It wasn’t long ago when Pantani rode a sub 16 lbs bike (aluminum no less!) that astonished the cycling world, and if I recall correctly, ushered in a minimum weight limit shortly after.
15 years later and bike technology and material has come a long way. Now German lightweight wheels specialist, AX-Lightness, has built a frameset and adorned it with their components to produce a bike that weighs a feathery 9 lbs! It’s quite a looker too.
Now there are lighter bikes, but those are one-offs, usually not economical, and are not available for the mass market.
New Books, New Gear
There’s new goodies in the store, have you checked it out lately?