..suggest in a kg-to-failure test the lavadrone would crack(sic) first.
Would be a great test though, you have to admit!
I've got nothing against Giant specifically, but their racks of £500-900 bikes must've averaged 38lbs a piece. Considering tech/materials science has moved on so far, dedication to weight just hasn't.
Do me a favour ... weigh the £1,500 Giant, it'll probably be similar to my old £1,800 Cannondale - lightish and strongish; the point is it could
be a hell of a lot lighter, and the manufacturer could
be a hell of a lot more up-front about what they're producing
'03 Cannondale Jekyll & '00 Cannondale F500
Previously: '97 Cannondale F1000, '94 Kona Lava Dome, '03 Cannondale F800, '99 Marin Mount Vision, Custom Brand-X, '97 Marin Monocoque, Custom Merlin Hardtail, Falcon Stealth, Raleigh Grifter, Raleigh Burner