I think the bike should be weighed with the accessories that would be present during a race (theoretical or not). If you don't use the saddle bag when you race, then it's OK to remove it, for example.40hills said:What do you do with the following for weighing the bike? I ride with these items almost all the time. Is it fair to remove them for weighing the bike? I feel like it's cheating. If I show up for a ride and say my bike is sub-26lbs or whatever ( :lol: ), but I have all my usual riding stuff on it, it's not quite true.
Little saddle bag
Stan's sealant too
What should be included, and what should be excluded?
Am I being obsessive? ut:
You would not be posting here if you weren't.40hills said:Am I being obsessive? ut:
Curmy said:You would not be posting here if you weren't.
Rider is required to ride the bike.ziscwg said:If its required to ride the bike, include it.
I don't understand that? The weight of the bike should be in the condition that you ride it in, otherwise the number is useless.ziscwg said:Thing like computers, bottle cages, seat bags are not, they should be excluded.
DING DING DING !!! This is THEE answer to end all answers. Makes sense to me.ziscwg said:If its required to ride the bike, include it. For example, pedals.
Thing like computers, bottle cages, seat bags are not, they should be excluded.
Exactly.DeeEight said:Myself I weigh them with any accessories which will be on the bike full time, as well as ALL the parts needed to ride the thing. So if I'm building a bike for muddy conditions, I'll include the fenders in the weight..