Panasonic CB4000

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

It combines a frame made of Tange Infinity double-butted chromoly tubes with a groupset rarely seen these days: the Shimano 700CX hybrid series that was available in 1993 for just about a year.

The group’s close-ratio cassette, providing a rather narrow transmission typically seen on road bikes, seems like an odd choice for a hybrid bike. Well, it is exactly the reason why it became quite popular among performance-minded courier riders.