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don't weight your frame--Trek 2200 frame 3 lbs 3 oz.(8 posts)

don't weight your frame--Trek 2200 frame 3 lbs 3 oz.Made in Taiwan
Aug 21, 2001 12:22 PM
Man, if this isn't the heaviest frame!! Since my accident, the insurance co. has agreed to pay for my bike. So i'm in the process of stripping down my bike. After i got everything stripped, i took it in the the house to measure the weight of the frame. and there it was, 3lb and 3oz. No fork, no head set, no deraillers, no nothing!! Just the frame. and it's almost 3 1/4 pound! To be honest tho, it didn't feel heavy when i was holding it, but after i weight it, and know what it weights, it began to feel heavy. Now everytime i walk past the frame in the garage, it just LOOKS heavy. funny, b/c i used to think it was a light frame.
re: don't weight your frame--Trek 2200 frame 3 lbs 3 oz.jschrotz
Aug 21, 2001 12:37 PM
A friend of mine experienced almost the exact same thing recently. He bought a Litespeed that he loved so much because it was so light. Then he made the mistake of hoisting it onto a bike scale in a local shop. Needless to say, the resulting number didn't quite match up with what he considered light-weight. Now all he can think about is how heavy the bike is. Sometimes it's best to leave your illusions as just that.
Don't worry about itnothatgullible
Aug 21, 2001 12:45 PM
Fausto Coppi among others won the Tour de France on much heavier frames. Plus, that weight means that it has enough material to be durable. I used to have a 2.2lb frame from Giant and all that went through my mind was "How long is this frame going to last me?..." Hey I have a pretty heavy bike by today's standard, It's an aluminum GT with Campy, it weighs 24 pounds and it is fun to go past guys with very light and expensive bikes. Your frame weight is fine, almost all Litespeeds weigh just about that, it's not heavy, it's normal.
Most Ti bikes will weight about that and steel bikes up to 6Bruno S
Aug 21, 2001 1:19 PM
I mean the difference between your frame and the lightest AL frame is about the same as than having your water bottle empty or full.
Oh my gosh!DaveG
Aug 21, 2001 2:03 PM
Man, its amazing that you could even make it out of your driveway carry that kind of heft. You might as well have had a boat anchor tied around your waist. Heck for another few hundred $$ you could shave 2,4, even 8 oz. off of that. Sorry for the sarcasm, but that sounds like a perfectly reasonable weight to me, especially at that price. There's a limit (reached quickly) to how much performance you can buy with money. Too much lighter and you begin to trade off durability too. Stop worrying.

Dave "Never weighed it, but sure my frame weighs 4+ lbs" G.
Come into the lightLC
Aug 21, 2001 3:17 PM
This is why carbon fiber frames will inherit the earth. 2.4 lbs and falling fast. But your right, a 2.4 lb titanium frame would be scarry light.
I think my Merckx weighs about 5 poundsHank
Aug 21, 2001 6:27 PM
frame only. built to last
Don't buy into the hype!CRM
Aug 22, 2001 9:26 AM
Bike manufacturers lie about the weights of their frames and complete bikes and we, as the consumers, begin to believe that these exaggerated claims are the standard by which "light" is to be judged. Then we have the unfortunate experience of actually weighing our bikes or frames and we're inevitably disappointed.

If it feels light to you, then it's light. If it feels heavy, then train harder!