Re: Unsprung weight ?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by LioNiNoiL_a t_Y a h 0 0_d 0 t_c 0 m, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. > I know that getting on a light bike makes me go much faster...
    > and if doesn't seem to be the 5 lbs difference... or is it ?
    > Is it just an illusion ? If I hung a 5lb weight on me and then
    > got on a light bike would I feel the same as the heavy bike
    > (mechanical smoothness of the more expensive bike aside) ?

    Well-conducted tests have shown that it's not easy to feel an additional
    5 lbs on a bike; but as we all know, it *is* easy to feel the difference
    between a high-quality bike and a lower-quality bike.

    "Bicycling is a healthy and manly pursuit with much
    to recommend it, and, unlike other foolish crazes,
    it has not died out." -- The Daily Telegraph (1877)