Weights dfifference between 9r Elite and 9r Race
I'm looking at getting a Felt 9r hardtail, and I'm wondering about the weights on the following 2 bikes and whether anyone knows the details for a size MEDIUM.
Felt 9 Elite
Felt 9 Race
THe Elite is only $500 more and is full carbon. I haven't been interested in carbon as I've seen all my fly-weight buddies breaking frames, however, as a dedicated race bike, I might consider this now..
These weights are from the 2009 catalog...
Elite = 24.6
Race = 25.3
I've got the Race and love it. Quick but stable. Comfortable.
I didn't want carbon, either, in a MTB... don't want to get stranded with a broken frame in the middle of nowhere. Aluminum frames dent... but you could ride it out!
But like you said, if it's a dedicated race bike, Carbon might be the right choice.