Sub 8kg bike for not too much money


I was right about that saddle
My main criteria for a new bike is weight, and I have set a max weight of 8kgG on a budget of £1000 for complete.Road Bike from new. Naturally one assumes only carbon can deliver this sort of reasonable weight.
It's annoying that most manufacturers and some review sites don't give a total weight for a given specification.

Sound impossible?

My findings thus far....

Worlds lightest bike is £N/A 2.7 kg/ 6lb

Giant Defy 3 (Alu) £699 - 9.5kg total (For comparison to what I have)

Trek Emonda Sl5 (Car) £1900 - 8.1 kg (frame 1,050g)

Viner Gladium SRAM Rival 22 Road Bike (Car) £799.99 (frame 1,124G) - Don't have total weight.

Fuji Roubaix 1.1 (Alu) £875 8.58kg/18.93lb

KTM Revelator 3300 (Car), £1299 - 8.37kg/18.46lb

Canyon Ultimate CF SL9.0 (Car) £1899 - 7.45kg

Then I came across the ....

Trek Madone 2.1 Alu, £1000 - 8kg as reviewed in Cycling Weekly

Any other suggestions ?

@ianrauk I hope this thread has sufficient info
Yeah. Adjust the overall weight by losing some and making sure the money is spent on decent components.

jack smith

Über Member
Build your own, i built a scott foil with sram rival 22 that came in at 7.4 kilo for way under a grand, my current cervelo r5 is the same along with the tarmac and venge i built just keep a. eye out for second hand, ex display or on sale frames and build it up with good wheels and components
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Dave Davenport

Legendary Member
Why does it have to be under 8kg?


Flouncing Nobber
What's the point of an 8kg bike if it flexes like John Inman's wrist in a semaphore class? It needs to be light, stiif, and complaint in the required directions. Mass alone is a very poor indicator.


The older I get, the faster I used to be ...
Most of the Rose road bikes are listed as below 8kg - even those under £1k, but my Xeon CRS3000 is actually over 7kg with pedals, bottle cages, computer etc, fitted and I don't think it was ever as light as the quoted figure.


Legendary Member
I really dont want to ignore your question as it was quite specific but TBH you could end up with a super light bike that rides like a bag of spanners if that is your main consideration. Good frame with the best components for your budget would ensure a better ride than simply the lightest bike.
That Decathlon bike Brian has pointed out seems like a lot of bike for the money.
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