Gallery: World’s Lightest Bike Weighs Just Six Pounds!

 

Think your bicycle is lightweight? It’s probably a clunker compared to this $45,000 racing bike designed by Fairwheel Bikes in Tuscon, Arizona. The speedy bike weighs just 6 pounds–considerably less than the 15 pound bikes used by professional racers.

Fairwheel’s bike, which was shown over the weekend at the Interbike Show, features front and rear brakes, a 10-speed rear gear, a two-gear chainset, and AX Lightness carbon fiber rims with titanium spokes.

The bike isn’t for sale — yet — but Fairwheel has already logged 20,000 miles on the six-pounder. If Fairwheel could figure out how to lower the price, however, it could drum up considerable interest from even casual cyclists.

Via DVICE

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  1. michaeldembinski July 26, 2011 at 5:46 am

    I question the six pounds claim. I’d like to see a breakdown of individual parts and their weight:

    Front wheel + tire; rear wheel + tire + cogs; frameset, seatpost, saddle, brake levers, gear shifters, derailleurs front and rear, handlebars, stem, brake and gear cabling, chain, crankset, pedals.

    If it’s less than 12 pounds, read to go, I’m still impressed.

    Wheels weigh eight ounces each? Pull the other one!

  2. EJLevy October 4, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I’d be interested in the components used. Stem, seat, bars, gruppo.
    Is the frame rated to the weight of the rider?

  3. davisbs999 September 27, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Yes, it could be lighter as a fixie, but it would be nowhere near as enjoyable to ride. I live in Colorado and would never want to climb in the Rockies with only one gear, even if it was lighter. Somehow, I could get by on a 6 lb “tank”

  4. vertseven September 27, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    This bike could have been much lighter if it had a fixed gear. No levers, cables/housing, derailleurs, brake calipers, and cassette/freewheel. Nice and insanely expensive, but it could be lighter. ;-)

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