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Old 07-22-03, 06:14 PM   #1
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what does the avg. MTB weight?

eh? how many pounds does the average MTB come in at?
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Old 07-22-03, 06:26 PM   #2
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tough to say seeing how many differant kinds of bikes there is out there. 26 or 27 is about average for XC bikes.
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Mine hits the scales at around 25-25 pounds. It's a XC hardtail with discs, and I run tubeless. Really depends on the type of bike. My trail bike weighs closer to 30.. maybe over 30.. dunno
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Wow - there is just too much of a variation to answer that question. There are mountain bikes that tip the scales below 20 pounds, and some that crush the scales @ over 40 pounds. However, as a general reference ... an all-mountain type hardtail generally comes in between 23-28 pounds, and an all-mountain type FS rig usually comes in between 26-32 pounds.
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What kind of mtb tips scales @ under 20 lbs? I have never heard of that
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Possibly a Ti, single speed could tip scales under 20.. not sure what else..
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that's an awfully light mountain bike with virtually nothing on it.
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While we are on the subject of weight, i was wondering if anyone knows the weight of a 01/02/03 Specialized Hardrock Comp.
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Old 07-22-03, 08:23 PM   #9
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My marin riftzone (FS) is 26 pounds. but then again my friends titanium hardtail is also 26 pounds. but it seams that most MTB (cross country) are in the 23-29 pound range.
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ah thanks.




just weighed my bike.. came to about 27 pounds.


was wondering where that stands in the weight range.
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Just weighted mine and its 31lbs. Feels a lot ligher :confused:
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Old 07-22-03, 08:40 PM   #12
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Just weighted mine and its 31lbs. Feels a lot ligher :confused:


just think of that as a compliment to your strenght
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just think of that as a compliment to your strenght
I have been working out lately
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I have an aluminum singlespeed that's just a tick over 20 pounds, and that's a converted Homegrown with a cassette wheel and chain tensioner on it. My regular mtb weighs in at 21 lbs. Ti mountain bikes tend to be a little heavier than their aluminum bretheren.
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Lightest MTB in the world? http://www.mtbreview.com/dream/bikes/7721.html

FWIW, my full-suspension XC bike comes in around 26.5 lbs.
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No way dude.. a 15 pound mountain bike? Most ROAD bikes weigh more than that...
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No way dude.. a 15 pound mountain bike? Most ROAD bikes weigh more than that...
Well, there is a blurb on that webpage that indicates it's probably not a very ridable/trailable bike so I'm wondering what the point was other than to hang enough lightweight parts on a lightweight frame to make it passable as a bike. :confused:
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What kind of mtb tips scales @ under 20 lbs? I have never heard of that
Me neither, but that would be a bike that WILL break!! ..don't you think?

There is a trade-off between light-weight and strength/durability. Light and expensive is not always strong. For example, the XTR bottom bracket (at least up until the '03 product line) was not as strong as the XT unit. The XT was not as light, but was about 1/2 the price of the XTR unit ....and!! It was tougher.

I'm an XC rider who likes my bike to be light for climbing and nimbleness on the trails at speed. HOwever, I also like to do drops and jumps and stuff. I weigh 170lbs - if was on a 20lb bike it'd crumble under me.... UNacceptable!

My Specialized Stumpjumper FSR-XC, outfitted with mostly XT components and an S-Works wheelset (1450gm/set), weighs in at about 26 lbs. A pretty good weight for a full-suspension (large size) XC bike. The S-Works version of that bike weighed in at about 1 lb lighter. ....and that S-Works frame (for the 2000 model year - same year as my bike) was built of lighter materials and was also known to fail on riders from time-to-time.

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While we are on the subject of weight, i was wondering if anyone knows the weight of a 01/02/03 Specialized Hardrock Comp.
My '03 weighs in about 31lbs.
I weighed it on my digital bathroom scale...how are you guys weighing yours?
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My '03 weighs in about 31lbs.
I weighed it on my digital bathroom scale...how are you guys weighing yours?
I also use a bathroom digital scale. I weigh myself first then weigh myself with the bike (while holding it fully on the scale) and subtract my own weight to get the weight of the bike. I do this because it would otherwise be difficult to balance the bike just by itself on the scale. Other (including many bikeshops) people use commercial hook-scales like those found in meat packing plants.
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Whats the point in having a bike that weighs 15 lbs. that you can't ride? Its like someone who just buys it for the bragging rights.
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Enh, it's probably RIDEABLE.. but I wouldn't ride it. Fortunately I only weigh 140 pounds so I can get away with thrashing hard on light weight equipment.. but that's just a bit crazy. That's like downhilling on a high end road bike.. rediculous.
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That's like downhilling on a high end road bike.. rediculous.
It worked for Tomes...

Errr... then again... nevermind.
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Hmm, my XC rig is 29, and my DH is 44, so for me, the average is 36.5!

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What kind of mtb tips scales @ under 20 lbs? I have never heard of that
Here are a few:

Light mountain bikes
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