“How much does your bike weigh?” Surely we’ve all heard this question at the trailhead. But what good is that information? Is a heavy bike a bad bike? Can the riding performance be defined by a number in weight? Or should we perhaps stop weighing our bicycles altogether?
Light is good, heavy is bad, this has been the motto in cycling for decades. In the 1990s this went so far that many riders put their lives on the line every time they went riding due to exaggeratedly lightweight construction. Handlebars breaking was almost as much a part of the daily routine …read more