I’m not going to conduct an autopsy on the lists, just read them and see how they’d compare to your own but it is obvious that taking more does result in a heavier bike. What’s also clear is that, weights of 40lb can be achieved without cutting corners or reducing levels of overnight comfort or safety … decent shelter, proper mat, a capable sleeping bag and warm clothing can all be packed and carried.
If you consider that over half the bikes at this years ‘weigh in’ tipped the scales at over 50lb and the heaviest was 80lb, you might start to wonder just what actually gets carried ;o)
Chew – Singular Swift 39.5lb
Taylor – DMO Element 29er 42lb
Alpkit feed bag:
|42lb up and dressed|
Si Gair – Singular Gryphon 45lb
Si Darby – Genesis Fortitude Race 52lb