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  • 18 pounds or lighter

    4 2.33%
  • 20 to 22 pounds

    24 13.95%
  • 23 to 25 pounds

    24 13.95%
  • 26 to 28 pounds

    46 26.74%
  • 28 to 30 pounds

    36 20.93%
  • 31 to 33 pounds

    25 14.53%
  • 34 to 36 pounds

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  1. #101
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    How much does your bike weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Using that calculation, kona! You're in luck! You are okay with a bike under 70 pounds.
    Did I do bad math before my first coffee? 35/122 right?= .28 ish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    All of the trails around my town are flat and mostly paved.
    1. On flat terrain once the bike is up to a constant speed, weight is irrelevant. Rolling resistance on the other hand (tire selection and pressure) can make a significant difference on level ground.

    2. My kids started riding on bikes that weighed about as much as they did. It was quite some time before their bikes were at 50% of their body weight or less. They always seemed to have fun regardless, and never made any mention about bike weight, probably because I didn't send the little suckers up any steep climbs (see item 1 above).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I think you missed the point. I want a lighter bike because the one I am riding feels like moving lead when I ride, even on a good day. I ride to enjoy the ride and get rid of stress and anger, not to make my heart explode just by pedaling a mile due to bike weight. I eat sensibly, and ride when I can.
    No, YOU are missing the point. You sound like a damn broken, whiny record. Everyone gives you the same advice, and you choose to ignore it. Fut the shuck up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    No, YOU are missing the point. You sound like a damn broken, whiny record. Everyone gives you the same advice, and you choose to ignore it. Fut the shuck up.
    Kona, whiny? Ya think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    My kids started riding on bikes that weighed about as much as they did. They always seemed to have fun regardless
    A friend of mine has a son who's about ten and his bike is a tank! It's an adult size bike with heavy everything. The poor kid can hardly get it up a hill. He came with us to a trail park recently and it was chronic. He had to bush the bike up every climb. No way that is fun for a kid. Give them a light little bike they can chuck around and you'll see what fun is!

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    I've been a bit of a weenie. I'm slowly recovering from it tho. ..as long as my wheels are still light haha.

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    Race 29" carbon HT-23.1lb(still a work in progress tho)
    Roadie 16.8lb
    Cross 20.1lb(disc brake. heavyish I know)

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    My S-Works Epic is 24lb with SRM and 22lb with the S-works cranks...WTF

    My Crux is 17.4lb.

    My Yeti ARC should be below 20lb.
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    I believe my Trek Marlin 29er was 32-33 lbs stock. It currently tips the scales between 26.5 and 27.5 lbs. Weights are approximate because I only have access to the bathroom scale method.

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    How much does your bike weigh?

    Rocky Mountain Element MSL 120mm travel w/ 650b wheelset, XO - 23lbs

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    How much does your bike weigh?

    My superfly is 25 Lbs but she's going on a diet

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    28.2# SC Blur XC (alum). It's a lot (4.5#) lighter than my other bike (1993 Rockhopper steel & rigid)

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    khs 5500 only thing changed from stock is gone tubeless ,,,, van damp in back and michilin in front

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    Epic is currently at 24.34 lbs
    Stump is currently at 20.79 lbs
    Nomad with 203mm Front Rotor w/o Pedals is at 28.30 lbs

    I'm afraid to go with any super light parts at my weight (Super Clyde)

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    Re: How much does your bike weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Yeah, I understand. I'm tipping the scales at 280 pounds myself. I ride on average 4 times a week, 5 to 8 miles per ride. I have yet to see any weight loss. :/
    Keep at it, are you doing any other exercising?

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    No. I have upped my riding to 10 to 14 miles per ride, around 3 to 4 times a week. I don't really know if I am losing weight, it just feels good to ride and challenge myself. :/
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    Ok good yeah it took me about 2-3 weeks before I noticed the pounds shedding off of me. But yeah challenge yourself is good way to keep pushing towards harder goals

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    If you just keep upping the distance and effort the weight will come off. Don't worry about it, just keep riding.

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    Re: How much does your bike weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    If you just keep upping the distance and effort the weight will come off. Don't worry about it, just keep riding.
    Very true!

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    How much does your bike weigh?

    24 pounds on the dot How much does your bike weigh?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1409770403.115008.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    If you just keep upping the distance and effort the weight will come off. Don't worry about it, just keep riding.

    Diet is key too

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    Lets see here. Low carb/low fat diet, exercising 3 to 4 times a week at 8 to 14 miles each ride, and I am gaining weight. Not happy. Only thing i can think of is I am gaining more muscle mass. :/
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    Re: How much does your bike weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Lets see here. Low carb/low fat diet, exercising 3 to 4 times a week at 8 to 14 miles each ride, and I am gaining weight. Not happy. Only thing i can think of is I am gaining more muscle mass. :/
    Correct just keep at my friend you will start to see the difference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elliott436 View Post
    Correct just keep at my friend you will start to see the difference!
    "Consistency over time." Unfortunately, it always seems to take more time than we would like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Lets see here. Low carb/low fat diet, exercising 3 to 4 times a week at 8 to 14 miles each ride, and I am gaining weight. Not happy. Only thing i can think of is I am gaining more muscle mass. :/
    If you want to drop the weight quicker go paleo. I was dropping 4 pounds a week. No grains no dairy. Be strict and it literally melts off. I was having the same problem was working my arse off and nothing. Then a buddy told me about paleo and et vola I'm now 30 pounds lighter which doesn't account for muscle mass I gained so prob lost more.
    If riding a lot eat a lot of carbs vegetables but stay away from grains.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    Lets see here. Low carb/low fat diet, exercising 3 to 4 times a week at 8 to 14 miles each ride, and I am gaining weight. Not happy. Only thing i can think of is I am gaining more muscle mass. :/
    No way you're gaining a measurable amount of muscle mass in a matter of weeks. Elite athletes training like it is their job have a hard time gaining 15 lbs of muscle in a whole year!

