Lightest bikes and components at Eurobike 2013
This Stevens Comet SL is built to just 4.87kg (10.74lb) and was the lightest bike that we spotted on our Eurobike rounds. That’ll be one cent under €13,000, please
Cervélo’s Rca frameset tips the scales at a claimed 660g for a 54cm size, although nobody would confirm a weight for this complete bike
The Cervélo Rca frame won a gold award at this year’s Eurobike, scoring highly for its weight, aerodynamics and innovation
We can’t help but envy the spoilt child that’s going to end up getting to ride this
The Lightweight Urgestalt frame weighs 790g; this complete build has Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and comes in at 5.9kg (13lb)
The Lightweight Urgestalt looks great, but the price… We didn’t even ask!
Lightweight get religious about their carbon
Lightweight also had a new Meilenstein Obermayer wheelset on display at Eurobike. At 935g a pair, each wheel is 47.5mm deep
The laser-etched graphics on the Lightweight Meilenstein Obermayer wheels look amazing but also save weight over decals
This Storck Fascenario build totalled just 5.5kg (12.1lb)
This stunning Aernario Disc from Storck comes in at 6.3kg (13.9lb)
Storck’s mountain bike offerings were also impressive in the weight stakes. This Rebel Seven 650b hardtail weighs 8kg (17.6lb)
This custom built bike from wheel manufacturers Bike Ahead Composites weighs 7.3kg (16.1lb) complete
This Haero Carbon bar is recommended for cross-country and marathon use only. That’s because it weighs just 125g despite being 740mm wide
Bike Ahead Composites now offer clinchers in 26in, 650b (27.5in) and 29in sizes. Weights start at 1,348g a set
Mad Fiber were showing off their latest generation hoops at Eurobike 2013. The axle design has been improved to save weight and add adjustability, while CeramicSpeed bearings mean less friction than before
Mad Fiber tubulars weigh just 1,080g for a set. Clincher versions hold a 200g weight penalty
This ENVE carbon direct-mount downhill stem tips the scales at 130g
Weight weenies are scientifically proven to have harder asses than normal riders
Cannondale‘s SuperSix EVO Black Inc had to be included in the weight awards
If MSC took any more material from these seat clamps there would be nothing left – they’re just 7.5g each including a titanium bolt
MSC also make lightweight disc rotors; a 140mm version weighs 67g
The titanium Van Nicholas Astraeus proves there are viable alternatives to carbon fibre in the lightweight stakes
Scott had their full Addict range on show. At the front is the Addict SL, with its frame and fork coming in at a claimed 995g combined!
Open are a relatively new brand from former employees of Cervélo and BMC. They currently produce lightweight creations such as this 6.4kg (14.1lb) rigid mountain bike
Open also produce a 6.7kg (14.8lb) version complete with an intriguing fork from Lauf that offers 60mm of suspension travel through flex
AX Lightness were proud of their new 29er wheelset, tipping the scales at just 1,190g. It will cost €2,800
The AX Lightness SRT-29 wheelset uses a large and round bead profile to avoid snakebite punctures
AX lightness also produce the world‘s lightest oversize stem, at 68g for a 70mm model. It’ll cost you, though – €590!
The 4200 ergonomic bar from AX Lightness features internal cable routing. It’s 168g and only available in 420mm. Not cheap at €600
AX Lightness are soon to release a new frame, the Vial Evo – it’s expected to be sub 700g, aero friendly, and with relaxed geometry to suit long distance riding
The new AX Lightness Vial Evo will retail at €2,990 for the frameset
The AX Lightness Vial Evo wasn’t quite ready for Eurobike, but these CAD renders are the next best thing
have been scouring the halls of the BikeRadar Eurobike 2013 trade show to find the lightest bikes and components on display.
We’ve selected our pick of the bunch, so for a full rundown of the kit fetching the lowest numbers on the scales, look no further than our image gallery.
These bars from haero carbon are recommended only for cross-country and marathon use, that’s because they weigh just 125g despite being 740mm wide: these bars from haero carbon are recommended only for cross-country and marathon use, that’s because they weigh just 125g despite being 740mm wide
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This Haero Carbon bar weighs just 125g despite being 740mm wide