Video: Actual Weights of Pro Enduro Bikes with Ed Masters

Jun 23, 2023 at 6:53
by Dario DiGiulio  
Man on the scene Ed Masters took it upon himself to gather a rough set of data on the weights of various bikes at the most recent round of the Enduro World Cup. Take a gander below, or head further to the list of riders, bikes, and weights if you're only here for the numbers.


Ed wrangled 25 different bikes and riders, making for a solid spread with bikes weighing anywhere between 32 and 40 pounds. All weights are with pedals, without water bottles, and in most cases without tools (Jesse Melamed's bike had a data acquisition setup attached to it, plus a tube).

Jack Moir
YT Capra, XL
17.32 kg / 38.18 lb

Matt Walker
Pivot Firebird, M
16.43 kg / 36.21 lb

Evan Wall
Devinci Spartan, M
17.62 kg / 38.83 lb

Morgane Charre
Pivot Firebird, S
16.01 kg / 35.30 lb

Julie Duvert
Transition Patrol, S
16.14 kg / 35.58 lb

Zac Johansson
Mystery Ibis, Preproduction
16.78 kg / 36.99 lb

Mark Scott
Santa Cruz Nomad, M
16.44 kg / 36.24 lb

Random Passerby
Trek Rail, S
25.22 kg / 55.60 lb

Innes Graham
Nukeproof Mega, M
17.51 kg / 38.59 lb

Carter Krasny
Transition Patrol, M
16.70 kg / 36.81 lb

Emmett Hancock
Rocky Mountain Altitude, L
16.31 kg / 35.88 lb

Rhys Verner
Forbidden Druid, M
17.45 kg / 38.48 lb

Tomaso Ancilotti
Ancilotti Prototype
16.43 kg / 36.22 lb

Nigel Page
Nukeproof Giga, M
15.55 kg / 34.28 lb

Nils Heiniger
Rossignol Heretic, M
17.23 kg / 37.99 lb

Charlie Murray
Specialized Stumpjumper EVO, S4
16.70 kg / 36.80 lb

Katy Winton
GT Force, S
16.31 kg / 35.95 lb

Martin Maes
Orbea Rallon, L
16.14 kg / 35.58 lb

Corey Watson
Nukeproof Mega, M
16.34 kg / 36.02 lb

Youn Deniaud
GIant Reign, M
16.77 kg / 36.96 lb

Jack Menzies
Polygon Collosus N9
18.21 kg / 40.15 lb

Johnny Helly
We Are One Arrival 170, L
16.95 kg / 37.37 lb

Jesse Melamed
Canyon Strive, S
17.69 kg / 38.99 lb

Andrew Neethling
Scott Genius, L
14.63 kg / 32.35 lb

DJ Ouceman
Specialized Enduro, S4
18.16 kg / 40.05 lb

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  • 137 5
 Discovery should replace Cedric Gracia with Ed Masters in the commentary booth.
  • 27 35
flag gooral (Jun 23, 2023 at 9:54) (Below Threshold)
 Not sure about that. A few podcasts I listened to with Ed, as informative, interesting and funny they were, they were also hard to listen due to Ed using word "like" 5 times in every sentence. With a bit of training hopefully he would be great. Not yet though.
  • 57 2
 @gooral: I still "like" him better
  • 8 4
 @gooral: totally agreed like,yeah like like like like like
  • 11 0
 *loik
  • 21 20
 The Warner fanboys just won’t let it go.
  • 4 0
 @gooral: Ed is like, the likablest.
  • 9 0
 Ya deal killer whensomeone says 'like' and constantly asks 'do you know what I mean?'
  • 5 12
flag z-man FL (Jun 23, 2023 at 13:41) (Below Threshold)
 Nah, Cedric is the goat.
  • 6 1
 NO SHIT!!! Ed, like Rob, is immediately a master of stoke - like bigtime.
  • 2 1
 @z-man: God Awful At Talking
  • 6 1
 @z-man: he speaks english like a goat yeah Smile
  • 4 3
 Cedric is pure gold
  • 4 2
 @gooral: Eliot Jackson was starting every sentence with "I mean".
Irritating as well even if the guy is super appreciable.
  • 3 0
 Problème is that Ed is still capable of breaking into top 5 , would be a shame not to have him riding
  • 4 0
 @gooral: mate as soon as you hear the first 20, I’m like just so over it ay. Like to be fair, like a lot of the other pros I like. Like as mountain bikers. Like I can’t listen to em ay, like 10 mins in and I’m like. I’m out.
  • 80 2
 Sending thoughts and prayers to Jack Menzies
  • 8 0
 Dammit. I was seriously using my 40lb Nicolai G1 a slow climbing excuse
  • 42 1
 At least Polygon got the name right!
  • 5 0
 Has anyone checked his bike for a electric motor?? lols
  • 2 0
 @ribena1234: No space for one with all those funky linkage components...
  • 4 0
 They don't call it the collosus for nothin
  • 4 1
 @yoimaninja: But Polygon didn't even get the name of their own bike right. That word is spelled "Colossus", not "Collosus".
  • 1 0
 @g-42: Trojan linkage perhaps
  • 5 0
 I knew Polygon frames are heavy but wtf that Specialized is basically the same weight. Gotta check the video for more info, comments always take the priority
  • 1 0
 Still top 10 last outing
  • 1 1
 Weight of riders is not told... He might be just 5kg lighter than all the others so the overall package (bike + rider) will be lighter as well...
  • 1 0
 @Mightyfirelord: That just makes it worse for him as he has that much less muscle mass pushing it around. Of course then you'd have to investigate rider weights, BMI, %fat, FTP, 5/10/20/30/60 second power, etc, etc, etc.

