4.9kg road bike wow

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itsnotarace
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Re: 4.9kg road bike wow

Postby itsnotarace » Tue Oct 16, 2012 09:14 am

As per http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pro ... persix-evo

"The claimed frame weight of 695g is impressively light. In fact, Cannondale love to point out that production bikes are “illegally light”. Team liaison Rory Mason was quick to point out the custom solid steel spindle used on Sagan’s bike to bring it up to the UCI’s minimum weight of 6.8kg (14.99lb)."

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Re: 4.9kg road bike wow

Postby NewTTer » Tue Oct 16, 2012 09:50 am

bompington wrote:
adr82 wrote:
Ber Nard wrote:200 quid to ship something that weighs less than 5kgs by DHL?!

Most couriers charge by "volumetric weight", which essentially means "the bigger the box, the more you pay". So in cases like this with something light but large and bulky you really get screwed over.

"Volumetric weight"? So it turns out that I'm really quite tall, if you measure me by "circumferential height"

Excellent very very funny

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Re: 4.9kg road bike wow

Postby DavidJB » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:03 am

markos1963 wrote:'Since when does the UCI govern all racing? What the seller means by that is that the bike is still strong enough to be given punishment despite it's low weight.'

He said 'fully raceable' so inplying that you could race it anywhere. No doubt about the quality and build of the bike just the owners statement is suspect. If you could afford such a nice bike in the first place why on earth sell it?


Pedantic bear is pendantic.

My bikes under 6.8kg and so are a lot on the amatuar race scene. Do you think anyone that rides in UCI governed events buys their bikes off of ebay? No they will at least have part of the bike if not all paid for by sponsors.

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Re: 4.9kg road bike wow

Postby markos1963 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:28 am

DavidJB wrote:
markos1963 wrote:'Since when does the UCI govern all racing? What the seller means by that is that the bike is still strong enough to be given punishment despite it's low weight.'

He said 'fully raceable' so inplying that you could race it anywhere. No doubt about the quality and build of the bike just the owners statement is suspect. If you could afford such a nice bike in the first place why on earth sell it?


Pedantic bear is pendantic.

My bikes under 6.8kg and so are a lot on the amatuar race scene. Do you think anyone that rides in UCI governed events buys their bikes off of ebay? No they will at least have part of the bike if not all paid for by sponsors.


Interesting point about your race bike, just for interest I had a good look at the BC handbook re. weight limits and I couldn't find one! I found this amazing but exciting, I might put in a bid then for the Storck :D

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Re: 4.9kg road bike wow

Postby DavidJB » Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:42 pm

markos1963 wrote:
DavidJB wrote:
markos1963 wrote:'Since when does the UCI govern all racing? What the seller means by that is that the bike is still strong enough to be given punishment despite it's low weight.'

He said 'fully raceable' so inplying that you could race it anywhere. No doubt about the quality and build of the bike just the owners statement is suspect. If you could afford such a nice bike in the first place why on earth sell it?


Pedantic bear is pendantic.

My bikes under 6.8kg and so are a lot on the amatuar race scene. Do you think anyone that rides in UCI governed events buys their bikes off of ebay? No they will at least have part of the bike if not all paid for by sponsors.


Interesting point about your race bike, just for interest I had a good look at the BC handbook re. weight limits and I couldn't find one! I found this amazing but exciting, I might put in a bid then for the Storck :D


That being said uber light != good ;)

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Re: 4.9kg road bike wow

Postby ricky1980 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 23:43 pm

TakeTurns wrote:Makes me wonder what will happen to this bike in conditions like this:

http://youtu.be/H8qgjyqibwY


love this video, looks like some kind of 60mph cross wind, and the bit when they were all cycling at 20 degree to the vertical to keep going straight and the guy can't mount his bike cos it kept on getting blow away. LOL laughs :mrgreen:
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Re: 4.9kg road bike wow

Postby ddraver » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:34 pm

markos1963 wrote:' If you could afford such a nice bike in the first place why on earth sell it?


Genuinely think that for most of these people it's the project that is the fun rather than riding the thing. Same with the people that build up and restore retro bikes (and cars for that matter). I ve got a friend that spends years finding all the old stuff, rides the bike in 1 race and then sells it to make room/cash for the next project.
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