However for hobby cyclists there must be a balance of weight, durability, and price.
I am reminded of an article I read by someone who prepared cars for rallying, he pointed out that over engineering strength inevitably led to performance inhibiting weight, too little and parts wouldn't last the distance. I think he summed it up neatly when he wrote; "You have done a perfect job if the car falls to bits as it crosses the finishing line in first place".
Agree, nevertheless if given a choice between 2 identical in functionality bikes most of us would pick up a lighter oneAs regards whole bikes, there is no industry standard for quoting. You can't compare sizes, as few manufacturers sizes exactly correlate with one another. Some quote ready to ride, some without tyres and pedals, and some not at all.
The whole thing is guff. Provided the bike isn't an after anvil it really is irrelevant. Even for top flight competition, pound for pound money spend on aero development brings a greater performance gain than mass reduction, so why people get so fixated with the minutiae of it is beyond me.
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