How much does your gravel bike weigh? (why are they so heavy?)

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DDX
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by DDX

kode54 wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:33 pm
and a Lupine SL A lamphead mounted in front of headtube.
What mount do you use for this ?

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anquetil
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by anquetil

Mine Colnago G3 X size 49, 8,35 kg with XT pedals, Sram Rival AXS 1x 12 GS, Scope R4 A wheelset, Gravelking 38 tires, Berk Hlod Saddle

nismosr
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by nismosr

anquetil wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 7:52 am
Mine Colnago G3 X size 49, 8,35 kg with XT pedals, Sram Rival AXS 1x 12 GS, Scope R4 A wheelset, Gravelking 38 tires, Berk Hlod Saddle
do you have a pic ? I just ordered a size 49cm frameset ..
2020 Colnago C64 Mapei - SR12 EPS - LW Meleinstein
2022 Cipollini Bond 2 - SR11 Disc EPS - Bora WTO 45 - P2max
2021 Basso Diamante SV - SR12 Disc EPS - Bora WTO 60
2022 Basso Palta 2 - Rival/GX AXS - Zipp 303s

jeffreybeaumont
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by jeffreybeaumont

Hello all,

My Open UP, size M.

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Group
Ekar
Cockpit
ENVE Road & ENVE SES AR Road
Seatpost
ENVE 300mm length
Wheelset
HED Emporia GA Pro 700c & Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H 700x40c (tubless)

8,1Kg without pedals.
9kg as pictured (Pedals Look x-track race, Bottles cages, my Garmin stuff and my Gramm Bag with a mini pump, some tools and inner tube…)

Vespasianus
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by Vespasianus

jeffreybeaumont wrote:
Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:21 am
Hello all,

My Open UP, size M.

Image

Group
Ekar
Cockpit
ENVE Road & ENVE SES AR Road
Seatpost
ENVE 300mm length
Wheelset
HED Emporia GA Pro 700c & Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H 700x40c (tubless)

8,1Kg without pedals.
9kg as pictured (Pedals Look x-track race, Bottles cages, my Garmin stuff and my Gramm Bag with a mini pump, some tools and inner tube…)
Very nice! Also, I know this is weight weenies, but one thing learned years ago on the MTB side, a lighter bike does not make the best bike for off road use. A heavier bike "smooths" out the trail better. This is something that becomes really appartant when you ride a 15 kg e-bike.

vd91
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by vd91

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Latest build/upgrade.

Kinesis Tripster ATR v3
Rival AXS XPLR with power meter, 42t front, 10-44 rear
Zipp SL carbon seatpost
Zipp XPLR bars/stem
Hunt 4 Seasons all-road rims
Pirelli Cinturato M 45mm tyres
Fizik tempo saddle
Nukeproof SPD/flat pedals

Coming in at 10.1kg

eeney
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by eeney

I stopped looking at weight and focused on 'what did I want the bike to be/do'. Hence I ended up with a comfortable, durable, easy to maintain all-rounder bike (rough tracks to long touring trips) that was very differernt from my sub 7kg climbing road bike. Plus, I built to a budget of $2,500 USD for everything.

Comes in at almost exactly 9kg. But that's with 47mm tyres with butyl tubes.

Waltly Ti Frame, Ti seat tube with carbon forks (1,800g frame fork, 500g forks)
Lun Grapid 650b wheels (1400g) - ex demo purchase/find
WTB Byway 650 Tyres (1,070g per pair)
Butyl tubes (must be 250-300g per pair)
Carbon 36 degree flared bars
Alu Uno stem
Rival 1 - mechanical 1x, hydraulic gears (I could save weight here obviously) - 2nd hand, taken off a new bike.

I'll probably get some 700c wheels and tyres to swap out for faster rides, that could save +500g. Photos of quick test after initial build, steerer uncut as I haven't applied my bikefit measurements yet.

