How light is a light bike? Last year I built a Specialized Camber Elite Carbon just under 10kg:
It was light as an S-Works Epic WC without bottle cage and pedals. But is 10kg light? I’ve been racing Grenserittet (my best time) on a bike that was 6,9kg. And I still got memories from racing with that bike with damping fork, my Merida:
Around 7,5kg all season with a bit different parts on. single chainring and tubular wheels (had 2 pair). That was light.
Now I’ve learnt that 26″ isn’t fast and that 580mm handlebar isn’t good. The development goes forward but has it to be so heavy? I want new school geometry, wide bars, single chainring and right sized cassette with 50+ tires that are good. I’m on full planning to build maybe the smartest built bike I’ve ever built and it will be raced on for 2017😀
What do you have for mtb race plans for 2017?