Old 11-28-16, 12:30 AM
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canklecat
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Checking my cycling apps over the past six months (I'm not counting the first six since resuming cycling because I was in such bad physical shape), and comparing the same routes, both hilly and flat:

On my 35 lb comfort hybrid with suspension fork, padded springy saddle and heavy puncture proof tires -- about 12 mph.

On my more recently added sub-30 lb rigid fork mountain bike -- about 14 mph.

Good enough for me. I might try a road bike next year if my neck can handle the drop bars. Usually I prefer a more upright position, with the bars an inch or two above saddle height. So I'm giving up some wind efficiency for a riding position I prefer.
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