Light Or Heavy Trail Bike? How Important Is Mountain Bike Weight?

Published on April 2nd 2015


A lot of people focus on bike weight, but how important is a light bike for day-to day trail riding? We put a light bike and a heavy bike to the test. Click here to Subscribe to GMBN: A light bike has a very obvious advantages; it'll be easier to maneuver and feel better on the climbs - important if you have a big day planned. But what about heavy bikes? They too have their advantages, especially on the descents. We took a light bike, did a downhill run, weighed it down, and did another run and compared ride feel and the time it took us to get down the trail. Comment below and let us know what you think about our verdict! Click here to buy GMBN T-shirts, hoodies and more: