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

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

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rollinslow
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by rollinslow

So much of this all comes down to wheels and especially tires. I was thinking about this thread recently because I need 43mm gravel king SK's to really enjoy what my Mosaic was meant to do. I could easily shave 1lb off by swapping to 38mm Gravel King slicks. Could shave up to 2lbs off by using small tires, slicks, and using a DA9100 cassette. The loss in functionality would be tremendous though. Currently, I run HED Belgium Plus G's (25mm internal width) with CK hubs that weigh about 1500g. I ride this bike on single track, rock gardens, and pavement without issue.

I do wish it had the feel of my 15lb Moots Rim Brake on the road but that's the compromise you have to make.
Moots Vamoots RSL (2019)-Dura Ace 9100
Cervelo S1 (2010)-Super Record 12 (viewtopic.php?f=10&t=161577)
Kestrel RT700 (2008)-Dura Ace 9000
Mosaic GT-1 (2020)-GRX Di2

DHG01
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by DHG01

rollinslow wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 6:12 pm

I do wish it had the feel of my 15lb Moots Rim Brake on the road but that's the compromise you have to make.
I know what you mean. My steel gravel is 8 kg with mini. Not quite as light as your Moots, but you do get the road bike feel.

It is mini V and tyres are 33 mm. Glides on paths, but as you say, there is a compromise.

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FlatlandClimber
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by FlatlandClimber

My Open Wide in size large is 8,450g with pedals, Wahoo mount, 3 bottle cages, PM, 45c tires + plenty TL milk and rather deep wheels, and 1x12 mullet.
When I go out, I am easily into 12kg.
Wahoo Roam, a super heavy front light (Lupine AX7 + Heavy @$$ battery), Fenders front and back, tail light, Garmin Varia, spares box with 2 CO2 carriages, 2 tubes, tool, spare battery, tubeless dart tool etc, 2 large water bottles, a top tube bag for food, phone, mask etc.

I guess, that explains how a rather light bike instantly becomes a fatty.
Open WI.DE (2019) - 8.7kg
Specialized Shiv TT Disc (2020) - 7.9kg
Specialized SW Æthos (2021) 6.5kg
Trek Émonda SLR9 (2021) 7.3kg

*all weights are race ready bikes with large frame size.
Sold: SW Venge, S5 Disc, Roubaix Team

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

last time I weighed my Parlee it was 7.6kg. with 700x35 tires
2019 BMC TM01 Road UCI config 7.36kg

DHG01
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by DHG01

spdntrxi wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 8:56 pm
last time I weighed my Parlee it was 7.6kg. with 700x35 tires
I think we need some pics and further info.

Mcdeez
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by Mcdeez

18.5 lbs/8.4kgm

33c tires (not slicks,they mesure 37-38 on the wheels) with pedals,bottle cages,kedge mount

Need better wheelsImage


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MattMay
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by MattMay

Just posted a lightweight (1325g) gravel wheelset (Ridefast Racing USA) in classifieds if you want to drop some weight!

jemima
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by jemima

Old Curve ti cable 2x I have is 7.4kg with 27.5 SpeedKings on and three cages + mtb pump.

I do appreciate light wheels, even with 2.2" on.
Curve Grovel ti.

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Konsi
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by Konsi

8.34kg with pedals, bottle cages, and Garmin mount (but without the Garmin).

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WorkonSunday
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by WorkonSunday

kroem wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:59 am
grantrstubbs wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:53 am
kroem wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:15 pm
Rebuilt and completed my gravel, about 7.2kg with "gravel setup" (Gravelking SS)

https://i.imgur.com/Rtkt6ak.jpg
What frame is that?
It's a Tantan GR039
Beautiful build :beerchug: what handlebar is that? thanks

EDIT: i spotted your other post in the open mold thread, you mentioned you may replace the handlebar, is that the new one? cheers.
Some say pour 10ml water out of your bottle to save that last bit of the weight. Sorry, i go one step further, i tend to the rider off my bikes. :thumbup:

crazy brit
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by crazy brit

Carbonda CFR 696 (small)
16.92lbs with 32mm GK slicks, pedals and 2 cages, around 17.4lbs with 40mm Conti Terra Speeds, 17.88lbs with 38mm Vittoria Terreno Drys.

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kroem
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WorkonSunday wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 1:09 pm
kroem wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:59 am
grantrstubbs wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:53 am
kroem wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:15 pm
Rebuilt and completed my gravel, about 7.2kg with "gravel setup" (Gravelking SS)

https://i.imgur.com/Rtkt6ak.jpg
What frame is that?
It's a Tantan GR039
Beautiful build :beerchug: what handlebar is that? thanks

EDIT: i spotted your other post in the open mold thread, you mentioned you may replace the handlebar, is that the new one? cheers.
Thanks! It's fun, but mainly used for road now...

It's a Yoeleo H10 bar, so much nicer than the Tantan one...

WorkonSunday
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by WorkonSunday

kroem wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 9:16 am
WorkonSunday wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 1:09 pm
kroem wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:59 am
grantrstubbs wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:53 am


What frame is that?
It's a Tantan GR039
Beautiful build :beerchug: what handlebar is that? thanks

EDIT: i spotted your other post in the open mold thread, you mentioned you may replace the handlebar, is that the new one? cheers.
Thanks! It's fun, but mainly used for road now...

It's a Yoeleo H10 bar, so much nicer than the Tantan one...
thanks! yes, your bike look totally awesome ! by the way, what gravel wheels were they in that 7.1x kg shot? :beerchug:
Some say pour 10ml water out of your bottle to save that last bit of the weight. Sorry, i go one step further, i tend to the rider off my bikes. :thumbup:

kervelo
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by kervelo

Konsi wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:24 am
8.34kg with pedals, bottle cages, and Garmin mount (but without the Garmin).

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That is a nice Cinelli. 👍

kroem
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by kroem

WorkonSunday wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 9:36 am
kroem wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 9:16 am
WorkonSunday wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 1:09 pm
kroem wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:59 am

It's a Tantan GR039
Beautiful build :beerchug: what handlebar is that? thanks

EDIT: i spotted your other post in the open mold thread, you mentioned you may replace the handlebar, is that the new one? cheers.
Thanks! It's fun, but mainly used for road now...

It's a Yoeleo H10 bar, so much nicer than the Tantan one...
thanks! yes, your bike look totally awesome ! by the way, what gravel wheels were they in that 7.1x kg shot? :beerchug:
Farsports Gravel 30x30 on DT240 Exp, 1279g 👌

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