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Offline sonssu

How much does your bike weigh??
« on: June 07, 2012, 01:35:49 am »

I just weighed both of the bikes if have....

Huffy Blue Ridge 18sp MTB - 34 pounds.....

Lotus Elan 12sp Road bike - 25 pounds....

How much does the bike you ride weigh?

Offline John Nelson

Re: How much does your bike weigh??
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 12:21:29 pm »
Depends on when you weigh it. If I weigh my bike with the saddle, pedals, fenders, racks, cages, pump, lights and computer attached, but without the panniers, handlebar bag or water bottles, it's about 32 pounds.

Offline staehpj1

Re: How much does your bike weigh??
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 02:10:58 pm »
Depends on when you weigh it. If I weigh my bike with the saddle, pedals, fenders, racks, cages, pump, lights and computer attached, but without the panniers, handlebar bag or water bottles, it's about 32 pounds.

I weigh mine with everything except bags (tool bag, water bottles,  racks etc.)

My heavy touring bike (which I am not sure if I will tour on again) is 29 pounds or maybe a bit less since I started using 28mm gatorskins on it.

Lately since I started going pretty minimalist, I tour on a either of two bikes now that are in the 22-24 pound range, depending on which tires, pump, tools and so on I am using and how many tubes are in the tool bag.   

Offline DaveB

Re: How much does your bike weigh??
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 08:07:55 am »
My two extremes:

1.A Surly Cross Check with a mix of parts box components, a Blackburn rack, Planet Bike fenders, 700-28 Vittoria Randanneur tires, etc. weighs about 35 pounds ready to ride.

2. A Litespeed Tuscanny with 10-speed Campy Chorus, an Easton carbon fork and Vittoria Rubino 700-23 tires weighs about 18 pounds ready to ride.

The weight difference is VERY apparent when riding.

Offline bogiesan

Re: How much does your bike weigh??
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2012, 10:47:35 pm »
My Tour Easy recumbent was about 35 pounds out of the box. She's almost 7 feet long and made out of a bunch of a lot of steel pipes. Outfitted for fully supported touring with a fairing, bodyskin, gear bags, tools, spares, water, snacks and all that other stuff she's a hefty 50-55 pounds. More or less. At that end, it really doesn't matter much.

Does the mass affect my traveling time? Maybe. Do I care? Not a whit.
I play go. I use Macintosh. Of course I ride a recumbent