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RowToTri

Apr 11, 12 6:55

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I know weight is not the most important factor in a tri bike, but on a hilly course it is a consideration and data is hard to come by, so this is a survey that should be useful if enough people answer without exaggeration. Here's mine:

2012 Specialized Shiv Expert
Dura Ace components
Alloy specialized aerobar
DT Axis 2.0 wheels
Adamo Road saddle

Weight: 20.5 pounds.
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jackmott

Apr 11, 12 7:02

Post #2 of 87 (13837 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [RowToTri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

there is already the starbike weight weenie database which catalog tons of frames and parts. I would just head over there


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RowToTri

Apr 11, 12 7:14

Post #3 of 87 (13817 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [jackmott] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I did not know about that database, but it looks like there are not many tri bikes in there... I checked for Spec, Trek, Orbea and Look and none of their tri frames were there.... But it looks great for a lot of components!
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Cake

Apr 11, 12 7:20

Post #4 of 87 (13801 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [RowToTri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

RowToTri wrote:
I did not know about that database, but it looks like there are not many tri bikes in there... I checked for Spec, Trek, Orbea and Look and none of their tri frames were there.... But it looks great for a lot of components!

Yeah i searched a few months ago. Very few tri bikes listed. Even some of the main stream tri bikes are absent.


jackmott

Apr 11, 12 7:20

Post #5 of 87 (13796 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [RowToTri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

RowToTri wrote:
I did not know about that database, but it looks like there are not many tri bikes in there... I checked for Spec, Trek, Orbea and Look and none of their tri frames were there.... But it looks great for a lot of components!

add yours!


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osugasman

Apr 11, 12 7:45

Post #6 of 87 (13751 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [RowToTri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

With or without the 4 water bottles????

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fishgo

Apr 11, 12 7:47

Post #7 of 87 (13734 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [RowToTri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Answer: Too much. P3 with Bonti bars, SMP saddle and a middle-age bulge. 19.5 lbs. before flat kit and bottles. Just added a Quarq so probably even more now....


RowToTri

Apr 11, 12 7:49

Post #8 of 87 (13727 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [osugasman] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

The weight I posted was without water bottles or flat kit.
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nickwhite

Apr 11, 12 7:55

Post #9 of 87 (13712 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [Cake] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Cake wrote:
RowToTri wrote:
I did not know about that database, but it looks like there are not many tri bikes in there... I checked for Spec, Trek, Orbea and Look and none of their tri frames were there.... But it looks great for a lot of components!


Yeah i searched a few months ago. Very few tri bikes listed. Even some of the main stream tri bikes are absent.

In fact, the last road frame on that list is from 2009. It's horribly outdated. I know the forums there are active, and I wonder why the listings aren't updated any more?


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paxfobiscum

Apr 11, 12 8:13

Post #10 of 87 (13666 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [RowToTri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

How heavy is the engine?
More importantly, how strong is the engine?

If the answers to these two questions indicate a fairly positive response then the bike weight doesn't really matter much.


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BubbaKeg

Apr 11, 12 8:17

Post #11 of 87 (13648 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [RowToTri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Oh, oh, oh. I want to play!

Just swaped out my cockpit and seat last week to upgrade. Put race wheels on this morning and couldn't resist the temptation to weigh it. I know weight is a minor consideration on a TT bike but I can't help myself.

2011 Jamis Xenith T
SRAM Force components
Profile Design CX3 cockpit (purchased on ST classified!)
Profile Design Altair 80 wheelset
Bontrager Team TT saddle

Weight: 18.34 pounds


fastwiley

Apr 11, 12 8:18

Post #12 of 87 (13647 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [RowToTri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Aerodynamics are much more important. This is an issue that has been beat to death. Weight becomes more relevant for the billie goats......


