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    Bike Weights?

    Just wondering what is the spectrum of FS mountain bike weights? What would a typical heavy entry-level bike's weight be? How about mid-level and top-of-the-line? The Sugar I used was 25 pounds, and a friend said his Epic (several years old was in the low/mid 20s--maybe 23). Just trying to relate to road bikes, where the low end is often 20+, 17 is starting to be considered "light" and 15 is approaching very light, but there are also crazy light road bikes less than 10 pounds.

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    Low-end/30+
    Mid range/26-30
    High end/25-20

    Should say these are XC related. Am-dh I have no clue
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcracer13 View Post
    Low-end/30+
    Mid range/26-30
    High end/25-20
    All my bikes are crappy and I didn't even know it. Bummer.

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    My bike weighs a metric ton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcracer13 View Post
    Low-end/30+
    Mid range/26-30
    High end/25-20

    Should say these are XC related. Am-dh I have no clue
    I'm just interested in XC weights. I'm almost certainly going to get an Epic, I'm just trying to absorb as much as possible about the mountain biking world. Its strange how similar yet different it is to road biking. I mean, except for the suspension the basic parts and concepts are the same, but everything is just different enough I have to relearn everything. THe more I can relate to road biking, the easier it will be to pick up everything. I probably won't get the bike until next January, so I'll probably be asking lots of random questions until then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP. View Post
    My bike weighs a metric ton.
    That's tonne to you, sir...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    All my bikes are crappy and I didn't even know it. Bummer.
    My bike is crappy as well.


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    My Fly Ti hard tail weighs 21 lbs dripping wet with everything. OK, now it's 22 lbs with those fenders. The back end of that bike feels like it IS full suspension.

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    My lower end Cannondale Rush with pedals, saddle bag and water, ready to ride, weighs 33 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_F View Post
    My lower end Cannondale Rush with pedals, saddle bag and water, ready to ride, weighs 33 pounds.

    That’s why you’re the “world’s slowest cyclist”

    Do you think we’ll ever get a ride in together at FOMBA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Mojo View Post
    That’s why you’re the “world’s slowest cyclist”

    Do you think we’ll ever get a ride in together at FOMBA?
    I wish I could blame the bike for my slowness.

    I'm sure we will eventually. I've been tied up with work stuff lately and when I have been able to ride I've been riding at Bear Brook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_F View Post
    I wish I could blame the bike for my slowness.

    I'm sure we will eventually. I've been tied up with work stuff lately and when I have been able to ride I've been riding at Bear Brook.
    No problem, just send me a pm when you have some time to ride.

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    first pcad now umd...where will it end...xc racer's estimates are good. i would add the 30-35 as low-end but still good and 35+ as truly low end.

    Why do you think you need the FS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heckler View Post
    first pcad now umd...where will it end...xc racer's estimates are good. i would add the 30-35 as low-end but still good and 35+ as truly low end.

    Why do you think you need the FS?
    Nearly everybody on the team has FS, and recommended it for the courses they race. Most have an Epic and love it. I've ridden an old Trek 6500 with my father in law, and I hated it, and thought I hated mountain biking because of it. I used my friend's Sugar in the race last weekend and it was such a different experience, and the course was so rough I couldn't imagine using a hardtail. Nearly everyone I saw at the race had FS.

    Edit: I did a team practice ride today. The course was much more techincal than the race course last weekend and I got my ass kicjed pretty good. I have a long way to go.
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