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It's official: mountain bikers are weight weenies

pinnopinno Posts: 42,742
edited November 2014 in The bottom bracket

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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,808
    Yep, they've pared their race DH bikes down to a measly 15kg.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,803
    If they pedalled up hills they could lose more.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Look heavy to me. They need one of these with the ar$e shaver saddle:

    ss-1_zpsd3ca587c.jpg
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Yep, they've pared their race DH bikes down to a measly 15kg.
    Sounds heavy.
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  • Some of us have always been weight weenies.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,808
    nicklouse wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Yep, they've pared their race DH bikes down to a measly 15kg.
    Sounds heavy.
    I picked a number at random, Pinno wasn't going to know any better.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,742
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Yep, they've pared their race DH bikes down to a measly 15kg.

    =6.81kg's

    Under UCI rules we can't race bikes that are under 6.8kg's. How do you get an MTB to stay together at that weight or are they just disposable?
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  • supersonic wrote:
    Look heavy to me. They need one of these with the ar$e shaver saddle:

    ss-1_zpsd3ca587c.jpg


    Is that a typo? I really hope that's a typo.. or do you ride around starkers and let the seat do your epilation duties for you!??!?!?! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,808
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Yep, they've pared their race DH bikes down to a measly 15kg.

    =6.81kg's

    Under UCI rules we can't race bikes that are under 6.8kg's. How do you get an MTB to stay together at that weight or are they just disposable?
    No idea - never seen one myself.

    Quote from your link:
    "Interestingly though, Jacy Shumilak, Hill's mechanic admitted that DH bikes can get too light and that 'somewhere around the 38.5lb' mark was just right."
    So The Panzer is only about 1lb over ideal race weight :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    supersonic wrote:
    Look heavy to me. They need one of these with the ar$e shaver saddle:

    ss-1_zpsd3ca587c.jpg


    Is that a typo? I really hope that's a typo.. or do you ride around starkers and let the seat do your epilation duties for you!??!?!?! :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Oh it cuts through any clothing for you!
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Yep, they've pared their race DH bikes down to a measly 15kg.

    =6.81kg's

    Under UCI rules we can't race bikes that are under 6.8kg's. How do you get an MTB to stay together at that weight or are they just disposable?

    Seem some tricks on the race cicrcuit, one hit race wonder machines. Seals taken out of the bearings, superlight one use stems, holes drilled into freehub bodies. But of course they have to be covered in the sponsors paint...
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