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What does a Bianchi xl boron weigh?(8 posts)

What does a Bianchi xl boron weigh?DaveL
May 14, 2002 4:32 AM
Looking at a size 51 - complete bike. The weights aren't listed on their web page and I'm way far away from a dealer to just weigh the thing. Anybody know ? Thanks in advance!
Not sureNessism
May 14, 2002 4:39 AM
I'm not sure about the exact weight but they are light. Some rumors about breakage although I think this was early on. BTW, the classifieds here have a couple of different guys selling brand new framesets for good prices.

re: What does a Bianchi xl boron weigh?Abol98
May 14, 2002 5:22 AM
20.25 lbs for a stock (Centaur) 55cm with a pair of Look 247s

I had an honest store manager put this one on the scale for me a while ago.
re: What does a Bianchi xl boron weigh?grandemamou
May 14, 2002 5:33 AM
I have an EV2 with Record and open pro wheels. Mine comes ina 16lbs flat. The Boron frame is only slightly heavier than the EV2. If I remember right the EV2 was posted at 2.5 lbs for a 55cm.

Claimed weights are usually just ballpark any way. They give you a weight and a frame size, maybe. But you never know if this is a naked weight, with paint, with paint and clearcoat. Also, component mfrs fudge weights too. The only way to know for sure is to build it up and weigh it. Suffice it to say if you want a light steel frame you can get it, if you part it out right.
The Boron is equivalent to twice the weight of a common yam.Sintesi
May 14, 2002 7:02 AM
This is accurate for a three cubit frame with out pedals. With pedals add in the weight of a handful of unpitted olives.
Are those metric yams? /nmMe Dot Org
May 14, 2002 8:38 AM
Are those metric yams? /nmDaveL
May 14, 2002 11:45 AM
Thanks for the information ! Now I'm looking at the EV2 mix !!

- and I'll have those yams baked in a casserole topped with melted marshmallows and a little grated coconut...
Actually, the question is: African or European?jtolleson
May 14, 2002 12:10 PM