Light Bike Vs. Heavy Bike – What's The Difference On A Climb? GCN Does Science





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Published on May 30, 2015

How much of a difference does having a light bike actually make? We put it to the test on the climb to Sestriere.
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What do you think the difference will be? Let us know in the comments before you see the results!

A light bike always feels faster than a heavy bike on the climbs, but, is the difference as big in the real world as our perception?

We wanted to find out. So, Simon and Matt climbed to Sestriere twice; once on a light bike, once on the same bike weighed down with ballast. Simon recorded his power data, while Matt went for perception, because, after all, a lot of racing, and riding fast is about your mentality.

Do you notice the difference with a light bike? Let us know in the comments.

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