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02-14-20, 12:53 PM
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Posted By indyfabz

I think we have gotten enough serious responses...

I think we have gotten enough serious responses that I can now post this:

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02-14-20, 12:43 PM
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Posted By AlmostTrick

Welcome to the board, sobre and thanks for the...

Welcome to the board, sobre and thanks for the fun thread. :thumb:
02-14-20, 11:53 AM
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Posted By burnthesheep

I reread the topic and wanted to jump in now: ...

I reread the topic and wanted to jump in now:

1. You don't have to ask this if you're in any road race in the states that matters that much. Your team will hand you a bike, and you will ride...
02-14-20, 03:18 AM
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Posted By canklecat

sobre A lighter bike will help a bit on climbs....

sobre A lighter bike will help a bit on climbs. My early 1990s carbon fiber bike weighs around 20 lbs and is good for maybe 1 mph faster over my usual 20-50 mile rides on roller coaster terrain...
02-13-20, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Russ Roth

There are weight limits for road especially if...

There are weight limits for road especially if you do anything related to the UCI. 17.5 equipped with everything but full water bottles is as nice as you really need weight wise, going lighter won't...
02-13-20, 05:06 PM
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Posted By CliffordK

That all sounds pretty extreme. Get what...

That all sounds pretty extreme.

Get what you can afford, feel comfortable with, and FEEL COMFORTABLE WRECKING!

You'll quickly reach a point where shaving, say 1 pound (1/2 kilo) off the bike...
02-13-20, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Russ Roth

People who are telling you a smart trainer and...

People who are telling you a smart trainer and subscription aren't actually wrong although it only answers your question in a round about way. I do find that 40 min on a smart trainer is much easier...
02-13-20, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Happy Feet

It's a simple question and to answer the OP...

It's a simple question and to answer the OP directly.

If someone were to ask me what they should seek to move from participant to 'somewhat" competitive mid pack, but not seeking top tier...
02-13-20, 01:53 PM
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Posted By jadocs

He already has a carbon bike that weighs sub...

He already has a carbon bike that weighs sub 16lbs. That was his second bike he purchased for $800.
02-13-20, 01:18 PM
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Posted By CliffordK

A good bike doesn't have to be a new 2020 model. ...

A good bike doesn't have to be a new 2020 model.
Perhaps a 2019 model?

You can certainly break 20 lbs without spending an arm and a leg.

I have intended to try to cut down to the 15 pound...
02-13-20, 11:39 AM
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Posted By jadocs

$800 carbon bike that weighs 15.4lbs sounds like...

$800 carbon bike that weighs 15.4lbs sounds like you've already optimized it.
02-13-20, 09:27 AM
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Posted By livedarklions

I think people are being unfair to the OP--it's a...

I think people are being unfair to the OP--it's a reasonable question asking for informed opinions on an inherently subjective call. No reason to get snarky about it--either you have a view on the...
02-12-20, 11:51 AM
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Posted By sean.hwy

How come no one ever gives the advice asked? Do...

How come no one ever gives the advice asked? Do you really think the OP does not already know the biggest factor is him?

There's a HUGE difference between say an costco bike and 5k+ carbon fiber...
02-12-20, 11:46 AM
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Posted By ridingfool

how do you know those extra 5 min we’re not due...

how do you know those extra 5 min we’re not due to better wind conditions that day or maybe you were drafting others that day . Spend the extra money on a power meter so you will then know true gains...
02-12-20, 11:31 AM
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Posted By tgenec86

Money does not equal speed, unless you're going...

Money does not equal speed, unless you're going from 25-30 pound tank to a svelte 15-19 pound carbon racer. Before you spend a dime on one single new part or a new bike - make damn sure your BIKE...
02-12-20, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Rides4Beer

There is, but as others have pointed out, no one...

There is, but as others have pointed out, no one can tell you what an appropriate price is for that, everyone's budget is different.

I've done group rides where I've been on my 10kg gravel bike...
02-12-20, 09:53 AM
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Posted By autonomy

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02-12-20, 09:45 AM
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Posted By wgscott

FIFY. Unless you are underweight, worrying...

FIFY.

Unless you are underweight, worrying about a weight difference between bikes that is probably less than a water bottle is a bit pointless. If it were me, I would focus on quality low...
02-12-20, 09:42 AM
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Posted By DrIsotope

So in simpler terms, this is a "how much speed...

So in simpler terms, this is a "how much speed can I buy" question. That question is a redirect from the core question, "why am I not faster?"

If you think the bike is slowing you down, you're...
02-12-20, 09:16 AM
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Views: 4,287
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Unless there was a huge weight difference and the...

Unless there was a huge weight difference and the 2 bikes had the exact same geometry, fit, drivetrain and tires, I doubt weight made a 5 minute difference per hour.

You also can ride one day...
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