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The Actual Weights of 11 World Cup XC Race Bikes from Val di Sole

Jun 17, 2024 at 13:59
by Nick Bentley  


We headed out into the pits at Val Di Sole to weigh some cross-country bikes and see who weighs the most, the least, and who is the best at guessing how much bikes weigh.


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Canyon Lux World Cup CFR
Rider: Luca Schwarzbauer
Size: Small
Tire Inserts: Yes front and rear
Frame Material: Carbon
Wheel Set Up: 29"
Dropper Post: None
Amount of travel: 100mm front and rear
Team's Weight Guess10.8kg
Weight kg:10.87kg
Weight lb: 24lb 02oz

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KTM Scarp
Rider: Mario Bair
Size: Medium
Tire Inserts: Yes Front and Rear
Frame Material: Carbon
Wheel Set Up: 29"
Dropper Post: Yes
Amount of travel:100mm front and rear
Team's Weight Guess10.5kg
Weight kg: 10.45kg
Weight lb: 23lb 04oz

This bike had been on track and was dirty (which adds a little bit)


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Giant Anthem
Rider: Jens Schuermans
Size: Large
Tire Inserts: In the rear
Frame Material: Carbon
Wheel Set Up: 29"
Dropper Post: Yes
Amount of travel: 110mm Front 100mm Rear
Team's Weight Guess10.43kg
Weight kg: 10.64kg
Weight lb: 23lb 10oz

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Cannondale Scalpel
Rider: Alan Hatherly
Size: Large
Tire Inserts: None
Frame Material: Carbon
Wheel Set Up: 29"
Dropper Post: Yes
Amount of travel: 120mm front and rear
Team's Weight Guess10.2kg
Weight kg: 10.23kg
Weight lb: 22lb 12oz

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Cube AMS ZERO99 C:68X SLT
Rider: Finn Treudler
Size: Large
Tire Inserts: Inserts Front and Rear
Frame Material: Carbon
Wheel Set Up: 29"
Dropper Post: Yes
Amount of travel: 100mm front and rear
Team's Weight Guess 10.7kg
Weight kg: 10.41kg
Weight lb: 23lb 02oz

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Superior XF 9.9 Team
Rider: Ramona Forchini
Size: Small
Tire Inserts: Insert in rear
Frame Material: Carbon
Wheel Set Up: 29"
Dropper Post: Yes
Amount of travel: 110mm front and rear
Team's Weight Guess10.2kg
Weight kg:10.39kg
Weight lb: 23lb 01oz

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Scott Spark
Rider: Kate Courtney
Size: Small
Tire Inserts: Yes in the Rear
Frame Material: Carbon
Wheel Set Up: 29"
Dropper Post: Yes
Amount of travel: 110mm front and 100mm rear
Team's Weight Guess10.6kg
Weight kg: 10.77kg
Weight lb: 23lb 15oz

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BIXS Pace
Rider: Joel Roth
Size: Medium
Tire Inserts: None
Frame Material: Carbon
Wheel Set Up: 29"
Dropper Post: Yes
Amount of travel: 120 front 120 rear
Team's Weight Guess10.8kg
Weight kg: 10.9kg
Weight lb:24lb 4oz

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BMC Fourstroke 01
Rider: Juri Zanotti
Size: Large
Tire Inserts: None
Frame Material: Carbon
Wheel Set Up: 29"
Dropper Post: Yes
Amount of travel: 120mm Front and Rear
Team's Weight Guess10.7kg
Weight kg: 10.97kg
Weight lb: 24lb 6oz

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Liv Pique
Rider: Linda Indergand
Size: Medium
Tire Inserts: Cushcore XC front and rear
Frame Material: Carbon
Wheel Set Up: 29"
Dropper Post: Yes
Amount of travel: 120mm front 115mm rear
Team's Weight Guess 10.1kg
Weight kg: 10.82kg
Weight lb: 24lb 1oz

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Trek Supercaliber
Rider: Ian Ackert
Size: Medium
Tire Inserts: Rear inserts
Frame Material: Carbon
Wheel Set Up: 29"
Dropper Post: Yes
Amount of travel: 110mm Front 80 mm Rear
Team's Weight Guess10.8kg
Weight kg: 10.79kg
Weight lb: 23lb 15oz

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Heaviest Bike: BMC Fourstroke 01 10.97kg, 24lb 6oz
Lightest Bike: Cannondale Scalpel 10.23kg, 22lb 12oz
Average Bike Weight: 10.66kg, 23lb 8oz
Closest Guess: Alan Hatherly Cannondale Scalpel



Which of these bikes would you most like to try?



