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  • anus
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    Dunno what I would really do with it, probably just swing it around above my head because I can but at 2.7kg that is just insane!!!!!!!!

    Sooo much carbon sexyness, errmahhgerrd.. only $45k

    http://antranik.org/worlds-lightest-road-bike-at-2-7kg/

    Big Dave
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    Can’t see the point myself. I suspect my fatness would overpower its lightness 😀

    JCL
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    No discs no sale.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Single speed it and drop the rear brake.. that’ll make it floaty light.

    choppersquad
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    Looks bloody ugly at any weight.

    asterix
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    its got quite a lot of spokes

    bikebouy
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    Urgh, now I’m a fan of uber light roadies but that is fugly..

    andyl
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    pfft, steal chain fail. They need one made of carbon nanotubes or at least titanium 😀

    iolo
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    $45k and just resting against a stone clad wall scratching the levers.
    Photographer obviously couldn’t care less.

    bob_summers
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    Bloke I train with sometimes has the lightest bike in Spain, apparently. Poxy thing creaks and clicks up climbs, horrible.

    For 45k I’d want some proper shifters.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    This has been doing the rounds for years hasn’t it? I remember saying at the time, if lightness is the be all and end all, why does it have gears, 2 brakes, drops and a long seatpost

    bob_summers
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    Is there not some kind of gentlemen’s code? You can’t hack the drops off to save a few grams, it isn’t the done thing. I think they’re supposed to have at least one bottle cage as well.

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    I bet it doesn’t ride very nice. Not that it will ever get ridden.

    bob_summers
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    In its previous incarnation some German bloke rode it 10,000km in two years…

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Erm no wouldn’t even want it for a pub bike Tbh

    theflatboy
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    I can’t see how anyone can call that ugly, in all honesty. Obviously a very subjective thing…

    Premier Icon downhilldave
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    No good in Calderdale MUD me thinks. 😉

    chilled76
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    Correct me if I’m wrong… but carbon despite being strong isn’t a very hard material… surely the chain rings and jockey wheels won’t last more than 1000 miles?

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    tomhoward – Member

    This has been doing the rounds for years hasn’t it? I remember saying at the time, if lightness is the be all and end all, why does it have gears, 2 brakes, drops and a long seatpost
    Because then everyone would be saying “of course it’s light – it hasn’t got gears, brakes, drops, etc 🙂

    It’s pretty staggering that you can get a functional bike under 6lb, when the UCI weight limit is 15lb.

    I’d like a ride on it

    aa
    Member

    I’m with choppersquad.
    it looks ugly, no matter how much it doesn’t weigh, it looks nasty.
    (for the record, i think a colnago master Olympic is the epitome of a good looking bike).

    anus
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    ah whaat, clearly i’m the only one with good tate… 😆

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Supply and demand. Because no one wants it, you’ll be able to get it for cheapz.

    Maybe $30k?

    andyl
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    Correct me if I’m wrong… but carbon despite being strong isn’t a very hard material… surely the chain rings and jockey wheels won’t last more than 1000 miles?

    You’d actually be surprised, I have seen motorcycle sprockets made of carbon fibre about 18 years ago.

    Not ideal I would admit and not something i would choose to make them out of.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    It is impressive, probably pointless but lots of things aren’t pointy.

    crikey
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    These kind of bikes do point out the absurdity of spending lots of cash on lightening your bike; no one is setting records by actually riding them…

    toppers3933
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    Having ridden a 5kg road bike which was horrendous I can only imagine that this bike is virtually unrideable. Must be really flighty and twitchy. Impressive that it’s still usable though it’s not for me.

    duntstick
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    I have a bike spun from the finest cobwebs, anyone wanna try it?

    IanMunro
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    It’s not enduro.

    Premier Icon iain1775
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    2.7kg
    Is that weighed with or without pedals?

    Premier Icon flange
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    It was originally built by someone else, then fair wheel bikes bought it (I think)

    It’s got some pretty mental stuff on it, the wheels are made by a company who does f1 stuff. I’d have one….

    You’re right.

    I immediately didn’t want it.

    😐

    butcher
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    I think my lard ass would break it.

    toby mc
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    That pic of the chainset…. I’m sure i can see it flexing.

    ndthornton
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    Wow!
    I’d need to do a pretty humongous poo too equal that weight saving!
    Reckon I could manage it though with the correct preparation and training.
    Man V food style

    brakes
    Member

    not sure how anyone can say that is genuinely ugly, subjective or not. it has a sleek beauty and ticks the mandatory stealth box.

    PeterPoddy
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    I like.
    It has that raw, unfinished look that only something truly special has.
    The other week I built a high end Canyon up, which was about 14.5lbs with pedals.. That was similar, some silly expensive (wheels, saddle etc) and needlessly beautiful (Campag) bits on it. I’m not a fan of road bikes, but that was special. As is this.

    batfink
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    It would be the most expensive pothole you ever hit.

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