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Old 06-24-07, 11:47 AM   #1
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1 pound difference

the bike i want is 30 and my current bike is 29 do you think that the 1 popund diffrence will make an effect on how long i can go or hoow fast and how can i drop weight off the bike
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Old 06-24-07, 11:47 AM   #2
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I would not worry about it much.
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Old 06-24-07, 11:49 AM   #3
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How much can you personally lose? If you are me, losing 5 lbs on me is easier than dropping a lb on my bike.
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Old 06-24-07, 12:00 PM   #4
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put an extra water bottle on your current bike and go for a ride.
I dont think you will notice it.
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Have a good BM and you should be down a pound.
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Old 06-24-07, 05:30 PM   #6
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If you are willing to spend $2000 or more on a new bike, you could probably lose 10-12 pounds immediately.
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1 pound will slow you down by at least 10mph.
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Old 06-24-07, 06:33 PM   #8
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If you are willing to spend $2000 or more on a new bike, you could probably lose 10-12 pounds immediately.
the bikes a kona king kikapu it costs 1800 with 4in. of travel do yall think its worth it to buy it or a hardtail
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what kind of riding do you do?
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the bike i want is 30 and my current bike is 29 do you think that the 1 popund diffrence will make an effect on how long i can go or hoow fast and how can i drop weight off the bike
If you ride with two water bottles, ride with one less and feel for yourself.
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i rifde xc racing and enduros and marathons, i dont run bottles i use a camelback 70oz.
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Put an extra 454g of stan's in the tires then. You get the idea.
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Set up correctly, the Kona should do the trick very nicely. As for the weight, you can easily loose the extra pound by switching tires, tubes, and pedals. Dropping a pound on that bike shouldnt be too expensive. Also, if you keep it as is, riding the heavier bike will make you stronger.
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Set up correctly, the Kona should do the trick very nicely. As for the weight, you can easily loose the extra pound by switching tires, tubes, and pedals. Dropping a pound on that bike shouldnt be too expensive. Also, if you keep it as is, riding the heavier bike will make you stronger.
+1. Train heavy, race light.
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If you like the idea of lighter components and want to spend the money, get them. Losing weight on the rim/tire will have the most impact. Otherwise don't worry about it.
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