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How much does your bike weigh?(27 posts)

How much does your bike weigh?BryanJL
Oct 17, 2001 1:39 PM
I weighed my bike the other day....simply hopped on the scale, then hopped on with my bike and took the difference...27 lbs!

It doesn't seem that heavy....but got me to wondering if there's any sort of ideal average weight for a road bike..ie, 17-20 lbs? One more thing to obsess about, I suppose...I mean, I've already lost my 10 lbs over the past year, so know I'm thinkin it's the bike's turn...or maybe my wallet's....
More than I'd likeRusty McNasty
Oct 17, 2001 1:59 PM
With my lightest wheelset (specialized, no less), no water in the bottle, no wedge pack, and with the Brooks Team Pro, it's at 19.5 lbs. Put the good Campy/Ambrosio wheelset on, fill the bottle, add the wedge, and I'm up to 24.5. My winter bike, with fenders, rack, and studded tires weighs 48 lbs, though.
re: How much does your bike weigh?UltegraKID
Oct 17, 2001 2:23 PM
How'd you get on the scale with your bike, and if u and your bike can fit on the scale why not just put hte bike on the scale i dont udnerstand how you did it. the scale i have is only like 1.5Foot x 1.5Ft.

UK
SimpleErik W
Oct 17, 2001 3:26 PM
Step onto your scale, get your weight. Step off of your scale. Pick up your bike. Step onto your scale holding your bike. Get your weight. Step off of your scale. Put your bike down. Subtract your weight from the weight of you and your bike. The number you are left with is the weight of your bike (may not be super accurate but should be close).
about 21lbs completeColnagoFE
Oct 17, 2001 2:40 PM
that's a 62cm master xl w/ chorus/record mix, king hs, elite bottle cages, chorus profit pedals, 23conti GP tires on CXP33 rims (36 rear, 32 front 14/15 spokes). suppose i could get a C-40 or the like and get it well under 20. Had a Merlin XL and it was about 19lbs complete...I don't really notice the 2 lbs though except a very little bit when I do lots of climbing.
My half=15.75 lbs.MrCelloBoy
Oct 17, 2001 2:55 PM
Calfee tandem...

ibis custom steel road=24lbs.
21 lbs.DCP
Oct 17, 2001 3:19 PM
'00 LeMond Buenos Aires with pedals, no bottles or bag.
my 2CrazyMan
Oct 17, 2001 3:36 PM
My old 59cm was about 19 lbs
new tcr should be below 18...we'll see in about 2 days
mmmmmmbear
Oct 17, 2001 4:42 PM
2 750 bottles[full] and cages + 2 tubes [ 2 flats on my last ride] + mini pump + mini tool set +food bars and Gels and on and on and on about 28 lb and I am probably forgeting something.
48cm columbus airplane alu with duraace 18lb! :-)nmnestorl
Oct 17, 2001 4:45 PM
18 lbs...tirider
Oct 17, 2001 6:04 PM
... Seven Axiom (62cm effective with sloping top tube), Dura Ace, Seven Ti stem, Campi Ti post, SLR saddle and Heliums.
42.5 pounds, not including the new headlight ...Humma Hah
Oct 17, 2001 6:20 PM
... which probably has close to two pounds of battery.

That's a bit light for me, so I usually carry about ten pounds extra in the backpack.

Light weight is important if you race. Light weight is a point of pride with many other riders, but that's a cycling tradition. If you ride for fitness, as I do, there is NOTHING wrong with a heavy bike. More weight is more exercise.
yeah light bike is like light dumbbell nmcyclopathic
Oct 18, 2001 7:09 AM
18 lbs (nm)ACE-
Oct 17, 2001 9:43 PM
nm
20.1 lbsmuncher
Oct 18, 2001 1:45 AM
58 cm Fausto Coppi

Spinachi aero bars, 105 except ulterga block, cosmic elites, bottle cage and spare tube taped under the tri-matic gel.
re: How much does your bike weigh?UltegraKID
Oct 18, 2001 2:03 AM
50cm trek 2200 i think about 20-21 lbs.
The InterBike lightweights: 10.5lbscyclequip
Oct 18, 2001 5:45 AM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2001/interbike01road.shtml
That's been around...TJeanloz
Oct 18, 2001 7:28 AM
The guy from Speedplay has been showing that bike off every year for about 4 years now- he takes about .1lbs off every season. And while it technically is a 'bicycle', I don't think it would last past the first pothole or expansion joint in the road.
Have Marty Nothstein take it for a test rideDaveG
Oct 18, 2001 8:48 AM
Snap!
re: How much does your bike weigh?John-d
Oct 18, 2001 5:56 AM
Weight while important is not the sole consideration. Lateral stiffness coupled with vertical compliance is the key. You probably allready knew that. Weight - 18.5 lbs, Cannondale R800 - cost £1150 sterling. Caad 4 frame - see review
re: How much does your bike weigh?zero1
Oct 18, 2001 6:37 AM
19.5 lbs...colnago mxl with campy chorus, look pedals and mavic open pro wheels...rides like it is a lot lighter...ride safe...
18 lbs 60cm Airborne Zep (2000) dura-ace including wheelset (nm)Fletch
Oct 18, 2001 8:11 AM
Same as the last time someone asked....grzy
Oct 18, 2001 8:28 AM
18.2 lbs.
17 poundsnigel
Oct 18, 2001 9:04 AM
2000 Giant TCR2, size small, with Speedplay X/2s, two Blackburn Chicane Stainless Steel cages and ITM Millennium. Otherwise, stock (CLICKY Open Pro rims--at least the rear one, 105 group, XO saddle). I'd love to try one of those SLR saddles (140 grams), but don't have the $$ right now. That'd save 1/4 to 1/3 of a pound. The XO's plenty comfortable, though.

Rides SO nicely.

:)
Nige
17.2lbsWannabe
Oct 18, 2001 10:06 AM
Schwinn Fastback Limited...

Andy - Wannabe
re: How much does your bike weigh?mackgoo
Oct 18, 2001 1:48 PM
95 Bianchi Ti Mega tube, full Record 10sp, Record carbon seat post, Brooks swallow seat (probably good for something over a pound), small seat bag with extra tub, tube of glue 1 CO2 cartridge, Zipp 440 wheels and just the bottle cages. 19.2 lbs.
re: How much does your bike weigh?randywags
Oct 18, 2001 8:54 PM
Klein Quantum Pro Sesetriere Wheelset Dura Ace --17.2 lbs