Weight of a bike isn’t everything but no one can say against that a light bike feels better than a heavy one no matter how you ride. Road bikes can easily be built under 6,8kg so you’re not allowed to race with them but it’s not so many who race.
The source of a bike is the frame so is it worth spending 32000SEK for a frameset instead of like 24000SEK. Or can you go alu at 8-9000SEK?
Specialized S-Works Tarmac with OPQS paint in size 52:
1079g including bottombracket, seatclamp and seatpostdummy.
uncut fork. The seatpostdummy included is this:
framesetweight for S-Works: 1079-27+377=1429g
A Pro frameset with less paint as it’s satin carbon and hyper green:
lighter fork, heavier frameset. Total: 1182-27+363=1518g
So what about aluminium? Allez in Multi Keyline, here without seatclamp and bottombracket:
adding bottombracket and seatclamp to compare: 1159+49+22+424=1654g
S-Works: 1429g for 31998SEK
PRO: 1518g for 23998SEK
Allez alu: 1654g for around 9000SEK
If we just watch at the weight it cost a bit. All frames in size 52. 102SEK per saved gram compared an alu Allez with a S-Works Tarmac. That’s a high cost but you get more than just weightsaving. A better feeling bike, a bike that corners better, a bike that is more comfortable and helps you go faster is worth a lot.
But a fun comparsion 🙂