Mtb factories please show the weights of your bikes

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Mtb factories please show the weights of your bikes

Postby janellesgaard » Sat Aug 03, 2013 13:03 pm

Hi am I the only one missing weight specification of mountain bikes on tech specs sheet from the factories ?
The have loads of geometry numbers, but almost anyone shows what their bikes weight.

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Re: Mtb factories please show the weights of your bikes

Postby AndyOgy » Sat Aug 03, 2013 13:13 pm

I think that you need a road bike.

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Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Aug 03, 2013 13:19 pm

Theres no point unless there is an international standard to say how they are weighed.
Most weights which are published are calculated from the claimed weights of components and a calculated weight of the frame. The end result is a meaningless figure which could be way off the actual weight of the bike you get in the showroom.

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Re: Mtb factories please show the weights of your bikes

Postby 97th choice » Sat Aug 03, 2013 13:42 pm

Some do some don't. Any half decent LBS should have scales available, and via the power of Google fu you can normally find out from somewhere anyway.
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Postby nicklouse » Sat Aug 03, 2013 14:43 pm

but why do you need to know? how does it help you buy a bike?

listing frame weights no that might b n idea. but bike weights. last thing i am interested in.

but f i was i would ask the shop if i could weigh it or if they could weight it for me.
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Postby nicklouse » Sat Aug 03, 2013 14:44 pm

mmm joined facebook 12/12/2011 and only 12 people like it.
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Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Aug 03, 2013 15:22 pm

nicklouse wrote:mmm joined facebook 12/12/2011 and only 12 people like it.


How can the bike industry ignore that?

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Re: Mtb factories please show the weights of your bikes

Postby janellesgaard » Sat Aug 03, 2013 16:17 pm

No weight standard, bad excuse.
Give that man who takes the pictures for the websites a scale.
Do not round figures down because that will bite you when peoples scales shows higher.

I ride a 12,4 Kg 2012 Giant Anthem X29 1 thats including my choise of pedales.

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Postby Chunkers1980 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 16:21 pm

You signed up to tell us this. Thank you.

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Postby nicklouse » Sat Aug 03, 2013 16:34 pm

janellesgaard wrote:
I ride a 12,4 Kg 2012 Giant Anthem X29 1 thats including my choise of pedales.

exactly

head nail on hit.
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Re: Mtb factories please show the weights of your bikes

Postby cooldad » Sat Aug 03, 2013 16:52 pm

I have about six bikes (it fluctuates) and I don't even know how much I weigh, let alone any of the bikes.
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Re: Mtb factories please show the weights of your bikes

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Aug 03, 2013 17:35 pm

Have you considered that weight just isnt that critical on mountain bikes?

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Re: Mtb factories please show the weights of your bikes

Postby cooldad » Sat Aug 03, 2013 18:07 pm

Thousands of weight weenies would disagree with you. And spend stupid money to prove it.
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Re: Mtb factories please show the weights of your bikes

Postby 97th choice » Sat Aug 03, 2013 18:40 pm

janellesgaard wrote:No weight standard, bad excuse.


That's the spirit! You're right and everyone who disagrees must be wrong!
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Postby Kowalski675 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 18:46 pm

97th choice wrote:Some do some don't. Any half decent LBS should have scales available,


I took my own with me when shopping around - small digital luggage scale, fits in a jacket pocket and has a webbing strap with plastic clip that can go round the top tube. I'm no obsessive weight weenie, but just wanted to see how the prospective purchases compared for heft.

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Re: Mtb factories please show the weights of your bikes

Postby robertpb » Sat Aug 03, 2013 21:48 pm

Excuse me Mr Photographer is that the small, medium, large, extra large, aluminium, carbon, low spec, medium spec, top spec, special spec, with or without X pedals, tube, tubeless, spec tyres or have the testers put their own on.

Well mate it's a large top spec carbon with X clip-ons and non spec rubber.

No use to me Mr. Photographer because I need to know the weight of a small aluminium low spec with the plastic tyres and a set of flats.

Just a few combinations of why every bike does not come with its weight.
Now where's that "Get Out of Crash Free Card"

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Re: Mtb factories please show the weights of your bikes

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Aug 03, 2013 21:55 pm

Not a lot of support here for your campaign to get weights published is there?

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Re: Mtb factories please show the weights of your bikes

Postby adamfo » Sat Aug 03, 2013 22:36 pm

All the weights published on the Canyon website are for a size medium frame (as are the mountain bike photos) and vary with spec. They are pretty accurate from what I've seen

http://www.canyon.com/_en/mountainbikes ... ab-reiter2

Cannondale, on the other hand, don't even publish the weights of their road bikes on their site.

The difference may be explained by the fact that the truth is an absolute in Germany and seen as more elastic in America.

Large corporation are also wary of the litigious climate in the US. 10 oz. over the published weight and mr Redneck will be suing for millions when he has a heart attack cycling to his local taco joint. :shock:

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Re: Mtb factories please show the weights of your bikes

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sun Aug 04, 2013 05:54 am


The difference may be explained by the fact that the truth is an absolute in Germany and seen as more elastic in America.


I have worked for a couple German engineering companies and this statement is absolute horse sh1t. The stereotype of German build quality is also a load of rubbish.

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Re: Mtb factories please show the weights of your bikes

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 08:26 am

They do like sausages though.


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