Numpty Calling!!

On average, between the weight of say a £300 bike and a £3000 bike.


  • Blimey - impossible question really.

    Assuming we're talking road bikes - then 3 grand is a 17lb bike.

    £300 would prob be 24 lbs or so.

    It's not just weight though - durability and quality of everything improves with money spent. (to a point).

  • I found kk on the Tri thread...

    :oD bet I know what you're thinking!!!
  • Weight isn't the issue with me then.

    If I got my *rse into gear I could probably lose a stone!

    Which means that what I should be looking for, is a bike that is foremost the correct size to suit me, and secondly that can take my larger frame over a fair period...........
  • And Crashie you've got nothing better to do today I see!!
  • Nope...shingles...contagious...bored...

    So when are you buying this new bike? :o)
  • Nope, carry on, don't mind me...

    I'm off to watch the snooker <yawn>
  • also depends on the components you have on the bike, and what your frame is made of. Steel or aluminium bike frames are very much cheaper than titanium. Steel is heavy, alu is light but prone to cracking. Titanium is expensive but comes with a lifetime guarantee. And it's very light.

    I'm dreaming of a titanium Litespeed Bella with Shimano Ultegra components and triple cog.
  • I'm no lightweight , I'm never going to be.

    But I can lose more weight than I can save by buying a more expensive bike.

    However:- I'm no lightweight so I need to buy strength in a bike.

    That's my conclusion!
  • Strong, light, cheap; pick any 2.
  • its a misconception that what you pay for is reduced weight. its also comfort (eg carbon fibre forks etc), reliability (better gears etc) and speed (better wheels etc).

    however its an even bigger misconception that all this makes much difference. a good rider on a crap bike will still go fast. a crap rider on the best bike in the world will still go slow.
  • kk - you should've grabbed one of those nice shiny bikes in transition on sunday
  • Just go and buy the cheap halfords bike, somebody has too and I'd like a review of it:)
  • debbodebbo ✭✭✭
    Ava - someone's got one, but I can't remember who, sorry. I looked but the small was too big for me.
  • I think it's Donald?
  • debbodebbo ✭✭✭
    I think you're right Norma. Ta.
  • LizzyBLizzyB ✭✭✭
    Candy's right - a good cyclist can ride off on a crock of **** at 25 mph. For a short time, anyway, as they will throw it in a ditch because it's so uncomfortable.

    You have to put it all in context. There's no point in going for ultra lightweight if you are a biffa. I have promised myself that until I lose half a stone, I will never buy a carbon fibre bottle and bottle holder.

    It's a bit of a misconception that steel bikes are heavy - pair them with a lightweight groupset, pedals, seat pin, wheels etc. etc. and they can get pretty light. If you can be bothered.

  • 'Biffa" lol........

    Comfort and fit seem to be the watchwords. Anything else, cost allowing, is a bonus.
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