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    It's a generic mountainbike with slick 1.25 tires, fenders and a rack

    15.5kg/34lbs w/o panniers.
    Loaded to work (pants and shirt, lights and battery + kryptonite + small towel) = 19kg (41lbs)
    with groceries = 25kg/55lbs

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    Bike comes in at 37 pounds which surprised me, I thought it would be heavier. I don't know what the bare bike weighs but is has everything I need for commuting. Porteur rack, basket, dynamo hub and light, dutch frame lock, kickstand and fenders. I keep my Kryptonite locks at work so I don't have to carry them. Typically I carry my lunch and tools in the basket.

    To the OP, great thread. Real world weights for commuters.


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    My "A" commuter just shed 270 gms due to a new carbon disc wheel set. And yes I plan on commuting on crabon hoops so wish me luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    My "A" commuter just shed 270 gms due to a new carbon disc wheel set. And yes I plan on commuting on crabon hoops so wish me luck!
    My commuter has shed 34 lbs over the summer... all off the rider.

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    37#, give or take a half-full water bottle; I usually ride with a cheap messenger bag, between 2-10#, depending on if I'm hauling 'extras'.

    I won't be dropping any roadies on climbs with it, though.....

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    This thing comes in at 42lbs with a light load, what I would be carrying with me regardless of my destination.

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    It would seem to me that any decent bike and a reasonable amount of gear is going to curb out in the mid to high 30 pound range with no trouble at all... my panniers with their usual gear add 12 pounds to any bike (includes my lock and tools) and a water bottle or thermos will add another 2.

    Most people's regular commuters have racks, fenders, and lights and are not stripped down lightweights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DX-MAN View Post
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    37#, give or take a half-full water bottle; I usually ride with a cheap messenger bag, between 2-10#, depending on if I'm hauling 'extras'.

    I won't be dropping any roadies on climbs with it, though.....
    I bet you slay them on rocky and rooty descents...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroG33r View Post
    My commuter has shed 34 lbs over the summer... all off the rider.

    Once you lose the weight of the bike, you can say the bike weighs nothing.
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    I just picked mine up with the luggage scale. 37# with lights, lock, tail rack and bag, pump etc, kickstand, bell. Not including helmet, water, lunch, and yrs. trly.

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    95 kg / 209#

    bike + me + backpack with daily stuff in it

    why just weigh the bike? does everything else ride for free?

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    alum mountain bike w/ front shocks = 40lbs without pannier or lock added in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Most people's regular commuters have racks, fenders, and lights and are not stripped down lightweights.
    My "A" commuter has both fenders (220 gms) and lights (~160 gms).

    Also, many commuters prefer back packs to panniers. Although I suppose a disadvantage of back packs is that they do not allow one to inflate the weight of their bike for commuter forum bragging purposes.
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    My commuter weighs one bike. Crosscheck with rear rack 1 pannier. Lights, fenders and 2 water bottles. Never thought to weigh it. Does every thing it needs to do, including occasional singletrack. Also, who commutes with lock? It would be easier to just leave the lock at work, and not carry it every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    Also, many commuters prefer back packs to panniers. Although I suppose a disadvantage of back packs is that they do not allow one to inflate the weight of their bike for commuter forum bragging purposes.
    Another disadvantage of backpacks is that you get hot and sweaty on the back. What are their advantage over panniers except that they don't require a rack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
    . Also, who commutes with lock? It would be easier to just leave the lock at work, and not carry it every day.
    I'm happy to say the fullness of my life involves riding more places than just to and from work. I get to go places like the store, restaurants, bars, friends' houses, etc. Obviously your life is, uh, more 'focused,' but that's okay.

    Also, the TiGr is super easy to carry, and, based on how often it garners compliments and questions, ups the cool factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daihard View Post
    Another disadvantage of backpacks is that you get hot and sweaty on the back. What are their advantage over panniers except that they don't require a rack?

    When I bike I tend to get sweaty in any case. In fact, I admit to exercising for transportation.


    The advantage of backpacks vs panniers and a rack are:

    1. Do not change the handling of bike.
    2. Cannot get stuck in a wheel.
    3. More portable than panniers.
    4. Weigh much less than the combination of a rack and pannier(s).
    5. Are less expensive.
    6. Can be more aero.
    7. Mikael Colville-Andersen prefers panniers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    When I bike I tend to get sweaty in any case. In fact, I admit to exercising for transportation.


    The advantage of backpacks vs panniers and a rack are:

    1. Do not change the handling of bike.
    2. Cannot get stuck in a wheel.
    3. More portable than panniers.
    4. Weigh much less than the combination of a rack and pannier(s).
    5. Are less expensive.
    6. Can be more aero.
    7. Mikael Colville-Andersen prefers panniers.
    You win simply because of 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daihard View Post
    Another disadvantage of backpacks is that you get hot and sweaty on the back. What are their advantage over panniers except that they don't require a rack?
    Sweat doesn't bother some people doesn't bother me. Backpacks are more convenient to get access to - for one you don't have to get off the bike or twist like a pretzel to get access, secondly you can use it off-bike as well, thirdly you can use it on bikes that are not outfitted for racks. And you don't have to have a rack on the bike when you don't need to carry a load.

    Whatever your preference - I have used panniers and prefer the backpack at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
    Sweat doesn't bother some people doesn't bother me. Backpacks are more convenient to get access to - for one you don't have to get off the bike or twist like a pretzel to get access, secondly you can use it off-bike as well, thirdly you can use it on bikes that are not outfitted for racks. And you don't have to have a rack on the bike when you don't need to carry a load.
    No offence intended with my question. I was just curious. I too use both panniers and a backpack, and I generally prefer panniers unless the load is very light. Ive never had to get to my baggage while riding, so I never thought of that possibility. I'm aware of the "no-need-for-a-rack" advantage, as I've already mentioned in my original post.

    As for off-bike use, I've seen messenger bags that double as panniers. I could also get an expansion kit to turn my Ortlieb panniers into backpacks if I wanted to.
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    Sorry, didn't mean to take offense. I have found the pack convenient for shedding/laying on layers of clothing when the temperature changes 5-10 degrees from when I leave to when I arrive. I also have the luxury of being able to shower at work; if I didn't have that I would reconsider panniers, though I get sweaty anyways on 16 mile commute in. I actually don't notice the sweat from the backpack until I get in and take it off! And I know YMMV a lot here. To cinch it for me, I also wanted a bike that did not have eyelets for a rack.

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    Too much redundancy, will trim that down some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
    Sorry, didn't mean to take offense. I have found the pack convenient for shedding/laying on layers of clothing when the temperature changes 5-10 degrees from when I leave to when I arrive. I also have the luxury of being able to shower at work; if I didn't have that I would reconsider panniers, though I get sweaty anyways on 16 mile commute in. I actually don't notice the sweat from the backpack until I get in and take it off! And I know YMMV a lot here. To cinch it for me, I also wanted a bike that did not have eyelets for a rack.
    No problem! We are cool.

    I'm the same when I use a backpack. I don't notice the sweat until I take it off, either, but that "ugh" feeling is something I'd rather not have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    I'm happy to say the fullness of my life involves riding more places than just to and from work. I get to go places like the store, restaurants, bars, friends' houses, etc. Obviously your life is, uh, more 'focused,' but that's okay.

    Also, the TiGr is super easy to carry, and, based on how often it garners compliments and questions, ups the cool factor.
    Point taken, my reference was just during the commute. I do some transportation, errand and utility cycling as well. That and mountain biking too.

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