I weighed a large Trance 2 at my LBS today. It was 29.4 lbs on a digital scale.barrows said:
Saturday July 2 brought home a new Trance 4. Size 20". Pure stock, with reflectors and all. Weight on my digital scale 34lbs. 0oz.!!!!!!!!!!!!barrows said:
It's the frame weight, mine weighed in at 6.5lbs which is pretty heavy for that type of frame. Most weigh in the 5 Lbs range. My complete bike weighs's 27.2 lbs and that my bike has some pretty high end parts just to get the weight down. The Trance 1 weighs the same as mine. I do not think they will come out with a carbon trance frame due to the junction at the BB.1-bar said:weighed in at 28.8 on a digital scale, porky little sucker. If you threw some X-max and some carbon figer parts you could get it down to low 27s. I hear the Trance 1 is closer to 26 which is reasonably light IMO. I hope they come out with a carbon frame because i'd like get a trance....
Yeh wheelset would be a very good weight saving move and would seriously lower your rolling resistance. Switching to alighter fork w/ better features would also save at least a pound - REBA SL 3.5lbs - I did it and am very happy going from the DUKE XC (4+lbs) to the REBA SL. Absolutely love the Motion Control system.Domdil said:My trance 4 is INCREDIBLY heavy..and 34 Lbs sounds about right, which is crazy!!
Even so I dont feel it when im climbing and I actually enjoy climbing on it more then my 25 Lbs haro XLS i had.
Im hoping to lose the fork soon seeing how it weighs 4.8 Lbs,
Although im going to add the weight again with some disc brakes.
Whats the next part to shave weight? Wheelset?
Or maybe the Tires and crankset?
I always thought the firex was reasonably light
I think you might want to try a different scale. There is no way your VT2 was lighter than a NRS 2 unless you have a lot of modifications. The VT2 is mucher closer to 29lbs.BigJay said:My trance 1 is just a bit over 26lbs... My VT 2 last year was 27.5lbs...
The Trance is a far better fit for me!
Love that bike!
I have to agree with 1-bar, it would cost a fortune to lighten a VT2 that much. I worked on a Vt1 today and it is a monster.1-bar said:I think you might want to try a different scale. There is no way your VT2 was lighter than a NRS 2 unless you have a lot of modifications. The VT2 is mucher closer to 29lbs.