Originally Posted by gman214
Thanks Gnosis! Leaning toward the Breezer
My pleasure, gman214.
Donít allow anyone to dissuade you from purchasing the bike of your preference.
Just as mountain bikes arenít for everyone, the same holds true for road bikes.
I own a lightweight (21.
4 pounds) Trek 2.
1 road bike, but I still prefer riding my portly (36, 35, & 32 pound) mountain bikes, which explains why my road bikeís odometer only has 586 miles on it years later whereas my portly mountain bikes have a total of just over 5,000 miles and theyíre all road miles.
In fact, on August 24, 2013 (at age 57), I rode my upgraded 35 pound 2012 Trek Wahoo 29er hardtail (no lockout feature) with 29Ē x 2.
1 Continental street tires on my first 200-mile ride.
It was ďto and fromĒ Jim Thorpe, PA (just over 10,000 feet of climbing) and I immensely enjoyed that ride! I can hardly wait to do it again this year and Iíll again be riding my 29er hardtail.
However, I may mount a set of 700 x 32 tires this time around to reduce overall energy requirements on such a long ride.
I already have the new 700 x 32 tires, but admittedly, itís hard to willingly remove those large volume 29Ē x 2.
1 tires, as they provide a great ride.
The 29Ē x 2.
1 street tires are heavy (915 grams each, but not a concern to me on century rides or shorter commuting distances) whereas the 700 x 32 tires are lighter (481 grams each) and since the 32ís also use smaller inner tubes, each wheel will weigh roughly 1.
5 pounds less for a 3 pound reduction in static bike weight as well as a 3 pound reduction in rotating wheel mass.
Itíll definitely make a noticeable difference that can be appreciated over a 200-mile ride distance.
Iíll simply remount the 29Ē x 2.1 tires after I return from that 200-mile ride.