tomcat3215 RichardCunningham's article
Apr 26, 2019 at 17:00Apr 26, 2019
Poll: Does Your Trail Bike Have a Weight Problem?
I'm over 70 so maybe my opinion is skewed, but I sold my 2011 26" Trek Remedy three years ago because I was tired of pushing the weight (29# plus) around the hills. Yeah it had around 150mm of travel at either end but the weight just got annoying. And yet I've watched the weights of reviewed bikes just continue to creep up the last several years as Enduro has become the rage. After selling the Remedy I bought myself a slightly used 2014 Spec Stumper 29" hardtail (25#) and haven't regretted it. I occasionally miss the travel and rear suspension and have looked longingly at reviews of the Intense Sniper, Santa Cruz Blur, Scott Spark, and Specialized Epic. All of these bikes come in with carbon frames at around 23# to 25# with the lighter versions going for about $6K and the heavier around $4K. Not cheap and travel is short by current standards, but weight gets old unless you are just a lift or shuttle rider. Enjoy the heavy bikes while you can. Life is short!