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Old 06-13-19, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by hsuehhwa View Post
Yes, if FTP > 3.5 watts/kg

3.5 -- 2.8 : yes or no.

No, if FTP < 2.8 watts/kg, the money could be better spent improving oneself.

If you don't have a power meter to measure FTP yet, the money should definitely be spent to procure a power meter first.
This is pretty much why I don't worry too much about how light my bikes are. I have no idea what my FTP is, but I'm fairly certain I'd fall into the "No" category.

That said, there's nothing wrong with someone spending money on light bike parts because they like having a light bike. Everyone doesn't have the same priorities. I see plenty of beer bellies on expensive race bikes.
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