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Old 05-04-08, 10:58 PM   #1
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Lightweight?

What would be considered "lightweight" for a mountain bike?

Also, what do you guys think about Reynolds 631?
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Old 05-04-08, 10:59 PM   #2
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What would be considered "lightweight" for a mountain bike?

Also, what do you guys think about Reynolds 631?
Are you talking about frame materials? Or other components? Or general weight?
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Old 05-04-08, 11:10 PM   #3
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I'm talking about overall weight. I'm looking at one that weighs in at around 24-25 pounds (my current bike weighs closer to 32). Most hardtails are pretty light...I think, so I assume most of the weight comes from the other parts.
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What would be considered "lightweight" for a mountain bike?
For a cross country hardtail? Maybe 22 pounds.

What is considered "lightweight" also depends on the category of mountain bike -- XC, All-mountain, Trail, Freeride, Downhill, Trials....etc.
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My own personal MTB skills are rather lightweight. Does that help?
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22-24 is fairly light for an XC hardtail. Sub 22 is starting to get light and expensive. Sub 20 is starting to get exotic.

Full suspension . . . I am not sure. I think a 25 full suspension XC bike is fairly light.
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google "weight weenies" if you want to know light.
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Anything without lbd's is lightweight in my book.
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If we're talking xc, lightweight is under 22lbs or so. My race bike comes in a little under 20.
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22-24 is fairly light for an XC hardtail. Sub 22 is starting to get light and expensive. Sub 20 is starting to get exotic.

Full suspension . . . I am not sure. I think a 25 full suspension XC bike is fairly light.
Agreed. You can certainly do better than 25 for FS but it'll cost you too.
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24 pounds is fairly light for one with a 631 frame...
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My new Fly Ti hard tail is 21 lbs complete with cages, heavier tires (Conti Explorer 2.1"), computer and pedals. Lightest hard tail I've ever had.
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My new Fly Ti hard tail is 21 lbs complete with cages, heavier tires (Conti Explorer 2.1"), computer and pedals. Lightest hard tail I've ever had.
For future reference, we weigh our bikes with pedals(crazy.. I know), but most of us don't use cages or computers.
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For future reference, we weigh our bikes with pedals(crazy.. I know), but most of us don't use cages or computers.
I use one cage, since I hate carrying Camelbacks and avoid it as often as possible. 5 pounds of water wreaks havoc on my little old back.
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I use one cage, since I hate carrying Camelbacks and avoid it as often as possible. 5 pounds of water wreaks havoc on my little old back.
...at the ripe old age of 14
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I use one cage, since I hate carrying Camelbacks and avoid it as often as possible. 5 pounds of water wreaks havoc on my little old back.
haha i carry like 12 pounds of water in and use almost all of it for a 15 mile ride.

i might just strap a 5 gal industrial bucket to my back with a hose leading out of it, then slap some camelbak decals onto the side.

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This might help with the 5 gals:

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haha i carry like 12 pounds of water in and use almost all of it for a 15 mile ride.
where do you find room for five and a half litres?
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Me too, thats why I use a hydrapak.
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haha i carry like 12 pounds of water in and use almost all of it for a 15 mile ride.

i might just strap a 5 gal industrial bucket to my back with a hose leading out of it, then slap some camelbak decals onto the side.
If you are drinking over a gallon of water for a 15 mile ride you are mostly certainly overhydrating. Which can be very bad. Well, this is assuming 15 miles is less than 2 hours in length.
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My new Fly Ti hard tail is 21 lbs complete with cages, heavier tires (Conti Explorer 2.1"), computer and pedals. Lightest hard tail I've ever had.
Coming from a 32lb dually, I feel like my 26lbs hardtail is a featherweight.

Mine doesn't have any of that schmancy computer crap or cages. (mine has balls though, hahahaha)
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haha i carry like 12 pounds of water in and use almost all of it for a 15 mile ride.

i might just strap a 5 gal industrial bucket to my back with a hose leading out of it, then slap some camelbak decals onto the side.
Still waiting for that pick elfy boy.
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For future reference, we weigh our bikes with pedals(crazy.. I know), but most of us don't use cages or computers.
For future reference, bicycle industry weight figures are routinely quoted by manufacturers without pedals. MTB or road bicycles.
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