Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
Not only the maximum weight depends on the total weight of the bike speed, but also handling in various traffic situations. A heavy bike is less malleable for changing course, slow and requires equipped with better components that are not will break from the application of high loads.
The editors of the magazine conducted their own analysis of goods in the segment, and selected 17 of the easiest and best bikes in 4 thematic categories. As criteria for the selection of goods in the rating were accepted:
- user reviews;
- opinions of staff experts;
- level of technical equipment and quality of components;
- cost indicators and focus on specific groups consumers.
- Rating of the lightest bicycles
- The lightest road bikes
- Scott Addict SL (2016)
- Merida Scultura 8000-E (2019)
- Cube Attain SL (2019)
- The lightest city bikes
- TREK Verve 3 (2018)
- SHULZ Hopper
- Dahon EEZZ D3 (2017)
- Strida LT
- Novatrack Aurora 20 “(2016)
- Lightest Mountain (MBT) Bikes
- Dewolf CLK 900 (2016)
- Merida Juliet.7.600 (2019)
- Format 9212 (2019)
- TREK Marlin 7 Womens 27.5 (2019)
- Scott Contessa Scale 30 29 (2019)
- STELS Navigator 610 V 26 V030 (2018)
- The lightest children’s bikes
- Scott Scale 16 (2019)
- SHULZ Bubble 16
- Royal Baby RB12-16 Buttons 12 Alloy
Rating of the lightest bicycles
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The lightest road bikes||1||Scott Addict SL (2016)||373 000 rub.|
|2||Merida Scultura 8000-E (2019)||154 000 rub.|
|3||Cube Attain SL (2019)||62 500 rub.|
|The lightest city bikes||1||TREK Verve 3 (2018)||37 000 rub.|
|2||SHULZ Hopper||17 700 rub.|
|3||Dahon EEZZ D3 (2017)||42 000 rub.|
|4||Strida lt||31 000 rub.|
|5||Novatrack Aurora 20 2 (2016)||8 000 rub.|
|Lightest Mountain (MBT) Bikes||1||Dewolf CLK 900 (2016)||182 000 rub.|
|2||Merida Juliet.7.600 (2019)||55 200 rub.|
|3||Format 9212 (2019)||57 400 rub.|
|4||TREK Marlin 7 Womens 27.5 (2019)||37 000 rub.|
|5||Scott Contessa Scale 30 29 (2019)||52 400 rub.|
|6||STELS Navigator 610 V 26 V030 (2018)||9 500 rub.|
|The lightest children’s bikes||1||Scott Scale 16 (2019)||18 700 rub.|
|2||SHULZ Bubble 16||13 000 rub.|
|3||Royal Baby RB12-16 Buttons 12 Alloy||5 400 rub.|
The lightest road bikes
Scott Addict SL (2016)
Expensive and premium road bike with carbon frame and reliable body kit for a professional ride. Thanks lightweight design, its weight is only 5.98 kilograms. 28 inch wheels are also made of carbon fiber Zipp 202, Continental Grand Prix kit used as tires 4000. Both brakes are SRAM-like brakes, as are connecting rod, and cassette and shifter with switches (belong to the kit Red).
On the cassette Scott Addict SL is 11 stars, and on the system only 2, due to which the number of possible transmissions is 22 pieces. Back in December 2018, the cost of this bike amounted to a whopping 750 thousand rubles, but the change of season and obsolescence makes itself felt: today this bike can purchase for 400-600 thousand rubles. Naturally, this is about cycling professionals: ordinary users do not have such excesses need to.
- Designed specifically for professionals;
- very lightweight due to the carbon body and wheels;
- 22 gears;
- high-quality body kit;
- comfortable fit on the seat Syncros RR1.0.
- extremely high price.
Merida Scultura 8000-E (2019)
A completely different caliber road bike designed for professional athletes and lovers of quality, dear technicians. Its weight is a good 7.5 kilograms due to lightening with carbon frame and carbon fiber rims of Vision wheels 40 SC. As tires, the Grand Sport Race kit from company Continental, which is suitable for both riding on flat on highways and on light roads.
