Originally Posted by caloso
I'm pretty skinny already. (Nearly HS weight and I'm 52! C'mon!) I've been noticing good things whenever I shed weight off the bike lately. No reason I can see for it to be there to begin with. Just gimme a nice light cheap roadbike but with a bit more clearance. Like the TCR only with more clearance. But not a crazy extra 25-30% more weight! Yeah, I suppose I'll start gleaning, but I don't want/need no tank. I'm not that hard on stuff and our MI courses aren't too nuts, either. Light is nice. No reason for heavy. I use sewups, too. So no reason to be over 20 lbs for the bike!
Yeah, I'm screwed if/when it gets sticky, but so far it works fine in rainy mud! Most of our races end up dry/fast anyway. Fingers crossed! I do have an old tank with clearances to bring out for honest mudwork.
And the sidepulls on both my steeds have been fine. MI isn't too hilly and I don't like to brake anyway. More groovy modulation would be nice but I won't get too fussy.