We've recently got a couple questions asking about the weight of specific bikes.

Assuming that the question is answerable (just asking about frame and fork, not components and has enough information about the frame they're asking about), are these questions too localized?

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I believe they are too specific to be relevant in both those cases. However, a great deal of that lack of relevancy is due to the lack of common availability, and possibly the current level of desire for those particular bikes.

If someone was asking about the weight of a new Storck Fascenario 0.6, or the new Madone, I might not think it was too localized, because I believe more people might want or need that information.

I do think that there are easily available sources for that type of data, which do not require questions here.

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    I agree with this; all I can add is that both of these questions would be much better if they were changed to, "how do I find out the weight of a hard-to-locate bike?" These questions are just fishing expeditions, as the real answer is "call the company" or "find one and weigh it." If you want to ask "who has one of these handy," go to a forum. Mar 26, 2012 at 5:29
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    Also, the likelihood of someone having the exact bike and frame size to weigh is remote at best. They end up filling the "Unanswered" category.
    – zenbike
    Mar 26, 2012 at 9:35

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