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    Weight question

    Is a 32lb hardtail too heavy?

    Ricardo
    PS: I'm not into competitive riding

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    I wouldn't say it's too heavy but how heavy are you?

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    I'm 150 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo
    I'm 150 lbs.

    Ricardo
    Well, if you're not racing, it's just fine.

    But if you are racing, a 150lb hardtail is probably holding you back a little bit.

    I have the fortune of being a big guy. I can sweat off the difference between a "light" hardtail and a "heavy" hardtail in a couple of hours. My hardtail weights 34 pounds and I don't care.

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    I'm a 200lb guy riding a 31lb hardtail and I'm just fine with it, I like having it built strong, it's less likely to break on me, and I can feel comfortable with it on any trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willtsmith_nwi
    But if you are racing, a 150lb hardtail is probably holding you back a little bit.
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    I would think that a 150lb hardtail would hold most people back considerably.
    My Cromoly hardtail comes in around 30-32 depending on configuration

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    I would think that a 150lb hardtail would hold most people back considerably.
    My Cromoly hardtail comes in around 30-32 depending on configuration
    Doh!!!! You know what I meant. A 32# racing bike for a 150lb guy is too heavy. Especially when the guy is only riding a 15" or 17" frame.

    I have a friend here with a 23# full suspension bike (for a 170# rider).

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    "A 32# racing bike for a 150lb guy is too heavy. Especially when the guy is only riding a 15" or 17" frame."


    I'm 165 lbs. and bet you $1 million I can leave you in the dust Bud....

    BTW, I have a 17-18" frame....

    Plus, I'm 43 yrs. old.....

    Still wanna bet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
    "A 32# racing bike for a 150lb guy is too heavy. Especially when the guy is only riding a 15" or 17" frame."
    Have I taught you nothing? or code it by hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
    "A 32# racing bike for a 150lb guy is too heavy. Especially when the guy is only riding a 15" or 17" frame."


    I'm 165 lbs. and bet you $1 million I can leave you in the dust Bud....

    BTW, I have a 17-18" frame....

    Plus, I'm 43 yrs. old.....

    Still wanna bet?
    I'm sorry, did I say I could outrace you??? Did I say you would be "slow" if you were on a 32# medium sized frame???

    I was merely commenting on what on acceptable weights for a medium sized hardtail mountain bike intended for racing.

    All this is really moot, the guy doesn't race, it doesn't matter how heavy his bike is. But most racing types would consider that rig VERY heavy.

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    To me a 32 pound hard tail sounds pretty heavy, but that is just for the type riding that I do. For your riding style a 32 pound hardtail may be perfect. It's all about what you ride and what you enjoy. If you enjoy riding the bike then it doesn't matter how much it weighs.

    For what it's worth the hardtail I just built weighs about 22.5 pounds and I consider it to be heavy. I am already trying to figure out the best way to put it on a diet.

    KillerB - You very well may be able to outride me on a heavy bike, but you would be miles ahead of me if you were on a lighter one.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    32 lbs hardtail sounds heavy for 150 lbs rider

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo
    Is a 32lb hardtail too heavy?

    Ricardo
    PS: I'm not into competitive riding
    If you can pedal uphill, it's not too heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BErad
    If you can pedal uphill, it's not too heavy.
    Hamer hits nail, right square on the head.
    The views expressed above are badly thought out and hastley typed. Any spelling or gramatical mistakes, are, their to annoy.

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