Folding Bikes - Giant Expressway 1 Weight?
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I've been lurking here for about two years. I have a road bike and a Downtube 9 front-suspension. The Downtube was purchased based primarily on posts from this forum. However I'm finding the Downtube a bit unwieldy to carry around (I can't roll it to where I ride so it must be carried). I saw the Giant Expressway 2 in shop. It felt amazingly light. We were going out for the evening so I was unable to test drive and am now unsure of my perception of the weight. Of course, the 2 does not have the fenders or rear rack that the 1 has. No bike stores in my area have the Expressway 1. No retailers have been able to provide a weight. Giant purposely does not provide the weight for any of their bikes. They also do not allow their bikes to be shipped. The Downtube rides nicely but I'm considering getting the Expressway 1 if it is indeed lighter. This means I have to purchase unridden. Can anyone help with the weight? My Downtube is supposed to be 27 pounds, but feels much heavier.
11-27-11, 01:38 AM
i wonder why they never advertised it's true weight ? i am guessing it's quite heavy otherwise if it's light then nos. will be all over and they should have been bragging about it. i checked online and could only find this statement... Weight Unspecified. they're asking you to test it yourself. interesting...
I know. It's Giant's "thing". They don't publish weights for any of their bikes. There is also neither a contact number or email addy for Giant. They insist you go through the LBS. Of course, in my case the LBS doesn't have the bike and doesn't know the weight. I guess Giant doesn't think weight matters. I really can't order when I don't know what I would be getting.
11-27-11, 10:59 AM
... I really can't order when I don't know what I would be getting.
You should be able to get the weight question resolved. Ask your local Giant dealer to contact a Giant dealer with an Expressway 1 in stock. Or start calling Giant dealers until you find one with an Expressway 1 in stock.
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Yes, I agree. But as I mentioned before "No bike stores in my area have the Expressway 1. No retailers have been able to provide a weight. " I've called all within 50 mile radius and a few in NYC and DE. So far no luck - hence the question I posted. Thanks.
11-27-11, 12:29 PM
Giant Bicycle Inc
3587 Old Conejo Rd
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Dealer Nearby Hdqtrs:
Newbury Park Bike Shop
We were in here several times when we lived in Ventura, CA. Lots of GIANT bikes.
Thank you! The shop is on the other coast, but providing the 800 #'s is a terrific help. Thanks again! I will call tomorrow. A Philly bike shop that sells the Expressway were very nice and estimated the weight between 25 - 29. They didn't know the number definitively. I'll call the Cali shop tomorrow. They don't publish any phone numbers or emails on Giant's web site. Here is the contact info:
"Please contact your local Giant retailer for immediate assistance on questions and information regarding Giant bicycles such as suggested retail price, component specifications, replacement and upgrades, bicycle and frame weights, service and maintenance, model availability, warranty replacement, etc. Your Giant retailer is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of Giant bicycles and should be able to assist you with your question. You can also go to www.giant-bicycles.com (http://www.giant-bicycles.com/), choose USA, then clickselect Bikes (http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/bike-finder/) or Gear (http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/partsaccessories/) for answers to questions regarding current model year equipment specifications."
Thanks so much!
11-27-11, 07:04 PM
and estimated the weight between 25 - 29
+/- 4 lbs on their estimate. that's a big difference and way too off...
11-28-11, 10:30 AM
about 27... as it come with a rack and fenders... my Expressway 2 is 25 I am in the process of selling my Expressway 2 if you are interested.... has a rack and fenders on it and I am just in phlia. I am moving to a folding mini velo
Hi, I never quite got the exact weight, but I was able to compare my Downtube to the Expressway 1 via a vist to West Chester Cyclery. The Expressway is definitely much lighter than my Downtube. The Downtube is supposed to be 27 according to DT's site, but it's more than that.
Thanks so much the weights Bill as well as for your offer. However I'm going to go with Expressway 1 due to racks, fenders, extra gears, cassette derailleur, etc. Now I'll have to sell my downtube 9 Front Suspension. Good luck with your mini velo!
11-29-11, 07:44 AM
Cool... you will like the expressway... very nice bike. Looks as though my minivelo was not in stock.... so I have to keep looking.
12-02-11, 02:14 PM
the Clip weighs 25 pounds http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-2010-Giant-Clip-Folding-Bike-/190596726056?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c60733d28
12-02-11, 02:35 PM
My Downtube is supposed to be 27 pounds, but feels much heavier.
That's where Measuring comes in handy, put it on a scale,
then you will know, and have a number, standard weight unit, to compare
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