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Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:11 pm
by tk38
I'm not sure if it's just me, but I think people are finding it hard to show off their road bikes when they are not actually under the "super light" category, and cause of this, just posting it in the "show us your super light bike" page. So I've created this one.
If you bike is over say 7kg, maybe you should post it here?
Here you won't need to say it's "not the lightest" etc.

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Well this is my Bianchi. About 8.7kg all up with lights and things. Quite the fatty.

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:03 pm
by open roader
Like everything, weight is relative. My roadie weighs 7.41 kg with all the bits I use (lights/cages/computer hanging off it) it's no lightweight bike by any stretch but every so often I take my slick shod MTB out for a trainer and I can appreciate just how light 7.41kg actually is........ :D

I'm not re-posting the pics, I've taken up enough BNA space.....

http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8664&start=3975

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:21 pm
by Cardy George
At a little over 8 kegs without lights, bottles etc it's definitely no fly-weight, but it's oh-so-comfortable, great to look at and wicked quick through the twisties. So much so I set a Strava PB for a downhill run without getting close to the limit.Image

More importantly, the extra bulk gives a little more confidence that it will survive the harsher roads out here in the sticks

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:49 pm
by ezzy
Cardy George wrote:At a little over 8 kegs without lights, bottles etc it's definitely no fly-weight, but it's oh-so-comfortable, great to look at and wicked quick through the twisties. So much so I set a Strava PB for a downhill run without getting close to the limit.Image

More importantly, the extra bulk gives a little more confidence that it will survive the harsher roads out here in the sticks

What made this weighed 8 k's when this ain't no entry level bike?

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:59 pm
by trailgumby
Aero wheels ain't light. But then on the flat they don't need to be, slicing through the air is much more important.

Did I get that right? :D

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:54 pm
by Cardy George
trailgumby wrote:Aero wheels ain't light. But then on the flat they don't need to be, slicing through the air is much more important.

Did I get that right? :D


Spot on TG. And for aftermarket wheels they're not exactly light either. The winds around here get very nasty with nothing but flat ground to break them up. And just cos it's all carbon doesn't necessarily make it feather light. It's a Gran Fondo style frame, not an out and out racer.

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:59 pm
by trailgumby
They do look purty, though :wink:

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:06 pm
by Cardy George
trailgumby wrote:They do look purty, though :wink:


Oh hell yeah! It was 90% of the reason I chose those particular wheels :D

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:06 pm
by toolonglegs
The carbon on those wheels is only a fairing, the spokes mount into the alloy rim...thats the reason they are such a tough wheel, little bit heavy but if they are the 2011 or 12 models then they have brought down the weight on them a lot from where they were a couple of years ago... I nearly grabbed a pair but ended up with the DuraAce ones.
Nice looking bike by the way :D .

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:49 pm
by open roader
toolonglegs wrote:Nice looking bike by the way :D


+1 These Mavic carbones match modern frames like this perfectly IMO

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:21 pm
by Cardy George
As much as I'm enjoying the fanfare, surely there's other very purty mid-weight bikes out there.........

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:46 pm
by shann
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Mine is the black one. I have changed her saddle and added lights and a water bottle. I love her.

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:05 pm
by simonn
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Van Nicholas Euros with 2010 Campy Veloce and a Fulcrum Racing Torq R compact crankset. Comes in at ~8.5kgs.

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:13 pm
by Ozkaban
My Orbea Onix. Now running ultegra, a different stem and red/black fizik dual bar tape. Looks pretty similar though.

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Weight was about 8.7kg with pedals and lights when running 105, so now it'd be about 8.7kg :-D

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:38 am
by nickobec
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7.40kg of 2010 Fuji SL1 Comp & Farsports carbon clinchers, though I usually race it at over 8kg with Powertap Elite+ hub laced to a Mavic Pro rim on the back. This is the setup for a hilly race this weekend. Might lose another 200 grams if I have time to complete upgrading of bars, shifter, RD and brakes.

