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Contest Who makes the lightest(7 posts)

Contest Who makes the lightestKtmr8cingaol.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 nmChris Zeller
Sep 20, 2001 2:27 PM
more than a few aluminum frames at 900 grams (1.98 lbs)! nmNot 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 kiloCliff 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.