How much does your "stuff" weigh? The things that ride along

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BikeAnon
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by BikeAnon

What is the total weight of the things that go with you on a ride, aside from you and your bike?

Helmet, gloves, repair kit, shoes, socks, shirt, shorts... whatever.

I've never thrown it all on a scale, before. I'll have to try it.

Also, do you have a "lightweight/race" group of stuff you ride with, that is significantly different than what you typically carry?

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eric
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by eric

I've never weighed all the stuff together, but I pick reasonably light but functional "stuff".

Many people race without pump and spare tube. I like long and/or remote races and don't like waiting for a ride so I usually bring a tube and CO2 cart. BTW a 16g CO2 cart is about 58g. A very light inflator is about 12g, so you're close to the weight of a light pump.

Full bottles weight a lot too. But often the water is more important than the weight.

BikeAnon
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by BikeAnon

I just threw my stuff on a scale:

Jersey, shorts, shoes, socks, Road ID, gloves, helmet: 1.75kg (3.85 lbs).

I haven't weighed my bottles/seatbag yet.

drainyoo
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by drainyoo

Damn, that is lighter than I expected. Which shoes and helmet. I'd guess that most of the weight is from those two.

BikeAnon
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by BikeAnon

Shoes are Specialized, and weigh .94kg. I'll have to look to see what helmet I have. It was under $50, so it's not a weenie one.

Here's a pic I took, before I remembered to throw the helmet on:

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I have other Specialized shoes that are 80 grams lighter, but they are size 13. I've switched to size 14, and I'm much happier.

Road ID is 20 grams.

any123
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by any123

I have weighed everything :-)

clothes:

helemet: Met Forte 240g
sunglasses: noname 25g
shoes: shimano R-078 W 607g
jersey: ekoi ultralight 83g
pants: Gonso 148g
socks: noname 33g

total clothes: 1136g
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depending on the weather:

windbraker: mavic helium jacket 80g
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for repair:

spare tube: Schwalbe Extralight: 73g
tire iron: 13g
pump: barbieri Nana: 30g
Adapter: presta - Schrader 2g

total repair kit: 118g
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smartphone: 143g
creditcard and key: 18g

i plan to replace:
the pump with a ipump micro
the helmet with a ekoi cl180
and maybe i find some lighter pants
and maybe the smartphone. i am looking for a waterproof alternative, maybe from sony?

ipdamages
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by ipdamages

helmet ax lightness 189 gm
tire iron, small co2 cartridge, patch, co2 adapter 72 gm
rocket7 shoes w speedplay sole and cleats 249+246=495 gm

ipdamages
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by ipdamages

Oakley glasses 25 gm
capo jersey 134 gm
capo bibs 165 gm

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mellowJohnny
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by mellowJohnny

I'm still in Spring gear, and had one extra layer today (Gore-tex pants over my Castelli Sorpasso bib tights) as it was just 1c.

Rapha Merino Mesh base layer - l.s.
Ice Breaker BodyFit 200 l.s. mid-layer
Gore-tex Xenon AS jacket
Gore-tex Oxygen GT AS jacket (a bit a gear testing today)
Castelli Sorpasso Bib tights
Non-name Gore-tex windproof pants (only wear these when it's a bit cooler out)
Specialized S-Works shoes
Castelli Ultra shoe covers
Castelli Gregge merino socks
Specialized S-Works helmet
Rapha Merino beanie
Oakley M-frame
Garneau fall gloves

Total: 2.98 kg

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