Panasonic CB4000

Weighing in at about 12kg, this 1993 issue of Panasonic’s CB4000 series is probably the most lightweight bike on this page.

Made of Tange Infinity double-butted tubes, it features a Shimano 700CX groupset, a hybrid series that had a rather short lifecycle and is fairly rare these days. The transmission unit is characterized by its unusually wide gear ratios that, for a hybrid bike, put it a bit on the ambitious side.