Which Cycling Team Rides The Lightest Bikes? | Abu Dhabi Tour 2015

Published on October 10th 2015


Who has the lightest bike, who has the heaviest bike, and, what is the average bike weight in the pro peloton? We set out to find out at stage 1 of the Abu Dhabi Tour. Click here to subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Bike weight is a contentious subject in road racing. With a minimum weight limit of 6.8kg per bike, teams and mechanics are often forced to weigh their bikes down rather than use the lightest components available. We did a quick poll at the Abu Dhabi Tour to find out the range of bike weights in the pro peloton, the team with the lightest bikes, the team with the heaviest bikes and, the average weight of a pro bike... Of course, all of these are rough figures, but we've seen teams using these scales before UCI bike checks, so we'd stand by both the range and the averages. As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments, and, if you know the weight of your bike, tell us that too! Watch more on GCN: All our Abu Dhabi Tour videos: http://gcn.eu/1Ryu6Eh Light bike vs. Aero bike: http://gcn.eu/1jirPBc Our full pro bike playlist: http://gcn.eu/1zj01BO Music: Hardkandi - State of You (Instr.): http://gcn.eu/1R2GDyU Buy GCN cycling kit - USA: http://gcn.eu/GCNkitUSA Rest of World: http://gcn.eu/gcncyclingkit Get GCN T-Shirts and hoodies: http://gcn.eu/buy_GCN_stuff Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com