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2019 Trek Madone SL6 disc vs 2021 Cannondale SystemSix


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Riding in a group doesn't nullify aero gains. Unless you sitting 8th wheel all day everyday what about riding across a split maybe or just going down hill. 

 

You see how your explanation actually supports riding in a group nullifying aero gains?

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At my age and weight,aero and lightweight make no difference so I just go for comfort[emoji15][emoji1787]

 

 

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my age to! and i am early 30s

 

comfort trumps all for me. followed by aero. then weight.

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Sit down people - your minds are about to be blown..... I am not buying a road bike for summer 2021!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I've ordered a gravel bike (an Ibis Hakka MX). I have a extra set of carbon wheels that I'm gonna pop some slicks on for road rides then just swap wheels depending on surface.

 

No aero AND no weight weenie gainz.

 

How will I even manage to stay upright with all that disadvantage????

 

I fully expect to get smashed by the tannies on their aero road bikes on the Friday social Rapha rides....

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Aero gains trump weight gains up to a gradient of 7%.

 

Lighter isn’t always faster.

You've been drinking the Cannondale cool aid.

I live on Kloof Nek Road so I know for a FACT that 2kg makes a big difference on the way up.

 

The skinny climbing bike will also be faster than the Trek on the downhill because I will be be cruising down the other side at over 65km/h while the Trek and its 50 tooth big ring will be spinning at warp-speed-rpm trying to catch up!

Slow on the way up AND the way down

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You've been drinking the Cannondale cool aid.

I live on Kloof Nek Road so I know for a FACT that 2kg makes a big difference on the way up.

 

The skinny climbing bike will also be faster than the Trek on the downhill because I will be be cruising down the other side at over 65km/h while the Trek and its 50 tooth big ring will be spinning at warp-speed-rpm trying to catch up!

Slow on the way up AND the way down

Kloof Nek Strava segment - avg. of 8,1% gradient so thanks for confirming my point.

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Kloof Nek Strava segment - avg. of 8,1% gradient so thanks for confirming my point.

You got drunk on the cool aid! LOL

They say you will save 50watts when you are cycling on a flat road at 48km/h. Can you even reach 48km/h on a flat road for any length of time without a hurricane behind you?

Read Cannondales own white paper for the small print. Their 7% tipping point is based on a weight difference of only 1kg between climbing bike and aero bike so already that 7% is suddenly not the tipping point when talking about a 6.5kg bike which is 2kg lighter.

Furthermore, their 7% tipping point is based on their pro riders climbing at power above 5w/kg.

So now if you take a normal human being the tipping point is now only a few degrees. Buy a bike that is say 2kg lighter than the porky System Six and you will be faster up just about any hill.

It's basically based on speed more than gradient. If you ride up suikerbossie at 30km/h then the aero could help you. If you ride up at less than 20km/h get a light bike.

Nice looking bike though, I like it alot.

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