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Old 06-23-04, 11:05 PM   #1
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How much do mountain bikes weigh?

I don't have a mountain bike nor am I planning on getting one.

I was just wondering the average weight of a mountain bike? I ride road bikes and expensive ones can be 18 lbs or lighter. I'm riding an ok one and it's 24 lbs.
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Old 06-23-04, 11:08 PM   #2
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22-50 pounds depending on it's purpose. give or take a few pounds.
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Old 06-24-04, 04:49 AM   #3
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22 pounds is pretty damn light MTB bike!!, i say around 25 - 26 to be more realistic , otherwise they can be as heavy as they want
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Old 06-24-04, 05:27 AM   #4
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22 pounds for a nice lightweight hardtail, my Trek 4300 is 23 pounds, after all of the upgrades.
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Old 06-24-04, 07:05 AM   #5
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Yeah I agree with qwhunt23. 22 Pounds is a good lightweight hardtail mountain bike. My Haro is 40 but more of a Freeride/Downhill bike. So probably anywhere from 25-45 pounds.
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Old 06-24-04, 08:23 AM   #6
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I saw a 17 pounder on a web page somwhere. looked like you would break it by riding over a pebble but it was still 17 pounds... Single speed I believe, that would help.
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My Marin RockyRidge (hardtail) weighs 27 currently
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22 pounds for a nice lightweight hardtail, my Trek 4300 is 23 pounds, after all of the upgrades.
Do you have a list of upgrades? I am wondering how the hell you got that bike to 23lbs...
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Old 06-24-04, 09:59 AM   #9
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Do you have a list of upgrades? I am wondering how the hell you got that bike to 23lbs...

Me too.
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Old 06-24-04, 10:00 AM   #10
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and to answer the question: I have seen 19 lb. hardtail XC bikes and 70+ lbs. downhill bikes.
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Old 06-24-04, 10:43 AM   #11
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my Kona singlespeed is 22 lbs after a small investment in aftermarket parts! Can't go any lighter though >
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You can start drilling speedholes.
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Old 06-24-04, 11:48 AM   #13
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You can start drilling speedholes.
Ive seen frames that look like swiss chesse after multiple speedholes.
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Back in the 1980s, a guy built a touring MTB, capable of hauling campoing loads off-road, and that weighed in at 22lbs.
I think most MTBs are built for the worst-case scenario, ie over-weight newbie riders with little skill, riding extreme jumps. If you are lighter, can ride well and avoid Kamikaze descents and Big Air, you can ride much lighter bikes.
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My mtb weighs in at 35lbs right now. Im sure I could make it lighter but I like it the way it is right now.

BTW here is a 16lb hardtail mtn bike

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/articles.php?ID=62
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My mtb weighs in at 35lbs right now. Im sure I could make it lighter but I like it the way it is right now.

BTW here is a 16lb hardtail mtn bike

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/articles.php?ID=62
"shaved away Disc adapter"

"20g of grease"

Thats extreme. I think this guy has gone over the edge.

Most entry level MTN bikes(specialized hardrock, trek 4300, GT avalanche 3.0 etc) weigh in around 30 lbs.
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damn what do guys have on that bike that makes it so light?!!! give me a list of components
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Back in the 1980s, a guy built a touring MTB, capable of hauling campoing loads off-road, and that weighed in at 22lbs.
I think most MTBs are built for the worst-case scenario, ie over-weight newbie riders with little skill, riding extreme jumps. If you are lighter, can ride well and avoid Kamikaze descents and Big Air, you can ride much lighter bikes.
Don't forget the need for loads of cash. With enough money just about anything can be done.

My Hardrock weighs in at about 27lbs now.
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damn what do guys have on that bike that makes it so light?!!! give me a list of components

There is a list of components on that site.

If you think that is light take a look at the road bikes
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Do you have a list of upgrades? I am wondering how the hell you got that bike to 23lbs...
I'm wondering how the hell I thought it was 23 lbs! Just weighed it on an accurate scale and got 25.5 lbs.
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and to answer the question: I have seen 19 lb. hardtail XC bikes and 70+ lbs. downhill bikes.
70+ Where did you see that?
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70+ Where did you see that?
I see 60+ downhill bikes all the time. Some Downhill forks weigh in at around 10 lbs. Insane I tell you.
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I'm wondering how the hell I thought it was 23 lbs! Just weighed it on an accurate scale and got 25.5 lbs.
I gotta see your parts list. Should be amazing.
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My downhill bike weighs 420 poinds and my xc bike weighs 69 pounds.

My road bike weighs 666 pounds.
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70+ Where did you see that?
While I don't see them all the time. With a BMW and a Monster T and then all steel parts...it is feasible.
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