The body kit Merida Scultura 8000-E is fully professional, from Shimano Ultegra Di2 Kit. Excluding cassettes: they belong the Shimano CS-R8000-11 lineup and include 11 gears for gear shifting. In turn, the bike system has 2 sprockets (with 52 and 36 teeth) Thus, the total number gears is 22 pieces. This bike model is great for competitions (including international level) and is recommended near famous cyclists.
- professional body kit;
- oversized tires with Kevlar bord cord, excellent working off-road and smooth roadway;
- 22 gears;
- lightweight frame and rim;
- rigid fork, transmitting the slightest change in relief to steering wheel.
- high price.
Cube Attain SL (2019)
Cube road bike not capable To compete with representatives of technology of a professional segment. However, its advantages are expressed in terms of cost, and with it is also worth considering. Frame and rim (Cube RA 0.8 Aero models) made of aluminum alloy here, which naturally added masses, even though the Conti Ultra Sport 2 thin tires front and rear brake Attain SL belongs semi-professional series of the Japanese company Shimano, namely 105 BR-R7000. They are mechanical, tick-borne, with a resource designed for 20 thousand kilometers.
The transmission of the bike is also made of series components. Shimano 105. The number of available speeds is 22 pieces per the score is 11 stars in the carriage and 2 in the system (with the number of teeth 50 and 34). This model of a road bike is perfect for training in off season as well as for those who are starting to approach professional sports.
- high-quality selection of transmission components and brakes;
- Continental’s sensitive tire kit, giving overclocking advantage in straight sections;
- low (relative to competitors) cost.
- heavy enough: 8.9 kg of weight.
The lightest city bikes
TREK Verve 3 (2018)
Classic representative of urban bikes with tight fork, whose weight is 13.24 kilograms. Aluminum frame attached here to 28-inch wheels, which are made with one small design feature. Bontrager Aluminum Rim Tubeless Ready has a double base that increases durability wheels and adds to ride comfort. Classic wide tires Bontrager H5 Hard-Case Ultimate is also added to the bike universality: thanks to them even bumps on rough the terrain is perceived more gently.
TREK Verve 3 has 27 speeds that vary with 9 stars in the cassette Shimano CS-HG20-9 and 3 stars in the system. Shimano Alivio RD-T4000 Sports Type Rear Derailleur – the most reliable thing from the body kit, because the remaining components belong to the class of pleasure. Braking here is carried out with using V-Brake type brakes on the front and rear wheels. The cost of the bike at the moment is more than 35 thousand rubles, and even in this respect he looks preferable to the “exotic” Strida lt .
- double-rim wheels
- 27 speeds;
- high-quality transmission and brake components;
- nice appearance.
- not found.
SHULZ Hopper is an example of how small should look city bike with an acceptable level of quality. Saying this, we we mean the cost factor: it costs 2 times less than its own previous competitors, but partially surpasses them in reliability, and in picking. 16-inch frame resting on wheels similar diameter and can be folded in half, making storage possible even in a small apartment. The weight of this bike is 9.8 kilogram – you must admit, the difference with the model from Dahon is minimal. AND if you take into account the factor of rich configuration and remove all unnecessary, then a new leader in lightness will appear.
In the transmission SHULZ Hopper installed components walking level. For example, Neco B910 Cartridge cards that have 2.2-2.5 thousand kilometers of working resource. Complete with yourself bike, in addition to standard wings, steps and bell go reflectors, reflectors and a holder for a plastic bottle, to take water with you. In general, a very worthy representative category, which occupies the second line of our rating.
- high quality of structural elements;
- folding frame and pedals;
- an abundance of color schemes and a nice design;
- relatively low price.
- landing while riding is not the most comfortable.
Dahon EEZZ D3 (2017)
The first place in the lightness component is occupied by a city bike Dahon EEZZ D3, whose alloy frame is made in the original curved style. The peculiarity of this model is that it combines elements of sports and elementary class, marking “throwing” from one extreme to another. So, for example, the back Shimano Tiagra sports-level switch adjacent to Dahon Neos 3 Twist starters and cassettes Dahon Custom.
