The five best lightweight bikes of 2016 (video)

Here's our pick of the five featherweights to keep an eye out for in 2016

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Since time immemorial, man has been trying to make the bicycle lighter. 2015 saw the release of the 4.55kg Merida Scultura 9000 LTD and the 4.4kg Ax-Lightness VIAL evo ULTRA, both of which pushed the envelope a little further in the pursuit of featherweight perfection. However there are plenty of other bikes for the weight weenies to get excited about in 2016, and here's our pick of five of the best lightweight bikes to keep an eye out for next year.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.