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Eurobike 2013: Lightest bikes and components

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AX Lightness are also soon to release a new frame, the Vial Evo - it's expected to be sub 700g, is aero friendly with relaxed geometry to suit long distance riding

AX Lightness are also soon to release a new frame, the Vial Evo - it's expected to be sub 700g, is aero friendly with relaxed geometry to suit long distance riding (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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This Steven's Comet SL is built to just 4.87kg! That'll be one cent under 13,000 euros please..

This Steven's Comet SL is built to just 4.87kg! That'll be one cent under 13,000 euros please.. (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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See, we weren't lying..

See, we weren't lying.. (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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This custom build bike from wheel manufacturers bike ahead composites weighs just 7.3kg complete

This custom build bike from wheel manufacturers bike ahead composites weighs just 7.3kg complete (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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These bars from Haero Carbon are recommended only for cross-country and marathon use, that's because they weigh just 125g despite being 740mm wide

These bars from Haero Carbon are recommended only for cross-country and marathon use, that's because they weigh just 125g despite being 740mm wide (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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Bike ahead composites' now offer clinchers in 26", 650b and 29" sizes, weights start at just1348g a set

Bike ahead composites' now offer clinchers in 26", 650b and 29" sizes, weights start at just1348g a set (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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Madfiber were showing off their latest generation hoops, the axle design has been improved to save weight and add adjustability, whilst ceramicspeed bearings mean less rolling resistance than before

Madfiber were showing off their latest generation hoops, the axle design has been improved to save weight and add adjustability, whilst ceramicspeed bearings mean less rolling resistance than before (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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Madfiber tubulars weigh just 1080g for a set, clincher versions hold a 200g weight penalty

Madfiber tubulars weigh just 1080g for a set, clincher versions hold a 200g weight penalty (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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This ENVE carbon direct mount downhill stem tips the scales at 130g

This ENVE carbon direct mount downhill stem tips the scales at 130g (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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Weight weenies are scientifically proven to have harder arses than normal riders

Weight weenies are scientifically proven to have harder arses than normal riders (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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Cervelo's RCA frameset tips the scales at a claimed 660g for a size 54cm, although nobody would confirm a weight for this complete example

Cervelo's RCA frameset tips the scales at a claimed 660g for a size 54cm, although nobody would confirm a weight for this complete example (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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.. No pain = weight gained

.. No pain = weight gained (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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Cannondale's Supersix Evo Black inc had to be included

Cannondale's Supersix Evo Black inc had to be included (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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If MSC took any more material from these seat clamps there would be nothing left - they're just 7.5g each including a titanium bolt

If MSC took any more material from these seat clamps there would be nothing left - they're just 7.5g each including a titanium bolt (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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MSC also make lightweight disc rotors, a 140mm version tips the scales at 67g

MSC also make lightweight disc rotors, a 140mm version tips the scales at 67g (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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Van Nicholas' Astraeus proves that there are viable alternatives to carbon fibre

Van Nicholas' Astraeus proves that there are viable alternatives to carbon fibre (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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Storck's mountain bike offerings were also impressive, like this 8kg Rebel Seven 650b hardtail

Storck's mountain bike offerings were also impressive, like this 8kg Rebel Seven 650b hardtail (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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This Storck Fascenario build totalled just 5.5kg

This Storck Fascenario build totalled just 5.5kg (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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This stunning Aernario Disc from Storck requires just 6.3kg of force to take off

This stunning Aernario Disc from Storck requires just 6.3kg of force to take off (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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The new AX Lightness Vial Evo will retail at 2990 euros for the frameset

The new AX Lightness Vial Evo will retail at 2990 euros for the frameset (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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The Vial Evo wasn't quite ready for Eurobike, but these CAD renders are the next best thing

The Vial Evo wasn't quite ready for Eurobike, but these CAD renders are the next best thing (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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Lightweight get religious about their carbon..

Lightweight get religious about their carbon.. (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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The RCA frame won a gold award at this year's Eurobike - scoring highly for its weight, aerodynamics and innovation

The RCA frame won a gold award at this year's Eurobike - scoring highly for its weight, aerodynamics and innovation (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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We cannot help but envy the spoilt child that is going to end up getting to ride this

We cannot help but envy the spoilt child that is going to end up getting to ride this (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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The Lightweight Urgestalt frame tips the scales at 790g, this complete build with Di2 is 5.9kg

The Lightweight Urgestalt frame tips the scales at 790g, this complete build with Di2 is 5.9kg (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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Open are a relatively new brand from former employees of Cervelo and BMC bikes, they currently produce lightweight creations like this 6.4kg rigid mountain bike

Open are a relatively new brand from former employees of Cervelo and BMC bikes, they currently produce lightweight creations like this 6.4kg rigid mountain bike (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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Open also produce a 6.7kg version complete with an intriguing fork from Lauf that offers 60mm of suspension travel through flex

Open also produce a 6.7kg version complete with an intriguing fork from Lauf that offers 60mm of suspension travel through flex (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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The AX Lightness SRT-29 wheelset uses a large and round bead profile to avoid snakebite punctures

The AX Lightness SRT-29 wheelset uses a large and round bead profile to avoid snakebite punctures (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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AX Lightness were also proud of their new 29er wheelset, tipping the scales at just 1190g they'll cost 2800 euros

AX Lightness were also proud of their new 29er wheelset, tipping the scales at just 1190g they'll cost 2800 euros (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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AX lightness also produce the world's lightest oversize stem at just 68g for a 70mm, it'll cost you though.. Precisely 590 euros!

AX lightness also produce the world's lightest oversize stem at just 68g for a 70mm, it'll cost you though.. Precisely 590 euros! (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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The 4200 ergonomic bar from AX Lightness features internal cable routing, it's 168g and is only available in 420mm. Not cheap at 600 euros

The 4200 ergonomic bar from AX Lightness features internal cable routing, it's 168g and is only available in 420mm. Not cheap at 600 euros (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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Lightweight also have a new Meilenstein Oberymayer wheelset, at 935g a pair they're 47.5mm deep

Lightweight also have a new Meilenstein Oberymayer wheelset, at 935g a pair they're 47.5mm deep (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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The laser etched graphics look amazing but also save weight over decals

The laser etched graphics look amazing but also save weight over decals (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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This Storck Fascenario build totalled just 5.5kg

This Storck Fascenario build totalled just 5.5kg (Image credit: BikeRadar)
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Scott had their full Addict range on show, at the front is the Addict SL, with its frame and fork coming in at a claimed 995g combined!

Scott had their full Addict range on show, at the front is the Addict SL, with its frame and fork coming in at a claimed 995g combined! (Image credit: BikeRadar)

This article originally appeared on Bikeradar

This week, BikeRadar have been scouring the halls of the Eurobike 2013 trade show to find the lightest bikes and components on display.

We’ve selected our pick of the bunch, so for a full rundown of the kit fetching the lowest numbers on the scales, look no further than our image gallery.

For all our Eurobike 2013 coverage, click here.