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Old 07-22-10, 03:12 PM   #1
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bike weight

Have you guys weighed your commuter bikes? I was wondering how mine compaired to my road bike, as it seems close to as fast when I take it out without computer bag and extras. So on the bathroom scale they went.
Fuji Newest road bike 21lbs
Kona Dew built similar to Dew drop 28lbs so 25% heavier

The Kona is much more comfortable to ride as it sits more upright.
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Old 07-22-10, 03:21 PM   #2
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I ride a mtn bike with 2 panniers, it's heavier.
It's a total of 55 lbs without laptop, 63 lbs with laptop, the bike alone is 35lbs without racks and bags.
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Old 07-22-10, 04:18 PM   #3
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I weighed without bottle/tools/lights/luggage on it and it was 31lb... but that was before I converted it to drop bars. That was enough for me.
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Old 07-22-10, 04:34 PM   #4
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My commuter weighs 28 pounds with the lights, water bottle and commuter saddle bag.
23 pounds on the weekends.
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Old 07-22-10, 05:03 PM   #5
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I weighed mine to see how it would do with airline weight restrictions, and with all the accessories (except lock), but no bags or anything, the bike (Jamis Aurora) weighs a hair under 30lbs. Adding a bag with lock and rain gear changes the dynamics a lot, and it's always a joy to get on the bike when it's unloaded.
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Old 07-22-10, 05:05 PM   #6
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Schwinn LeTour with pedal just under 24 lbs as bought. With lights, battery, airzound, bag, one pannier, rack, H2O and daily stuff packed, it weights I'm at 38 lbs. Any heavier and I'll have issue with lifting it over my shoulder at the train fair gate.
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Old 07-22-10, 05:12 PM   #7
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Fuji Newest road bike 21lbs
Kona Dew built similar to Dew drop 28lbs so 25% heavier

The Kona is much more comfortable to ride as it sits more upright.
I have the same roadbike. Does yours have an adjustable stem?
Do you already have it at the highest setting?
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Old 07-22-10, 05:14 PM   #8
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I have, but i forgot the numbers. I know my hardtail is lighter than my touring bike by a good couple of pounds. Of course the touring bike has fenders and a rear rack as well. For short distances i prefer the hardtail. If I need to carry something, or there's bad weather, or I have a ride more than a few miles I take the touring bike.
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Old 07-22-10, 05:17 PM   #9
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I... the bike (Jamis Aurora) weighs a hair under 30lbs....
I have an Aurora too. I also have a Sputnik fixed gear, which supposedly is around 20 lbs. I REALLY notice the weight difference when riding. I feel like my Aurora takes more effort to keep moving.
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Cyclo with rear rack, 700x32 mm tires - 24 lbs
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Old 07-22-10, 05:47 PM   #11
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My Dakar XLT comes in at 34lb. Working on my hardtail, going with 1x8, next winter getting a rigid fork for it -- eventually targeting <26 for that one. A new wheelset and narrow urban tires to go with the rigid should do it.
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Old 07-22-10, 06:27 PM   #12
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My mtb w/rack & fender is 37, my 3 sp (dutch-like) is 40
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Old 07-22-10, 06:44 PM   #13
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Fuji Newest road bike 21lbs
But totally useless if it can't carry your lunch and clothes for the day.
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Old 07-22-10, 07:48 PM   #14
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I have the same roadbike. Does yours have an adjustable stem?
Do you already have it at the highest setting?

About the only original part of my Kona Dew is the frame and fork, everything else has been swapped out. I added disc brakes, new wheelset, drop bars, with bar end shifter. 1x9 gearing, and rear rack.
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Old 07-22-10, 07:49 PM   #15
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But totally useless if it can't carry your lunch and clothes for the day.

It is my weekend ride, I rode it the first few commutes until I finished the Kona build. I would carry a backpack so it worked fine.
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Old 07-22-10, 08:04 PM   #16
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my 58cm T700 has a Explorer rack and runs 700x28 Gators. It is about 26lb. Naked it might be 25. Not much really on it but the rack.
my 63cm T700 has a Super tourist rack, 700x37 Contacts, small front rack, Airzound and SKS fenders and is around 30-31lb without gear. Naked I would think it to be about 26lb.
My Fuji is listed as 26lb for the 56cm frame. Mine is a 64cm with a factory 48 spoke wheel on a tandum hub. Wit hthe black burn I would guess it to be about 30lb dry.
My Lotus is a 63cm I would guess about 23lb
The campy equipped 60cm Raleigh I am guessing is about 24 without the rack and lights.
Most of my bikes travel with pumps, tools and spare tube so figure about 2-3lb.
I weighted the 63cm in winter trim with lights and it is pushing 40lb wearing panniers and typical tools and spares.

Funny that the Aluminum Cannondales are as heavy as the vintage steel. LOL
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Old 07-23-10, 02:19 AM   #17
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I figure that if you can stay under 30 pounds on a fully equipped commuter bike you are doing okay... my Trek 7500 weighs 28 pounds with it's rack and fenders and can handle pretty much any kind of road, trail, or weather.

The road bike is lighter and faster but is not set for rain or carrying this much stuff and the frame and fork are bombproof.



My extra bike hits the curb at 50 pounds... but can carry 6-7 times it's own weight.

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Old 07-23-10, 02:22 AM   #18
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Funny that the Aluminum Cannondales are as heavy as the vintage steel. LOL
My steel road bike weighs less than 21 pounds... if I was to add fenders and a rack it would still be under 24 pounds

But that is crazy talk.

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Old 07-23-10, 06:36 AM   #19
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Sixty Fiver, what is that pole do-hickey on the back of your bike?
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Old 07-23-10, 07:24 AM   #20
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Rocky Mountain Metropolis, 35 lbs. Probably up to 40 with all the panniers, lock, etc. The old steel touring bike that it replaced was actually 10 pounds lighter. Since my current commute is flat, it really isn't an issue. Weight only seems to matter on hills.
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Old 07-23-10, 07:29 AM   #21
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Mine set up with all of my daily carry gear approx.112 pounds.
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Old 07-23-10, 07:33 AM   #22
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Mine is between 2 gazillion pounds and 2.5 gazillion pounds, but it's fun to ride so I don't care
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Old 07-23-10, 09:01 AM   #24
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I've never weighed my ride, but I keep wanting to. If I had to guess (based on what knowledge I have and my estimates of lifting the thing) I would say between 25 and 30 pounds (with rack, but no gear). It is a mid 80s steel Panasonic road bike with a bunch of modern components.
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Old 07-23-10, 09:06 AM   #25
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I thought about weighing it.. but I'm using the head in the sand approach instead. What I don't know will only make me stronger in this case.
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