RowToTri

Apr 11, 12 8:55

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Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [BubbaKeg] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Thanks for posting your data! So far we have 3 data points: 20.5, 19.5, 18.34 - so far mine's the heaviest but even on a tough climb I don't think I could blame the 2 pound difference if you beat me. When I upgrade wheels and tires maybe I can come down 0.5 to 1 lb while also getting more aero.
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Juanmoretime

Apr 11, 12 9:04

Post #14 of 87 (13542 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [RowToTri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Scott Plasma 2 with race wheels, H3 and a Ren disc 17.46 pounds. Campy drive train and a Quarq.

As others have mentioned its the aerodynamics that count.


gralden

Apr 11, 12 9:21

Post #15 of 87 (13489 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [RowToTri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Two More data points, as shown.

Small Trek Speed Concept: 17.1 pounds
Small Scott Plasma: 17.9 pounds


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cam2win

Apr 11, 12 9:27

Post #16 of 87 (13473 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [RowToTri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Parlee TT XL/Tall Frame
SRAM Red
3T Brezza LTD Bars
Zipp Vuma Chrono Crank
Zipp 808 wheels (Clydesdales)

Weight 17.1

Weight has probably changed because I have swapped out the crank for a SRAM Red Quarq.

Funny my Parlee XL frame weighs the same as Speed Concept Small.


FatandSlow

Apr 11, 12 9:42

Post #17 of 87 (13439 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [nickwhite] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

It's a peculiar site. I tried to add my Look 586 in 2006. Went through the steps several times. It never made it to the list. Don't visit the site much anymore.


matto

Apr 11, 12 9:53

Post #18 of 87 (13409 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [fastwiley] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

fastwiley wrote:
Aerodynamics are much more important. This is an issue that has been beat to death. Weight becomes more relevant for the billie goats......

Who cares? It's still fun to see what people's bikes weigh out of curiosity.


GregW

Apr 11, 12 10:26

Post #19 of 87 (13359 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [RowToTri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Trek Speed Concept 7.0 (Large)
SRAM components
Zipp 808 FC Carbon Clincher wheels

8.4 kg / 18.51 lbs






texastri

Apr 11, 12 14:07

Post #20 of 87 (13193 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [GregW] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I would think it is a combination of your weight and the bike's weight that would affect your hill climbing. Losing 1.5lbs on your body, would in theory drop 1.5lbs from your total bike/body weight when climbing. Same weight loss if your stripped 1.5lbs from your bike. Other thoughts?


othegrch

Apr 11, 12 14:14

Post #21 of 87 (13176 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [texastri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Imagine what it would cost to drop 1.5lbs from your bike. And my body weight fluctuates more than that on an average day.
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Shakeandbake

Apr 11, 12 14:40

Post #22 of 87 (13123 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [RowToTri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

2006 cervelo p3c size 48 16 lbs
1992 Cat Chhetah traditional fork size 48 16 lbs
1992 Cat Cheetah Xfork Di2 size 48 15 lbs
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Billyk24

Apr 11, 12 14:49

Post #23 of 87 (13108 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [Shakeandbake] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

2007 Cannondale Ironman Six13 Slice --size 58cm
Syntace C3 and Stratos CX carbon bars
Zipp R2C
Shimano Ultegra front and back gears and brakes
Cannondale SI SL crankset with Time Iclic pedals and SRAM chain
Cobb saddle with Profile FF Carbon seat post
18.9lbs
Mavic SSC Kyrsium wheels

add for waterbottle cages, Wedgie


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iGadget

Apr 11, 12 15:26

Post #24 of 87 (13067 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [RowToTri] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

2012 S-Works Shiv (small)SRAM Red
SRM
Cobb V-Force
Hawk Racing BB
Hawk Racing 85mm Carbon Clincher

No water or flat kit (bladder installed)

Weight: 17.94 pounds


BrentwoodTriGuy

Apr 11, 12 16:01

Post #25 of 87 (12990 views)
Re: How Much Does Your Tri Bike Weigh? [GregW] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I call bulshit! (In the nicest way possible) I have a 7.5 and there is no way its under 20.

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