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Old 11-29-20, 03:45 PM
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Time to Weigh In---Your bike, not you!

I'm really curious what a bike weighs. My old Giant road bike is 35# with maybe a pound or 2 of gear on it. I'm still looking for another road bike and I'm seeing claims by individuals in the range of 20 to 25 pounds. For example-2002 Giant OCR 3=22#. Is that real, or wishful thinking? Please, let me know what you have and what it weighs without a bunch of gear on it. I'm not looking at high end bikes or older vintage (like my Giant) so let's not start a bragging war here, Thanks
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My steel bike is about 17.5lbs in a size 54. It is 13 years old.

Lots of mid-priced carbon bikes are 20lbs or thereabout especially aero bikes. The Trek Domane comes to mind at 22lbs. Components have more to do with the final weight than the frame material.

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Originally Posted by Bigbus View Post
I'm really curious what a bike weighs. My old Giant road bike is 35# with maybe a pound or 2 of gear on it. I'm still looking for another road bike and I'm seeing claims by individuals in the range of 20 to 25 pounds. For example-2002 Giant OCR 3=22#. Is that real, or wishful thinking? Please, let me know what you have and what it weighs without a bunch of gear on it. I'm not looking at high end bikes or older vintage (like my Giant) so let's not start a bragging war here, Thanks
I'm just curious: why are you curious?
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I'm just curious: why are you curious?
Because I am going to buy another bike (to be determined) and I don't need another tank.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
I'm just curious: why are you curious?
Ed Zackerly.

OP, my Cannondale SuperX weighs 20# including pedals, bottle cages and Garmin mount.
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Originally Posted by Bigbus View Post
Because I am going to buy another bike (to be determined) and I don't need another tank.
Just my method: When buying a new bike, my decision is driven by the bike's purpose, how I intend to use it. I think about what I want the bike to do, and look for that bike. And then the bike weighs about what it needs to weigh.
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Bruce Gordon Rock and Road Tour weighs ~37 lb with pump, racks, some tools, spare tube, half full water bottles.
Tout Terrain with Pinion-18 gearbox, same equipment ~40 lb.
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My Museeuw which is carbon frame and fork according to my scale is 16.8lbs, I used the scale to weight 3 packages I was taking to fedex and mine agreed with them to within .1lb. The Museeuw was built with parts from my Carrera Volans which was bigger then I would have liked in the top tube and that with steel frame and fork was only 18.5lbs. This is all inclusive of pedals and cages, both used aluminum post, stem, and handlebars and are sram force. If I put a decent bit of effort into it I would have no trouble getting the carbon bike down below 16.
My steel rock lobster is 20lb, not certain why its so heavy but it handles amazingly and rides like a lighter bike.
Blue gravel touring bike with aluminum frame, carbon fork sits at 22lbs. This is with heavy duty rims, triple butted spokes, and tiagra parts.
Giant Perigee from 93, 4130 cromoly frame and fork with 8sp ultegra is 25lbs, this is full 6400 including the aero post and a decent wheelset.
My mtb is the heavy one of the bunch at 31lb with 11sp, aluminum frame, suspension fork.
I'd have to weight it but I'd guess my wife's cross bike with stock wheels and tiagra kits, fsa crank, basic tires was somewhere close to mid 20s. I've since put a carbon campy crank on it which was only 100.00 so worth the upgrade, and the wheels I built for it took off about 2lbs so I'm guessing its 21ish lbs and I will be adding better tires when the current ones wear out.
I helped a girl get a new road bike with a very limited budget and in need of a really small size. For 250 off amazon she got a 14sp tourney STI lever equipped bike with bolt on wheels that still weighted about 27lbs.
The idea of a 30+lb road bike seems kinda odd to me but I'm guessing gas pipe tubing like cheap schwinns had, steel rims, cheap tires, lots of cheap plated spokes, and mostly steel parts would lead to a 30+ lb bike.
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My bike is about 210 lbs with me sitting on it.
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Originally Posted by Mulberry20 View Post
My steel bike is about 17.5lbs in a size 54. It is 13 years old.

