Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Mountain Biking
Reload this Page >

How much does/should your MTB weigh?

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

How much does/should your MTB weigh?

Old 06-01-12, 02:52 PM
  #51  
Noclutch
Shootin' from the hip
 
Noclutch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Santos
Posts: 37

Bikes: 2010 GF Rumblefish 1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I think a more relevant question would be "what percent of your total riding mass is bike"

For me at 160# geared-up, my Rumblefish would be 15.8% and RDO is 13.5%.
Noclutch is offline  
Old 06-01-12, 03:00 PM
  #52  
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Posts: 27,266

Bikes: See my sig...

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Moulden rigid XC... 23 pounds
Blizzard hardtail... 24.5 pounds
Pugsley... 35 pounds (without it's rack and cages)

I hit the curb at 150 as of today.
Sixty Fiver is offline  
Old 06-01-12, 07:45 PM
  #53  
Jeepnut22 
Klickety-Klackety
 
Jeepnut22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NoVa, U.S.A.
Posts: 1,609

Bikes: Ones with 2 wheels...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm a fat a$$, so weight is not as big an issue. I need to lose 40...

26" Steel SS Rigid - 21.86 lbs.
26" AM with 6" F & R - 31.08 lbs.
26" XC with 4" F & R - 25.42 lbs.
__________________
Wut
Jeepnut22 is offline  
Old 06-01-12, 09:59 PM
  #54  
cydewaze
Emondafied
 
cydewaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,940

Bikes: See sig

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 63 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Jamis Dakar Expert: 28 lbs
Trek 9700: 25 lbs
__________________

my bike page - my journal
Current Stable: Trek Emonda SL - Trek Top Fuel 8 - Scattante XRL - Jamis Dakar Expert - Trek 9700 - AlpineStars Al Mega
cydewaze is offline  
Old 06-02-12, 01:04 AM
  #55  
Muffin Man
:)
 
Muffin Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 3,419

Bikes: Gaulzetti Interclub, Cannondale CAAD12, Corex President

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 127 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Dilberto View Post
15.5 lbs:
That system six... Are you using campy wheels with 6600?
Muffin Man is offline  
Old 06-02-12, 11:25 AM
  #56  
joejeweler
Banned.
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 360
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by mechBgon View Post
My XC hardtail can go out in several setups depending what I'm doing with it.

22.5 pounds in training mode, with the heavier wheelset/tires/cassette and a suspension fork.
21 pounds in raceday mode, with the raceday wheelset/tires/cassette and a suspension fork
Below 19 pounds in Midnight Century mode, with the raceday wheelset/cassette, superlight 1.9" tires and a rigid fork.

I weigh about 160 pounds with helmet and cycling clothes. Drinks can vary from a single waterbottle, to a Camelbak, to bottles plus a Camelbak, depending on the weather and the epic-ness of the ride. For a practice lap of the Midnight Century route on a hot summer day (over 90F) I can burn through 8 quarts or more of Gatorade, which weighs nearly as much as the bike itself:


This, plus a Camelbak and bottles in my jersey pockets. Supertanker!

That's just too funny!

I have to ask, though, if you wear any "special" clothing items when you're out hydrating like that???

.........i know,......."Depends"!
joejeweler is offline  
Old 06-02-12, 04:41 PM
  #57  
cydewaze
Emondafied
 
cydewaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,940

Bikes: See sig

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 63 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by mechBgon View Post
Very similar to my 9700, cept a better paint job and a disc brake mount. I'm jealous.
__________________

my bike page - my journal
Current Stable: Trek Emonda SL - Trek Top Fuel 8 - Scattante XRL - Jamis Dakar Expert - Trek 9700 - AlpineStars Al Mega
cydewaze is offline  
Old 06-04-12, 09:32 AM
  #58  
Dilberto
Senior Member
 
Dilberto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 951
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
That system six... Are you using campy wheels with 6600?
Yes, with Dura Ace 7800. The Campagnolo wheels weighs about 80g heavier, with the Shimano M10 freehub.
Dilberto is offline  
Old 06-04-12, 09:48 AM
  #59  
dminor 
Moar cowbell
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Posts: 12,480

Bikes: Bike list is not a resume. Nobody cares.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
40 lbs. according to my ultra-zoot digital luggage scale:

__________________

Originally Posted by Mark Twain
"Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
dminor is offline  
Old 06-04-12, 11:04 AM
  #60  
junkyard
Fourth Degree Legend
 
junkyard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: American Gardens Building
Posts: 3,826

Bikes: 2005 Kona Cinder Cone & 2010 Cannondale SuperSix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
As long as my bike weighs less than me, I'm off to a good start.
junkyard is offline  
Old 06-11-12, 11:20 AM
  #61  
joejeweler
Banned.
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 360
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My 1987 Schwinn Cimarron (Chrome/Moly 18" Frame) weighs in on my medical grade scale (sliding levers) at 33.5 pounds with aluminum rear rack, rear panniers, gel seat over-cover, front fender, and air pump.

.....pretty much like this except i've since shortened the front fender to make it look less "old person"!

I have about 6" on either side of the mounting bolt, and eliminated the 2 steel cross supports needed for the longer stock fender.



Were i out just on a bike trip where weight was an issue (lots of hills),
This is more like hill climbing mode,.....panniers off Gel seat would probably be off too, still on in pic), but with the rack and air pump still on,..... a few pounds lighter? (31 lbs maybe?)



Is she "sexy" or what? The BIKE!

That's a loaded 2009 Mazda Miata MX5 convertable w/power retractable hard top in backround,.....seems to be smiling in approval in getting the old girl cleaned up!

Last edited by joejeweler; 06-11-12 at 11:33 AM.
joejeweler is offline  
Old 06-11-12, 07:21 PM
  #62  
Indy_Rider
Banned
 
Indy_Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: On a boat
Posts: 56

Bikes: 2000 Fisher Paragon, 2005 Giant OCR2, 2006 Bianchi SASS, numerous others

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
A lot less than the rider.
Indy_Rider is offline  
Old 06-11-12, 07:30 PM
  #63  
RaleighSport 
Hogosha Sekai
 
RaleighSport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: STS
Posts: 6,641

Bikes: Leader 725, Centurion Turbo, Scwhinn Peloton, Schwinn Premis, GT Tequesta, Bridgestone CB-2,72' Centurion Lemans, 72 Raleigh Competition

Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rigids around 24.. not gonna weigh the dually
__________________
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
RaleighSport is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bobonker
Road Bike Marketplace
2
08-18-17 11:53 PM
LastKraftWagen
Bicycle Mechanics
47
10-08-14 07:51 PM
sloar
Classic & Vintage
17
10-02-14 04:54 PM
SullDC
Commuting
6
06-11-12 11:57 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.