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Old 04-23-20, 12:09 PM
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xroadcharlie
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Using "bikecalculator.com" the difference between 185 lbs and 175 lbs is .07 mph with 200w power. Despite our perception. The heavier bike will take about 5% more power to accelerate and climb, But that power is returned when we stop pedaling, it's only lost when braking . More rotational weight exasperates the effect slightly, But again the extra energy is not lost. FAR more important then weight is wind resistance, rolling resistance, the engine and strategy.

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