- Jul 28, 2007
Carbon, titanium, grams and weight shaving: does it really make a difference? Will you really be able to tell the difference between a 16 lb bike and a 17 lb bike? I ride a 25 lb steel Scwhinn, so you can see that I am yet to experience this carbon obsession and such. I always hear people discussing how good a bike is just because of how much it weighs. My question: does it really matter? Does it effect riding on the flats as well as mountains? Or is it just a placebo, something that has a very minor effect but you "think" that your bike is lighter? Please respond, I want to get down to the bottom of this.