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Old 08-06-17, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by ellsworth3500 View Post
My previous road bike was a 2011 Felt F Series aluminum frame/carbon fork with 6800 series Ultegra and 23c tires. The Diverge is about 3 lbs heavier at 21.8 lbs for the 61 frame compared to the Felt (this includes pedals). I ride with this group regularly, so it would be pretty easy to tell if the heavier bike with larger tires (38c Triggers) would slow me down. I can tell you it cost me nothing as far as speed and pace, and this was by far the most comfortable I've ever been on a "road bike".
Yeah, I'm no slower on my Diverge than I am on my 16 pound racing bikes. The only time it really feels any more sluggish is when I'm sprinting, and even then I don't think it translates into actually being slower.
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