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I can remember a day when bike weight was a big deal, but back then (90s) the focus seemed to be either cross country or downhill. Trail riding really wasn’t recognized needing a certain spec and we all rode cross country bikes. My old 1994 Amp Research duallie (large) weighed about 26 pounds and it could easily have been speced under 25. With today’s trail and All Mountain bikes, trail riders seem more interested in terrain performance and control than gram counting. After all, we are play riding, not racing someone to the top of a hill. Lol. I have no idea what my Specialized FSR weighs, but with 150mm travel, big tires and an XL alloy frame it is at least 30. In the end, who cares, its a blast to ride!