Has anyone notcied how bikes these days are heavier than they used to be. Just last night I was recalling how my 1997/98 Marin Eldridge Grade with Manitou 4 suspension weighed in at a mere 25.5lbs for a 17.5" framed bike. It was 23.5lbs with the OE fork. My Trek 6500 weighs in at a monumental 31lbs. The Rockshox SID Race forks I just bought bought will bring the weight down 2lbs. But even 29lbs is pants. Bring back the good old double butted cromoly frames.