Weight on my Giant bike
My Giant winter bike weighed about 25 lbs new, but the suspension fork and a Brooks saddle probably bring it nearer to 28 lbs (I must weigh it). That isn't a fire extinguisher in the bottle cage. For this afternoon's ride I decided to try the red Lifeventure thermal mug I was given at Christmas, filled with hot tea. It seemed pretty heavy so I weighed it: 1 lb 5 oz full. Out of curiosity, when I got back I weighed everything else on my bike.
- Pocket Rocket bicycle pump: 4 oz
- Hope Vision front light with rechargable batteries: 9.5 oz
- Rear light and bracket: 3.5 oz
- Topeak Aero Wedge clip-on medium saddle bag containing multi tool, spare tube, tyre levers, puncture repair set, disposable gloves: 15 oz
- Camera in Lifeventure Dri-Store bag: 1 lb 4 oz
- Spare camera battery: 2.5 oz
- Rucksack with 2 spare T-shirts: 2 lbs 5 oz
- Shoes and socks: 1 lb 10 oz
- Helmet, headband, merino wool neck tube, SealSkinz waterproof cycling gloves, merino wool gloves: 1 lb 3 oz
- Other clothes worn – sleeveless T-shirt, wicking top, wicking T-shirt, cotton T-shirt, waistcoat, waterproof jacket, ¾ length bib tights, shorts: 3 lbs 14 oz
- Phone: 5 oz
- Lifeventure thermal mug with tea: 1 lb 5 oz
- Me: 11 st exactly
So the equipment I carried weighs just short of 14 lbs, or about one stone – half the weight of the bike. The bike and the equipment weighs three stone. At eleven stone, I weigh approximately 3.67 times as much as my bike plus all the gear.
- Bike: 12.70 kilograms
- Equipment: 6.35 kilograms
- Me: 69.85 kilograms
The tea in my Lifeventure thermal mug was hot when I made it and pleasantly warm when I drank it a couple of hours later. Air temperature about 3°. I finished 11 ounces heavier but my gear was lighter by the same amount.