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03-22-22, 09:42 AM
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Posted By cyclezen

You're starting with a Frame which is a few...

You're starting with a Frame which is a few ounces shy of 7 lbs in Lg...
3x drivetrain ? (hard to see...) - which seems quite stout and overkill on the big ring? - with an 11x42 cassette ?
Then...
03-22-22, 08:50 AM
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Posted By jonathanf2

I wasn't a weight weenie, until I found myself...

I wasn't a weight weenie, until I found myself climbing all the time. I haven't gone to ridiculous lengths, but I try to cut weight where the cost-to-weight ratio is low. Wheels, pedals, seat post...
03-22-22, 08:20 AM
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Posted By msu2001la

Lighter bikes are more fun to ride. I doubt I'd...

Lighter bikes are more fun to ride.
I doubt I'd complete a gravel race any faster on a 17lb CX bike than I would on a 28lb gravel bike, but not everything in cycling needs to be measured or...
03-22-22, 07:37 AM
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Posted By mstateglfr

28.5 pounds seems like a lot for that bike and...

28.5 pounds seems like a lot for that bike and size. That is a quality steel tube frame and full carbon fork. The rims arent porky(I have them on my gravel bike too), and you are even running a...
03-22-22, 06:46 AM
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Posted By Koyote

I highlighted the relevant portion of your post. ...

I highlighted the relevant portion of your post.

Yes, a lighter bike might feel "more fun." You'll have to decide if that (and probably that alone) is worth the price.
03-22-22, 06:37 AM
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Posted By chas58

Yah, my bike weighs about 17.4lbs (less with road...

Yah, my bike weighs about 17.4lbs (less with road tires/wheels). It is insanely fun. The biggest difference is in out of the saddle acceleration. At a steady 150-200watts, it doesn't really make...
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