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Old 07-02-19, 12:47 PM
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Bike weight is an issue for some people. Not necessarily for riding but if you have to carry a bike up stairs or lift into bike rack or up on car rack the weight can be issue. My wife ditched her Gazelle because of the weight.
But these type bikes are ultra rare here anyhow where we live. If people are cycling they only do it for sport reasons. Either road cycling on a fast light sleek road bike or they take a mountain bike on a trail. And a heavy bike won't work for that.
Hardly anyone commutes or shops by bike. I think I am the only in my city of 300,000 people who goes grocery shopping by bike. I never see any other bikes at the grocery stores. This is what you have 2 ton SUVs and Pickup Trucks here in Texas.
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