How light is a WW cross bike?

Especially for light weight issues concerning cyclocross / touring bikes & parts.

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What is a "light" CX bike?

under 17 lbs
23
64%
under 18 lbs
10
28%
under 19 lbs
3
8%
 
Total votes: 36

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jeremyb
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by jeremyb

Hey folks, wanted to put the question out there that sort of came up in my last post.

How light does a cross bike have to be to be a WW cross bike?

jeremyb

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by Frankie - B

that is 7.7, 8.1, and 8.6 kilo's.

How much does your bike actually weigh?
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

by Weenie


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jeremyb
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my actual weight is currently just about 20 lbs. for a 56cm bike.

I have some parts on order to get it down to a more WW level.

jeremyb

zach
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by zach

I have a mtb turned into a cross bike that weighs in at 19 lbs

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by Dennis


Oswald
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by Oswald

I have a Ridley Crossbow at 8.8 kg... I just used parts that I had lying around... could be a lot lighter, but I only use it for training / commuting...

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Boonen
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by Boonen

I also have a 2005 crossbow. Only kind of special light part is the FIR SC200 tubular rims laced to DT-Hugi hubs which I never used on the road. The rest is a mix of things I had laying around and parts I could get my hands on for little money. It weighs about 8,5 kg, so a weightweenie crossbike could be at least 7,5 kg, maybe less.

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by Oswald

Boonen wrote:I also have a 2005 crossbow. Only kind of special light part is the FIR SC200 tubular rims laced to DT-Hugi hubs which I never used on the road. The rest is a mix of things I had laying around and parts I could get my hands on for little money. It weighs about 8,5 kg, so a weightweenie crossbike could be at least 7,5 kg, maybe less.


Here are my specs:
Frame: Ridley Crossbow
Fork: 4ZA Python full carbon
Stem and handlebar: Deda Magic
Saddle: Flite titanium
Seatpost: Ritchey Pro
Brakes: Froglegs
Shifters: Dura Ace
Der rear: Dura Ace
Der front: Ultegra
Hubs: Ultegra
Spokes: DT Rev + alu nipples
Rims: Ambrosio Medaille d'Or
Tires: Gommitalia tubulars
Cranks and bracquet: 105
Pedals: spd 515

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by sub10

Hey..
lighter please.

I've raced 2 cross seasons with a bike below 7.7kg, even close to 7.0kg in national championship-trim.

So a weight limit of 7,5kg seems Right to me!

oh the bike?..
Ritchey swisscross 56 with a really cool spec and lightweight wheels!
no need to say that gaining speed after cornering wasn't a problem?
Speed is ESSENTIAL!

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Boonen
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by Boonen

This weekend I heard that the light version of the Ridley X-Night that Bart Wellens & Co. are riding weighs in at 6,8 kg :D
The new Colnago C-50 the raboguys ride should weigh about 7,5 kg.
I think below 7,5 kg would qualify as a weight weenie bike :P

Boonen

PS this is my bike spec:
Frame: Ridley Crossbow
Fork: 4ZA Aluminium
Wheels: DT Hugi hubs with FIR SC200 tubular rims and TUFO competition tubulars
Handlebar: Cinelli 220
Stem: ITM THE 120 mm
Shifters: Campa Daytona 9v.
Crank + BB + Rear Der. : Campa Chorus
Cables: Gore Tex
Brakes: Tektro onyx 'tuned' to work properly ;o)
Pedals: Time Atac alu
Seatpost: some pretty light PRO post
Seat: San Marco Aspide
Also I used some alu bolts I had laying around here and there, don't remember exactly but this should be the chainringbolts and the seatbinder-bolt. (stemcap bolts didn't work in alu, the handlebars were to loose)

Depending on the wheels I use the bike weighs in at about 8,7 kg (weighed it again just to be sure ;o) Don't know how accurate this is as my accurate weight only weighs up to 5 kg and I didn't bother taking everything apart again.

As you see not really light weight but building this bike didn't really cost my much money as I used a lot of parts I had laying around and it still turned out pretty sweet I think ;o)

Boonen

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by cmetri

My custom Sycip cross bike weighs in at 17lbs 4oz. Sorry I don't have a pic.
Sycip Aluminum Custom
AlphaQ fork
Reflex/King wheels
Tufo Tires
FSA Team Issue Carbon crank with single ring and carbon guard
DuraAce STI rear shifter and der
Ritchey WCS post, stem, and bars
Flite saddle (don't want a light saddle breaking!)
Eggbeater pedals

ps: Frankie-D: that's my team mgr you have on your icon. The guy knows cross better than anyone I know.

zach
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by zach

In velonews this month they had geoff kabush's giant and they said it weighed 17 lbs

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