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How much does your bicycle weigh, /n/?
This is what a 15,1 kg bicycle looks like.
It's MY2011 Specialized Crosstrail 21 speed, basic spec, I added plastic fenders, bottle holder with bottle, front and tail lights, a bell, small toolkit and minipump (weighs nearly 0.2 kg, not in pic).
I intend to use it as a touring bike and because it needs much more gear (panniers, U-lock + cable, 2nd water bottle,...) the weight will increase.
>Is it possible for me to be fully packed for a 2 week road trip and keep it under 23-25 kilos (excluding water)?
>how much is too much for comfortable long distance travel?
>what are smart ways to reduce weight on the cheap? I really dont have money for carbon
Thanks and post your bikes/weight.
Looking for a New bike
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Hey guys Im new to the whole bike scene. I only road as a kid.
Im 220 pounds, 6 foot 2 with 33-34 inseam and looking for a nice mountain bike for decent to hard trails, I live in south Texas area.
I have access to test out Specialized, Trek, and Raleigh bikes, with another local seller that has Fuji Scott and Giant.
Seeing as this is my first bike I probably want to buy from a LBS unless I can get a crazy deal, like the Airborne Goblin has been what ive been looking at.
My price range is from 1500 to 2000 and I require Tubeless possibility for all the cacti around here.
Thank you for your time and suggestions
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> dad buys new hybrid bike in '07
> diamond w/ alivio rd, and ef-60 shifters
> dad doesnt even maintenance
> dad srs bike abuser
> dads needs srs repairs
> offered to help him out
> just replaced cranks and BB with spare deore I had
> rd is bent, no spares
> need to buy new one
> limited budget
> see slx for $35, alivio for $25, or Altus and Acera for $15
what do you guys suggest? Im mostly on the border between Alivio and Altus or Acera (dont know which of these two is better). Like I said, its a hybrid not an mtb so he shouldnt need slx, and hes not a serious cyclist.