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Avoiding mistakes when lightweighting your bike

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How to rethink bike weight and avoid expensive errors in making your ride lighter. (Photo: Gaudenz Danuser)
How to rethink bike weight and avoid expensive errors in making your ride lighter. (Photo: Gaudenz Danuser)

All cyclists, both mountain bikers and road riders, obsess about bike weight. You might pay in Rands, but riders really care a lot more about grams than anything else.

Lighter bikes are theoretically faster and require less effort to pedal. That means you can either set new personal bests, on a lighter bike, or ride at the same speeds with less effort.

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