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Old 04-07-24, 05:15 PM
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Perhaps a more frightening question is how much does your bike really cost? Especially for those of us who have "upgraded" our rides.
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I may never really know. All I have is a platform/postal type scale and I have not found a way to stabilize/weigh a bike on it.
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Old 04-07-24, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Pratt
Perhaps a more frightening question is how much does your bike really cost? Especially for those of us who have "upgraded" our rides.
That may be a fun/scary project to undertake. I spent a good portion of the lockdown on my phone buying new/upgraded parts. If there was any component, from bearings on up, that could be lighter or higher performing, I bought it. Sometimes multiple times. Iíve got way more money in my bike than I could ever get out of it.

$100 on Cinelli-branded Bianchi Dino toe straps? Check. $100 for a titanium rear axle? Check. $300 for Dura Ace 25th Anniversary brakes and rear derailleur? Check and check.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I've never quite understood why people weigh their bike without pedals. I have yet to be able to ride a bike that doesn't have pedals.
The weight stated here is the weight before I am carrying it out from the dealer and load it down with pedals etc.
Btw, with pedals 7.71 Kg
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Old 04-07-24, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
When people tell me about their "15.8 lb." or whatever bike ... I know it would weigh one or two pounds more if I rode it because I bring tools, tubes, a phone or computer (phone lately) plus at least one head- and tail light. Still waiting on someone to volunteer to shadow me in a support vehicle at my call and at no charge.
Well yes when bike manufacturers speak of bike weights. They don't include pedals. I just acquired one of the lightest out of the box 20 inch folders ever made. The Dahon MU SL. It's 19.4lbs they claim. I weighed it without pedals. But still with a rear fender on it. And it weighted 19.74lbs. With pedals. Bike computer. Bell. And a kick stand I added. It's now 21.3lbs. Still the lightest bike I've ever owned. If I added lights that would be another pound of weight.

But everyother bike I've ever owned would be 23.5 to 26lbs under the same conditions. My first folder weighed 31.5 pounds lol. Just the pedals weighed more than a pound each. It felt like riding a tank compared to the Dahon.

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I'm giving my opinion that's all. I was on another thread where people were going in on me for spending £2,400 on a bike. While not realising others spend more than that just on upgrades.
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It is until you understand its my only transport. I don't own a car. And rarely use public transport. So over the years the X11 paid for itself many times over. So I wanted one of the best. A quality super efficient bike. And got one.
You were called out in the folding bike section of the forums for declaring that your bike is the "king of folders", it's not, that it's the fastest, it's not, that it's the best quality (it's an older model Tern Verge on the recall list of bikes that were proven to be defective), it's not, then victim blaming the people who had the frame failures & basically stating they abused their bikes and are at fault, when it was proven that Tern locked out their own forums and tried to hide the problems from everyone (there's a few threads showing the bikes and injuries in the folding bike section). Then, you were constantly putting other members down, insulting them, when their opinion was different than yours. Telling them they just "couldn't afford" the "excellence" that the Tern Verge X11 is. There's more, but that's for others to look up if they're bored.

Here's the closed thread: Tern Verge X11 the King of Folders

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Originally Posted by tds101
You were called out in the folding bike section of the forums for declaring that your bike is the "king of folders", it's not, that it's the fastest, it's not, that it's the best quality (it's an older model Tern Verge on the recall list of bikes that were proven to be defective), it's not, then victim blaming the people who had the frame failures & basically stating they abused their bikes and are at fault, when it was proven that Tern locked out their own forums and tried to hide the problems from everyone (there's a few threads showing the bikes and injuries in the folding bike section). Then, you were constantly putting other members down, insulting them, when their opinion was different than yours. Telling them they just "couldn't afford" the "excellence" that the Tern Verge X11 is. There's more, but that's for others to look up if they're bored.

Here's the closed thread: Tern Verge X11 the King of Folders

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Originally Posted by jackb
As a recreational rider not especially concerned with speed, I thought I'd weigh my bicycles just for the hell of it. My 2022 Trek Checkpoint SL5 weighed 26.2 lbs. with two bottle cages, rear rack, top tube bag, pedals, frame pump, tube, tire levers, tubeless repair kit, mini-tool, bell, cycle computer and rear light.. My 2019 Trek Domane sl5 disc weighed 24.2 lbs with two bottle cages, top tube bag, under the saddle bag, rear light, cycle computer, bell, mini-pump, tire levers, extra tube, patch kit and mini-tool. What do other riders' bikes weigh? The weights surprised me a bit, because they seemed high, but when I consider all the things I ride with the bikes didn't seem especially heavy.
I had a similar thread:

How much does your gravel bike REALLY weigh?

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It's okay I've been filled in about you in the private messages. Hold a grudge dontcha. Carry on...
I'm holding a grudge, but you're spewing misinformation about others... Gotcha. And we've done the same with you in the PM's. As you were...
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I'm holding a grudge, but you're spewing misinformation about others... Gotcha. And we've done the same with you in the PM's. As you were...
Get over it. I stated my opinions. You didn't agree with it. End of. You are quick to pass judgement but fail to see your own failings. That's the problem with people like you. The truth is I titled that thread the way I did because I knew it would wake up fragile egos like you. And boy did it.

If I want to rattle the cage. I rattle the cage. If I want to be Johnny Humble. I will be Johnny humble. Now whose TERN is it?
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Originally Posted by Sentinel1
Get over it. I stated my opinions. You didn't agree with it. End of. You are quick to pass judgement but fail to see your own failings. That's the problem with people like you. The truth is I titled that thread the way I did because I know it would wake up fragile egos like you. And boy did it.
Let's not ruin it for others here. I stated the facts, especially since I'm not the one who called you out on price...
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When I was younger, I dreamed of a sub 20# bike. I never got there, but was close. Now I fear it's too late and I wouldn't be able to eek out the performance that a ultralight bike can deliver. Nowadays, my bikes are likely 25-35 lbs out the door.
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Originally Posted by john m flores
When I was younger, I dreamed of a sub 20# bike. I never got there, but was close. Now I fear it's too late and I wouldn't be able to eek out the performance that a ultralight bike can deliver. Nowadays, my bikes are likely 25-35 lbs out the door.
You need this beauty


19.4lbs out of the box. Without pedals. I'm gonna make it 19lbs with pedals. It's fast like greased lightning. And hilly Purley just got easier.

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Originally Posted by tds101
Let's not ruin it for others here. I stated the facts, especially since I'm not the one who called you out on price...
Then let it go. The X11 is old news
I've now got the TRUE KING of folders the Dahon MU SL.
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Originally Posted by Sentinel1
You need this beauty


19.4lbs out of the box. Without pedals. I'm gonna make it 19lbs with pedals. It's fast like greased lightning. And hilly Purley just got easier.
No thanks.
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