Never mind all the online claims of bike weights without pedals and stuff. What does a real world cross bike actually weigh ?
I am lucky enough to have 3 cross bikes that perform the roll of commuter, adventure bike and fast paced road bike.
Masis Speciale SSCX (Steel)
I ride the Masi to work most days and ride it on the dirt levee trails quite regularly. It is one of my favorite bikes and it has never seen a cross race. Being made from Steel it feels pretty heavy but the scales show it as a pretty respectable 22.3 pounds.
Kona Jake The Snake (Aluminium)
Out of my 3 Cross bikes, Jake is the only one that has seen any service as Cross bike. Lately it has been used as a bad weather commuter and lunchtime Levee ride machine. It rides great and with Continental Speed CX tires it absolutely flies on the dirt. I have done the the odd race team road ride on it and even ridden over Mount Hamilton but it is happier off road. I am looking to replace Jake for a disc brake cross bike. It is testament to Kona’s build quality that after a quick wash and polish the bike looks like new. It weighs in at 22 pounds.
Salsa Chili Con Crosso (Scandium)
I originally bought the Salsa as an endurance machine and even rode the “Death Ride” on it. Despite the Scandium tubing and carefully shaped tubing I found it to be too aggressive as a 200 mile road bike and it was put back into service as a cross bike. It did work well as a gravel bike on the 100 mile “Tainthammer” so I think it has definite gravel bike tendencies. I still do road rides on it and even manage to keep up on the local noon hammerfest (using 28c road tires) but this winter I hope to ride some cross races. It is no surprise that this beast is the lightest in my stable. It weighs in at 19 pounds