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Old 04-17-03, 04:57 PM
Don't Believe the Hype
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these arguments as well as any physics calculations assume 'all other things equal' ......and we all know that in life there is no such thing... this whole discussion just bakes my noodle.

i'll just spend my time training to overcome any minimal weight improvements. if we can all agree that weight doesn't have that great effect on speed or acceleration on level ground....and a heavier weight is advantageous for downhill speed....then doesn't theweight argument for the uphill portion of our rides become largely.....negligible?!

and are we discussing weight on an uphill in the context of an endurance ride or a short burst? i'll take the heavier, quad busting rider regardless of rotational or dead weight anytime over a light weight tour rider for an 'uphill snapshot'. then we are talking about energy produced again.
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