dimspace said:the weight thing, interesting comments in todays observer frpm bradley and what he thinks weight loss is worth.. he says about 10 seconds on a 10k climb per kilo pf wieght lost (if i remember correctly i read the article in a cafe), and approximated this would be worth 10 minutes plus over the entire tour.. (on top of normal improvements of course)
_frost said:Even though we don't know the actual parameters, it isn't really hard math to find out the magnitude of change. Or one can simply punch in the numbers to numerous calculators found from the web, eg. http://www.analyticcycling.com/ForcesSpeed_Page.html
There really is no question if weight matters.
dimspace said:oh i know.. it was more in response to the person that said his improvement was "unbeleiveable".. you can be looking at a speed increase of 20cm-50cm or more per second, doesnt sound much, but 30 metres a minute, 300 metres on a ten minute climb......