29er Full-suspension bare frame weight
I read that a medium Cannondale Scalpel 29er carbon is about 4.6 pounds. My Trek dealer told me that the new Superfly 100 Elite frame is under 5 pounds. The Scott Spark is about 4.4? What other sub-5 pound full suspension 29er frames are out there? Thanks.
What does the Giant carbon frame weight? Probably just over 5 lb, wonder if they will make an advanced version next year?
What does the S-Works frame weigh? My guess would be that is under 5lb, but how much under. May be the only other sub 5lb FS 29er frame.
Man, the Spark 29 RC frame listed weight is astounding, 1850 grams? Probably could use a better shock than the DT Swiss Nude. Not sure what the difference is between it and the Scott Spark 29 Pro frame which is listed at 1999 grams.
Originally Posted by chomxxo
Carbon rear triangle I believe is the difference.
Santa Cruz Tallboy C
I weighed 2 Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon frames, size LARGE.
The blue painted version was 5lbs 3oz.
The matte black version was 5lbs even.
I could see the medium size matte black being under 5lbs.
My shop tells me that Bianchi is coming out with a new full suspension, the Methanol FS 29. It's listed at 1970 grams, nice.
Not sure if this helps but I have a 2013 Stumpjumper FSR Carbon Comp 29. I upgraded the cassette and crankset to XO gear (XG1080) and 39/26T XO cranks. The rest of the bike is stock.
Originally Posted by DavidR1
The bike weighs in at 12.715kg without pedals. Size XL.
Isn't the Specialized Epic S-Works below 5lbs? That Bianchi looks very similar to the Chinese carbon 29er f/s bikes.
Generally the single-pivot carbon fiber frames are going to be able to go under 5 pounds. I don't have bare frame numbers for the S-Works Epic but since its stock form is 22 and some change, and the Olympic champ rides his at 20.9 pounds, it's a safe bet to say the frame is under 5lb.
Frames that I know are above 5 pounds are the "trail bike" style with an efficient, but heavier frame design, such as the Niner Jet 9 RDO (5.4lb), Giant Anthem X 29er, and Santa Cruz Tallboy (5.5lb).
Last edited by chomxxo; 10-11-2012 at 05:21 PM.