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167 Comments
  • 150 2
 Who would have guessed that the weight weenies would be pretty good at guessing their bike weights.
  • 122 0
 I'm more surprised how many inserts there are
  • 61 6
 No self-respecting weight weenie would ever ride a XC bike over 10kg.
  • 157 0
 DH/Enduro: Guessing the bike's weight
XC: Remembering the bike's weight
  • 35 2
 @nozes: Simple explanation; these are racers, not weight weenies.
  • 37 0
 @nozes: only thing slower than a 10kg bike is running a broken bike back to the pits.
  • 5 2
 @Ginsu2000: My point exactly.
  • 3 0
 @DizzyNinja: Val di Sole asks for inserts, more frequent than usual.
  • 6 10
flag Uuno (Jun 18, 2024 at 1:28) (Below Threshold)
 Actually, considering the importance of each gram, I'm surprised they don't know the weights with +-100gr precision.
At that level, with pro riders, pro mechanics, the best possible parts you can find... Etc.
And I don't mean that weight should be a top priority, but weighting a bike takes 1min. And weighting parts during swaps takes 1 min. So, might as well know how much each part contributes to total weight no?
  • 22 0
 @Uuno: there's probably not much room for maneuver after sponsorship committments are met
  • 1 0
 Because that's what they're worried about.
  • 5 0
 We don't need to guess, we have MS Excel.
  • 5 7
 @wyorider: my 9.2kg '17 Spark still hasn't had a mechanical. My 10.8kg '22 Spark trail bike has a burlier build than any of these bikes that are heavy due to sponsor obligations.
  • 3 1
 @DizzyNinja: this is because when they get a puncture, it is more easy to continue to ride with insert.. and also due to sometimes very low tire pressures.
  • 7 3
 @lelandjt: if you aren’t breaking parts riding in Summit County, you’re just riding to the coffee shop to brag about how light your fancy bikes are.
  • 13 0
 It's been interesting to see the "slow" adoption of Berd spokes among the pro's. Avancini won Marathon World's on em in '23. Pauline Ferrand-Prevot started using them this year with 2 wins thus far and it looks like the Cannondale Factory team is on them including Alan Hatherly who got second last weekend. The spokes save 100-150 grams on a wheel set and the ride quality is smooth. I could see a lot more teams jumping on them before the Paris Olympics.
  • 4 0
 @garrettstories: Your comment is the first I've heard of the Berd's. Now that I've looked them up, I'm intrigued. I am probably too slow or heavy to benefit from them but I think they are an awesome idea.
  • 2 0
 @Uuno: The parts the sponsors give. Not necessarily the best or lightest parts.
  • 3 0
 @jpelaston: But you might feel happier riding them which always worth it.
  • 1 0
 @Uuno:
Most of them did, and you could probably account for any variance in the accuracy of the scale used (ie one that was not their own)
  • 2 0
 @jpelaston: I’ve got a buddy riding enduro built berd wheels at 220 freedom units. You’re probably plenty light enough for em.
  • 1 0
 @Uuno: I think total bike weight is not a target. Of course they want as light as possible. But if you make the decision for each part on the trade-off between weight and function/durability, it doesn't really matter anymore what the total weight is. I don't think they will say: ah, the bike is only 10.1, so I can put 100g heavier wheels on. If the light wheels will do, they will go on the bike, if they are not sturdy enough, they will be replaced, no matter what the other components weigh. At least, that's the way I would go about it.
  • 2 0
 @garrettstories: I had two sets sold them after a few rides. They felt very squirmy to me. I really don't think a 300g savings is worth riding wheels that don't give you confidence. But each to their own Kool aid.
  • 80 2
 More inserts in WC XC bikes that WC DH…
  • 65 3
 Makes sense, you flat in DH your day is more or less done. You flat on a xc you're having a real bad day but you still have to make it to the pits, change parts, and hope you can gain back some positions.
  • 12 1
 I think they are also ran in xc to add support in lower pressure tires vs in dh they are a flat prevention part
  • 27 1
 @matjtom90: in DH you can also run heavy tires. Casing has such a big impact on rolling resistance that to maximize rolling resistance you have to run super supple thin sidewalls (and at super low pressures) so the inserts add some support with minimal impact on rolling resistance
  • 6 0
 @xciscool: This, and what kind of insert are they running, probably not Cush Core, probably more like the Vittoria insert, which is pretty minimal in comparison to a lot of inserts.
  • 2 0
 I think the impact of inserts on traction, protection and ride dynamics is a lot higher on shorter travel bikes, too. I can't ride my rigid Stooge without inserts, at least not hard. I don't run inserts on my FS trail bike. Until I hit big chunk or big gaps, it's crazy what the Stooge+inserts can do.
  • 2 0
 @Glenngineer: yeah, it's like a 25mm damper add-on
  • 2 0
 @Glenngineer: Out of curiosity, what kind of pressures would you run in the Stooge with/without inserts? I'd imagine that the better traction you mention is due to lower pressures, and the ability to ride it harder is due to the better support/protection the insert offers at the now lowered pressures, but please correct me if I am incorrect in my assumptions.
  • 1 0
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: Definitely, the Vittoria inserts a lot of these riders use only weigh 55g each. Compared to a Cush Core Pro you can hardly tell they're there handling the tire.
  • 39 0
 Slow Pitch UCI - One Race, 2x Points, DH riders on XC Bikes, XC Riders on DH Bikes, Race your respective discipline and bikes are assigned via lottery. I will let you know where to mail the check!
  • 5 0
 @Uuno: Eff UCI, make that a Red Bull event. Free coverage, better commentators, better opportunity for up and coming riders.
  • 3 0
 I want to see what is faster on a DH course: A DH bike with XC tire tread, or a XC bike with DH tires.
  • 2 1
 I think the fitness gap is less than people would expect. I bet top DH racers would do pretty well in that.
  • 1 0
 @rideordie35: That's like saying that the skills gap between a top XC racer and DHer on a DH course is less than people would expect. It's unlikely the most of the world cup XC folks probably would be able to hit the bigger features, and likely most of the world cup DHers would get instantly gapped by significant margins on any climbs. There's only so much time to build skills and train up to a world-class level. Tough to do it in 2 different disciplines simultaneously. I know there are some crossover athletes in the world in other pairings of sports, but I haven't seen anyone be able to pull it off in decades at the sharp end of the elite crowds for XC-DH.
  • 33 0
 I wanna see that Scalpel hucked to flat
  • 2 0
 Notice that it has wired shifter and dropper
  • 23 0
 Remember back when Schurter had a 9.4kg Spark and a 8kg Scale? The new bikes are undoubtedly better, but downright beefy. Lol
  • 16 1
 Would be interesting to include a specialized and an orbea which are in theory the lightest frames on the circuit.
  • 7 0
 Some of the XC tracks have also got alot more challenging for the downhill - sometimes the weight of a performance item is offset by speed gains.
  • 26 2
 @HeatedRotor: This 100%. XC is pushing into the Downcountry and we are all the better for it. Better racing, better and stronger bikes. What's also interesting is a couple of years ago most of the XC racers did not give 2 shits about suspension. A stuff bike was a fast bike. Now you see teams running telemetry because dialing in suspension on these tracks is critical when to get your average speed up.
  • 2 0
 @ratedgg13: I always thought Cannondale were the king of weight weenies.