In fairness, it is worth noting that Dahon tick brakes EEZZ D3 – pleasure, with a working resource of about 1700 kilometers. The model offers a choice of only 3 speeds, however for city walks this is more than enough. As we said higher, she is one of the lightest on the market with a score of 9.7 kilogram. Of course, it could be smaller, but the body kit and accessories gave a slight weight gain. It’s nice to ride it, that’s just the cost, in our opinion, is too high, more than 40 thousand rubles.
- nice design;
- good driving experience;
- sports rear derailleur;
- the ability to choose from 3 speeds.
- high purchase price;
- entry-level transmission components.
A very original and expensive bike model for urban walks, performed according to all the canons of ergonomics and presentable appearance. From the standard look of the Strida LT different in two things: firstly, small 16-inch wheels, and secondly, atypical “triangular” frame on the same 16 inches with a fixed saddle and boot. Total weight of this the design is 11.2 kilograms – not bad for city bustle. But what about handling?
And the handling of the new “miracle of technology” is quite tolerable. Aluminum alloy wheels have mechanical disc brakes, which can be attached to the plug, and to the frame, and directly to sleeve. The fork is fixed firmly, there is no depreciation in it provided – it is. However, due to the original location frames the inertial forces on the steering wheel are felt differently. Thus, we we have an almost perfect model of urban transport, which will attract attention more readily than any Bentley or Rolls-Royce … but at the same time cost a thousand times less.
- original design;
- comfortable seat with gel inserts;
- alloy aluminum wheels with plastic reinforced spokes and disc brakes.
- atypical design, which you need to get used to;
- quite high, by the standards of bicycles, price.
Novatrack Aurora 20 “(2016)
Direct-drive chain bike, one of the top sellers in the debut year of release. Due to the successful selection of components transmissions they are still considered a cool representative city bikes. Despite 14 kilograms of total weight, it’s easy to manage, and the reason for this is the special weight distribution of the leading and driven parts. The steel and durable frame has a folding mechanism, therefore Novatrack Aurora 20 “is convenient to store even in the apartment. For model braking meets the usual entry-level foot brake. With the transmission, everything is much better: thanks to the planetary execution, the gear shift system is hidden inside the sleeve, and The installed speed switch from SRAM Automatix 2 applies to the class of pleasure. The elementary carriage has a working the resource is not more than 1000 kilometers, and it is it that is frequent the reason for the negative towards this bike. For the rest, highlight there’s nothing to say except for a good bundle and cost.
- comfortable fit;
- simplicity of design (with the exception of the planetary hub);
- 2 speeds;
- the presence of the trunk, bell, wings and steps in the kit.
- “weak” carriage;
- 14 kg total weight – too much for this type of bike execution.
Lightest Mountain (MBT) Bikes
Dewolf CLK 900 (2016)
The leader in this category is a mountain bike for Professionals: Dewolf CLK 900. With weights of just 9.16 kilogram and with a purely professional equipment it is easy withstands difficult cross-country routes. RockShox SID XX 27.5 air-oil fork allows for the production of fine-tuning the level of rigidity and blocking the stroke of the fork. Carbon frame mounted on 27.5-inch wheels with Schwalbe Rocket Ron tires and dual carbon rims DT Swiss XRC 1200.
The Dewolf CLK 900 feature, as with Merida Juliet, is that the system contains only one asterisk, limiting the number of speeds to 11. But to quality and working the resource of the switch, shifter, carriage and cassettes do not undermine: all of them are taken from the SRAM pro-series (XX1, BB GXP, XG-1199). This bike is very expensive for a reason: it is designed for speakers athletes and people involved in preparing for competition. And in terms of equipment, it costs its 180 thousand rubles.
- the highest quality equipment for the transmission, chassis and brakes;
- carbon fiber lightweight frame with a high threshold perceived loads;
- double carbon rim and tenacious tire from Schwalbe;
- 11 speeds
- Great for driving on rough terrain.
- extremely high price for ordinary consumers.
Merida Juliet.7.600 (2019)
And again, the female model of a mountain bike, which has become ideological “heiress” of the Juliet series. In essence, compared to the previous nothing has changed in the lineup: it’s still semi-professional transmission from SRAM NX Eagle, sports Shimano hydraulics disc brakes at the same 12 speeds due to lack of an additional asterisk on the system.
