I think the FR's have really tried to keep the weight down by construction techniques. My new V cross is 4K lighter than my McKenzie Lakota and yet has about the same payload capacity. It's 4 feet shorter also so that is some of it. The FR I just purchased is not quite as fancy as the Lakota, but it is very well put together and seems to hold what I need it to. IMHO.
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