was on the previous record-holding bike. Seems that no-one can beat it. Then there’s bits of fibre that you can’t buy any more that they got from some formula 1 team. Must have been a huge investment in time to create.

    I’d be hoping a grand would get me around the 20lb mark!

    Anyway, this will be UCI illegal on weight grounds.

    $1000 = £660, so 25lb+pedals easily.

    Most of the big brands top end bikes are under the limit, the pro’s either ride cheeper bikes with expensive logo’s, or add lead weights in the seatube.

    bigyinn
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    Tikitiki 01:14 AM
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    I’m holding out for the three pound, $90 grand, fixie version with no lights, no brakes, and no common sense. I will be more ironic than my PBR bottle opener and put all of the hipsters to shame.
    The person who i quoted MUST be a STW member with that sort of response!

    trail_rat
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    tinas – you dont half talk shite – maybe in 1988…..

    Which bit’s shite?

    Premier Icon Haze
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    Getting rid of those silly gears will shave some more weight off it.

    Premier Icon schmiken
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    Most of the big brands top end bikes are under the limit, the pro’s either ride cheeper bikes with expensive logo’s, or add lead weights in the seatube.

    Most of the pros ride heavier (read extra material/stiffer) frames with top end kit on.

    BMC were definately riding arround with lead weights in the frames last year (2009), cycling plus said so…………..

    pjt201
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    i know cervelo on their project california bikes (R5sl?) when racing them have to put more weight in the seattube than the frame itself weighs…
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipjuWSTMDkA[/video]

    breatheeasy
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    They gotta make them lighter so they can put the electric battery and motor inside to power them up the climbs…..

    fontmoss
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    don’t they just pad them out with drugs?

    steve_b77
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    I remember an article about Ricardo Rico’s Scott as he’s a midget (sorry climber) (sorry drug fuelled cheating climber) his small or XS scott was built up by a mag and it was well under the UCI weight limit, by about kilo AFAIK.

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