|<font color=green size=5>Is it about the bike?</font>||liu02bhs|
Jan 13, 2002 9:46 PM
|Ok, does a expensive bike really make you significantly faster in comparison with a beginner's bike?|
Jan 13, 2002 10:04 PM
|Is it about the bike?||allervite|
Jan 14, 2002 1:49 PM
|These open ended questions are tough to answer: so many variables. What is an expensive bike? What is a beginner bike? What do you mean by significantly faster?
You can pay a couple thousand $$ for a famous name european frame that is not much better than a $500.00 Taiwanese frame. If your expensive bike is about 5 pounds lighter, stiff, and aerodynamic, you will be noticeably faster.
You can really tell the difference between a heavy steel frame with lowend components, but it won't make a Cat 5 into a Cat 3.