The bike weights what it weighs and feels the way it feels to the pro riding it. Just nice to see some real world numbers on bikes that a lot of people think are wonder machines.
  • 47 2
 I averaged all the weight's above (Minus the eeb) and it come to 36.9 lbs average taken across 24 bikes.
  • 20 0
 Nice
  • 4 10
flag Kmccann137 (Jun 23, 2023 at 10:59) (Below Threshold)
 @knapton: average weight is more than my DH bike. These 38 forks are pigs.
  • 11 1
 Can we have a weighted average please with the weight given being the weight of the bikes minus the wait for you to have read this comment.
  • 1 0
 Thank you for doing the dirty work.
  • 3 0
 @Kmccann137:

It's also tyres, droppers and big gears.
  • 1 0
 Nice
  • 1 0
 @z-man: and inserts, 29" wheels
  • 1 0
 @alexhyland: Most weren't running inserts.
  • 37 0
 Hard to complain about a gearbox bike weighing 36-38lbs now eh
  • 2 0
 I’ve had lots of fun on a 37 pound bike with 3x shifting before so a gearbox would be a welcome change. Do currently available gearboxes have similar climbing ratios to chain driven 1x12 drivetrains?
  • 6 1
 Except you start kitting out that gearbox bike the same way to make sure stuff doesn't blow up over a long day of racing, and it'll be easily over 40#.
  • 14 0
 @g-42: My Zerode Katipo 475mm comes in at 38lbs with Double Down, CushCore, DVO JadeX coil, Zeb Ultimate 180mm, and 200mm 9.8 dropper. It's so light I can run a fender in the desert!
  • 6 1
 @sjma: Pinion's have significantly more range than a 12 speed with a 10-52t
  • 2 0
 @Chadwickadam: my Taniwha, also 475, is no lightweight build and it's right at 38.
  • 1 0
 @g-42: A lot of these frames are 37lbs in size medium.

I ride L/XL at 6ft3.
The Archibald Bikes AC1 reviewed on this site a few weeks back was 37/38lbs in a Large with coil shock.
  • 17 0
 Would love to see the DH rigs weighed next. My guess is the difference in weight won't be that drastic. Maybe some coming in lighter?
  • 4 0
 Got an Atherton DH bike in my hands a few weeks ago,just for a second. First thing I noticed was the crazy low weight compared to my Demo,even to my Enduro. The owner is taller than me and both my bikes are S4 size. I think that bike is full equip to the teeth with all gucci parts. My bike felt like it was made from cast iron compared to that bike. So yes, a Dh bike can be lighter than average enduro bikes. Never got those bikes on the scale.
  • 11 0
 @tadabing: they will be lighter.

No dropper, smaller cassette.
  • 9 1
 @FloImSchnee: or about the same. Dual crowns, long coil shocks...
  • 3 0
 My old S-works demo 8's came in a 14.4kg (~32lb) not even trying to use light stuff.

