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Old 05-14-12, 03:55 AM
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My build on an old Cannondale M500 frame with a Kona P2 rigid steel fork comes in at 23 lbs. I could definitely put on lighter wheels and probably drop a pound. That is as light as I can/will afford. It amazes me (and kinda bums me out) that you can get full suspension bikes that weigh less.
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Old 05-14-12, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Scotiascotia View Post
Im new to this, another noob question but an interesting on! So what does your bike weigh and how much does it with you on it?


*runs to scale*


As you are finding out there is a huge range in weight and it also depends on the type of bike you have. The weight is probably the least important factor in the bike so don't let the internet and its crazy ideas get you worked up. Weight weenieism is a disease and there is no cure so stay away from ultralight bikes. This is coming from a severely infected rider that is obsessed with weight. Does it make me any faster? No not enough to measure but it does make it more fum to ride especially with a mountain bike. Light bikes are so much easier to throw around, bunny hop obstacles and they also take bumps better.

My Road Bike weighs in at 11 lbs and 13 oz.
My Full Suspension 29er weighs in at 22 lbs and 7 oz.
I weigh in at 152 lbs at 5' 10"
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Old 05-14-12, 07:53 AM
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Time is better spent honing skills than trying to make your bike lighter. Dirt jumpers usually weigh a good bit over 30#, DH bikes that pro's whip around like nothing are usually over 40#.

So if it's tricks you're concerned about, understand that no matter how light your bike gets, it really comes down to you. If it's XC/climbing you're worried about, take into consideration that losing weight &/or building muscle & working on cardio will make much more of a difference than losing bike weight. Some of the guys with the 'weight trackers' in their sigs have lost more than the weight of their bikes since they started riding, & that helps in so many more ways than just with biking.
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Old 05-14-12, 09:54 AM
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You little kids need to eat some pancakes.

I weigh 210, so me on my hardtail would be 242.
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Old 05-14-12, 11:29 AM
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My Spark comes in at 25.6, I come in at 225. 250.6, sheesh, no wonder I can't climb. I need a lighter bike.
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Originally Posted by ed View Post
You little kids need to eat some pancakes.
Not sure I'd be able to get out of my own way. I'm 180 and probably really should be 170.
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Originally Posted by ed View Post
You little kids need to eat some pancakes.
Wouldn't do me any good. At ~150lbs, I'm technically "overweight" for my height of 5'6"-5'7". I'm "supposed" to weigh 125lbs-140lbs. I've got a pretty athletic build and my metabolism doesn't let me gain weight even if I eat like a horse. I just hope it doesn't last until I'm 35 and then my metabolism dies and I get all fat even eating salads and exercising or something like that.
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Old 05-14-12, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speed View Post
I've got a pretty athletic build and my metabolism doesn't let me gain weight even if I eat like a horse. I just hope it doesn't last until I'm 35 and then my metabolism dies and I get all fat even eating salads and exercising or something like that.
Your metabolism probably won't change much at this point so you won't gain weight easily for some time, unless you really let yourself go. I'm similar, and 22 years past that benchmark. I gain weight a little easier now if I'm inactive, but it drops off in a few weeks once I'm back to usual activity levels. The drawback is it's always been very difficult to gain muscle mass as well.

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Old 05-14-12, 03:00 PM
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The Jamis weighs 29, without saddlebag and me. With me and saddlebag, bout 231.
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Old 05-14-12, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
Not sure I'd be able to get out of my own way. I'm 180 and probably really should be 170.
I've seen you, you need a steady stream of double bacon cheesburgers.
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Old 05-14-12, 07:00 PM
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My bike is 37 pounds, I am 105 pounds and I rode 70-80KM in 2 days on a dirt road/gravel path.... Talk about a boss haha
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Old 05-14-12, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Scotiascotia View Post
My bike is 37 pounds, I am 105 pounds and I rode 70-80KM in 2 days on a dirt road/gravel path.... Talk about a boss haha
Hah, I didn't think anyone else here was that light... My 105 lbs. are well used though (50+)
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Old 05-14-12, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by rnorris View Post
Hah, I didn't think anyone else here was that light... My 105 lbs. are well used though (50+)
I'm that light when I'm in shape. #notracingweightrightnow
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Old 05-14-12, 08:29 PM
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Damn horse jockeys.
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Now that I think about it, 37 pound bike + a backpack full of **** like extra shirt, a 1.5L water bottle and a tire pump = like 8 pounds plus my clothes, im hauling an extra 50 pounds if ya think about it, half my body weight! No wonder hills kill me
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Old 05-15-12, 03:19 AM
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My MTB weighs 28 pounds right now. It has the stock garbage wheels so I could shed a lot of weight there. Also has a trail-a-bike collar on it.. that's a half pound or more.
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Old 05-16-12, 09:54 AM
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I think the stinky weighs about 37# my "road" bike is like 27#
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Old 05-16-12, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ed View Post
You little kids need to eat some pancakes.

I weigh 210, so me on my hardtail would be 242.
You weigh twice as much as me, and my bike weighs more than yours.... that is funny good sir
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Old 05-17-12, 10:34 AM
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Assuming my entry level Talus 3.0 is less than 40lb, Me, my bike and my gear together is less than 190.
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Old 05-26-12, 11:08 AM
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hmmm... I'm 6'6" and about 265 or so... it doesn't matter much what my bike weighs. I can't get all road bikey about it and shave a few ounces here or there... the question is whether or not it supports me going fast down a single track or two without crumpling...

if my bike weighed zero I'd still lose out to someone who is 175#...
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Old 05-26-12, 05:24 PM
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hy should it be? If a bike fits you properly, there is no reason you can't spend many hours in the saddle. Probably want to put on some slick tires, though.
I ride 6 hours plus on my mtb and the only limit is just how fast and far I want to go. It doesn't hurt unless I push myself past my limits. I could ride it all day of I choose to. I did put some dual purpose tires on though. They are good for both the road, and light trail use.
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Old 05-26-12, 05:33 PM
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35 pounds... without the cages and bags.

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08 Stumpjumper hardtail weighs in at 26.0 lbs with pedals, saddlebag and bottleholder. With me on it the scale reads "TILT"
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Originally Posted by 3speed View Post
Wouldn't do me any good. At ~150lbs, I'm technically "overweight" for my height of 5'6"-5'7". I'm "supposed" to weigh 125lbs-140lbs. I've got a pretty athletic build and my metabolism doesn't let me gain weight even if I eat like a horse. I just hope it doesn't last until I'm 35 and then my metabolism dies and I get all fat even eating salads and exercising or something like that.

I would guess that you're basing your "technically overweight" statement on BMI. BMI does not distinguish between muscle weight and fat weight. Since muscle weighs more than fat you can have a high BMI and still not be overweight. I know there are some measures of percentage body fat which are probably more accurate. BMI is a quick and dirty measure for a relatively inactive population.

BTW. I agree about losing weight before trying to shave ounces off a bike. My full-suspension stumpjumper is 32lbs.
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Old 05-31-12, 09:27 PM
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my Titus FTM is around 23lbs. i'm around 130lbs
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