Love It or Hate It, Mountain Bikes Aren’t As Lightweight as they Used to Be

With mountain bike weights seemingly creeping up over time, we dive into the pros and cons.

In this episode of the Singletracks podcast, Matt and Jeff discuss the current trends around mountain bike weights. Are bikes too heavy, or are they where they should be given how durable and capable they are today?

This discussion covers:

  • Examples of specific bikes and their weights
  • Why bike weights might be increasing
  • The benefits to lightweight — and heavy — mountain bikes
  • Areas where mountain bikes might be able to cut weight

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