5kg carbon single speed/tourer Blackbraid

by bikeboy76   February 26, 2013  

I've just seen this very interesting concept on Awesomer. The PG Bikes Blackbraid. The whole bike is 11lbs/5kg, probably due to the snake like single stays on the back. It certainly looks the part and you can't beat the weight (can you?)
Sadly no idea about the price and the set up is single speed with a band drive that I have no idea about, and NO BRAKES! (if you like being a fixie douche in Premium Rush.). There is a tourer on their website but I can't tell what gearing is on there. Still I wouldn't mind that frame with a more regular road set on it. Blades spokes on the wheels, sweet. Tongue

http://theawesomer.com/blackbraid-bicycle/219783/

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The price? Well if you have to ask as they say...

It's an eye-watering $21,802 for the either the fixed or the "tourer" (that's a tourer with no way to fit panniers), the mystery gearing is a Rohloff 14/500.

http://www.marque-it.com/listing/eco-bikes/PG-BlackBraid-Fixed/269
http://www.marque-it.com/listing/eco-bikes/PG-BlackBraid-Touring/270

Nah, I think I'll pass

posted by bazzargh [144 posts]
26th February 2013 - 21:10

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Interesting frame, I can only hope that it's not as forgiving or flexible as carbon marketeers would have us believe...

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posted by the_mikey [146 posts]
26th February 2013 - 21:10

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5kg, wow that's heavy. Fully geared and braked bike at 3.7kg here!!

http://www.canyon.com/_en/technology/project37.html

posted by veseunr [281 posts]
27th February 2013 - 13:22

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veseunr wrote:
5kg, wow that's heavy. Fully geared and braked bike at 3.7kg here!!

Dang, does riding a feather tickle!


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posted by bikeboy76 [1248 posts]
27th February 2013 - 14:36

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Sturdy helmet, nice chunky shoes with overshoes, two full drink bottles, longs, winter jacket, pu&%^re repair kit, multitool, spare inner, gloves, a snack, garmin, gels, phone, bit of cash, lights = 10kg anyway!! Thinking

Do it nude .... it's the only way to save weight Surprise

posted by veseunr [281 posts]
27th February 2013 - 15:26

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