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  1. #1
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    Schwalbe official tyre weights

    BAs 20 x 2 have been listed as 530 grams on the Schwalbe website for the last few years. I just weighed one of mine and it's 622 grams. I know there'll be fluctuations but that's a pretty big discrepancy.
    I remember thinking when I switched from the stock Kenda Kwest that I'd be adding an extra 170 grams or so for a lot of extra comfort and instead I added around 400 grams (where it matters most).

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    New usename ThorUSA brakemeister's Avatar
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    just weighted a couple of mine in stock and come up with 580 grams, which is still more than the claimed 530 gr but not so much .... Interesingly enough I also weighted some 20 x 2.15 apple lites and they are LIGHTER than the claimed 510 ... 470 to be exact ...

    never fails to make you wonder ,,doesnt it ...
    Thanks for checking though I changed my website to the actual weights, will do the same with every new arrival of tires from now on

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    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
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    The only weight I worry about is mine...and I don't worry much about that.

    Most of my bikes are steel...heavy steel so weight savings aren't high on the priority list, durability, ease of maintenance and riding comfort are. In fact...if I have a complete bike that weighs under 30# I would be suspicions that someone had snuck one into my storage.

    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

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    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.

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    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"

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