We always dreamed of a super light Cannondale build back in the racing days, back when Avid V-Brakes were king.
  • 4 0
 Probably didn't have a dropper, inserts, and 120mm of travel.
  • 1 0
 @steviestokes: in terms of headlines, the last few years specialized and orbea have been battling over the lightest xc frame. Cannondale have lost the edge on frame weights, but do have the lefty shock which does save some weight?
  • 1 0
 Back in the day you were less likely to snap a frame / crack a rim during a race as the courses were basically glorified cyclocross tracks.
  • 1 1
 @ratedgg13: put down the koolaid
  • 1 0
 @lifted-d: I'm not sure how the measured frame weights of bikes is koolaid... A few quick frame weights:
Specialized S-Works Epic World Cup – 1,712g
Orbea Oiz OMX – 1,740g
Scott Spark HMX SL – 1,870g
Canyon Lux World Cup CFR – 1,894g
Cannondale Scalpel Hi-Mod – 1,910g
  • 25 0
 No way Luca Schwarzbauer rides a size Small.
  • 6 0
 He has the weirdest bike fit. Also, what's going on with his saddle ?
  • 2 0
 Would be great is rider height was shown too
  • 10 0
 Canyon bikes have weird geometry. I had a canyon Gravelbike in a size Small that felt too long for me, despite bein recommended M or sometimes L for every other bike brand
  • 3 2
 @Arierep: Seat angles becoming too steep
  • 1 0
 @crisotop: I didn't mean the saddle setback, but rather the marked wrinkles it has on the sides
  • 1 0
 @puffpro: He’s 1.79m tall. Looks like he sits really low in the saddle based off his crazy roller videos
  • 2 0
 The Canyon small is almost a medium in other brands. I think he’s 5’10
  • 2 0
 He actually does ride a size Small, I heard it from the man himself.

