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Old 08-29-2010, 01:04 PM
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Default Re: Newbie with question

in theory, the heavier the bike, the faster top speed it will have. it just takes longer and more energy to get it there, while a lighter bike may accelerate to top speed faster, but requires more energy to keep it going that fast. kinda like a go-kart will blow a car off the line, but let off the gas and the gokart stops, while the mass of the car will keep it rolling.

all my bikes are heavy duty steel, american made, vintage cruisers, full fendered, chaingaurds, etc, and i don't worry about the weight at all. i believe that the more solid the bike, the better the ride, and the more stable at high speed.

i weigh 135, and i dunno what my bike weighs, but it ain't light, and it goes really fast.
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