I'm transitioning this year from Beginner to Sport class and from a steel hardtail (Jamis Dakota XC) to my first FS bike (2006 SC Blur XC). I'm pretty psyched to get out on my new rig and by my current estimates, it'll be 25.5 to 25.75 pounds (Large) when I put the last few parts on this weekend. I'm not a weight weenie but I just want to know the average weight of FS bikes in this class and if my rig will be considered heavy or not. I'm training smart and plenty and know that 90% of it comes down to that. Just curious about the other 10%.