I broke 3 of those frames in 18 months though lol. Thank god for warranty. They were made out of paper mache.
  • 4 0
 I have an xl raaw madonna with dh continental tires on it and an xl v10 and the v10 is definitely realllly close in weight, probably a little lighter
  • 3 0
 My old Demo Carbon XL was 38.5lbs. New Commencal Supreme is over 40lbs. Both full Ohlins, Shimano XTR/Saint, DT 240's/EX471's with bladed spokes, Magic Mary DH tyres (no inserts), Thomson components.
Basically DH bikes don't need to be and aren't light, unless you ride a small frame!
  • 14 0
 Just casually running my eye’s across the numbers and they sneak an Emtb into the mix. 55LBS! Ohh.
  • 1 12
flag succulentsausage FL (Jun 24, 2023 at 7:31) (Below Threshold)
 It’s so funny to me how drastic a 20lb difference is to mountain bikers vs how un-drastic it is people who lift.
  • 2 1
 My kenevo sl is 40.09 lbs in an S3
  • 5 0
 @succulentsausage: Then maybe keep repeating you lifting exercise for 2-3h to simulate a long Uphill and check back if 20lbs more change something.
  • 4 0
 @succulentsausage: it’s so funny to me, that noting one bike in a list weights 30% more than the rest and is on a bike site but doesn’t understand how significant that is for a bike.

Ohh do you lift bro? *swoon*
  • 11 3
 This is fun to see and interesting to note that none of them are mind-blowing light. I’ve been riding avidly for 25 years and owned at least a dozen bikes. Never once weighed one of them, although I do make reasonable efforts to build them light-ish. For the average enthusiast, what is the benefit of weighing your bike? Discuss.
  • 13 0
 A good pedaling platform makes the pounds melt away.
  • 15 0
 I weighed mine after building just out of interest. When speccing the bike component were chosen for reasons including weight so made sense.
  • 31 9
 This discussions tend to degenerate pretty quickly - lighter is always going to be better because you're moving less mass. The trade off is in durability and capability - you don't want a broken frame, to pinch flat, detonate a rim, give up the feel of a stiff fork, etc, etc.

The reality is once you're on a fairly nice, capable bike, calibrated for your terrain and riding style, you can invest a 50% premium into your steed to shave off 5% of it;'s weight, which is likely 1% of the bike/rider system, and likely still be taking a chance on compromising other characteristics of the bike- especially durability.

For enduro pros, the weight matters, but a bike failure is a lost race and potentially high physical consequences. For weekend warriors and fast dads... its a really easy way to save money. My 36ish pound, all aluminum trail bike has been bombproof for almost 3 years under this 200lb fast dad. For a couple grand, it could be a 34-35 pound bike. That's the same amount of weight I lose as I empty a water bottle over the course of a couple hour ride.
  • 95 0
 So I can have the following conversation, with extreme confidence:

Average Joe: “wow, that’s a really nice bike! How much does it weigh”?
Me: “I don’t know like 30 lbs”. Knowing damn well it weighs 37.16 lbs.
Average Joe: “Wow that’s pretty heavy, how much did it cost”?
Me: “I don’t know like $3,000”. Knowing damn well it cost $6,389.99
Average Joe: “wow that’s really expensive, what’s it made out of”?
Me: “I don’t know, metal”. Knowing damn well it’s made out of a mixture of thermoplastic carbon fiber and 6061 aerospace aluminum.

Then we can all go on with our lives, satisfied.
  • 52 3
 A lighter bike is easier on the chairlift, and increases the longevity of the lift while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • 6 1
 youtu.be/myFJTO8mdtw

TLDR: intermediate and expert riders are often faster with heavier bikes (the lead weight they added were not haphazard, but strategically placed), but pro riders are typically faster with lighter bikes.

In a post-race interview a few years ago, Greg Minnaar said he would pay $100k for a flat proof tire (after he lost a race due to flat). Thats really why these pro bikes aren't all 32 pounds like Andrew Neethling: they have DD casings & inserts.
  • 7 0
 @BiNARYBIKE for the average enthusiast, there is no benefit.
For tech savvy people, it's just a pleasure, the same way I like to put 2 snowboards back to back and be like "oh, the sidecut radius really is more progressive on that one".
For people riding 2000-4000m+ days, 2kg off a bike make a difference.

