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Join Date: Oct 2003
Bikes: Vitus Aluminum, DiamondBack Apex, Softride Powerwing 700, "Generic" Ishiwata 022, Trek OCLV 110
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Did the LBS wrench say why he/she thought Softrides have climbing "problems"?
I don't have any problems climbing on my Powerwing. Sure, it's a little heavier - maybe 10% heavier - than my CF Trek, but if you look at rider+bike weight, it's really only ~1% heavier. So on steep climbs where air resistance becomes secondary effect, I probably climb about 1% slower. That's not a lot - only 6 seconds for a 10 minute climb.