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Old 04-14-05, 11:11 PM   #1
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How much does your Cross-bike weigh?

I'm not a weight weenie, but I'm contemplating the purchase of a Bianchi Axis. Is it light enough that I can use it for club-rides as well as cross-training? (there would be a second wheelset)? My roadbike is about 18 lbs, but my commuter is closer to 30. Where in the spectrum of weight do cross-bikes fall?
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My Fuji Cross Pro weighs in at 22lbs. Thats stock with Egg Beaters thrown on.
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my major jake is about 19.5 lbs with pedals. but only when clean.
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Never weighed mine, but I suspect 22 lb or so.
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Mine's 19 lbs, but as velocipedios, only when showing up for start.
About 25 lbs after the race/workout. Unbelievable how much dirt you
can shower off, even when it looks rather clean.

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My Dolan's about 19lbs, when clean. Anything up to 30+lbs when racing
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Kona Jake the snake 2005.
22lbs after changing seatpost and saddle.

The weight isn't all...
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58cm Steel Bianchi: ~22.5 lbs

carbon fork, top mount levers, TIME pedals, beefy Raceface crank, STI shifters, Mavic Reflex rims and Tufo tires.

Axis should be lighter

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I'm not a weight weenie, but I'm contemplating the purchase of a Bianchi Axis. Is it light enough that I can use it for club-rides as well as cross-training? (there would be a second wheelset)? My roadbike is about 18 lbs, but my commuter is closer to 30. Where in the spectrum of weight do cross-bikes fall?
definitely light enough for club rides and training....

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I was at Sea Otter last Saturday and stopped by the Serotta booth. They had a 'cross bike based on the Ottrott frame that was made specially for Ben Jacques-Maynes of the Sierra Nevada team. They had it hanging on a bike scale. With pedals it weighed 18.03 lbs. So if you have about $10-11K to spend....
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I'm not a weight weenie, but I'm contemplating the purchase of a Bianchi Axis. Is it light enough that I can use it for club-rides as well as cross-training? (there would be a second wheelset)? My roadbike is about 18 lbs, but my commuter is closer to 30. Where in the spectrum of weight do cross-bikes fall?
My girlfriend's Axis (49cm) weights 21 lbs with an XT triple drivetrain and stock wheels/tires (700x32). Putting road tubes/tires on it would drop it down to about 20 lbs.
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Redline Team CX. 19.5 lbs with cross tires and 1750gr wheelset. With lighter wheels and tires it'd probably lose a pound or more.
Show us your cross bike...
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My Kona Jake cyclocross is pretty light, I weighed it in at 22.6 with pedals, cage, water bottle (half full) and mud tires. Not as light as a road bike, but much stronger and does awesome in gravel (highway) and dirt paths. Same weight as an entry level road bike but more durable
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My 54cm Motobecane Fantom Team Ti weighed 19 lbs. out of the box w/o pedals. I replaced the wheels with a set of Easton EA90SL wheels (a spare set from my road bike) and put Specialized Armadillo 23mm road tires on it. However, to offset the lost weight, I also put a Topeak pump and rack on it and always carry a Topeak trunk bag all of which likely brings it closer to 22 lbs. Nonetheless, it is a great commuter / errand bike.

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Wow! This thread's been dredged up from the depths, but what the heck. I'll bite.

Stock, with a SRAM Rival drivetrain and disc brakes, my G&T comes in at 21 lbs. This spring/summer she intends to go on a diet and lose a couple of pounds...
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Interesting to read just how much weight CX bikes have lost since 05. Currently my OX Plat Poprad with a Rival build and racing wheels comes in at just under 18lbs. The only carbon is the fork (EC90x).
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Hey Cynikal, what size is your frame?

I was a little struck when I threw my new Conquest Pro (2011 version, alu frame/carbon fork) on the scale yesterday and it tipped in at 21 pounds dead even.
When I read the industry rags, I see all the manufacturer's listed weights in the upper teens, and that's for bikes outfitted with a full gearing range while I'm rolling on a singlespeed. Now, in part the difference is because I'm sasquatch and I ride a 60cm frame, long cranks, wide bars, etc. But then I noticed a couple other differences, like claimed weights are often without pedals.
So, if I remove the pedal weight I'm down to about 20.23 pounds which is (by comparison to other bikes my size) insanely light and I'm in no way disappointed with it; but still sounds heavy if I compare it to friends' who are 10" shorter than me and can build up a bike in the low 16's.
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Low bike weights always perplex me. I've got a Cross Check that weighs around 23 pounds as a singlespeed, a Jake that weighs about 23 pounds (3x10 and when stripped of its commuting accessories) and a Major Jake that weighs in around 19-20 in 1x10 configuration (mostly 105). The frame and fork on my Major Jake are pretty darn light -- not carbon-light but probably within half a pound of it -- so I guess that leaves components as the weight pigs.

