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The ideal weight for a bicycle is 15 pounds, since that is the lowest amount allowed in competition. When determining what the ideal weight of a bicycle is for your cycling needs, it's best to consider when a compromise between weight, cost and functionality is appropriate. In most cases, a lighter bicycle will be ideal for achieving better race times, but a more durable bicycle is ideal for comfort and durability. For more competitive athletes, sacrificing strength or comfort might be an appropriate trade-off for a competitive edge. Consider whether the weight savings will realistically impact your ride before spending the extra money to eliminate ounces.