So I went for a 55 km ride with two friends on nice road bikes. One is a Colnago CX 2.0 (brand new), the other is a Cannondale Super Six (http://www.bikeworldnews.com/2008/08...009-road-line/).
Both of these are VERY nice road bikes and very light.
Me? I ride Mercier Kilo TT Stripper in Chrome geared at 81 inches. Just this week I mounted a rear rack and trunk bag. For the ride with the boys today, I even removed my helmet mirror to avoid looking too Fred.
I am happy to report the bike was able to more than keep up on the flats and the bike was the first up every hill and the first off every sprint.
Those Kilos are fast!