If you make efforts to build them light-ish, why not weigh stuff? How do you know what's the priority when making them lighter if you don't know the components' weights?
  • 29 1
 Long middle aged crisis (not quite there yet) rant

When we were kids we all loved playing with legos. We weren't trying to win races, we were building cool things and enjoying it.

Now in our late 30s and 40s (and 50s) we can't all be Greg Minnaar. We don't ride to win races or even KOM stuff anymore. But now we have actual income and we can afford cool stuff. Its not like college where I didn't lube my chain because I couldn't afford it, and I'd spend 3 hours browsing classifieds online to save $20 on an LX derailleur. Building up a lightweight bike is cool. Its fun. Researching different parts, trying them out, playing at being an Engineer instead of a product manager or SEO specialist. All things being equal, a lighter bike is a better bike, so its really rewarding to try and solve this puzzle. How light is too light? Will these Aliexpress carbon bars be the key to a sub-33 pound build, or will they help me evaluate how good my health insurance is?

This is why Dangerholm's instagram is so appealing. Since we can't push the boundaries of our physical performance anymore, why not push other boundaries?
  • 4 1
 @Dogl0rd: well said! Park riding is most measurable reason for climate change.
  • 3 0
 @hamncheez: I don't know man, 80% of all KOMs in my riding area belong to a guy well over 40 (if not 50) and some of those times are better than Lukasik's (however he did significntly less attempts). So I would say you can be fast for a very very long time.
  • 3 1
 @lkubica: Does Greg Minnaar ride in your area
  • 4 1
 @hamncheez: No and this guy is older than Greg, Greg is as young as me Smile . And the area is densely inhabited by fast guys. So seriously, if you are below 60 you have no excuses for being slow if you train properly.
  • 12 0
 @hamncheez: that's not a rant, that's an ode. An ode to big children playing with big toys
  • 3 0
 @gregs22: I never tell an average Joe what my bike costs. They just don’t understand.
  • 6 0
 @lkubica:

Solution -> don't train properly so you always have a slew of excuses.
  • 2 0
 @lkubica: who, Romek Kwaśny? are you in BB?
  • 2 4
 @hamncheez: I have a Large, Mondraker Foxy hanging in my garage that is 29lbs on the snoot, with DD casing in the rear and EXO+ in the front.


it's really not that hard.....just expensive. lol
  • 1 4
 @lkubica: and 80% of that 80% are bullshit glitches, but if you out glitch their glitch...? OHHHHHH THATS A FLAGGIN'!

STRAVA IS DUMB
  • 2 0
 @TheR: "right about $2000". that is the answer for joe sixpack. enough they are impressed, below them thinking of bikejacking you/thinking you're Elon's kid....lol
  • 1 0
 @Mtbdialed: Is that an XXXXXS 24" ?
  • 1 0
 @hamncheez: no, just an XXX enduro slayer. ;D
  • 2 0
 So you can factually state how much heavier your bike is to your mates, and why that 250g makes you 5mins slower on a 1km climb, despite last week saying what a great pedaling platform it has.
  • 2 0
 @Glenngineer: Not entirely sure lighter is actually always better. Recently got 58lb ebike and I’m a bit faster on it downhill (no pedaling) than my 38lb analog. Even in twisty stuff. And jumping is significantly more stable. I think ideal weight will ultimately depend on the size strength of the rider - for me I think the sweet spot might be in the 45lb range. That weights would seem to impart the added stability / suspension performance without making it feel like a runaway train.
  • 2 0
 @Dogl0rd: Could this could all be negated of it is made of non recyclable plastics?
  • 3 0
 @hamncheez: Hmmm I don't know. There are guys in my area well into their forties who compete well on par with guys in their twenties. There are a lot of anecdotes that indicate age isn't truly an excuse until you hit your 70s.
  • 2 0
 Lighter bikes, to an extent, are only better climbing. Bikes in the mid-30’s are better down hill. Sprung weight matters to stabilize the bike. Lightweight bikes are great for XC.
  • 1 0
 @gregs22: nailed it
  • 7 0
 Honestly it’s about what I expected. Once you add tires with casings tough enough for an enduro racer/bigger guy, and “not crazy light” wheels, along with the suspension/etc things just weigh a fair bit.

