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im in the market for a new hardtail and im looking for something under 25 pounds but i have no weight referance, a full standard size water bottle would clue me in, does anyone know?
 

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Please somebody correct me if I'm wrong (and I'm sure they will)

1 litre of water weighs 1 kilogram. Standard water bottles are about 650ml so (I am just guessing here) somewhere around 700 grams (roughly 1.5 pounds).
 

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darkest_fugue said:
im in the market for a new hardtail and im looking for something under 25 pounds but i have no weight referance, a full standard size water bottle would clue me in, does anyone know?
Wait...are you trying to figure out how much a bottle of water weighs or are you trying to gauge how much 25 pounds feels like?

In other words, what does the weight of a water bottle have to do with buying a new sub 25# hardtail?
 

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darkest_fugue said:
im in the market for a new hardtail and im looking for something under 25 pounds but i have no weight referance, a full standard size water bottle would clue me in, does anyone know?
Find a shop with a scale (many have them). Hang a bike on it. Then pick up the bike. You have your reference.
 

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no i just wanted to know the difference between a pound or 2, the only think i could think of for a referance was my water bottle
 

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you are in luck! every full sized standard water bottle on the market that I know of weighs much less than 25 pounds;) :D

darkest_fugue said:
im in the market for a new hardtail and im looking for something under 25 pounds but i have no weight referance, a full standard size water bottle would clue me in, does anyone know?
 

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darkest_fugue said:
no i just wanted to know the difference between a pound or 2, the only think i could think of for a referance was my water bottle
A pound of water in a bottle by itself feels much different than an extra pound on a bike.

Pick up your bike.

Then pick up a full bottle.

Now put the bottle on the bike and pick up the bike.

Also, a 25 pound sack of flour will feel heavier than a 25 bike when you pick them up.
 

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shiggy said:
A pound of water in a bottle by itself feels much different than an extra pound on a bike.

Pick up your bike.

Then pick up a full bottle.

Now put the bottle on the bike and pick up the bike.

Also, a 25 pound sack of flour will feel heavier than a 25 bike when you pick them up.
The hardest part is tipping up the bike to take a sip from the bottle when the bottle is still on the bike.

Does a bottle of milk feel heavier than a bottle of water? It does if that bottle of milk is in one's belly. Hmmmmm...
 

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no it doesnt nat. the milk would be all sloshy. i would know.

i just had a glass of chocolate milk. yum....

yes. anyways, milk in the stomach weighs about 7% less then milk in a bottle. because you already drank the flavour, so it gets released into the atmosphere.

for sure.
 

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no it doesnt nat. the milk would be all sloshy. i would know.

i just had a glass of chocolate milk. yum....

yes. anyways, milk in the stomach weighs about 7% less then milk in a bottle. because you already drank the flavour, so it gets released into the atmosphere.

for sure.
Does the milk jiggling around in my guts make it froth like a cappucino?
 

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the reason was the lightest hardtail available to me here is the new stumpjumper m5 which weighs in at about 23 pounds with a 17 inch frame, i cant demo the bike i have to pre order it out of my shop so i cant feel the weight of it, all i wanted to do was get an idea of the weight difference between my 07 xc comp which at a guess weighs a little over 28 pounds to a 23 pound hardtail, im thinking there will be a noticable difference
 

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darkest_fugue said:
the reason was the lightest hardtail available to me here is the new stumpjumper m5 which weighs in at about 23 pounds with a 17 inch frame, i cant demo the bike i have to pre order it out of my shop so i cant feel the weight of it, all i wanted to do was get an idea of the weight difference between my 07 xc comp which at a guess weighs a little over 28 pounds to a 23 pound hardtail, im thinking there will be a noticable difference
5 pound difference is most definitely noticeable.
 

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Nat said:
Does the milk jiggling around in my guts make it froth like a cappucino?

most definately. be careful though- starbucks will sue your ass if they catch you undermining their business.
 

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Water weighs 2.2 lbs per quart. That's all I know (I used to backpack a lot).

Or just find another bike that you know weighs sub-25lbs and pick it up.
 

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I thought I clicked on the weight weenie's forum. Never even thought of this.
 

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Is this answer a 10 year old thread week?
 
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