Thursday, April 23, 2009

World's lightest production bike!

Everti, out of Duncan BC, claims to offer the world's lightest production bike. At only 11.4 lbs (Lars' Scott, comparitively, is a pig), the ti Everti Eagle has been built to "withstand the use of normal road riding". Of course, you need to weigh no more than 200 lbs for this claim to have any validity (that rules out 1/2 our group). And you can't ride in Manitoba—normal road riding here is epic in most parts of the civilized world given our road conditions, unless you're on Whytewold. I guess that leaves just Deuce, but he already has a sweet new ride.

Given this club's roots as a ti-frame company, I can't help but wonder if we should make a collect call to Yevgeny in Vladivostok to procure some sexy ti. Bringing sexy back...it might be worth the discussion.

4 comments:

  1. That thing isn't built for Manitoba, our ti was never "sexy", it was brutish and utilitarian. Just kidding it was sweet but sadly I think our limited orders, slow international banking, and dubious connections resulted in a few people going swimming in the Volga River with cement shoes.

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  2. Think about it, though - it isn't exactly the frame that makes this the lightest production bike. Carbon production bikes have been under 2 lbs for a few yrs now, can't get too much lighter than that. Heck, for argument's sake, if the frame weighs nothing the bike still weighs 13 lbs if using the same components as a bike under UCI rules.

    I suspect the weight savings is elsewhere, I doubt this frame is even as low as 2 lbs.

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  3. Sour grapes. Your Scott is heavier.

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  4. blah blah blah...

    I talk facts and make observations, and get drivel in return.

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