It ships at 51 lbs. I swapped tires/tubes, bars and stem and have it down to 42lbs.
A new seatpost, seat and cranks would drop a few more, I'm sure. Drilling the rims would help, too.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
About 50 lbs.
Instead of upgrading, do a web search. There are fat bikes with reputable brakes and derailleurs, WITH ALUMINUM FRAMES, that start at $399. The frame will save a lot of weight. Also check the tires and tubes. I am still riding on the original Mongoose tires and tubes but they are heavy.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
48# I've heard claims of being able to get it down to 41#
Mine was 48.5lbs. New 60 to 120 tpi tires & bar will shed at least 5 lbs. I use a Vee Mission on back & Devastator up front.
the first thing to do is change the tires they weigh almost 3000 grams a piece a good set of tires will save you 6 pounds, I have knocked off as much as 15 pounds of the beast
The tires and tubes are super heavy. You can cut 10 pounds easy by installing new tires and tubes. Reducing the rotating weight can really improve any bicycle ride.
The other super heavy part is the crank.
My Beast weighs right at 50 pounds and the Dolomite is basically the same bike with more parts added (brakes, gears, cables, levers) so has to weigh more than that.
The bike weighs 49 pounds on my scale without the kickstand but with Shimano's 520 SPD's on there. Methinks if you......
1) Drill out the rims (1.5") double holes per spoke bed
2) Replacing all the steel parts with quality aluminum
3) Replace the ti(y)res with lightweight supple high TPI's
4) Go tubeless or use 2.5" MTN tubes
......you can easily get the bike in the mid/high 30 pound range. As far as money goes, is it worth it? I fortunately have bins and bins of parts to swap out so it will only cost time. The ti(y)res I gotta eat though. Worth.
About 50 pounds. Mine weighs 52 pounds, but that's because I added headlights and a bell to it, different peddles.