It's heavy almost 3 lbs heavier than the aluminum Elite version. +26lbs for the 56cm with the cheap test ride pedals on the bike. They are using cheap non branded steel, this is Specialized we are talking about here, if they were using light weight high quality steel the label would be on the bike somewhere. Even their bikes that use Reynolds 525, Taiwainese 4130, have a sticker. I was ready to pick one up until I physcially picked one up.
Our shop has a Rocky Sherpa touring bike that uses Reynolds 725 tubing, Alex Adventurer rims, 36 heavy spokes and nipples, Vittoria wire bead Randoneur Adventure tires, Sora components, beefy in other words, it weighed slightly less.
Last edited by Saddle Up; 04-14-13 at 08:48 AM.