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July 15, 2021, 6:05 a.m. -  tdc_worm

a heavier rider MAY have a higher peak power output because they are conditioned to move more weight on a routine basis.  here is the problem:  we have limited fuel tanks and are not immediately recoverable like a machine.  as such, the generation of that wattage drains the fuel tank of the heavier rider faster.  so yeah, you might be able to move a battleship that a lighter rider cannot budge, but you may find yourself on the sideline quicker.  in terms of efficiency, the heavier rider and bike are way less efficient...proper geo can offset that. my position is that bike weight does matter, but not at the expense of durability, of which the heavier and/or aggressive rider may need more....

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