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Old 02-04-08, 10:13 AM
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Anyone know of a full suspension bike that would weigh in the 18-20 pound range.
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Old 02-04-08, 10:44 AM
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Anyone know of a full suspension bike that would weigh in the 18-20 pound range.
check out weight weenies it's a website for lightest possible bike obsessives

main - http://weightweenies.starbike.com/
mtb forum - http://weightweenies.starbike.com/fo...wforum.php?f=1
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http://www.light-bikes.com/BikeGalle...ct.asp?catid=2
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Old 02-04-08, 11:43 AM
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Im sorry i guess i didn't clarify i am not looking for a weightweenie bike but rather a bike i can buy off the shelf.
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Old 02-04-08, 12:42 PM
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Hmm. A 18-lb FS bike sounds like a custom order.
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Old 02-04-08, 01:00 PM
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An 18 - 20 lb FS bike sounds like it is encroaching on the "bike that tries to do too much and fails at everything" category.
 
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Old 02-04-08, 01:02 PM
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good luck with that
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Thanks so what can i buy off the shelf that would be close to the 20 pound mark.
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Scott Spark LTD, 20.6 lbs as listed, around $7000-$8000 msrp if I'm not mistaken.
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Any suggestions in the 3,000 dollar range thanks.
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Wow my fault boy am i stupid i am looking for a bike at 28-30 pounds. I was wondering why this was turning out st hard again my appologies. Thanks again for the help.
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Hahahahaha.

28-30lbs now we are talking. I would say many many mid-range to high-end bikes fall in that category. What kind of riding are you looking at? XC riding? If I had the cash to spend I would love to go with a Santa Cruz. The blur's can get as low as 27lbs in the $3,000 range. A full XTR blur can go to 24lbs but then you are talking $6,000.
 
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Any suggestions in the 3,000 dollar range thanks.
motobecanes.
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Scott carbon spark limited? 21lbs
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Old 02-04-08, 08:56 PM
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Wow a scott carbon spark limited for around 3,000 that is an incredable deal for a 21 pound bike.
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Any suggestions in the 3,000 dollar range thanks.
You might be surprised to see what you can get "custom". Call up Larry @ MtnHighCycler (http://www.mtnhighcyclery.com/) and tell him your budget and what you're looking for. You might find yourself with a "boutique" bike. 28-30lbs is not crazy light for a 4"/100mm travel bike so you're not getting into crazy light components.
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My cannondale rush is 25.5lbs and I'm under $3000.
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SOOOOO many choices...

Where to begin?

-Weight
-Height
-Riding style
-Where you ride
-How much suspension you looking for?
-What are you willing to sacrifice?
-What are you not willing to sacrifice?
-What do you local shops carry?
-Do you need to try a bike before purchasing it?
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Originally Posted by MUDDY88YJ View Post
Anyone know of a full suspension bike that would weigh in the 18-20 pound range.
It would have to be made out of that new material, unobtainium.
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Old 02-05-08, 07:31 AM
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I have a 2006 K2 Apache 6.0 Medium in my shop that weighs 25.6 and is marked down to 1900$.
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Old 02-05-08, 05:27 PM
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It would have to be made out of that new material, unobtainium.
Ummh, no. How about titanium?
13.85#

Carbon fiber?
15.92#
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Old 02-06-08, 04:00 PM
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No thanks i dont like the shock placement of the scotts or the lightspeed but thanks any way.
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Don't worry...those two bikes will be WAY out of your price range. But why would you not buy a bike because of the shock location?
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Shouldnt you like the way the bike handles or shockes?
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