Bike porn - 17 bikes under 5kg

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Sprinter
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I like collecting pics of lightweight bikes for ideas and inspiration. I posted some before, but the list has changed a little. I've listed the weights for the first 17, after that all the bikes are between 5kg and 6kg, then 6kg and over. Apologies if I've missed your bike off the list (please tell me where I can find a pic of it + weight in kilograms) or if some links don't work. ENJOY!

1.Litespeed 3.5kg http://www.m2racer.com/infopageitems/li ... tBike.html

2. Canyon 3.7kg http://www.canyon.com/project37/rekordrad.html

3. Canyon 3.8kg http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id= ... t/GF7U9525

4. Scott 4.05kg http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id= ... as_road028

5. Agresti 4.16kg http://weightweenies.starbike.com/articles.php?ID=21

6. Stork 4.2kg http://www.poshbikes.com/images_new/pro ... 06_2_l.jpg

7. Stork 4.37kg http://www.light-bikes.com/bikegallery/ ... asp?id=452

8. Giant 4.53kg http://weightweenies.starbike.com/articles.php?ID=65

9. Tyler's Parlee http://www.rouesartisanales.com/6-categorie-88517.html

10. Biber http://photoalbum.powershot.de/bild_ori ... did=237114

11. Scott CR1 http://www.rouesartisanales.com/article-561451.html

Edit - Tyler's bike was in twice

13. http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... php?id=222

14. http://www.rouesartisanales.com/article-1790865.html

15. http://weightweenies.starbike.com/articles.php?ID=51

16. http://www.light-bikes.com/bikegallery/ ... asp?id=558

17. http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoor ... 77626.html

The 5kg - 6kg group (the chase group):

Litespeed 5.2kg http://www.la-vuelta.com/VELOIDEAL_LITE ... llet04.htm
http://www.light-bikes.com/bikegallery/ ... asp?id=558
http://www.rouesartisanales.com/photo-1 ... 6_jpg.html
http://idata.over-blog.com/0/02/72/10/h ... ngton2.jpg
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/2562/dscn04265gb.jpg
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... hp?id=5172
http://www.light-bikes.com/bikegallery/ ... asp?id=285
http://www.fairwheelbikes.com/gallery/paris/paris1.JPG
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/articles.php?ID=22
http://www.german-carbon-group.de/Home/ ... _gross.jpg
http://www.german-carbon-group.de/Home/ ... _gross.jpg
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... hp?t=15748
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... hp?id=7780
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... hp?id=9474
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... hp?id=1506
http://www.light-bikes.com/bikegallery/ ... asp?id=649
http://gandini.unm.edu/PGpages/Interests/bicycling.htm
http://fairwheelbikes.com/forum/download.php?id=275
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... hp?id=9953
http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/7800/im0001684pf.jpg
http://www.pk0r.com/Scott/index0001.htm
http://www.light-bikes.com/bikegallery/ ... .asp?id=25
http://img237.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... 6881vp.jpg
http://www.fairwheelbikes.com/gallery/r ... 120024.JPG
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/articles.php?ID=52
http://www.fairwheelbikes.com/gallery/m ... rvlook.jpg
http://www.light-bikes.com/bikegallery/ ... .asp?id=21
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... p?id=10730
http://www.fairwheelbikes.com/gallery/m ... 110012.JPG
http://www.light-bikes.com/bikegallery/ ... asp?id=598
http://www.light-bikes.com/bikegallery/ ... asp?id=619
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... p?id=11281

6.1kg and over (The autobus)

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... bf2006aaf0
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... php?id=107
http://www.fairwheelbikes.com/gallery/m ... 090024.JPG
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2001/ph ... aad7.shtml
http://www.rouesartisanales.com/2-categorie-88517.html
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... hp?id=5183
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech/2001/ph ... peed.shtml
http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2002/ ... iaRexePro2
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... p?id=10412
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... p?id=10431
http://www.tourgallerie.de/gallery/disp ... hp?pos=-88
http://www.richweinstock.com/bikes/speedster_05.jpg
http://si6.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/500/1 ... rd_rad.jpg
http://www.londoncyclesport.com/bikes/fog.html
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airsoft510
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ehh... i dont really like the first few, what like 8 speed? i dont like how they do the shifters i think it looks bare. i guess i only like race-able light bikes.

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#2 and #3 are the same bike....
Sprinters are born not made

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And is this the same bike as 2 and 3?

http://fotos.mtb-news.de/fotos/showphot ... /1/cat/500

I listed both because I thought the weight discrepancy might indicate a subtle change.

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airsoft510,
last time I posted a list I got told off for not including bikes I didn't like. So this time I've left it up to you guys to decide the merits of each bike. I know a lot of people on this forum don't think the Canyon is a rideable bike - although if someone gave me one for a (non-UCI) hilly TT I wouldn't say no.

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Sprinter wrote:I know a lot of people on this forum don't think the Canyon is a rideable bike - although if someone gave me one for a (non-UCI) hilly TT I wouldn't say no.


why and who say the Canyon isnt a rideable bike? do you mean the one thats super light? or canyon in general?

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airsoft510,
I mean just this particular light Canyon, there was quite a bit of discussion about it here:

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... n&start=15

The brake calipers and gears raised some eyebrows. I think everyone here agrees the frame is great.

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by Amadeus

I like the list!

Sure if you look for weights like in the first 4 bikes you will have to compromise and do without the nice Campagnolo brake-schifters.

For me as a over 90kg rider on a 62cm (c/t) frame these kind of bikes are out of the question.

But again I like the list and 2 and 3 are the same bike (maybe slightly modified I don't know).

This list is good for ideas (so is the PK0R bike on this list!!!!).

Sprinter thanks for taking the trouble to put this list together!
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this bike is no more 5,3kg :twisted:

now is sub 5

http://photoalbum.powershot.de/album.php?albumid=11729 8)

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I think I have one of those old frames somewhere too.

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How many out of these are just unrideable showbikes ?...

Biker or model ? Sport or fashion ?...

:roll:
Pollice verso.

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Luc wrote:How many out of these are just unrideable showbikes ?...

Biker or model ? Sport or fashion ?...

:roll:


That's for you to decide Luc. 8)

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Knut wrote:That's for you to decide Luc. 8)


Agree...Sometimes there's just a thin line in between !!

:?
Pollice verso.

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It is maybe nice to have those as orientation or comparison but as Luc said it is a thin line between sport & fashion (©Luc - I like that one).
Not everything works for everyone (not only due to the rider weight, but also because of personal preferances) and for every possible intended use and also mileage.
That is the hardest part in building a suitable WW bike for oneself. And therefore I don't come to like the categorization as it makes it seem as if it was a competition which it is clearly not. There is nothing cool about having the lightest bike either, but rather in knowing to use it. :wink:
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