Updated: Sep 11, 2020
Sometimes weight reduction goes beyond functionality and into the realm of an insatiable desire to just have everything as light as possible. Most aficionados are painfully aware the inverse relationship between weight and price, where reducing the former, increases the latter.
Weight weenies will be satisfied to know there are top-tier production bikes by some of the most successful brands producing bikes that sit well below the UCI legal weight of 6.8kg. The svelte nature of the following crop of steeds is achievable thanks to meticulous attention to detail, the use of lightweight high modulus carbon fiber paired with the top-of-the-line groupsets and lightweight hoops. Stand back an appreciate the sum of the parts, you have yourself a featherweight bicycle.
In a hypothetical world where money was no object, we would all secretly love to add one (or all) of these to the fleet, or indeed, forgo the fleet altogether in favor of one do it all superbike. Here we line up our top six of the best production road bikes under (or very close to) six kilograms, behold...