Bicycle Load Capacity
Looking at my new Giant FCR-1 which has a rather delicate look with its widely spoked wheels, it occurred to me to wonder what the actual design load capacity or maximum gross weight of the bike is. This information is provided for all other vehicles I know of -- cars, trucks, motorcycles, of course airplanes -- it's usually on a placard somewhere on the vehicle. It seems odd that this information is not readily available for bicycles, where it's obviously an important consideration in how the bike is used. This has to have been considered in the design process, so why is it not made known to the user? Anyone else ever wonder about this?