Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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A lighter bike responds and reacts to pedal input more effectively than a heavier bike. Saying that- You will only find the light weight bikes at the top end of a range so component quality probably has a lot to do with it. Then again as someone has mentioned- it is where that weight is. Rotating weight on the wheels for example. A light weight wheelset is probably the best upgrade that anyone can make to any bike. That is so as to not complicate the issue as a Heavy set of tyres will ruin all that.
Given the choice- I think most of us would prefer a lightweight bike. They Fly up hills but I would not to take them on a the Belgian cobbles or even roguh roads too often.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.