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.