|Contest Who makes the lightest||Ktmr8cingaol.com|
Sep 20, 2001 11:55 AM
|Who makes the lightest frame ?|
|I have a 2oz one that I put on top of my desk :-)...||nestorl|
Sep 20, 2001 11:58 AM
|Or did you mean: 'you have to be able to ride it'? :-)|
|Both Trek (cf) and Seven (odanta) make this claim ~2.5 lbs nm||Chris Zeller|
Sep 20, 2001 2:27 PM
|more than a few aluminum frames at 900 grams (1.98 lbs)! nm||Not a weight weenie|
Sep 20, 2001 2:43 PM
|Lots of 2.5 lb frames...||Wannabe|
Sep 21, 2001 7:22 AM
|Lots of light frames out there. Schwinn makes a 2.5lb frame too. Built up: 17.2lbs.
Andy - Wannabe
|Under 1 kilo||Cliff Oates|
Sep 20, 2001 2:45 PM
|Coppi lists a Columbus Starship frame at .98 kilos (2.16 pounds) which is about as light as I've seen. Far too light for this rider...|
|And how high is up?||MikeC|
Sep 21, 2001 8:26 AM
|This is one of those questions that only makes sense when you add a bunch of parameters.
What size? Do we have a consistent way to measure size? If you accept compact geometry, do you have to factor in an extra-long seatpost? Does the frame have to hold a 200-lb rider? 175-lb rider? Is the headtube so short it'll always need spacers? Is the geometry suitable for anything other than climbing?
I think the question only has value for marketers who are trying to find something to hang their hat on.