My Enduro bike weighs 38-39lbs last I checked (Banshee Titan, one DH tire one EXO+ with an insert and a coil shock). That weight is basically middle of the road (with carbon models and smaller frame sizes dropping a few lbs in comparison).
  • 18 1
 Bikes optimized for racing where only the downhill segments are timed. Seems about right.
  • 4 1
 @TucsonDon: Except the downhill segments are not the only thing timed. There’s some pretty steep and brutal climbs during the timed stages of enduro.
  • 8 0
 Definitely makes me feel better about my 38lb bruiser. Seems like that is what is realistic for a large aluminum big travel rig that can take a beating reliably which is what these guys are after.
  • 1 0
 same lol
  • 1 0
 @knapton: likewise, makes me feel pretty good about my ~34lb Gnarvana, ready to ride
  • 1 4
 That’s hilarious. Mine sits at 30lbs. with a coil shock. I had downhill bikes from 2009 that were lighter than your trail bike haha.
  • 1 0
 @dualsuspensiondave: Wich bike do you have that is 30lbs?
  • 9 0
 Love the Ancilotti. Surprisingly light with inserts f/r, coil fork+shock and "no carbon", nice!
  • 1 0
 Interesting that most guys weren't running inserts.
  • 5 0
 This tracks. For big line riding, 35 pounds or so is right for a bike that should hold up.

Even in Enduro races a lighter bike would be nice…….but pushing a light bike is still slower than riding a “heavy” one.

This is still the best testing ground for products built to be ridden up and down the gnar.
  • 8 0
 Polygon Collosus... name checks out.
  • 2 9
flag gooral (Jun 23, 2023 at 9:55) (Below Threshold)
 It doesn't. No such word exists in English
  • 3 0
 @gooral: Fortunately, English isn't the only language around
  • 2 4
 @johnthewolf: It is not. But I am pretty sure no such word exists in any language.
  • 3 0
 @gooral: They spelled it slightly differently to the "real" word... Congratulations - you just won pedant of the month!
  • 1 0
 @gooral: I ride a "Sisque", am I going to have similar problems?
  • 1 1
 @Paco77: OK mate, if you say so
  • 1 0
 @gooral: damn you must've studied language at Harvard huh
  • 1 0
 @Merijn1: Loool, yes, you need to attend university to know orthography, facepalm
  • 5 1
 Makes me feel better about my own bike. Specialized Enduro S4 with dual cush core and Fox 38 is sitting at 37 lbs.

