Old 12-18-18, 02:36 PM
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Seems like there a lot of Ted Kings on here that can extract every ounce of performance from 18lbs vs 25lbs. I dare anyone here with a CX bike to take out my Slate with 650x47s on a gravel road and tell me it's slower.
I was test riding bikes, doing a rolling acceleration.
Took me about 5 hard pedal strokes to get a Specialized sequoia up to speed., took me about 3 hard pedal strokes to do the same on a 16lb Crux.

Undoubtedly the Sequoia would have me feeling better after a 100mile ride (assuming its flat), but I wouldn't want to do a paceline with it.
(and yes, my personal requirement is that I can do a fast paceline as well as gravel)
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