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Old 07-12-18, 10:57 AM
Dave Mayer
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I own so many bikes, that I don't know how many I own. Their weights range from 16ish (carbon road) to almost 30 pounds for a commuter kitted with fenders and racks. They are all high quantity gear, and very well maintained.

Anyway being on the carbon Uber bikes spoils you for life. After this, riding 30 pounds feels like misery.

Light wheels make a huge difference, more than any other factor. My most recent bike is kitted out with fat 28mm clincher tires on fat beefy rims (on a so-called endurance bike). The wheels alone must weigh a porky 2kg. They are pigs; the otherwise lightweight bike now rides like a farm tractor.

1,200 gram tubular wheelset: a life-altering revelation.
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