I also only time my descents Smile

Not to mention, carrying an extra 10 lbs. on your bike on a 3.5 mile climb will burn an extra 65 calories! You're about halfway to a free beer!!
  • 2 0
 Got the same bike but Michelin DH 22 front tire and Butcher DH rear tire. Always carry something the the trunk and my trusted water bottle. I got afraid to put my bike on the scale.
  • 2 0
 Same as me, sold my Demo and the Enduro is my do it all bike now
  • 9 2
 You know Commencal declined because their Metas are all 45 pounds lol
  • 1 0
 My ‘21 AM 29 size m is bang on 37lbs. I actually love the weight vs my ‘20 Process carbon at 33lbs. “A few extra pounds” aint a big deal when going down a mountain
  • 2 0
 I literally just weighed my bike yesterday for the first time ever because some old friends who are still into XC were giving me shit about my 2019 Devinci Spartan (aluminum) with a coil. it was 36.4 lbs if I did it correctly. Even though I really don't care about weight that much (if I want to make things lighter on the way up, I should stop having beer and sandwiches for lunch), this made me feel better.
  • 1 0
 Had my Niner WFO built up initially at just over 36 lbs (no idea how the reviewers were riding theirs at 32-ish with a heavier fork). It was noticeable heft on the climbs. I got it down to about 34.5 and it's definitely better. Would love to get it a bit lighter yet for the long trail days.
  • 4 1
 I lost 15lbs last fall. My bike, a Honzo ESD, gained about 1.5lbs with tougher tires and heavier cassette...though I have never weighed it. I do not care what my bikes weigh. I do care what I weigh.
  • 2 0
 I weigh neither my bike nor my self. Both are built for durability and toughness and probably weigh a few more pounds than I think they do.
  • 1 2
 I also don't care what you or your bike weigh, thanks for sharing.
  • 2 0
 I kinda feel like @RonSauce does care what your bike weighs, and that curiosity scares him, so he acts like he doesn't care.
  • 1 0
 @c1olin: whatchu weigh bro? Let me lift you up. Please bro, I promise I won't make it weird. I just want to do a Patrick Swayze and hold you over my head while our song plays... then I want you to whisper how heavy your bike is in my ear, in kg.
  • 2 0
 2019 firebird with dh tires, inserts, sealant, bartlett dual crown, hazzard coil 36 LBS. actually a better trail bike now as it climbs with more traction and more weight on the front. Great fun in the park but needs an angleset
  • 3 0
 The only weight I TRULY notice on my bike is tires/wheels..... If I throw on a new tire and it's 200g heavier than what it's replacing, we have problems. All the non-rotating components are quickly adjusted to if heavier.
  • 2 0
 Rotating mass counts double because you have to accelerate both linearly and angularly. Plus thicker casings trend to have more rolling resistance.
  • 3 0
 Wow - Pagey's Giga coming in over 1lb lighter than the next lightest bike! And way lighter than the two Megas... how did he do that? Doesn't look like he has any particularly different parts on there...?
  • 1 0
 Why are they got heavier now even with lots of carbon? I remember when I was buying Giant Reign (aluminum frame, 150mm travel) in 2010 it was 13,5 kg without pedals and with 3x9 speed system and it was not the lightest in the shop and overall trend was getting lighter, now I can't find less than 15 kg with all modern frills. Weight doesn't matter now or what?
  • 4 0
 lol....the dude @5:30 is not amused when his wife's bikes comes in at 55.5lbs
  • 5 0
 Rhys Verner with the 130/160? Wow. Meanwhile most everyone else on 160/170
  • 8 0
 Cant beleive his Druid is that heavy, i also ride a 130mm trail bike and its almost exactly 10lbs lighter.
  • 1 3
 I don't know how that's a preferred setup. I recently installed a megneg on my bike but forgot to remove the positive side volume reducers, went down some fast super rocky/repeat big hits trail and it felt miserable plus unbalanced. At the end saw the shock was only using half its travel. It was not a great ride.
  • 4 0
 @arrowheadrus: when you add more durable wheels, and heavier casing tires it adds up very quick.
  • 3 1
 @arrowheadrush: Dunno if I'd compare the Druid V2 to just any average 130mm trail bike- it is by all accounts intentionally a gravity-fed shred sled. It seems made to buck the idea that travel defines a mountain bike's category.
  • 2 0
 @arrowheadrush: travel doesn’t change, the frames all weight around the same, the components are the same, a shock with 5mm less stroke won’t change the weight
  • 2 0
 Charlie Murray talked about why he was riding the stumpjumper evo instead of an enduro and he was saying about 90% of the stages are kind of just basic trail bike trail with areas of jank mixed in and that most of the time is made in those more tame sections.

If you watch some go pro footage of the stages they really arent super jank or anything, im sure some are throughout the year but not all of them are going to be faster on a huge enduro bike.
  • 1 0
 @Aem221: I rode most of the stages this week. On a 120/130 bike. At about half pro speed. Wishing I had more travel. Seeing how these guys jump in stuff I treat as slow tech, I am pretty sure the bigger bikes are an advantage.
  • 2 0
 My Evolink a couple seasons ago was 40lbs with a coil fork/shock and inserts. It never felt heavy and actually climbed fairly quickly. Until i weighed it. Then it felt like a boat anchor.
  • 1 0
 Weight on a bike is like the price. We all want it to be less. But some things are just worth it. I am in Val di Fassa this week and saw most of the people from the list above ride their bikes, and rode a number of the trails they will be doing this Sunday. I can do them at my speed on a lightweight bike. I understand why they choose not to.
  • 3 2
 these weights seem way way off, especially considering a lot of them are small and medium frames and weigh 38lbs or more.

