2011 Specialized Mountain Bikes – Actual Weights
We took our trusty Park Tools scale with us to Specialized’s dealer week and weighed just about every bike they make, road and mountain. Here are the actual bike weights for virtually their entire mountain bike line, from cross country to trail to freeride to downhill, including all of the Evo models.
Studio photos and details of the full range of new bikes are posted here, and we’ll cover many of these models in more detail in separate posts. This one’s dedicated to the weight weenies. Unless noted, all models weighed are size Medium. For the ones that were weighed indoors, they’re the show bikes and the weights may not include sealant in the tires for those running tubeless (they might, but we didn’t get an absolutely clear answer). As far as we know, all are production versions and not prototypes.
Above is the Stumpjumper HT (hardtail) S-Works 26″ model. It weighs in at 18.01 lbs.
One final note: The ones weighed indoors were done with their Ultimate scale, which displays in decimal points. Our Park scale displays in pounds and ounces. Check out the rest of their line after the break…
2011 Stumpjumper HT S-Works 29er: 18.69lbs
2011 Stumpjumper HT Expert 29er: 23lbs 5oz.
OK, one more note. The demo bikes (anything photographed outdoors) had tubes (+400g approx) and a water bottle cage or two (+60g to 120g approx), plus some dust. Other than that, they should have been identical to the ones in the showroom. We’ll highlight a couple of differences on a few models below. So, if the bike is supposed to be tubeless, figure it’ll actually come in a little lighter on the showroom floor without tubes, and the bikes don’t come with cages.
2011 Stumpjumper Evo R HT Carbon: 22.17lbs (single chainring up front)
2011 Stumpjumper Evo HT alloy: 24.09lbs (single chainring up front)
2011 Stumpjumper FSR S-Works: 25lbs
2011 Stumpjumper FSR Expert 29er: 29lbs 3oz. (I rode this and will do a full report later, but it’s wicked fun)
2011 Epic FSR S-Works (26″): 21lbs 5oz.
2011 Epic FSR S-Works 29er: 21.14lbs
Here’s one where we there was a sizeable discrepancy between showroom model and demo model:
The demo Epic FSR S-Works 29er weighed in at 23lbs 7oz, about 2.3lbs heavier than the showroom model. There were a few differences we noted: The demo model had tubes, it ran Fast Trak LK tires rather than the Renegades that’ll come on the bike and it had a bottle cage. In our estimation, this adds up to about 1.25lbs, leaving about a pound unaccounted for. We reviewed this with Specialized’s marketing globetrotter, Nic Sims, and at the moment we don’t have an explanation. I’ll update if we can figure it out.Â For the record, though, the Fast Trak LK (Low Knob) tires hooked up wonderfully around Keystone’s trails.
2011 Epic FSR Expert 29er: 26lbs 3oz
2011 Epic FSR Expert Evo 29er: 24.84lbs
2011 Camber Pro 26″: 26.58lbs (w/ cage and tag clipped to the handlebar)
2011 Camber Pro 29er: 28lbs 6oz (I didn’t ride this one for lack of time, but comments from several others said it was really fun and should be a hot seller)
2011 SX Trail 2: 36lbs 8oz
2011 Enduro S-Works: 27lbs 9oz
I rode this, too, and it allowed me to ride things I’ve never even thought about riding before. Like the new wave of long travel, carbon bikes I’ve ridden from Cannondale and Scott recently, these bikes are super stiff and really let you up your game. Full ride reports on all of these will be posted separately.
2011 Enduro Expert: 30lbs 12oz
2011 Enduro Evo: 33lbs 10oz (this one might be a Large frame)
2011 Pitch Pro: 30lbs 2oz.
2011 Demo 8 Two: 37lbs 14oz
2011 Demo 8 One: 38lbs 5oz
2011 Bighit 3: 39lbs 2oz
WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN BIKES
2011 Era Comp Carbon: 25lbs 3oz.
The “Comp” level carbon Era is new for 2011, previously you had to get S-Works level to get the carbon frame. This one had a slight difference in weights between indoor and outdoor weigh ins:
The demo model came in seven ounces heavier, which could be due to tubes and bottle cage, though, I’m not sure if this model is supposed to be tubeless as sold on the floor. Technically all of Specialized’s mountain tires are tubeless ready with a UST compatible bead, but most of the times, bikes are sold with tubes in them regardless of trim level…it’s just easier on the shop.
Actually, I should note that the only reason I caught these weight discrepancies was because I happened to shoot these bikes in both locations. It’s highly likely that there would be differences in all of the models shown here between showroom and demo.
2011 Safire Pro: 26lbs 7oz (this is a size Large frame). For close up photos of this bike, check this post.
2011 Myka FSR Elite: 29lbs 2oz.
2011 Myka Expert 29er: 29lbs 5oz.