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Lightest bikes ever happen pretty damn near all the time, but doesn't that CN bit say lightest production bike ever? I don't know what qualifies as "production," but I think it's different than just plain lightest bike ever.

Also, they must have spent their camera budget butting those Ti tubes:

<img src='https://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2009/tech/news/04-30/1240831943371-e5iwq3gceyr3-798-75.jpg'>
 

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Beat me too it. Claiming the lightest 'production' bike, presumably a bike that is offered for sale, is different than creating a nutty-light concept that nobody can buy (or ride).
 

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SystemShock said:
If I ride it, does it explode? Or simply fall quietly to pieces? :idea:
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Heh.. I wouldn't count on it being very durable. In fact, I wouldn't count on anything weighing less than 10 or 12 pounds to be very durable.
 

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Scooper said:
Heh.. I wouldn't count on it being very durable..
"The Eagle frame.. comes with a 25-year warranty" - cyclingnews. :)
 

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muscleendurance said:
"The Eagle frame.. comes with a 25-year warranty" - cyclingnews. :)
Building a fairly light frame that will last a fairly long time is fairly easy. Hanging a bunch of light and durable parts on it is a little harder. A frame comprises - what? - like, 20% of total bike weight? With that in mind, it's a pretty stupid place to try to save more, relatively speaking, than 20% of the total bike's weight. While all the parts contribute to the whole, for sure, most of the weight savings that results in a 13-lb bike derives from the parts, not the frame.

Having said all that, I guaran-damn-tee they're not offering a 25-year warranty on those Reynolds KOMs or Zipp 202s or whatever they are. You can bet on those pooping out after a season or two of regular, more-than-just-race use. Anyone who rides wheels like that for any kind of regular riding or training isn't really riding or training. Likewise for the stem and probably bars, and BB, cranks, and chain, and probably cassette. I weigh 145 lbs and take care of my bikes, and I wouldn't be able to make ANY of that stuff last for any real amount of real riding,
 

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I read in Bicycle Quarterly that the French built a sub-15 pound bike (without tires) in the 1940's.
 

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Why is it that every 'really lite' bike I' ve come across looks plain ugly, boring or both? How come we never see any pink or lime green light bikes? I could care less about yet another drilled titanium and carbon 'wunderbike'. Light bike= light wallet=light in the head.
 
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