my S5 sworks enduro weighs 37.2lbs (zebb, 240 oneup dropper, zipp 3zero moto wheels, axs XX1 drivetrain, kryptotal and argotal dh tires).
  • 1 0
 Just put my Stumpy Evo Alloy, S5 on the scale and it came out 16.75kg with same suspension and dh-casing Kryptotals. The rest is the original elite spec with HS2 rotors (220/200).
Swatbox of Charles' bike is probably filled. Otherwise it can't be true
  • 1 0
 If you're thinking those are heavy weights for an enduro bike don't forget that these riders are running bombproof sets of wheels and tyres, which can make a huuuge difference in weight but are definitely necessary to complete all the stages without breaking anything.
  • 1 0
 "Actual Weights of Pro MEN'S Enduro Bikes with Ed Masters" -

The next interesting piece would be gathering Pro WOMEN'S race bike weights. Then analyze the difference in rider weight, bike weight, and race times across men's and women's. I am curious about strength-to-weight ratio and actual adjusted race speeds.
  • 1 0
 Hmm i literally borrowed a scale from work today to weigh my G1 - the often quoted heaviest bike on the planet (if you go after the reviews) and it’s 16.1kg. That is with an all Alloy Build, the Storia, full XT and Vaults. Yes it’s only on a Lyrik (because compliance) and the enduro casing Kryptotals but the only bit of carbon is the downtime protector and a Stem spacer. I don’t care about weight much, but I’m surprised mine is just on the lower end of their game.
  • 4 0
 @HenryQuinney get involved here!
  • 4 0
 Yeah as I was watching this I was picturing Henry's grin just getting bigger as he turns toward Levy and Kaz.
  • 2 0
 I'm surprised at how hefty some of these are. My 2020 Reign 2 is about 15.5kg with pedals in stock form. I would have thought top end bikes would be a bit lighter.
  • 4 0
 Adding DH casing tyres will add 2 to 3 pounds compared to most stock tyres. It goes up to an extra 4 to 5 pounds if you include inserts.
  • 5 0
 Yes, but that Reign only has to survive you riding it. It would not hold up reliably under a pro in race conditions.
  • 2 0
 Some sleuthing on Jesse Melamed's bike seems to show that SRAM's new brakes are compatible with shimano levers. Which would make sense given he ran XTRs on the rocky team
  • 3 1
 so mineral oil?
  • 1 1
 @Mtbdialed: seems that way
  • 2 0
 Just shows how insane athletes these riders are. Pedaling all that mileage and huge climbs on heavy Enduro bikes is quite a feat.
  • 4 1
 maybe henry is onto something after all (or just on something?)
  • 2 0
 Damn...my TR11 is running 32.8 lbs. Might as well throw and Eagle cassette on it.
  • 1 0
 I have a TR-11 aslo think it's around 34 with a Boxxer and SRAM XO DH kit.
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 OMG
I can't understand how thing went to this...
My enduro bike weights 15,4Kg with pedals (34 LBS).
How high ends bike can weight more than DH Bike?
Especially with tubless wheels, carbon and rims and 1X12 drivetrain...
It is a mystery for me...
  • 5 0
 Their bikes are designed to last an entire race while the components are being trashed to the edge of their existence. It doesn't surprise me whatsoever.
  • 1 0
 I just bought a pro's enduro bike that I thought would be super light as it's top spec everything. Except she had some prototype maxxis tires that were thicker than DH tires and weighed a TON. I think these folks would rather those extra pounds than a flat.
  • 1 0
 Add any 29" real tire (DH casing front and back) and no carbon fancy wheels or parts and you can make a close guess.
  • 1 0
 Just because its tubeless doesnt mean its lighter, carbon rims are also not much lighter than top end alu ones. 1x12 drivetrain is can be heavier than 1x10 and 1x11. My tubed, alu rim 1x9, 29er weighs alot less than these bikes. Also alot of these carbon frames weigh more than my steel 160mm travel frame.
  • 2 0
 Interesting that three of the bikes have weights ending in .99. Sram DUB scale?
  • 1 0
 Melamed's bike:
38.99 lb = 17.69 kg
17.69 kg = 39.00 lb
  • 2 0
 Fastest enduro rider in the world
"What do you reckon it weighs?"
"I don't know actually"
THATS ALL WE NEED TO KNOW PINKERS
  • 1 0
 The biggest surprises were the Ancillotti being crazy light for full metal bike with coil front and back, and Spesh Enduro weighting 40lbs
  • 1 0
 Gives me an idea. We should have media guys dh race . Also mechanics dh race.
  • 2 0
 What, no weight in stones?
  • 3 0
 I'd like to know how many hands the riders are, too.
  • 2 0
 The one e bike thrown in there to mess with my brain
  • 3 0
 Great Scott!
  • 3 1
 I’ll stick with my 30.4lbs trail bike.
  • 2 0
 Andrew Neethling's bike is a Scott Genius, not a Scott Ransom.
  • 1 0
 Enduro=Performance and feel on descents , then durability, then weight in order of priority for builds.
  • 1 0
 SOB… I work make measure and live in metric country but there I am looking at the lbs!
  • 1 0
 I love how the Giant reign has basically gained 10lbs since it was rolling on 26ers back in 2012
  • 1 0
 I feel good now with my Megatower of 16.5kg (36lb), I'm in the average weight lol
  • 1 0
 This makes my 36 pound Transition DH bike with coil Fox 40s look like a good weight!
  • 1 0
 Ancilotti Prototype in aluminum is surprisingly light compared to all the big company carbon bikes
  • 1 0
 My steel 160mm full sus frame weighs less than most topend carbon frames with similar travel. Just because its carbon doesnt always mean its lighter
  • 1 0
 That moment when you realize some big hitter World cup enduro bikes are lighter than your alloy trail Hardtail...
  • 1 0
 Emmet Hancock seems to be swapping frame sponsors faster than SRAM introducing new standards
  • 2 1
 Hard to complain about a good bike weighing 36-38lbs now eh
  • 6 0
 When will pink bike allow comment editing
  • 2 0
 @Lookinforit: all we can do is practice acceptance
  • 1 0
 @Lookinforit: It does. On a desktop browser, for the first few minutes.
  • 2 4
 It's funny how we mix imperial and metric measurements on bikes. Even some people outside the US weigh their bikes in pounds while those of us in the US usually use metric for most bike geo.
  • 5 0
 Its a good thing we aren't building spacecraft.
  • 5 1
 @FaahkEet: it’s a miracle we made it to the moon with imperial units
  • 10 0
 @FaahkEet: or a submersible
  • 3 1
 @sjma: for real. When I was in engineering school, on exams, I used to convert all of the imperial unit questions over to metric, then convert back at the end. Thermodynamics using imperial units was borderline cruel and unusual punishment.
  • 2 0
 @m-t-g: they used to chuck imperial units into our exams just to show us how bad we could have it.
  • 2 0
 @m-t-g: you’re a much braver person than I am. I got torched on sig figs in high school chemistry and learned mechanical/powertrain engineering probably was best left as a hobby
  • 2 0
 @m-t-g: sooo true. Thankfully my thermo prof always had the exam questions in SI. (Homework Q’s went either way though).