I know it sounds like it wouldn't fit him, but he is "only" 180cm tall and the Canyon Lux in size Small has 430mm Reach and a 580mm HTT. So it's on the small side but not impossibly small. It's mostly down to personal preference and to his idea of the ideal seated pedaling position.
  • 1 0
 @Muscovir: that is nuts. Can you imagine who would ride a size Large then. Why bother making anything past a Medium.
  • 1 0
 @Supermoo: I mean, the geometry isn't THAT unusual. I would ride a size Large at 185cm tall... In fact, ~470mm Reach and ~620mm HTT is exactly what I prefer. Basically the same as my Epic Evo.
  • 2 0
 @Muscovir: 430 still seems short, by today’s standards. That being said, I’d ride it.
  • 14 0
 It should be noted that with tracks getting gnarlier every year, athletes are choosing reliability and capability long before they consider weight. I do remember a time when cross country bikes were 2-3-4 pounds lighter than these but a hell of a lot less capable and felt like al dente spaghetti under the slightest power. We also thought straight 450 bars were hot shit. Pretty amazing how far tech has brought this sport in such a relatively short amount of time. These tracks are certainly pushing for it.
  • 17 0
 The LIV looks sick
  • 2 0
 Interesting that the Medium Liv is heavier than the Large Giant. Good looking bike tho.
  • 4 0
 @jessemeyers: The Liv has tire inserts front and rear, whereas the Giant only has an insert in the rear.
  • 1 0
 @Glory831Guy: yeah, I saw that but one tire insert making up that much weight would be surprising
  • 2 0
 @jessemeyers: oddly enough, Liv has a 4pot front caliper with cooling fins....

