Originally Posted by Enthalpic
The sweet spot ratio for most riders is between 2-2.5 lbs/inch depending on type of riding you do. Eg for a pure climber you must be around 2lbs/inch; sprinters etc can go to the higher end of the scale. So for a 74 inch rider you want to be about 170 - 175lbs.
See, but I think it goes the other way. Not "if you want to climb, diet down to 2 lbs. per inch" but "if you're at your 'race weight' and you weigh about 2 lbs. per inch, enter hilly races". And so on.
My fella's about 2.2 lbs/in at his race weight, and he's a sprinter who climbs well.
Oh, another guideline is that 100 lbs. plus
5 lbs. per inch over 5' is a pretty slender individual. That agrees with your 170 lbs. suggestion.
Last edited by alison_in_oh; 01-31-06 at 05:57 PM.