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How much does your gravel bike REALLY weigh?

Old 05-12-23, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by KJ43
Yeah. I got excited and didn't read the post well. I'll try to give it a weigh with the bottles, bag & computer added.
It's a great bike.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
Is that an SQlabs saddle?
Yes. When I bought my Storck road bike, it came with an SQLabs 612 saddle. Iíd never heard of the brand before, but gave it a try, and it turned out to be really good for me. I found another one on eBay (new) a couple of months ago for my gravel bike. Specialized Toupe saddles also work well for me, but the SQ is a little better for long hours on the bike.
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Weighing a bike without pedals or bottle cages is silly, but so is weighing it with full bottles and tool kit, bar bags and so on. The weight of fully-built bikes are easy to compare, but the amount of water or storage I carry varies from ride to ride. I don’t carry any more weight for a 2 hour gravel ride than a 2 hour road ride or a 2 hour MTB ride, except that the spare tubes are a bit heavier or lighter depending on the bike. I’ll carry lights on a commute, but not for messing around on my local trails. But I might carry a couple water bottles for that trail ride, and just one on the commute. I’m also wearing a backpack with a laptop, bike lock, change of clothes, additional spares, etc. on the ride to work and back. Certainly not when I’m out to have fun for 90 minutes. Should I be making a spreadsheet or something?
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Yes. When I bought my Storck road bike, it came with an SQLabs 612 saddle. Iíd never heard of the brand before, but gave it a try, and it turned out to be really good for me. I found another one on eBay (new) a couple of months ago for my gravel bike. Specialized Toupe saddles also work well for me, but the SQ is a little better for long hours on the bike.
I got measured for one at Sea Otter a few years ago, and ordered it with their discount. I tried it and thought it was ok, but somehow just set it aside. My wife is using it now, and loves it. I think it is the 611. For whatever reason, I like it better on her bike when I ride it, too. It is a really nice saddle. Better then Ergon, IMO, and available in more sizes.
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Originally Posted by grolby
Weighing a bike without pedals or bottle cages is silly, but so is weighing it with full bottles and tool kit, bar bags and so on. The weight of fully-built bikes are easy to compare, but the amount of water or storage I carry varies from ride to ride. I donít carry any more weight for a 2 hour gravel ride than a 2 hour road ride or a 2 hour MTB ride, except that the spare tubes are a bit heavier or lighter depending on the bike. Iíll carry lights on a commute, but not for messing around on my local trails. But I might carry a couple water bottles for that trail ride, and just one on the commute. Iím also wearing a backpack with a laptop, bike lock, change of clothes, additional spares, etc. on the ride to work and back. Certainly not when Iím out to have fun for 90 minutes. Should I be making a spreadsheet or something?
Sorry that this was too complicated for you.
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Originally Posted by grolby
Weighing a bike without pedals or bottle cages is silly, but so is weighing it with full bottles and tool kit, bar bags and so on. The weight of fully-built bikes are easy to compare, but the amount of water or storage I carry varies from ride to ride. I donít carry any more weight for a 2 hour gravel ride than a 2 hour road ride or a 2 hour MTB ride, except that the spare tubes are a bit heavier or lighter depending on the bike. Iíll carry lights on a commute, but not for messing around on my local trails. But I might carry a couple water bottles for that trail ride, and just one on the commute. Iím also wearing a backpack with a laptop, bike lock, change of clothes, additional spares, etc. on the ride to work and back. Certainly not when Iím out to have fun for 90 minutes. Should I be making a spreadsheet or something?
Itís just a fun exercise, not a competition. I was actually interested to see how much weight my typical ride accoutrements actually add. If you donít want to play along, donít.
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Fully loaded w. Pedals, mounts, water Garmin etc my Aspero comes in at 21.2 with skinny tires and Zipps and 22.1 with my 40mm Thundero + Reserve 32 wheels
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This is about 12.5 kg with two fully loaded bottles of water and a huge tool bag. I do not like to get stranded and tend to over carry things. The bike itself stripped is 8.35 kg!

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around 23.5 lbs ready to ride with two filled bottles

the two water bottles combined (one 22 oz, one 26 oz) weigh around 3 lbs when filled within an inch or so from the top (yes I weighed them lol)

I carry tools and tube in a fanny pack
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Originally Posted by grolby
Should I be making a spreadsheet or something?
Bicycle tourists often weigh their fully-loaded bike, since it is the most relevant weight for their tour.

This isn't about comparing bikes .

I was just curious what the bike weighed as it rolled out the door for a typical (say 40 mile) ride. I live where I cannot stop for provisions, or even fill a water bottle, and am out of cell phone range, so I pack a bit heavier than most. I had a bathroom scale on the floor of the garage (left there when I was packing a bike box a few weeks ago) so I hopped on with the bike, and then subtracted my own weight.