Team guessed it at 10.2, and that would be my guess also as Liv has the lightest frame - something is off here.
  • 2 0
 I’d buy the Giant for a daily driver if it was 120 both ends and no electric shock. I think they make a great frame.
  • 1 0
 @goraninjo: CushCore XC are more than twice as heavy as the other brands of XC liners such as Pepi's
  • 12 0
 Those are actually a bit heavier than I expected. They need more speed holes.
  • 4 0
 A bunch of ano purple would certainly reduce some of that extra weight.
  • 11 0
 Enduro mechanics: Bike is about 14.4 kg. Actual weight: 18.6 kg
XC mechanics: Bike is about 10.322837773 kg. Actual weight: 10.322837786 kg
  • 11 3
 SRAM transmission, its heavy but at least it shifts slow and and is expensive.
  • 6 1
 My Sniper was 22.8 I think before I swapped to a Fox 34 and longer dropper, guessing 23.5 now. Pretty happy that my bike would be competitive against these guys, except I'm slow.
  • 2 0
 I had a Sniper that I put a 34SC and DPX2 on at 120mm and with the E13 XCXr wheels, it was just a tick over 23lbs. Unfortunately at 220lbs, I was far too heavy for such a light, fast bike so I sold it. Shame because it was an awesome bike.
  • 2 0
 Stockish Sniper Pro (subbed in some different variants of stock parts, but otherwise stock) is 25 pounds on the nose with pedals, bottle cage, and a Stages pod on the non-drive crankarm. If I swapped the full XT for XTR and carbon wheels for the DT XR1700s, It'd be around 23.5 pounds. It's light enough that the limiter is me as-is.
  • 8 0
 Who is the hack in charge of mounting tires for KTM?
  • 7 0
 A lot heavier than I expected.
  • 4 0
 That BMC has a pneumatic dropper post with a charged air canister that automatically lowers and raises the seatpost and is fully integrated? Are we talking about this? www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6T8mqDypCQ
  • 4 0
 thats so cool! had a bit of a laugh at the name though, autodrop is quite a well known Dutch candy brand. www.autodrop.nl
  • 2 1
 @Merijn1: Why's it asking me if I'm 13 ????

Am I old or are children not allowed licorice sweets anymore.
  • 2 0
 thanks was looking for this answer
  • 3 0
 I call mind games! They have a training bike with these beefy weights and they put that on the scale to not let other riders know how low they have their race day bike. I mean at this level I would have a custom mini axs battery made to not need to carry the regular one, but that is just me.
  • 5 0
 Scott lists the Spark as having 120 front and 120 rear. Is that a custom frame?
  • 3 4
 Spark RC has only 100 mm while « standard » Spark has 120 mm.
  • 3 0
 @Armand74: my Spark RC ‘24 is 120mm-120mm.
  • 2 0
 @Armand74: That's the old spark. No more 100mm RC version for the new model. It's now 120mm
  • 1 0
 @packfill: So it's a typo(110-100mm) on Kate's Scott Spark?
  • 3 1
 @Aruman: i'm guessing its custom.
  • 6 0
 Let Dangerholm weave his magic.
  • 6 0
 Closest weight guess is by Trek.
  • 2 1
 Doing your country proud buddy
  • 2 0
 Interesting to note that the average for race spec XC bike is about 23 lbs, and closer to 37-38 lbs. for the EWS machines.

However, this actually justifies (at least in my mind) the EWS bike weights. Firstly, many of those bikes were weighed with tools, tubes, water bottles, etc. So we can safely assume that the raw bike-only weight would be closer to 34-36 lbs. Considering the difference in: 1. Fork, 2. Shock, 3. Tires/Casings/Inserts, 4. Frame dimensions and required force tolerance, 5. Rim width and durability, 6. Pedal/Crank size and durability, 7. Bar width/material, 8. Brake rotor size and piston count - is it really that surprising that an EWS-suitable bike weighs about 11 lbs. more than an XC bike?

This suggests that modern EWS bikes are actually quite optimized by weight based on current material sciences. EWS racers are, on average, a lot heavier than XC racers - and they are smashing over trails that most of us would consider DH-worthy at speeds most of us cannot safely handle.

It's easy to look backward at trail/all-mountain bikes from years ago that were 32-33 lbs. and wonder how things got heavier - but modern enduro bikes are running much heavier forks, rims, inserts, tire casings and frame build up. And we often neglect to consider that modern enduro bikes can easily (and reliably) serve as park bikes as well, often out performing DH bikes from just 8-10 years ago.
  • 4 0
 The KTM and the LIV appear to have dropper posts in the pictures (contrary to description).
  • 2 1
 Did not expect the Scalpel to be so popular. I've always thought about getting one and have always stopped myself because of the Lefty horror stories and slightly odd/smallish geo... Anyone here got some good vibes to share about them?
  • 2 0
 Cannot speak for the scalpel but I have a 2016 Jekyll with Supermax lefty suspension. Since then I have built 2019 Jekyll carbon w/ fox 36, 2021 enduro sworks w/ EXT ERA fork, Ibis Ripley v3 w/ fox 34, and most recently 2022 stump jumper evo w/ mullet link and fox 36 grip 2.