The total mass of Merida Juliet 7. 600 is 11.83 kilograms and, thanks to the ideal weight distribution, it can cope with its management even a fragile girl. Front air-oil fork belongs to the professional class and has a course in duty 100 millimeters with adjustable stiffness, offset and Remote function Lockout Merida’s own rims have double profile, and as rubber used is known to all 27.5-inch Maxxis Ikon with Kevlar cord. In the end this bike can be a great buy for years to come if you will not intentionally “kill” him on the road.
- comfortable fit and excellent weight distribution;
- high-quality soft fork with an abundance of settings;
- 12 speeds;
- exceptionally high quality body kit.
- high price.
Format 9212 (2019)
Authoritative hard-tail sharpened under harsh conditions use. As noted in the specification, Format 9212 belongs to type of mountain and dirt bikes. This is confirmed by the factory. complete set: Maxxis Ikon tires with pronounced lateral supports and moderately deep tread ideal for in order to knead dirt and crash into the ground off-road. Wherein wheel strength is ensured by the Weinmann Disc alloy rim Bull withstanding enormous overload and shock stress.
Manitou Circus Expert front oil fork Format 9212 has a stroke of 100 millimeters, and this parameter can be adjust according to need. One of the features The bike is that the brake is only placed on the rear wheel. AND although this is a 160 millimeter hydraulic disc SRAM Level, with additional would be somehow calmer. And finally, the final fact: there are no switches, because the bike has only one speed. Weight: 11.4 kg.
- simplicity of construction;
- high degree of reliability;
- air-oil plug;
- belonging to dert bikes.
- relatively high price;
- the presence of one disc brake on the rear wheel;
- just one speed.
TREK Marlin 7 Womens 27.5 (2019)
Another mountain bike that can be used as cross country bike. It has greater cross-country ability than previous representative of the category, but also belongs to the bikes, designed for girls. Its weight is 13.65 kilograms – perfect to maneuver on rough terrain and off-road. RockShox XC 30 Sports Oil Spring Fork Coil 27.5 is 100 millimeters, and coupled with Hard tail-shock absorber, it perfectly absorbs inertia from irregularities landscape.
If the transmission TREK Marlin 7 Womens 27.5 applied exclusively recreational components from Shimano then braking produced by Tektro sports hydraulic brakes HD-276. 27.5-inch wheels with Bontrager Connection rims and tires Bontrager XR2, 27.5×2.2 perfectly dig the ground and provide engagement even during sharp turns at a distance. it a good choice for sports ladies: definitely expensive, but without obvious design flaws.
- very good front fork with TurnKey adjustment Lockout
- can be used for cross-country and hard spurt by off-road;
- high-quality transmission components;
- hydraulic disc brakes from Tektro;
- 27 gears.
- relatively high price.
Scott Contessa Scale 30 29 (2019)
An expensive bike with sports and leisure class components, which is suitable for both ordinary and semi-professional users athletes. Its weight is 13.8 kilograms, which is due to large frame size and 29-inch alloy wheels Syncros X-20 Disc rims and Kenda Slant 6, 29×2.35 “tires. Hard tail shock absorber paired with SR oil spring fork Suntour XCR-RL-R with a stroke of 100 millimeters.
Of the sports components of Scott Contessa Scale 30 29 appear hydraulic disc brakes Shimano BR-MT200 160 and 180 millimeters (rear and front brake, respectively), and Deore RD-M592 rear derailleur and BB-MT500 Cartridge carriages. Shifters and cassettes are walking, but the front derailleur will become the cause of many bike related malfunctions: he It has a low margin of safety. However, if you do not touch him (or rather, forget about it altogether or change it when buying), then the problems will be avoided. The bike also offers a total of 18 speeds and targets girls.
- nice design;
- 29 inch wheels
- custom fork with a stroke of 100 millimeters;
- Suitable for cross country.
- “weak” front derailleur;
- very high price.