Fluid mechanics was always SI until open channel hydraulics and the it gets really hairy as all of the empirical equations have these crazy “conversion” factors with units of like ft ^ 2/3 per gallon squared
  • 1 0
 Lol - I too use a fishing scaling to weight my bikes
  • 1 0
 37lbs for my steel full suspension isn't looking so bad now.
  • 1 0
 That Polygon is....collosus !
  • 2 1
 Insane weights!!!! And now for some DH bikes …
  • 1 0
 there's also no way a small canyon strive weighs 39lbs. No friggin way.
  • 1 0
 And everyone thought the Zerode trail bikes was “heavy” lolololol
  • 1 0
 Amazing these are all carbon..my all aluminum large slash is 38lbs
  • 1 1
 Random Passerby can ride! Pretty sure he will take the EWS Cup all wrapped up.
  • 1 0
 Random Passerby with 25kg ebike and its rear bike stand is the winner!
  • 2 1
 Too heavy Bikes unrideable
  • 1 0
 How does ballsac weight factor into winning?
  • 1 0
 I feel like build spesh enduro within 40lb mark almost impossible,
  • 1 0
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  • 1 0
 Riding weight.
  • 1 1
 I now feel that my 34.5lbs or 15.65Kg Evil Offering V2 M is light! Noice
  • 1 1
 theres not way jack's bike weigh's 38lbs. My XXL capra weighed like 34lbs.
  • 1 1
 This proves inserts are for gravel racers
  • 2 3
 Like modern light ebikes... impressive.
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