The Jekyll keeps his own. That headset setup is so stiff on berms, there is no flex. I really like it personally and the odd lefty sight reminds me not to look at my tire and keep my head up on the trail. I wish they would bring back the long travel lefties. But I may be in a minority.

Good luck!
  • 2 0
 Fantastic bike - I ditched the lefty and run a SID
  • 1 0
 Saw one snapped at Swinley, otherwise they're probably fine. If you really want a Lefty you can just bolt one onto any old carbon XC frame.
  • 1 0
 @tempnoo1: Bummer, I ride my current XC bike in Swinley every now and then, the blacks are all ridable. They've got those jump lines set up nicely this year
  • 2 0
 In PinkBikes "first ride" article about the new Scalpel, Kazimer wrote that another journalist who also attended the press camp snapped his frame by going a little deep off a 5-ft drop...

Doesn't exactly inspire the utmost confidence in the strength and construction quality.
  • 2 1
 Crack and fail is still a thing, just not as bad as the early days of carbon. I have ridden lefty 2.0s and have 3 kicking around. I am a tourist not a racer so keep that in mind...if serviced regularly (with your own set of tools) they are very reliable and an enjoyable ride. 10 years ago I would said they were at par with fox and rs, today I would say the 2.0 is a touch behind in terms of plushness and adjustability. I assume the ocho is likely at par with current. So you buy it to get the chicks and spend a bit more time servicing your fork over current station forks so as a married man I only get the to spend slightly more money on tools, seals and fork oil compare to my fox and rs forks.
  • 1 0
 Interesting number of people saying how 'heavy' they are. That's true I guess if you're literal, compare a 2024 XC race bike to a 2004 XC race bike for example but they're not the same thing. There's a lot more bike nowadays, much more capable machines to suit the demands for current XC. Weight is defiantly a factor but going fast over the whole lap is what counts, which a heavier bike with its suspension, bigger wheels, wide tyres, inserts, dropper, etc obviously does. A 18lb hardtail with 1.9 tyres, no dropper and V's does feel freaking fast though - terrifying at times, but fast! ;-)
  • 5 0
 Imagine opting to forego a dropper post and your bike still being heavier
  • 1 0
 Who is in charge of the maths? "Closest Guess: Alan Hatherly Cannondale Scalpel" Your calculations are his guess was 0.03 kg off.
I see Ian Ackert Trek Supercalibe guess was only 0.01 kg off.
Or are you using official "Price Is Right Rules" and their guess was over the actual weight?
  • 3 0
 I like these lists. But regarding redundant data fields, is anyone in XC NOT running full 29? Or for that matter, NOT running a carbon frame?
  • 2 0
 Good call
  • 3 0
 Bmc dropper look like 170mm, so sic. Those xc bikes can whip and get down on majority of blues without an issue
  • 3 0
 Wish we could have had the Rockrider XC bike in here, too - love the paint on the Cube the best, IMO
  • 1 0
 That Park scale does not convert properly from kg to lbs. Every weight shown in lbs and oz is higher than correct conversions from kg weights. Little detail, but it would bug me for sure.
  • 4 3
 Wow, my Tranny Spur is only 1LBS more than the heaviest WC XC bike. I would have thought a WC XC bike would be hovering the 20lbs mark.
  • 3 6
 pretty sure the Specialized is quite a bit lighter.
  • 3 0
 These all weigh less than my rigid single speed with 27.5 wheels.
  • 3 1
 Pretty heavy but they aren't trying that hard. Axs, transmission, DT 1200, all porky.
  • 2 0
 Oh my the scalpel looks like an amazing xc bike. Looks like it’s either xtr or transmission.
  • 2 2
 I'd hate to be one of the Canyon engineers that worked on getting the Lux frame weight down to 1500 grams, the lightest XC frame on the circuit. The team have wrecked it with the heaviest possible components.
  • 1 0
 Which components are heavy in the Lux?
  • 2 3
 When wheel setup is mentioned, I thought someone was brave enough to run a lighter mullet setup in xc racing. Nope, literally every pro xc racer is running full 29er setup, carbon frame as well. A mention of tire setup would have been more useful.
  • 1 0
 Rear climbing traction is paramount so doubt you will ever see mixed wheels.
  • 2 0
 Good to see real bike weights, with pedals, bottle cages and garmin mounts.
  • 1 0
 Well...it looks like the CC guys care and know way more about the weight of their bikes than the Enduro and Downhill riders. Who would have guessed.
  • 2 0
 The closest guess was Ian Ackert's Trek Supercaliber, not Alan Hatherly's Cannondale Scalpel
  • 2 0
 The majority of those bikes with droppers? Lighter than Schwarzbauer's size small with a rigid post.
  • 1 0
 Seatpost motor hidden in there instead of a dropper....j/k.
  • 1 0
 Cube must have been well happy with that, guesstimated at 10.7k, turns out to be 10.4k, a saving of 0-3 for doing absolutely nothing!
  • 2 0
 That BIXS pace is a good looking bike
  • 2 0
 So... XC 22-24 Enduro 34-41 DH 38-44
  • 1 0
 No Epic!
  • 2 0
 That Scalpel is also a large for anyone that's doing the maths...
  • 2 0
 Berd spokes on the Scalpel go a long way to trim some weight.
  • 2 0
 Anyone know the dropper on the BMC? Never seen it before
  • 2 0
 BMC integrated thingy.
  • 2 0
 Lightest bike rode to second place. 120mm travel and a dropper post.
  • 2 1
 We also need riders weight on the same day with height measurements.The bike is only around 10% of the overall weight total.
  • 7 0
 Unless there are a lot of 215lb. XC pros I’m not thinking of, your math might be a bit off
  • 2 0
 @VtVolk: I knew I was eating for a reason!
  • 1 0
 Before and after bowel movements too . . .just to be sure
  • 1 0
 Thats a big dinner plate chainring on Hatherly's Scalpel. Almost as big as the cassette.
  • 3 1
 "Chadyang" is Mike Bear in Mandarin.
  • 1 0
 Chadyang ... just checked them out, so the sponsorship is working. The only company I've seen that makes 500a tires.
  • 1 0
 Change the tyres, bars and stem and you have a trail bike for most people well under 30lb
  • 1 0
 The difference between my 25 lbs xc race bike and these bikes is about $8000
  • 2 2
 Why is this one in pounds and ounces, and not decimal pounds like the others?
  • 8 0
 But that total lack of consistency is the charm of imperial units - FREEDOM!