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CustomMetal
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by CustomMetal

Are you going to get a set back seatpost?
Perdita- Burls Ti 8kg
Aurelia- Saffron Stainless 8.5kg
Bertha- Trek SC
Verity- Sturdy Ti Aero (coming)
Serenity- Sturdy Ti Gravel 9.9kg
Allegra- Sturdy Steel Lugged (coming)
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Alya- Tifosi Mons 4.84kg
Wilda- Spoon Vars Disc (coming)

hendemic
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by hendemic

takolino wrote:
Sat Oct 29, 2022 6:05 am
2022 s-works crux 56 with PM, mounts, cages, pedals, pump, lights, 6.4kg
Finally built up the crux frameset I got at the end of last year. Due to a separated shoulder, I had to take a short break from gravel.
Very happy with the build. This bike replaced a 2020 crux elite (earlier in this thread) and it feels better on both road and gravel. I went for a more offroad focused build this time and sized up for more stack to tame the steeper single track around here. Still was able to save about 500g. Most of the savings were in the frame and wheels.

Wheels: Grail CB7, Extralite hubs, Berd spokes
Tires: RH Steilacoom 700x38
Levers: Sram Red AXS cable
Der: Sram Red XPLR
Brakes: Juintech GT/F1
Rotors: Ashima AiNeon 180mm/160mm
Cassette: Ethirteen Helix R12 945
Chainring: Alugear 36t
PM: 4iiii Precision
Seat Post: MCFK SB
That's a sweet build. How are you finding the Juin Tech brakes? I've got one bike with Spyre, and another with hydro Rival. If the Juintech were halfway between I'd consdier getting them to reduce cost/complexity on the next build.

izy
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by izy

Currently finishing a rebuild of my budget open mold Grevil (I know it's a love hate frame here).
It's pretty much done just need to replace the current bar wrap.

Original build finished in august
Grevil Frame
Ent carbon rims Shimano HG hub
Ali carbon gravel handlebars
Sensah srx pro 11s groupset 44t 11-42t
Giant connect alu stem and giant conduct hybrid brakes.
Terra speed 40mm tyres.
Shimano rt 56 rotors
Power mirror saddle
Shimano m540 pedals

Weight: 9.4kg (with cages/pedals)

Heavy compared to my my dad's dogma but enjoying every minute of it as my first drop bar bike and it's helping me lose weight.

It's gone through some changes.

Current rebuild
Grevil Frame
Ent carbon rims with Xdr hub drop in
Ali carbon gravel handlebars
SRAM rival axs xplr 42t 10-44t 12s
Ogevkin carbon stem
Panaracer gravelking ss pansy blue 40mm
Sram clx-r rotors
Fizik Antares Versus Evo R3 Adaptive saddle
Shimano m540 pedals

Current weight : 8.65kg ( with pedals/cages) 8.3kg without pedals

The groupset and seat were a gift. Otherwise wouldn't be upgrading.

Noticeable weight loss just from swapping groupsets and losing that anvil called the giant conduct.
Overall it rides noticeably different and the wireless groupset is night/day.

Gonna probably get some red dub cranks and some mforce 8 ti pedals in the future until then biggest weight saving is myself getting fitter

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warthog101
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by warthog101

vd91 wrote:
Wed Dec 14, 2022 10:21 am
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Latest build/upgrade.

Kinesis Tripster ATR v3
Rival AXS XPLR with power meter, 42t front, 10-44 rear
Zipp SL carbon seatpost
Zipp XPLR bars/stem
Hunt 4 Seasons all-road rims
Pirelli Cinturato M 45mm tyres
Fizik tempo saddle
Nukeproof SPD/flat pedals

Coming in at 10.1kg
Looks good!
I like it 8)

eeney
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by eeney

CustomMetal wrote:
Sun Dec 18, 2022 8:18 pm
Are you going to get a set back seatpost?
In hindsight I may want to, but I'd like to get another Ti seatpost, I like the look of it.

Alternatively I may go with a setback dropper post to increase offroad ability.

