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Old 07-02-20, 12:41 AM
Branko D
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One kilo of bike weight translates to about 1% faster (or slower) up the typical local moderate climb (which is about 6%). I've actually tested this, power meter on both, heavy touring bike vs light racing bike, results come out exactly as math predicts. So, there's not much in it, really.

At the end of the day, developing a lot of power is the most important bit of climbing (or riding) fast... which doesn't stop me from buying lightweight kit, though.
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