Lots of mid-priced carbon bikes are 20lbs or thereabout especially aero bikes. The Trek Domane comes to mind at 22lbs. Components have more to do with the final weight than the frame material.
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Originally Posted by Pratt View Post
Bruce Gordon Rock and Road Tour weighs ~37 lb with pump, racks, some tools, spare tube, half full water bottles.
Tout Terrain with Pinion-18 gearbox, same equipment ~40 lb.
Some people just can't follow directions! Just kidding, thanks for the input.
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Originally Posted by Russ Roth View Post
My Museeuw which is carbon frame and fork according to my scale is 16.8lbs, I used the scale to weight 3 packages I was taking to fedex and mine agreed with them to within .1lb. The Museeuw was built with parts from my Carrera Volans which was bigger then I would have liked in the top tube and that with steel frame and fork was only 18.5lbs. This is all inclusive of pedals and cages, both used aluminum post, stem, and handlebars and are sram force. If I put a decent bit of effort into it I would have no trouble getting the carbon bike down below 16.
My steel rock lobster is 20lb, not certain why its so heavy but it handles amazingly and rides like a lighter bike.
Blue gravel touring bike with aluminum frame, carbon fork sits at 22lbs. This is with heavy duty rims, triple butted spokes, and tiagra parts.
Giant Perigee from 93, 4130 cromoly frame and fork with 8sp ultegra is 25lbs, this is full 6400 including the aero post and a decent wheelset.
My mtb is the heavy one of the bunch at 31lb with 11sp, aluminum frame, suspension fork.
I'd have to weight it but I'd guess my wife's cross bike with stock wheels and tiagra kits, fsa crank, basic tires was somewhere close to mid 20s. I've since put a carbon campy crank on it which was only 100.00 so worth the upgrade, and the wheels I built for it took off about 2lbs so I'm guessing its 21ish lbs and I will be adding better tires when the current ones wear out.
I helped a girl get a new road bike with a very limited budget and in need of a really small size. For 250 off amazon she got a 14sp tourney STI lever equipped bike with bolt on wheels that still weighted about 27lbs.
The idea of a 30+lb road bike seems kinda odd to me but I'm guessing gas pipe tubing like cheap schwinns had, steel rims, cheap tires, lots of cheap plated spokes, and mostly steel parts would lead to a 30+ lb bike.
Thank you, this is exactly the type of information I was looking for. Very informative and helpful.
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"Ouch" with me on it.
"Phewwww" when I get off of it.
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My bike is about 210 lbs with me sitting on it.
And what 10 lbs without you on it? LOL
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And what 10 lbs without you on it? LOL
No, roughly 18lbs
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
My bike is about 210 lbs with me sitting on it.
BTW that avatar is really you, isn't it?
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No, roughly 18lbs
That's the Nashbar?
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That's the Nashbar?
This one, excluding the saddle bag and filled water bottle: Post Your Titaniums
Nashbar is quite a bit heavier; never weighed it, and has a rear rack etc... built up for commuting.
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This one, excluding the saddle bag and filled water bottle: Post Your Titaniums
Nashbar is quite a bit heavier; never weighed it, and has a rear rack etc... built up for commuting.
That is one sweet ride! Thanks for the pic
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Originally Posted by Bigbus View Post
I'm really curious what a bike weighs. My old Giant road bike is 35# with maybe a pound or 2 of gear on it. I'm still looking for another road bike and I'm seeing claims by individuals in the range of 20 to 25 pounds. For example-2002 Giant OCR 3=22#. Is that real, or wishful thinking? Please, let me know what you have and what it weighs without a bunch of gear on it. I'm not looking at high end bikes or older vintage (like my Giant) so let's not start a bragging war here, Thanks
What Giant road bike ever weighed 35#?
I've worked on road bikes made by Giant under their brand and under contract for multiple other brands and none have ever been close to weighing 35#. This goes back to 80s steel road bikes, thru 90s, and present.

My bikes are all 63-65cm in size and weigh 20.5-25#. They vary based on intended use- a bike with front and rear racks weighs more than one without.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
What Giant road bike ever weighed 35#?
I've worked on road bikes made by Giant under their brand and under contract for multiple other brands and none have ever been close to weighing 35#. This goes back to 80s steel road bikes, thru 90s, and present.

My bikes are all 63-65cm in size and weigh 20.5-25#. They vary based on intended use- a bike with front and rear racks weighs more than one without.
It's a 80's something Quasar with a GPS mount, small tool pouch under the seat with a couple of patches and spanners. Size 60cm with elcheapo Bell tires on stock rims. I weighed it this morning when I was weighing the LP tanks and it tipped the scale at almost exactly 35 lbs.
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That is one sweet ride! Thanks for the pic
Thanks.
If you want your own.. just for giggles found this, which I think is identical size/yr to mine
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mint-Condit...IAAOSwyo5fvUwn
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
What Giant road bike ever weighed 35#?
I've worked on road bikes made by Giant under their brand and under contract for multiple other brands and none have ever been close to weighing 35#. This goes back to 80s steel road bikes, thru 90s, and present.

My bikes are all 63-65cm in size and weigh 20.5-25#. They vary based on intended use- a bike with front and rear racks weighs more than one without.
Good question. As a teen, I owned a similar bike: a 1978 Fuji Gran Tourer: Hi-Ten steel frame, suntour components, heavy commuter tires. I think it weighed in the high-20lb range.
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I'm really curious what a bike weighs.s
Which bike?
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