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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 2:37 pm 
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^ Great example that! 8) very almost got me a STP, nicely done, totally true upgrading a good bike is the ultimate way to have ya cake and eat it.
Saying that my rough n tumble steel hard tail is still around 30 lbs!


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:00 pm 
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My old Vit-T2 used to be 19.5lb but I broke it so it was probably too light (or I was too heavy :oops: )

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:31 pm 
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Perfect example of the kind of build I love shogun - perfectly honed for the job in hand, very cool 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:51 pm 
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http://www.rtbf.be/video/detail_versus- ... id=1858008

World champ vs postie on each other's bikes


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:32 am 
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7kg v 30kg :shock:

but not the point. See my OP.

7kg though :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:14 am 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
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One thing that should never be underestimated with heavy compared to light bikes.
One is much much less painful to get over stiles, fences, gates, carry up a steep hill....


I'm surprised you're the only person to have mentioned this, does everyone else ride routes where they're not regularly doing this?

Also, choice of tyres in the wet makes a big difference in how much extra mud you're carrying along, which adds to the rotational mass.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:55 am 
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That's a great point. And just carrying my heavy lumps around the house is back breaking while clubbing myself with wide handlebars! My benchmark is below 30lbs if poss....


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:26 pm 
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reanimation wrote:
That's a great point. And just carrying my heavy lumps around the house is back breaking while clubbing myself with wide handlebars! My benchmark is below 30lbs if poss....


And the bike? :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:00 pm 
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Haha, a little more bulk would do me good! Bit slim and fragile, or is that old and fragile?! :-D


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