How important is weight?

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Quick Shifter, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. BrianNystrom

    BrianNystrom Member

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    For the record, I said that we were on 'cross bikes. For dirt/gravel rides, they're equipped with 40mm moderately-knobby tires, which provide great traction and a reasonable amount of cushion on the rough stuff. OTOH, the fast guys who were racing the event were on road bikes with 25-28mm slicks. Kudos to them!
     


  2. Bruce Alan

    Bruce Alan New Member

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    Heavier wheels make the bike harder to accelerate. The combination of these factors should make a significant difference in the way the bikes feel and the effort required to pedal them.
     
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