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Reply To: Choice of Bikes

Thoreau, May 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I’m posting this under an existing heading because I don’t want to make a big deal of this question–but I’m trying to figure out if my bike is too heavy and would love some advice.  I’m riding a reliable Jamis Coda Sport from 2009 and it clocks in at 26 pounds (without lock, water bottle and so on).  I love my bike and feel it would be fine in Iowa.  But as I prep for Ragbrai and begin to put a lot of miles on the bike, I’m wondering if I should upgrade to a lighter road bike at this point.  I get a lot of use out of my bike, commute to work, pull the kids around on a trailer, but I wonder if it is time to go to something lighter.  Is 26 pounds considered heavy?  Thanks in advance.

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