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Bicycle weights and a little surprised.

Old 04-08-21, 03:38 PM
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Bicycle weights and a little surprised.

I weighed my three ridable bicycles; 1) Bianchi Infinito came in at a respectable 18 lbs, 4 oz. 2) Cannondale Quick Carbon at 25 lbs 13 oz. and 3) Peugeot 103 at 27 lbs 14 oz.

What surprised me was how heavy the Cannondale (Not Very) Quick weighed. I admit this was a decision to get a flat bar bike, but frankly it is number 3 of 3 riders. The 37 year old Peugeot feels about the same (and now I know why) and is a fun ride. The Bianchi is a great handling bike and I can't find fault with it. But that Cannondale is, putting it bluntly, a pig.


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Wow... makes me wonder how heavy the alloy version of the Cannondale Quick is? There are likely lots of weight savings to be had in wheels, tires, crank, seat, seatpost, handlebars on that bike, not that there would be any sense in doing any of that.

Nice lookin' Bianchi.
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Just for fun, compare the weights of just the wheels from the Cannondale vs the wheels from the Bianchi. I will be shocked Pikachu if there isn't ~3lbs difference in the wheels alone. You might have a 1lb penalty/wheel just for the flat-resistant tires over the GP5000s.
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Surprising since my Cannondale SuperX weighs 21 pounds minus saddle bag and water bottle.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Surprising since my Cannondale SuperX weighs 21 pounds minus saddle bag and water bottle.
I was surprised too, I knew it was heavier than the Bianchi but I was surprised how close it weighed to my old steel framed Peugeot. I am thinking of selling it while bike prices remain high and getting a different bike completely. But that's another story.
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What size frames are they?
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Originally Posted by colnago62 View Post
What size frames are they?
The Bianchi is a 57, the Peugeot is about a 22-1/2" and the Cannondale is a large.
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Get rid of all of those reflectors on the Peugeot, replace the saddle, set fire to the dork disc, and it will weigh less than the crackandfail.
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Originally Posted by ClydeClydeson View Post
Just for fun, compare the weights of just the wheels from the Cannondale vs the wheels from the Bianchi. I will be shocked Pikachu if there isn't ~3lbs difference in the wheels alone. You might have a 1lb penalty/wheel just for the flat-resistant tires over the GP5000s.
Those tires could be over 600 grams each, according to the internet. Those wheels are almost certainly heavy. For a bike like that, who cares? It's not like you're doing climbing rides on it.
Having said that, a strong climbing friend dropped a bunch of us in the mountains on his 28 pound Atlantis.
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Maybe it's just the camera angle, but that handlebar looks extra wide. Can you shorten it by a few inches on each side? That would save a little weight.
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Originally Posted by msu2001la View Post
Wow... makes me wonder how heavy the alloy version of the Cannondale Quick is? There are likely lots of weight savings to be had in wheels, tires, crank, seat, seatpost, handlebars on that bike, not that there would be any sense in doing any of that.

Nice lookin' Bianchi.
My wife has a 2013 Cannondale Quick 4 alloy and it was a hog due to the components and the stock wheels, weighed about 24 lbs. I stripped it, made it a 1x11 and put my old Boyd Altamont's on it. Got it down to just under 19 lbs with some nice platform pedals she likes.
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Originally Posted by ultrarider7 View Post
I was surprised too, I knew it was heavier than the Bianchi but I was surprised how close it weighed to my old steel framed Peugeot. I am thinking of selling it while bike prices remain high and getting a different bike completely. But that's another story.
​​​​​​That's a good idea. You clearly don't like it, and it's not always going to be a seller's market like this.
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
How about that huge mirror on the bar end?

Seriously, I have 2 roadies with different width bars on them. I rode the one with the shallow drops more often over a time period. I got on the deeper/narrow bars and was in for a surprise when I stood to climb and my thigh hit the bar end. Once I remembered the bars were longer, I was fine. But with that mirror, I don't think I could compensate enough. Can you stand on the Bianchi without hitting your thigh on that mirror?
I do bump the mirrors on the Bianchi once in a while. I haven't found anything smaller that I can actually see. Always looking!
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Surprising since my Cannondale SuperX weighs 21 pounds minus saddle bag and water bottle.
What size is your SuperX? I'm surprised it's 21lbs.

This 56cm SuperX with mechanical Force 1x and Zipp alloy wheels looks like a similar build as yours and is listed as 17lbs: https://www.theproscloset.com/produc...bike-2020-56cm
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Originally Posted by msu2001la View Post
What size is your SuperX? I'm surprised it's 21lbs.

This 56cm SuperX with mechanical Force 1x and Zipp alloy wheels looks like a similar build as yours and is listed as 17lbs: https://www.theproscloset.com/produc...bike-2020-56cm
It's a 'large' It has Shimano 105, vs. the Ultegra on my Bianchi which accounts for some of the weight, as well as aftermarket grips. But I doubt they add that much weight to it.
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I see a lot of heavy components on that Cannondale, while the Bianchi has carbon bars/seatpost, lighter saddle, lighter groupset, wheels/tires, etc. Bianchi might still end up being lighter with the same components on the Cdale, but def a lot of weight that could be shed, if you wanted.
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Must be a real treat to ride something that weighs under 40 lbs.
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Originally Posted by msu2001la View Post
What size is your SuperX? I'm surprised it's 21lbs.

This 56cm SuperX with mechanical Force 1x and Zipp alloy wheels looks like a similar build as yours and is listed as 17lbs: https://www.theproscloset.com/produc...bike-2020-56cm
Mine is a 56cm with Rival CX1 and has pedals, water bottles, Garmin 530 and mount and fenders.

20.48 pounds
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The cannondale is so heavy because of all the heavy stuff hanging off of it, I feel like I'm carrying a bowling ball every time I look at the wheels. Give it a chance.
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