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    How much does/should your MTB weigh?

    Im new to this, another noob question but an interesting on! So what does your bike weigh and how much does it with you on it?


    *runs to scale*

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    This is a rare thread that shows up around once per quarter or less.

    It should weigh what you can monetarily justify. Of you're making money with it..our wiping your butt with twenties...then I'd say in the 18-22lb range. If you're the sole provider for your family like myself, then sky's the limit.


    My hardtail is 32lbs. My dually is 34. My rigid is 25.

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    Rule of thumb I guess would be: XC race bike - sub-24 lbs(?); Dual-susp. trailbike - one side or the other of 30; Downhill race bike - sub 40 . . . in an ideal world.

    Mine: Xc hardtail - 27#; dirt jumper - 32-34; dual susp. trailbike - 40#; downhill race bike - 41.5#
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    My weenie FS is around 25lbs. Hardtail is 33ish. Rigid 24" is also around 33, I believe.

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    My FS weighs somewhere around 32#, & around 170-175# with me on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    41.5#
    Did we just get an official weight rating on the Yeti?! I thought that was top secret!
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    Dirt Jumper: 26.4 pounds

    24: 27 pounds

    Road: 16.8 pounds.
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    Gary Fisher Hifi Pro 27.5 lbs. (FS)
    Cannondale F600 (light duty hardtail) also 27.5

    Self on either bike with light pack, about 145 lbs. total

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    my daily everyday full suspension is 33#. my road bike is 17# i don't know or care what my other bikes weigh.

    how much *should* a mountain bike weigh? i think that is a sort of silly question. there is no *should,* there is only what the bike weighs.
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    My XC hardtail can go out in several setups depending what I'm doing with it.

    22.5 pounds in training mode, with the heavier wheelset/tires/cassette and a suspension fork.
    21 pounds in raceday mode, with the raceday wheelset/tires/cassette and a suspension fork
    Below 19 pounds in Midnight Century mode, with the raceday wheelset/cassette, superlight 1.9" tires and a rigid fork.

    I weigh about 160 pounds with helmet and cycling clothes. Drinks can vary from a single waterbottle, to a Camelbak, to bottles plus a Camelbak, depending on the weather and the epic-ness of the ride. For a practice lap of the Midnight Century route on a hot summer day (over 90°F) I can burn through 8 quarts or more of Gatorade, which weighs nearly as much as the bike itself:


    This, plus a Camelbak and bottles in my jersey pockets. Supertanker!

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    XL SS rigid Karate Monkey = 27#
    20L SS 140mm Kona Honzo = 30#

    Add 250# for me & all my gear.
    Last edited by lubes17319; 05-13-12 at 11:46 AM.
    Who cares what your bike weighs, just ride it!

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    you guys do century rides on a mtb? that sounds excruciatingly painful...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialized2k10 View Post
    you guys do century rides on a mtb? that sounds excruciatingly painful...
    Considering it's 40% gravel roads, a road bike would be worse overall. Fresh course records have been set for three years in a row by 26" XC-race hardtails (ridden by myself). I'm hoping to take it down to about a 5:20 this year; I've done a daytime lap at 5:22 before. Officially, the course record is 5h 45m but this does include me stopping many times to spray smilie-faces and/or directional arrows with spray-chalk for the rest of the riders, as well as stopping to set up a snack/water cache I'd stashed earlier. And of course, the all-important Tear-Off Smilie Poster:



    Anyway yeah, riding on pitch-dark washboarded gravel farm roads at 3AM, fully self-supported, certainly can be painful, moreso when you're gunning for a personal best. That's just one of several painful things I do with a mountain bike For the MC, I take ibuprofen tablets along.

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    My MTBs weigh more than my road bike but less than my varsity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialized2k10 View Post
    you guys do century rides on a mtb? that sounds excruciatingly painful...
    Why should it be? If a bike fits you properly, there is no reason you can't spend many hours in the saddle. Probably want to put on some slick tires, though.
    My speculation was that it applies to some degree in cycling, and I used the previous proof as my reasoning, but I can't prove how exactly it applies to it and to what degree. That, I have admitted, is speculation based on reasoning, but not at this point provable.

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    It should weigh the sum of all the parts. If you are a part add that in too.
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    My FS 5" travel Moab style XC bike: 25 lbs. On this I can do 10hr centuries and as techie single track as I can muster.

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    just for the hell of it, i weighed my singlespeed....25 pounds. i'm so fat it doesn't matter how light my bikes are, i will still be the last one up the hill.

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    I want to ride with you.

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    Don't know, but it's a lower-end bike, so heavier than what y'all have posted I'm guessing. Meh, heavier = better workout.

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    My GF Wahoo (hardtail) all up with 56 ounces of water (two light weight containers), speedo, horn, pump, lights, fenders (soon to come off), seat bag w/tools & spare rations is 40.1. Best weight loss strategy? Me losing 15.

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    You guys are wrong. There is a weight that a MTB should weigh. It's 32lbs. Just so happens that's what my hardtail weighs, so I'm good there. Now if I can just learn to ride it even close to it's potential...

    With me on it and my Camelbak, clothes, and helmet, I'd say add ~160lbs. So ~192lbs! Never thought of that, but my bike and I with gear are close to 200lbs. Wow.
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    23 lbs:


    15.5 lbs:


    18 lbs:


    17 lbs:


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    Both my mountain bikes that get used for off road are steel... the rigid Moulden XC is 23 pounds and my Rocky Mountain Blizzard that rocks some beefier tyres is 24.

    Am building up an '88 Kona Explosif and am aiming for something in the 21-22 pound range as a full rigid.

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