Posts in the category Actual Weights

Actual Weights: Kona 2016 Mountain Bike Line up (Plus a Fat Bike and CX Model)

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Over the past few days we’ve been hanging out with a crew of dealers and product managers at #KonaWorld to test ride the latest and greatest products.

We have a slew of great content coming your way, but in the meantime – here’s a full gallery of weights for several new and existing models. Please Note that some of these bikes may have had tubes in them and most had water bottle cages installed.

Up first is the totally redesigned Kona Hei Hei DL Trail. Retail for this model is $3,299 and the size medium weighed 28 lbs / 12.70 kg. (We also recently showed you Spencer Paxson’s 11.3kg World Cup setup of the same bike with XTR Di2 and Fox iRD suspension, including pedals.) READ MORE ->

Felt Introduces Lower Price Point MTBs, Promises More to Follow Shortly

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While Felt is a brand best known for its road products, the brand is firmly dedicated to mountain bikes. Knobby tires account for 40% of their global sales, and they’ve recently acquired an impressive CNC machine in order to help speed up prototyping.

In keeping with Felt’s new commitment to eliminate model years, there aren’t a ton of updates to write home about on the mountain side. Instead, the brand focused on small rolling updates – like different fork travels, shock tunes, and price points….as well as the promise of something entirely new dropping very soon… READ MORE ->

Interview: Advocate Cycles Founder Tim Krueger Talks Advocacy, Business Model, and Bikes, Plus Hands on with Hayduke 27.5+ Frame

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We get pitched a lot of new products, but it isn’t often that the company’s business model is unique as the product. When Tim Krueger told us he had something in the works that he was really excited about, we didn’t quite know what to expect. As the former Product Manager for Salsa Cycles, Tim is pretty much a bike industry lifer so there was little surprise that he couldn’t stay away from the little world of bikes for long.

What was a bit surprising was the business model that the aptly named Advocate Cycles would use. Taking advantage of a specific set of rules valid in his home state of Minnesota, Tim and his wife and business partner Odia started a Special Benefits Corporation. The goal? To donate 100% of their after-tax profits to bicycling related advocacy non-profit organizations. Sound far fetched? That’s exactly why we spoke to Tim to pull back the curtains and try and figure out how Advocate plans to make this a reality, and what they have planned for the future…


2016 Scott Bikes weigh in – FOIL, Addict CX, Genius & Scale 27.5+ and e-Genius electric trail mountain bike


While Scott Week is coming up and will give us our first chance to rip around on all their new 2016 bikes, we’ve had plenty of exposure to them. They’ve formally announced the new FOIL aero road race bike, the 27.5+ versions of the Scale and Genius full suspension mountain bikes (plus the Scale hardtail plus bike) and even the new Addict Gravel racer, which is essentially a re-spec’d version of the all-new Addict CX cyclocross bike they showed off at Sea Otter.

Here, we have actual weights of all of the above, plus a new electric pedal assist version of the Genius. Above is the FOIL, which comes in at 6.98kg (15.39lb) with tubes, a condition it’ll likely keep since Zipp isn’t yet making road tubeless carbon rims. See what it adds by throwing a mini-pump, water bottle cages and stocked saddle bag on it…


2016 Cannondale SuperSix EVO & CAAD12 road bike lineup – Actual Weights


The 2016 Cannondale SuperSix EVO carbon and CAAD12 alloy road bikes both received major makeovers from prior models, with the latter skipping an entire numeral in its progression scheme. We covered the technical details of the bikes over here, so this post shows the spec lineup for each of the models along with actual weights for a size 56 with tubes in the tires (meaning, not tubeless). Unless otherwise noted, they mostly have Cannondale bar, stem and seatpost with a Fabric or Fizik saddle.

Above is the CAAD12 Disc with Shimano 105 and C’dale’s own 2.0 Disc wheels and Si cranks, and Schwalbe Lugano tires, coming in at 8.67kg (19.11lb).


PC15: Sneak Peek at Ridley’s All-Road “X-Project” Plus Debut of Racy Fenix SL



In addition to bikes like the Noah and the Helium, Ridley came to Press Camp with two new road models that fall comfortably outside the realm of race scalpels in their line-up. The Fenix SL is a complete revamp of the Fenix endurance road model to be faster, lighter, and more aero, but with an emphasis on increased compliance in the frameset and complete bike configuration. Then there is something Ridley is calling the “X-Project” – their multi-surface slayer yet to be officially named. It has all the clearance and geometry allowances needed for big tires, but a wheelbase and bottom bracket placement very much in line with skinny road models. Just don’t call it a gravel bike, says Richard Wittenburg, Ridley’s Vice President of Operations…

PC15: Fabric’s Water Bottle Goes Cage Free, Plus New Air Cushioned Cell Saddle, Ratcheting Multi Tool


Since their recent debut, UK brand Fabric continues to demonstrate its dedication to challenging the industry established design norms. Offering a collection of fresh and ultra-functional saddles and accessories Fabric’s line includes accessible entry price points and piles of color options.. They include a comfort saddle that accomplishes suspension with air cushioning rather than gel, a tri saddle with integrated water bottle carrier mount, a cageless integrated water bottle system, and a multitool with an integrated ratchet for getting into hard to reach places… READ MORE ->

PC15: Pivot Unveils All New Mach 429 Trail, Updates Vault Gravel/Cross Machine

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Even though we just visited with Pivot at their headquarters in Tempe, AZ, we knew something big was on the horizon, but we didn’t know what. Characteristically tight lipped about future bikes in development, Chris Cocalis only promised that we would get a chance to see everything they were working on once we got to Press Camp in Deer Valley, UT.

True to his word, we arrived to find a bike that many Pivot fans have been asking for – a slacker, short travel trail bike, only with 29″ wheels. That of course would be the new Pivot Mach 429 Trail. Described to us as sort of a mash up of the Mach 429 SL and the Mach 6, the 429 Trail checks off a lot of boxes. Not only that, but at the same time Pivot was unveiling the Mach 429 Trail, they also showed off the revised Vault carbon cross/gravel bike. Now disc only and full thru axle, the Vault could unlock the ability to have just a single 700c bike in your garage…


World Cup XC, Pro Bike Check: Rainbow Orbea Oiz of World Champion Catharine Pendrel


We sat down at the opening cross country World Cup to chat with the head mechanic and team manager for Team Luna Chix. They walked us through the setup for XC World Champion Catharine Pendrel’s full-suspension Orbea Oiz, the same bike she rode to earn her second set of rainbow stripes last summer in Hafjell. The Oiz, named for the mountain behind the Basque factory where the bikes are made, is offered in two levels of carbon, a Race version with all high modulus fibers for max stiffness to weight ration, and a Performance version that mixes in some lower modulus fibers for greater vibration absorption and overall toughness. The Luna Chix team, including Pendrel, all go for the stiffer Race carbon monocoque frames combined with electronic shifting and suspension setups.

Come past the break for a closer look at the details, and the actual bike weight…