The scary bit is this is the heavy SL1 Comp 1220g frame & 710g fork, not the lightweight SL1 RC 920g frame & 400g fork and my new frame & fork is even lighter than the SL1 RC and I have been saving some lightweight components for it.

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:03 am
by nickobec
Just to show I am not all CF and wannabe weight weenie
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As pictured 10.2kg of Belgian steel, well high end Italian steel in a frame made in Belgium or more likely Italy and labelled in Belgium in the early nineties. Mixed Campagnolo groupset, Veloce brakes (only because no silver Athena brakes available at the time), 10 speed centaur shifters, 11 speed Athena drivetrain to the SRAM cassette on my training wheelset. Used on this morning's wet group/training ride, so it get used, just have not found the need to race it.

Get accused of being too flemish by a walloon friend, Lion of Flanders saddle, helmet, socks and flemish cycling jersey does that.

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10.6kg of 1989 Repco Olympic 12 converted to singlespeed and now rather white.( Yes it needs new/clean bar tape). Qualifies as a "road bike" as I use it as a training bike (as well as long haul commuter). Threatened to race on it last weekend, but wimped out, should of, would not of done worse.

I do have a couple more steel bikes, a early ninties 531 Giessauf currently attached to my train and was raced by me earlier this year. Will get photos when I upgrade from 105 to Rival. 2004 KHS flite 800 in 853, currently being rebuilt with Ultegra 6600 and should come in under 8.5kg

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:24 am
by redcorpsjames
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This is my bike weighing in at 7.6kg. nice bike to race on climbs really well

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:49 pm
by rosh1985
Not the best pic (from iPhone + shakey hands as I was pretty eager to get on it and ride away!), but taken the day I picked it up. Although it doesn't look it, its a huge frame, the XL size from EMC (590mm top tube).

2012 model EMC R2.4, on bathroom scales with the alloy platform pedals (still working up towards clipless) is apporx. 9.2kgs... very rough measure to say the least, but I am pretty happy with it as it is my first road bike. :D

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Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:20 pm
by Cossie Phil
Just got this to tide me over until I can afford new state of the art steed...7.8kg and absolutely unbelievably easy to pedal compared to the old girl!! It has carbon fibre forks, seat post and rear section of the frame, alloy main frame section. Dont know exactly what it is but its 4 kg lighter than my old bike.

Does anyone know what model it is? Pretty sure it is Felt brand....

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Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:06 pm
by le_quiet_uno
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Here is my ginger - 8.6kg

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:38 pm
by kom123
Hi all, new to the forum and still pretty green to road biking. I've got a very basic road bike to start with (and as budget allowed!). It has done the trick so far and I mainly use it for some fitness riding on the M7 cycleway. It's a 2010 Trek 1.2 which I'm sure in time will be upgraded to something else (carbon bike perhaps??).

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Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:39 pm
by ColinOldnCranky
Excellent idea for a thread.

The most effective (and happily the cheapest) way to cut a couple of kgs is to lose it off the rider anyway.

So, to anyone contemplating spending thousands to trim a couple of kilos from the ride, wouldn't you (and your treasurer at home) feel so much better if you dropped those kgs at the waist instead?

(Excusing those that already have done so, though most riders I see in the ride in have at least that modest amount to spare.)

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:31 pm
by kom123
ColinOldnCranky wrote:The most effective (and happily the cheapest) way to cut a couple of kgs is to lose it off the rider anyway.


Couldn't agree more! One week before Xmas I was 84kgs which is pretty overweight for my height. I decided to get stuck into a combination of regular road and mountain biking, making better choices on what I eat (without banning anything!) and eating regularly through the day and some jogging.

Now weighing in at 72.5kgs :D

Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:14 am
by Pravda
My lovely Bianchi at Bunker Bay in WA. A shade over 8.5kg naked with the new wheels on. Has so far helped me knock 12kgs off my own naked weight :p.

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Re: Show us your average weighted bike

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:24 pm
by kom123
Pravda wrote:My lovely Bianchi at Bunker Bay in WA. A shade over 8.5kg naked with the new wheels on. Has so far helped me knock 12kgs off my own naked weight :p.


Looks like a lovely place to ride to!