Where's The Meat In This Wanga!

blister pus
blister pus Posts: 5,780
edited February 2011 in MTB general
Good looking bike nice spec, complete revamp. Now..

# Approximate Weight (KG): 13.7kg

seems a tad high to me for a new ally frame


* Forks: 140mm Rockshox Revelation RL air suspension fork with lockout and 15mm through axle
* Frame Colour: Brushed silver
* Frame Material: 7005 Plain guage and double butted alloy
* Frame Size: 17-18
* Frame-: Lightweight 7005 aluminium with tapered headtube
* Gender: Mens
* Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5 - 1.1/8 tapered steerer
* Suspension: Front
* Chainset: Shimano FC-M552
* Front Brake: Avid Elixir R Hydraulic disc 185mm rotor
* Front Mech: Shimano Deore XT FD-M770
* Gear Shifters: Shimano Deore XT SL-M770 30spd
* Handle Bars: Kalloy low rise 31.8mm
* Number of Gears: 30
* Rear Brake: Avid Elixir R Hydraulic disc 160mm rotor
* Rear Mech: Shimano Deore XT RD-M773
* Rims: Alex SX44 Double wall black 32 hole disc rim
* Saddle: Velo VL-3165
* Seatpost: 400mm Alloy 27.2
* Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR 26 x 2.35
* Approximate Weight (KG): 13.7kg
* Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
* Fork Lock-out : Yes
* Fork travel: 140mm
* Stem: 31.8mm alloy 80mm
* Tyre size: 2,35"
* Wheel size: 26"
* Exact Frame Size: 18"


  • Wheels and tyres will add quite a bit.

    I bet the minions are wired, they weigh a tonne!

    But yeah, 30lb is quite heavy!
  • bike-a-swan
    bike-a-swan Posts: 1,235
    Chainset, bars, seatpost? May all sneak a bit in if they're own brand/ non series
    Rock Lobster 853, Trek 1200 and a very old, tired and loved Apollo Javelin.
  • ilovedirt
    ilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    wheels, alex rims tend to be pretty heavy, from my experience with them, also probably the cranks and tyres.
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • blister pus
    blister pus Posts: 5,780
    So lets say we drop a generous 2lbs off for wheels and tyres, gets you to 28lbs, isn't that still a little on the heavy side for a grand aluminium bike?
  • ilovedirt
    ilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    It may well be that the frame is just a little over-engineered?
    Though that is a good spec for the money...
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • The 2010 Wanga only £650, bargain.
  • jayson
    jayson Posts: 4,606
    30lbs is heavy, my new bike is a similar hard riding HT with deore kit and recon air forks and that comes in at 26.5lbs and im sure i could get it down a chunk with different tires, wheels and gears.