It was significantly heavier than I thought. Looking at those who actually bothered to answer the question that was asked, I don't feel like as much of an outlier, but that was a secondary concern.

(The idea that the weight of a tool-kit doesn't count if it is strapped to your helmet is amusing.)
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Old 05-13-23, 11:50 AM
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Here is how the nominally 21 lb bike looks when loaded and weighing in at 29.5 lbs:


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Old 05-14-23, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
The question is what does it actually weigh when you have full water bottles in those cages, tool kit, phone, wallet, garmin, pump or CO_2 cartridges, extra tube and/or sealant, Cliff Bar, gel, and every other object you typically bring with you on, say, a 40 or 50 mile ride?

Alright, on the weekend I completed the assignment correctly this time! 😂 I whipped out the scales and did this in detail for you. It was actually interesting and useful as Iíll now plug these numbers plus my own "ready to ride" weight into a tyre pressure calculator.

9.950kg - Trek Checkpoint SL5, with pedals and cages, etc.

320g - Packed tool roll I didnít include in bike weight
1480g - Two full Camelbak bottles
490g - Back pockets (phone, keys, snacks, ID, cash, etc)

Total weight: 12.240kg / 27lbs

That's not too far off your total rolling weight. Not sure there's much weight to shave off, or if it's even worth doing so.
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Yesterday I weighted my wheels. My aluminum HED rims/Chris King hub wheels with 38mm Barlows weigh the same as my custom 650b carbon wheels with White Industry hubs and wider tires (48mm front, 44 back). About 4 lb rear, 3 lb front. That 36T cassette gets heavy.
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In other news, I have only put 450 miles on the bike this year, and lost 10 lbs.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
Here is how the nominally 21 lb bike looks when loaded and weighing in at 29.5 lbs:


If I can take three pounds off my bike, will my mid-ride photos look this nice (instead of the new subdivision that popped up last year in the background)?

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Ok, time to come correct! I wanted to top off my sealant as well to get the truest weight - 2 ounces in each tire.

My bike with bag, full bottles, and computer weighs 23.5 lbs.

In my bag I have a multi-tool with chain breaker, two CO2 cartridges, Pro Bike Tool CO2 inflator head, and a tubeless plug kit. In my jersey pockets I carry a Dynaplug Racer plug kit, spare tube, my phone, food, and whatever else I need depending on ride length and weather.



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If I can take three pounds off my bike, will my mid-ride photos look this nice (instead of the new subdivision that popped up last year in the background)?

I think that was the first warm day we had in Santa Cruz this year. The trails are still quite thrashed.
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in the middle of rebuilding after a repainting but as a SS with Surly tensioner it's 14lbs 4oz and as a 1x10 with XTR cassette,SRAM XO derailleur and X9 shifter it weighs 16lbs 5oz.

It's not really a Voodoo,I have a bunch of decals left over from a restomod I did on a Voodoo about 6 years ago. They are only temporary until I get new replica decals.

It's really a 2014 Bailey CX
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I have a Poseidon X Ambition. Alloy Cassette, Panaracer Gravel King SK's, Brooks C-17 Saddle, Shimano E-PDM324 Pedals, (2) Ibera Aluminum Water Bottle Cages (Amazon) ~ 25.05 Lbs Actual.
Posted weight does NOT include Head Unit, Garmin Light, Water Bottles or Water

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I have a Poseidon X Ambition. Alloy Cassette, Panaracer Gravel King SK's, Brooks C-17 Saddle, Shimano E-PDM324 Pedals, (2) Ibera Aluminum Water Bottle Cages (Amazon) ~ 25.05 Lbs Actual.
Posted weight does NOT include Head Unit, Garmin Light, Water Bottles or Water
The intent of the thread is to post your bike weight WITH all of the additional stuff you actually ride with - bottles, water, computer, etc.
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Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot
in the middle of rebuilding after a repainting but as a SS with Surly tensioner it's 14lbs 4oz and as a 1x10 with XTR cassette,SRAM XO derailleur and X9 shifter it weighs 16lbs 5oz.
What does it weigh when it's ready to ride, including water, computer, etc.?
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Originally Posted by Eric F
What does it weigh when it's ready to ride, including water, computer, etc.?
16lbs 5oz. I don't use a computer and I have a hydration pack for fluids.its more of a fun do everything bike that I use for trails and pavement.
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My Hatchet carbon apex1 weighs 22.5 pounds with eggbeater 3 pedals, two tacx water bottle cages, one full 600ml water bottle, wahoo roam, cycliq fly12 sport and garmin varia 510 radar (all with mounts attached)

That's with 700x45c Maxxis Ramblers (tubeless)

Less than half what my Bigfoot 6.1 weighs that I've been using as my only ride for the past few years
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