The results (on average):
To say it in advance: If you only want to save weight, you can certainly put together a bike with only 7 kg.
Just leave away all that is somehow durable and suitable for everyday use. Anyone who somehow understands
something of it will then realize that you have pocketed hundreds of dollars in this marvel. Nevertheless, you
will not win the Tour de France with it. That works different.
The approximately 300 bicycles of the bicycle rental "Experience Hamburg differently" served the following
average values as a basis. For the steel frames, I already use the lightest model series. Of course, there are
considerably heavier ones.
Heights over 24 inches are of course heavier and have not entered the rating. The lock weight of each
bike (div. Abus* spiral locks ~ 500 g) is included. This is not about whitewashing! If you compare these
weights with other bikes, please note that safety, reliability and longevity are my top priorities. Only then
does a weight saving come into consideration and you also have to deduct the weight of the lock.
Current city bikes made of steel with full equipment, like hub dynamos, 7-speed hub gears, mudguards, steel
luggage racks and steel handlebars weigh between 19 and 20 kg; that equals bicycles from the 50's! City bikes
with aluminum frames weigh up to one kilogram less with the same equipment, which hardly makes any sense at
around 20kg. (not equipped with suspension forks). My lightest city bikes weigh between
17 and 19 kg and are made of
Fully equipped steel/aluminum trekking bicycles weigh between 16 and 19 kg, though it should be noted
that my lightest trekking bike has a steel frame (without suspension fork). Parts of the weight savings are
due to the lighter circuits.
The mountain bikes (26' inch) made of aluminum without suspension fork weigh 14 kg and those made of
aluminum with suspension fork 15 kg. My most expensive mountain bike (fiberglass and suspension fork) weighs
13.5 kg. Logically, there are lighter mountain bikes, but their use in a bicycle rental in Hamburg is out
of the question for the high cost and low demand.
Current children's bicycles (24 inches) with aluminum frames, hub dynamo and 3-speed hub gear weigh a
devastating 14.5 kgon average, which can not be fun for dwarves. Sorry. I didn't found lighter ones yet.
The tandems (steel frame) move with roundabout 29 kg over Hamburg's streets so you end up at 14.5 kg per
The Pedersen * bicycle of the rental weigh without lock 15.9.. More on this
The "classic road bikes" (steel frame) are on average at a flattering 11.5 kg.