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Re: Giant roam xr2

12 November, 2011 07:24PM
Quote from the Giant website...

"How much does this bike weigh? It’s a common question, and rightly so. But the truth is, there are no industry standards for claiming bike weights—and this leads to a lot of misinformation. Variances exist based on size, frame material, finish and hardware. And as bikes get lighter, these differences become more critical. At Giant, we believe the only way to truly know the weight of any particular bike is to find out for yourself at your local retailer."

So your dealers have been toeing the party line. Bit of a cop out to me, they could at least quote the weight of the largest and smallest frame size.

Reality is that all of the bikes in this category - alloy framed hybrids - weigh about the same, between 28 and 32 lbs. Not surprising really since they are all made in the same way and are largely composed of the same components. By not mentioning the weight, the manufacturer can claim that their bike is light without providing you with a method of checking on the merit of the claim by comparing weights and then looking a bit iffy when you find that their bike is no lighter than any others of the same type.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/11/2011 07:28PM by DocB.
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Daveb 12 November, 2011 06:19PM

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