Best Lightweight Bikes Review
We review four of the best light weight bikes in the £2500 price range.
The latest of our triathlon bike reviews focuses on ultra light weight bikes for £2500.
The lighter your bike is the faster it will accelerate and the easier it will go uphill. Bikes that are instantly responsive and climb effortlessly make you feel more confident and more powerful in the saddle than the much more intangible advantage offered by aero frames and wheels. Unlike aero advantages that need a 20mph cruising speed before any real difference is noticed,
low weight is a big bonus for even the slowest novice riders.
The other good news is that really light, sub-kilo framed superbikes don’t cost the absolute fortune they used to. The mid-
price components used to complete them perform better than ever before, which means our chosen £2,500 bracket contains some absolute crackers. The diverse characters of our quartet prove there’s still a wide range of riding styles available even if weight loss is your first priority.
But which of these bikes offers the best overall balance for which rider? What offers the best complete package deal or the best upgrade investment potential? Which is best suited for those wanting to finish the bike leg first and which is the prime choice for those just wanting to finish fresh enough to hit the run hard? We’ve ridden them through every test situation from technical climbs and descents, to chain-gang training sessions or big days out
in the hills to find out.
on Sunday, September 9th, 2012 at 5:00 am under Gear, Triathlon Bike Reviews.
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