How to measure bicycle weight?

Hero Sprit RX-1

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Before buying a bicycle we usually don’t measure the overall weight of the bicycle, which is really important for a perfect ride and balance. Many bicycle manufacturers in the country mention or list the weight of a bicycle on their respective website. However, it is never the accurate one as the exact weight of a bicycle is quite difficult to measure.

So, the weights written on the manufacturer’s website are not always 100 per cent correct for all the models.
Bicycle comes in different sizes and different frames that affects its weight. Today, we will tell you how to measure the weight of a bicycle and its importance.

There are several bicycles available in the market for different purposes such as mountain bikes, city bikes, BMX, etc. For instance, mountain bicycle should weigh less as one has to ride at high altitudes. If the weight of a mountain bicycle is much, it will take extra energy to push the bike up in the hills. The average weight of a mountain bicycle should be around 5-8 kilograms.

Moreover, at times, mountaineers have to carry bicycles on their shoulder when they cannot ride it on rough tracks. At this time, the weight of the bicycle plays an important role.

When buying a new cycle, always measure its weight at the retail shop as they have all the weighing equipment for cycles and its parts.

One can also measure the weight of a bicycle at fishing scale or a digital body scale, normally available in markets.
For city or road riding, if the weight of the bicycle is too much, it will not impact the energy loss of an individual as the road surface is plain. However, ideally, the weight of a bike should never be above 10-15 kilograms.

These days, the manufacturers produce light weight bicycles that are passed through many tests to make them last long and to ensure safe and comfortable ride. Before buying any cycle, one must compare it to other similar models as well as check the weight correctly according to their needs.