Old 11-14-15, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post

Agree with the comment that tires & wheels are main contributor to a bike's 'feel'.
I always laughed when I hear a salesman say" go ride around the block and see how this race bike feels". There's something else that haven't been mentioned yet. I can't possible tell if a bike is alive by sitting my fat ass on that saddle no matter how fast I go. The only way to tell is getting off the saddle and twisting that thing around. The feedback will tell you immediately. Talking about feeling dead? Some of the early carbon bikes felt dead. Steel bikes all have some spring back off the saddle.
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