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Old 06-28-19, 06:59 AM
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Old 06-28-19, 12:03 PM
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Okay, The one that blew my mind was an Aero CA 3.0. For me though, a touring bike would be suitable I think.
How is the Giro for climbing?
The CA carbon is really stiff and light, which is about as good as you're probably going to get for a fast climbing bent. My Al TW-Bents is a tank by comparison. After letting a co-worker test drive mine, he went and bought a Carbon Aeron 2.0 and it was a slick bike.

Keep in mind, climbing on a recumbent is different (significantly so). Not necessarily better or worse, but the physiological work it very different.

I really like my velomobile, even though it's much heavier, because it doesn't really matter how slow I go, I don't have to worry about balancing.
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Old 06-28-19, 04:53 PM
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Okay, The one that blew my mind was an Aero CA 3.0. For me though, a touring bike would be suitable I think.
How is the Giro for climbing?
So, so.

Are you looking for something faster than your Roubaix? If so, this is probably not that.
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Old 06-30-19, 08:03 PM
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So, so.

Are you looking for something faster than your Roubaix? If so, this is probably not that.
I'm more interested in comfort, but since there are a fair amount of hills where I live, perhaps something a little lighter than a Giro would be a better choice.
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Old 07-01-19, 10:32 AM
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You can make a Giro a bit lighter with a carbon fork and a different seat that’s lighter. Not sure by how much. Tires and components also.

Someone once suggested that, for example, you want your bike to be 5 lbs lighter, it might be easier for the rider to lose 5 lbs. Just an example.
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Old Giros were steel. New ones are aluminum and are lighter. If you're after light weight, stay away from the recurve seat. "Lighter than a Giro" would be a Corsa or something in carbon.
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