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Old 07-12-18, 10:58 AM
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The weight of a bicycle matters, but not nearly as much as it does on a cargo van.

I checked and running with no cargo versus running with full cargo for the Mercedes Sprinter (as an example) results in a 70% increase in weight. A 200 lb. bicycle rider riding a 30 lb. bike versus a 20 lb. bike is an increase of 4.5%. So yeah, it matters, but not enough to affect performance nearly as much as loading a cargo van.
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