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    Weight of an El Rey?

    Hard to find this info but I have a custie considering replacing their large ALU Jet9 with the new El Rey. There is some slight concern about additional frame weight. Might anyone in this community be able to comment on the differences. Unfortunately MBA didn't do anyone any favors publishing a 30 pound tested weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hogprint View Post
    Hard to find this info but I have a custie considering replacing their large ALU Jet9 with the new El Rey. There is some slight concern about additional frame weight. Might anyone in this community be able to comment on the differences. Unfortunately MBA didn't do anyone any favors publishing a 30 pound tested weight.
    Well here's the info on the corrected weight of that bike, and again do note that this is with the ALU wheels. Carbons would be lighter still.

    MBA Review of El Rey (May 2012)
    -Aaron G.

    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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    I really don't understand the obsession with bike weight. I weighed my El Rey with X9/X0 Arch/Hope wheels, Fox Talas for curiosity and it came in at 29 pounds. People are shocked it weighs that much, considering it's an expensive bike.

    I think it would be cheaper for me to stop eating so much and just lose 10 pounds off my gut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endo73 View Post
    I think it would be cheaper for me to stop eating so much and just lose 10 pounds off my gut.

    I agree with you regarding the above quote. I have managed to lose 35 pounds this spring by simply shutting my pie hole. The frame weight, however it is a legitimate question when planning a build. There are several very nice options at this price point and I simply would like to have the info.
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    My 2012 El Rey in Large came in at 7lbs 2 oz. lbs.
    Built up its 25lbs 14oz.

    Fox Fork, Enve Wheels, Full XX.

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    Very nice. Thanks for the info. Sounds like a nice setup, any pics?

    Oh wait. I found your thread. That is a great color. Thanks for posting.
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    Went out for nearly 30 miles yesterday on a new El Rey. I totally understand the comments about this bike riding way lighter than it is. Very hard to describe but the rigidity/stiffness in the rear end (laterally) coupled with a very efficient/effective suspension made for a very light feeling. My build is right at 27lb 5oz (for now) but simply does not feel heavy.
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