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  1. #26
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    Sep 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by redmr2_man View Post
    Interesting how so many of the weights you've listed come in higher than I'd expect. Must be stock heavy wheelsets?

    Have you finished your S-works build? Sounds like it's going to be pretty nice!
    Yeah, I think manufacturers’ estimates are often lighter than reality and many publications just parrot what the manufacturers say. Stock wheels and lower spec’d drivetrains are definitely two of the biggest culprits when it comes to heavy bikes. That being said, I found the Ibis Hakka MX and new SWorks Crux to be surprisingly light framesets. The Diverge and Revolt were a little bulkier in my opinion, but not horrible by any stretch.

    My gravel bike project is in queue but not as big a priority right now. It’s definitely behind my new track bike project I am currently working on. I want to get track fit and ready before the local velodrome opens for racing in the spring. I am also mesmerized by off-road enduro dirt bikes at the moment and I am seriously considering getting one. I am kind of blown away that off-road motorcycles basically cost the same amount as road bicycles actually. That’s a conversation for another time though.
    Every climb has its end, for verily with difficulty there is relief...

  2. #27
    Cycling Addict
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    Nov 2013
    Uh oh... It looks like you need to take your bike back to the dealer.
    Life is short... enjoy the ride.

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