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weight changes in climbing bikes(4 posts)

weight changes in climbing bikesbiomer
Sep 22, 2003 10:27 PM
Hey all,

Been watching the tour and now the vuelta. I noticed that riders switch to lighter bikes on the mountain stages. Why don't the riders use those lighter bikes on the flat stages as well?

any takers?

thanks and have a great ride
Sep 23, 2003 1:33 AM
It gets people talking and thinking about new must have stuff to buy. Don't worry I'm a sucker too:)
re: weight changes in climbing bikesvjarnot
Sep 23, 2003 5:45 AM
Aerodynamics are more important than weight on fast, flat rides. Improved aerodynamics almost always comes with increased weight.
comfort, durabilitycollinsc
Sep 23, 2003 7:22 AM
you dont need to use your custom hand made 900g wheels and 900g frame every one of 2900+ kilometers

flat days usually finish in a pack in some way, light weight stuff isnt going to help you any.