Old 06-21-22, 11:30 PM
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mschwett 
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in a more extreme situation, i went from a 29lb bike to a 14lb bike, and my times on the exact same climbing segments decreased by just a tiny bit more than you'd mathematically expect - the difference between 200lb total weight and 215lb total weight, or around 7%. the difference "feels" more significant than that, but we're talking about a bike that's literally half the weight.

the pound or two in the frame by itself is really not going to show up in much else than the feel of the bike, IMO.... but if you can find a pound or two in 5 places, plus a bit of your own weight, big difference. i started those climbs at 200lb myself, and the bike was 30+ initially, plus way heavier gear, and the wrong cassette. 240lb total weight with longer gears vs 200lb total weight today, it's night and day. but the frame is only a very small part of that big proportional jump.
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