I am just on the point of completing my second (ever) road bike, a Concorde Astore. Before I wrap the bars, I wanted to make sure I had the brake levers in the right place, so asked my (roadie fanatic) son what he thought. He said he thought they looked fine, but went and got his Boardman ProC for comparison. As hoped, my brakes are fine.
At this point I picked his Boardman up, to put it on the other side of the room and was staggered at how light it was. I picked up my bike, then his and back an forth, utterly amazed at the weight, or lack thereof.
I then weighed both bikes, and the Concorde is around 18.75 lbs with the Boardman at 16.5 lbs, that is a bag of sugar difference.
Now I accept that the Boardman is a top flite racer and the Concorde is rather mid range, even with my modern (SRAM Force) build, but two pounds is a heck of a difference.
Still looking forward to my first spin on the Concorde though, after all, you can't weight character
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