I know a lot of my extra weight is in the wheels, since I can't bring myself to stop using Shimano hubs. I'm building up a new set of wheels right now with A23 rims. I could have saved nearly a pound by going with very light hubs, but it looked like a lot of them got their weight savings at the expense of durability (e.g. aluminum freehubs). I was almost ready to pull the trigger on a set of White Industries hubs, which seemed pretty durable, but then I came across an Ultegra rear hub for $20 and I already had an Ultegra front hub and the price differential added to the noise differential swung me. So I'm going to end up with another ~1800 gram wheelset, plus clinchers and tubes.

I guess I'll have to put in an extra day or two of training to compensate for my heavy bike.
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So I'm going to end up with another ~1800 gram wheelset, plus clinchers and tubes.
I'm a big guy and by no means am I easy on my wheels, so I've conceded to the fact that I'm never going to have a superlight wheelset. My current pair is IRO high flange hubs laced to IRO rims with 14g spokes. Right around 1900g for the pair, but I've beat these things like they owe me money, and I've barely managed to put them more than a millimeter out of true.
For me it's a matter of cost and durability vs. weight on certain components. My wheels are tanks because I only spent $100 on materials, but like a 1970s Catalina station wagon, I can use these wheels as minesweepers and barely suffer more than a flat tire.
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My 2009 Fuji Cross Comp was 22.7 lbs w/o pedals and then 23.2 w cheap SPD's.
Got a pair of Forte Titan wheels from Performance for $130 and dropped about a pound off the heavy factory wheels.
That and higher grade SPD's brought it to about 21.7 or so.
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Hey Cynikal, what size is your frame?

I was a little struck when I threw my new Conquest Pro (2011 version, alu frame/carbon fork) on the scale yesterday and it tipped in at 21 pounds dead even.
When I read the industry rags, I see all the manufacturer's listed weights in the upper teens, and that's for bikes outfitted with a full gearing range while I'm rolling on a singlespeed. Now, in part the difference is because I'm sasquatch and I ride a 60cm frame, long cranks, wide bars, etc. But then I noticed a couple other differences, like claimed weights are often without pedals.
So, if I remove the pedal weight I'm down to about 20.23 pounds which is (by comparison to other bikes my size) insanely light and I'm in no way disappointed with it; but still sounds heavy if I compare it to friends' who are 10" shorter than me and can build up a bike in the low 16's.
My frame is a 55cm. The bike was much heavier in the stock config. Not really sure how it ended up as light as it is, that was not my primary goal. My Cannondale (54cm) was just under 17 in race mode and all the parts are from that so I guess that makes sense. My race wheels are old tubular Mavic Heliums, so no ultra lightweights there.

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Mail me a scale.
its a steel frame and fork,

weight weenies buy carbon and Titanium when each gram matters.
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Steel frame, steel fork, A319 rims, XT hubs, disk brakes, Conti Top Contacts... Non of it light weight.

I didn't build my bike to be a weight weenie bike, I built my bike so that I could go anywhere, anytime, under any weather condition, and on practically any surface in relative comfort. I didn't want a tank, but weight to me, is way down the priority list.
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weight weenies buy carbon and Titanium when each gram matters.
My only carbon part was a gift. It was the start down a terrible path to weeniedom, wondering if I could manage to go lighter and lighter all while staying inside my meager budget.
I can't justify spending $$ on expensive lightweight parts when the cheaper solution is me not spending money on so much food.

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I didn't build my bike to be a weight weenie bike, I built my bike so that I could go anywhere, anytime, under any weather condition, and on practically any surface in relative comfort. I didn't want a tank, but weight to me, is way down the priority list.
That's how I built up my commuter/distance bike. I know it's heavy, but I can prang it on a pothole or lean it against a pole and not worry that I'll damage it.
My race bike is a different story. I raced a heavy frame/fork last season and didn't know what I was missing out on until I raced on a friend's very light bike last month. When the opportunity arose to replace the frame/fork, I opted for something much lighter than previous.
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