A friend of mine, Fizzhog of the UnFat Project, just purchased a new bike.
It is pricey.
It is used by famous cyclists.
It weighs 16.1 pounds.
It is a racehorse.
He will love it and I fantasize about what it would feel like to ride it.
My bike is the opposite.
It was fairly cheap (about $750 with all the modifications and stuff on it).
It is not a roadbike and there are no famous commuters.
It is heavy...it is really heavy.
My bike weighs about 35 pounds.
It is a clydesdale bike!It can ride on any terrain and can carry groceries on a milk-crate on it's rear rack.
It feels bulletproof.
I love it because it is built well for a guy of my size.
So, how much does your bike weigh?
And how important is "bike weight" to you?
I am curious to know because as I am riding more often now, I find myself wondering how much bike weight matters when it comes to speed. On my 35-pound commuter with wide tires, I can't seem to get much above the 13mph speed on my average rides. I know that my weight plays a big part in that, but am I doing an equal amount of work as someone on a very light road bike?
P.S. Fizzhog, enjoy the new ride!