(Native German, now American citizen living in the US for over three decades, and still shaking my head at that particular part of my adopted home country's culture...)
  • 2 0
 People height and Bike weights in Imperial, EVERYTHING else in proper measurements!!!
  • 1 0
 @g-42: Imperial is base 10 just like metric, there is no reason to use ounces just use 10ths of a pound . Imperial and metric are inferior to base 12.
  • 1 0
 @Henchman21: Base 12? Am I missing something? Here I thought there were 16 ounces to a pound, making imperial essentially hexadecimal.
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 @g-42:Hexadecimal would actually be awesome if all imperial units followed that unfortunately it's all over the place. I was merely pointing out that if we were starting from scratch base 12 would have been a better system than base 10 (Metric) which is only slightly less arbitrary (10 fingers) than Imperial.
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 @g-42: not quite hexadecimal because that's the only 16 there is: ounces in a pound. We don't also count pounds 16 at a time, nor divide ounces into 1/16ths
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 Surprised the supercaliber isn't lighter, some bikes with a real suspension platform on this list are about the same.
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 Surprised at their weights. Didn't XC race bikes 20 years ago weigh those kinds of figures? Even full suspension I thought would have been closer to 20lbs...
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 Cube was weighted down by all the acronyms and special characters
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 Is it a KIS system I spot on the 1st Canyon Lux?
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 Would be nice if there was an XL bike some where just so us 188 cm + peeps felt included.
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 Thanks for this article. Really interesting.
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 Luca Schwarzbauer Rides a size small…..?
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 Do we really need photos of the digital scale? We trust you.
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 Lovely set of bikes.
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 some real porkers.
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