CampagYOLO
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by CampagYOLO

hendemic wrote:
Sun Dec 18, 2022 11:14 pm
takolino wrote:
Sat Oct 29, 2022 6:05 am
2022 s-works crux 56 with PM, mounts, cages, pedals, pump, lights, 6.4kg
Finally built up the crux frameset I got at the end of last year. Due to a separated shoulder, I had to take a short break from gravel.
Very happy with the build. This bike replaced a 2020 crux elite (earlier in this thread) and it feels better on both road and gravel. I went for a more offroad focused build this time and sized up for more stack to tame the steeper single track around here. Still was able to save about 500g. Most of the savings were in the frame and wheels.

Wheels: Grail CB7, Extralite hubs, Berd spokes
Tires: RH Steilacoom 700x38
Levers: Sram Red AXS cable
Der: Sram Red XPLR
Brakes: Juintech GT/F1
Rotors: Ashima AiNeon 180mm/160mm
Cassette: Ethirteen Helix R12 945
Chainring: Alugear 36t
PM: 4iiii Precision
Seat Post: MCFK SB
That's a sweet build. How are you finding the Juin Tech brakes? I've got one bike with Spyre, and another with hydro Rival. If the Juintech were halfway between I'd consdier getting them to reduce cost/complexity on the next build.
If it helps I've got bikes with Juin Tech GT/F, SRAM Rival and TRP Spyre brakes and frankly the Juin Tech brakes are as good as the Rival ones.

The bike I have the Juin Tech brakes on is externally routed so the cable routing is very smooth which may help things, the rotors are Galfer ones.

In comparison the TRP Spyres are much, much worse. Both of them use TRP compressionless cables and outers.

takolino
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by takolino

CampagYOLO wrote:
Mon Dec 19, 2022 12:29 pm
hendemic wrote:
Sun Dec 18, 2022 11:14 pm
takolino wrote:
Sat Oct 29, 2022 6:05 am
2022 s-works crux 56 with PM, mounts, cages, pedals, pump, lights, 6.4kg....
That's a sweet build. How are you finding the Juin Tech brakes? I've got one bike with Spyre, and another with hydro Rival. If the Juintech were halfway between I'd consdier getting them to reduce cost/complexity on the next build.
If it helps I've got bikes with Juin Tech GT/F, SRAM Rival and TRP Spyre brakes and frankly the Juin Tech brakes are as good as the Rival ones.

The bike I have the Juin Tech brakes on is externally routed so the cable routing is very smooth which may help things, the rotors are Galfer ones.

In comparison the TRP Spyres are much, much worse. Both of them use TRP compressionless cables and outers.
I really like them. I've used F1 and GT on several road and gravel bikes and all have performed well. Not quite as good as 9170 mostly due to cable friction but not too far off. Couple of things on the Crux is the tight cabling and the 160/180mm position of the brake mounts on the fork. Use low friction cable/housing and 180mm rotors up front because the Juintechs are one size up. The rear can be 160mm.

vd91
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by vd91

warthog101 wrote:
Mon Dec 19, 2022 6:09 am
Looks good!
I like it 8)
Thankyou!
eeney wrote:
Sun Dec 18, 2022 8:16 pm
I stopped looking at weight and focused on 'what did I want the bike to be/do'. Hence I ended up with a comfortable, durable, easy to maintain all-rounder bike (rough tracks to long touring trips) that was very differernt from my sub 7kg climbing road bike. Plus, I built to a budget of $2,500 USD for everything.

Comes in at almost exactly 9kg. But that's with 47mm tyres with butyl tubes.

Waltly Ti Frame, Ti seat tube with carbon forks (1,800g frame fork, 500g forks)
Lun Grapid 650b wheels (1400g) - ex demo purchase/find
WTB Byway 650 Tyres (1,070g per pair)
Butyl tubes (must be 250-300g per pair)
Carbon 36 degree flared bars
Alu Uno stem
Rival 1 - mechanical 1x, hydraulic gears (I could save weight here obviously) - 2nd hand, taken off a new bike.

I'll probably get some 700c wheels and tyres to swap out for faster rides, that could save +500g. Photos of quick test after initial build, steerer uncut as I haven't applied my bikefit measurements yet.

Image
Exactly this... I know it's a WW forum but sometimes it has to be form over function!

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