    It's your diet, man. Take it from me -- I ride 100-150 miles a week (mostly on the road), and I will not lose a single pound if I don't watch what I eat. If I'm careful, the weight comes off quickly.

    I recommend writing down everything you eat. Works for me if I want to get serious.
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    I have written down everything I have had to eat since January of this year. I usually skip breakfast. I have a light lunch of something like 4 chicken nuggets and a few taer tots. Dinners are usually small potions of meat, a starch, and veggies. No big helpings of anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I have written down everything I have had to eat since January of this year. I usually skip breakfast. I have a light lunch of something like 4 chicken nuggets and a few taer tots. Dinners are usually small potions of meat, a starch, and veggies. No big helpings of anything.
    Well... There you go.

    Stop skipping breakfast. Eating a healthy breakfast will do you a lot more good than skipping breakfast ever could. Eat a lean protein, such as a hard boiled egg, some high fiber fruit, and maybe some plain yogurt.

    Chicken nuggets and tater tots for lunch?! Do you have any idea how horrible that is for you? Eat a good quality salad with some lean protein and sugar-free dressing (oil and vinegar works great).

    Then for dinner, eat a lean protein, a very small portion of a whole grain carbohydrate, and a LOT of veggies.

    Eat some healthy snacks throughout the day if you need to and keep riding your bike. You need to up the intensity of your workouts by throwing in some intervals and hill climbs.

    If you have not done so already, I highly recommend making an appointment with a dietitian and your primary care physician to ensure that you are eating properly (which you are currently NOT eating properly).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I have written down everything I have had to eat since January of this year. I usually skip breakfast. I have a light lunch of something like 4 chicken nuggets and a few taer tots. Dinners are usually small potions of meat, a starch, and veggies. No big helpings of anything.
    Totally there's your reason.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I have written down everything I have had to eat since January of this year. I usually skip breakfast. I have a light lunch of something like 4 chicken nuggets and a few taer tots. Dinners are usually small potions of meat, a starch, and veggies. No big helpings of anything.
    As everyone else has said, you need to eat healthier. If that is what you eat every day, it isn't very healthy.
    You need to eat SOMETHING for breakfast. That's what all the doctors say. Don't eat tater tots and nuggets every day, you need some variety in your meals.
    And you probably need to ride up steeper hills for long distances, that constant challenge will help you both lose weight and gain muscle,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I have written down everything I have had to eat since January of this year. I usually skip breakfast. I have a light lunch of something like 4 chicken nuggets and a few taer tots. Dinners are usually small potions of meat, a starch, and veggies. No big helpings of anything.
    Really? The more I hear you speak this crap, the more I believe you are a sock/troll.

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    Intense Carbine SL 26"
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    Re: How much does your bike weigh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post
    I have written down everything I have had to eat since January of this year. I usually skip breakfast. I have a light lunch of something like 4 chicken nuggets and a few taer tots. Dinners are usually small potions of meat, a starch, and veggies. No big helpings of anything.
    You must be severely malnourished if that is seriously what you eat every day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brockwan View Post
    If you want to drop the weight quicker go paleo. I was dropping 4 pounds a week. No grains no dairy. Be strict and it literally melts off. I was having the same problem was working my arse off and nothing. Then a buddy told me about paleo and et vola I'm now 30 pounds lighter which doesn't account for muscle mass I gained so prob lost more.
    If riding a lot eat a lot of carbs vegetables but stay away from grains.


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    You realize that nearly all of that weight was water right?

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    First of all, I have been skipping breakfast for years. That can't be the problem. It may not help, but it's not the issue. I usually wake up around lunch time, so lunch is my breakfast. I don't always have nuggets and tater tots, sometimes I switch it up, but whatever i have a have in small portions. With a food budget of $150 a month I can't afford to eat big meals.

    Anyhow, I will seek advice about losing weight elsewhere. Thanks anyhow.

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    Yet you missed the point where I said it was a light lunch of 3 to 4 nuggets, and just a few tater tots. Editing my ignore list. I have better things to do then argue with you.
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    Guys hold on let's stop arguing for a damn second, yes diet does come into play but the comment about the nuggets being the issue is not the issue. Everybody has a cheat day where they binge on what they want some people do a day others portion it out over a few days. Will changing your diet help yes but you have to be dedicated to a plan that works out best for you Kona0197. Like I said keep at it my friend you'll start dropping the body fat. I just turned 29 and it took me almost two months to drop 15 pounds it was discouraging at first because I was doing everything right and wasn't seeing the results! I was at 165 i'm now down to 150 my height is 5'8 so just keep at my friend! I don't know if you take vitamins or not but I recommend a trip to GNC will help you with figuring out some type of diet plan for you those guys that work there are awesome!

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    How much does your bike weigh?

    Vitamins are expensive for a guy that's eating kids food.

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