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    o_O sebnukem's Avatar
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    How heavy is your bike?

    My hard tail mountain bike (Motobecane 700HT) with empty panniers is 18 kg (40 lbs). Compared to other people giving some hints about weight in this forum, it seems to be heavy, but is it ridiculously so? How much does your bike(s) weight?

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    24.2 lbs for my Gary Fisher hardtail. Heck, My 29'er only weighs 34 lbs in commuter trim with fenders and a rack.

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    Mine weighs 30 pounds plus or minus. Its an old steel lugged roadie though, feels like a hippo compared to some of the newer bikes.

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    My sport touring bicycle is 27 lbs.

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    I have a Kona Cinder Cone...manufacturer said 28lbs., but I changed pedals, and added a kickstand and a luggage rack, and measured it at 33 lbs.

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    35 or so.
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    Raleigh Detour Deluxe (Commuter bike; rack fenders, dynamo, etc.) weighs about 39lbs.

    Felt Q720 (Hardtail mountain bike) weights about 28lbs.

    Motobecane Messenger (Fixed gear) is sub 20lbs

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    My Litespeed only weighs 20 pounds and that's with a full seat pack, frame pump, and two water bottles.
    My Giant TCX 0 weighs 1 or 2 pounds more.

    My old commuter (Jamis Nova) weighed ~36 pounds and that was with a seat pack, frame pump, head light, taillight, rack, and two panniers filled with normal commuting stuff (work clothes, lunch, etc).
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    I think that you really need to strip off all the extra knick knacks and weigh your bike if you are interested in making anykind of meaningful comparison. 40 pounds sounds pretty heavy to me, but I'm wondering how much the "extras" are adding.

    Bicycling is an interesting past time in that lots of folks spend several hundred additional dollars to buy a bike that weighs a pound or two less. Then they add on knick knacks and such to bring the bike back up to what the cheaper bike weighed.
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    About 248 lbs with the motor attached.
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    I don't know where the extra weight comes from really. I remember this bike being quite light when i got it. It's an aluminium frame. Then I added lights, a front mud guard, end bars (those are heavy), a computer, and recently an Old Man Mountain Sherpa rack and two 20l panniers containing basic tools, pump and spare tube. That is all. Nothing outrageous. Nothing to strip off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    About 248 lbs with the motor attached.
    There's no replacement for displacement!

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    ~550 lbs with me on it.
    http://bikeintro.com/wp-content/2004...xb12r-2004.jpg

    my hardrock weighs just under 30, the madison is just over 20.

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    My bikes range from 21.5 pounds to as much as 45 pounds with my road bike (vintage) and fixed gear road bike being being the lightest (they weigh about the same) and my longbike being the heaviest... but it is a bike and a half.

    For a commuter / tour oriented bike a weight in the mid twenties is more than acceptable as you have a heavier frame and more solid components and most of the bikes I have in this class are 25-32 pounds with fenders, racks, and lights.

    My hardtail mtb weighs 24 pounds with discs and is going top get a good deal lighter when I switch back to my uber light non disc wheels.

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    My mountain bike (cannondale super v 500) is right around 30lb. I would guess around 32-33.

    My road bike (80's Trek) is 23.4lb. Probably closer to 30lb when I load it up with two bottles, pump and bag.

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    It's the lead acid batteries. This overhead shot shows on 12v7ah battery on the left, but I have since added another on the right. The bike weighs about 40 pounds without batteries, over 50 pounds with:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    ~17lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juggler2 View Post
    There's no replacement for displacement!
    By motor I meant ME.

    I don't see the point in weighing a bike without the rider. It may as well weigh two tons since it's not going anywhere.
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    I thought my EZ Sort LWB recumbent was heavy, at 31 pounds. Now I feel better about it. bk

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    My Sanner lugged steel frame commuter/utility/sport touring bike- 10.8 kg,
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    If my scale and math is correct My ride weighs 112.4 pounds as I usually run her down the road.
    BTW that is without the kayak,just what I usually run with.
    My scale says that I weigh 155.6 pounds, holding my bike it says 268.
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    about 14kg for an old batavus three speed to fixed gear conversion

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    My Schwinn Varsity is pretty heavy. In fact I'm pretty sure it's made of Heavium. It weighs 41 pounds. But it's not even close to my 51 pound Raleigh DL-1.
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    iron horse MTB 35lbs
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    Haven't a clue and don't really care what either of them weighs.
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