STELS Navigator 610 V 26 V030 (2018)
Mountain bike on 26 inch aluminum wheels, which will be an ideal choice for people who do not want to spend a lot on buying a bike. STELS Navigator 610 V 26 V030 is also suitable for driving around the city, and for going on easy off-road. True, to drive we do not recommend it on a bumpy road, even though the bike has a Hard tail shock absorber and a soft front fork with a stroke of 60 millimeters. This fork breaks easily when riding on bumps, especially if you attach the front of the bike to a large speed.
Rear and front derailleur, as well as shifters installed on STELS Navigator 610 V 26 V030, belong to the initial class. These are standard components from the Shimano Tourney series, stock whose strength is from 400 to 800 kilometers. And here carriages, according to statistics, “live” longer, and belong to pleasure Cartridge body kits. Thanks to the 7×3 star system, you can switch speeds in 21 position, thereby choosing the intensity of the load on the legs. This is a great offer for outdoor activities, under which you will have to allocate a place for storage.
- inexpensive model;
- V-Brake walking brakes and carriages from Cartridge;
- 21 speed;
- Feels great on light off-road.
- kit entry-level.
The lightest children’s bikes
Scott Scale 16 (2019)
A pleasant situation with the 16-inch bike company Scott, who stands at the level of some adult bikes. All transmission and brake components in it – recreational, calculated 1.5-2 thousand kilometers before planned replacement. And on front and rear wheels fitted with V-Brake hand brakes (brackets) of the Tektro J-310 model. The aluminum frame has enough massive view, but in fact not so heavy, in connection with which the general the weight of the entire bike does not exceed 7.6 kilograms.
Scott Scale 16 wheels are also large in appearance, however, this is due to Thick tires Kenda K905 K-Rad. Thanks to them increases bike stability not only in a straight path, but also when cornering, since the contact patch of rubber with the surface is larger. However, due to friction, speed is lost, so the child will have to try hard to disperse the “iron friend”.
- tire contact area makes the bike more stable;
- great appearance;
- body kit walking level;
- massive, but light and strong frame.
- high price.
SHULZ Bubble 16
When it comes to prestige and abnormal expenses, SHULZ Bubble 16 enters. This bike is designed for children in ages 4 to 6 years (or up to 125 centimeters), and has weighing 5.4 kilograms. The aluminum 16-inch frame is no different visual massiveness, however, provides a secure hold all the elements on yourself. Rigid fork construction without dampers and shock absorbers, but the torque from the pedals to the wheel transmitted by a belt – the standard chain is no longer here appears.
Wheels SHULZ Bubble 16 with a diameter of 16 inches are made of alloy rim with tires on metal side the cords. Tektro V-Brake front and rear brakes have an increased service life – their resource is enough on average for 1,5-2 thousand kilometers. Included with the bike only the side wheels are supplied – footrest, wings and front The brake must be purchased separately. Does this fact make this is the model less attractive? Of course. Hence the second place in rating issued in advance for the ease of the frame.
- the smallest weight in the category (5.4 kg);
- high-quality brakes of a walking level;
- belt drive instead of chain.
- too expensive bike model;
- very poor equipment – wings, front brake, footboard and the trunk offer to buy separately.
Royal Baby RB12-16 Buttons 12 Alloy
Inexpensive bike, simplified design, designed for children aged 2 to 4 years. Its thick aluminum frame alloy suppresses the influence of external factors on the preservation of the child balance, but also creates a problem in the form of a couple of extra pounds to the total mass. The model is completely depreciated and has a tough a fork that does not transmit inertia to the steering wheel.
Royal Baby RB12-16 Buttons has 12 inch wheels with the possibility of setting (or removing as unnecessary) a pair of side wheels. The sorting cord of “native” tires is made of metal and protects them from side cuts. Rear brake foot, initial, designed for 500 kilometers, and front – V-Brake with a similar margin of safety. Of accessories, in addition to the wheels, the set includes circuit protection and a bell – A classic set of children’s bicycles.
- inexpensive model with a simple layout;
- the presence of side wheels in the kit;
- thicker frame that reduces the likelihood of demolition and loss balance child.
- the heaviest in the category based on the age of the child (7 kg).
Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.