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Discussing modern bike weight could actually make for a good article. With "Enduro" bikes getting heavier and the lines blurring between trail/AM/freeride bikes there are definitely diverging schools of thought on weight. And once you add water bottle/cage, tools, pump, tube, etc onto a 35-36lb bike you're pushing 40lb. Many people don't see an issue with that. The irony is that I'm considered a weight weenie now because I want to keep my bike as close to 30lb as possible (well as close as my wallet allows). So I'll gladly rock a hip/fanny pack and put things in my pockets.
Some claim that "weight is weight" but I definitely feel the difference in handling by a 1-2lb difference on my bike when I'm having fun on it. Maybe it doesn't matter while slogging up a logging road, I can see that point.
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