Old 08-17-12, 09:59 AM
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Makes no difference where weight is lost (save in rotating parts) as far as the weight loss benefits goes.

The question is what else is lost. Or for that matter gained.

If you ride more and lose weight odds are you have lost fat and possibly even gained muscle mass in the legs. If you lose body weight by starving yourself you are going to lose muscle as well as fat . Possible net loss in cycling ability.

If you start with a good bike and try to trim weight you may sacrifice stiffness or other thigns. Possible loss. Start witha crappy bike and replace mild steel with a better material you may lose weight and gain stiffness.
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