Panasonic CB4000

This 1993 Panasonic CB4000 cross bike, weighing in at about 12kg, is the lightest vehicle on this page.

It combines a chromoly frame made of Tange Infinity double-butted tubes with a groupset rarely seen these days: the Shimano 700CX hybrid series that was available on the market for just about a year.

The bike’s road bike-like cassette resulted in a close-ratio transmission unusually narrow for a hybrid bike of the time. Well, for the very same reason it became a favorite among performance-minded courier riders.