Just allows for more climbing power and better overall performance on long rides due to greater inertia. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I was going to say "just look at Thor Hushovd"....and then wikipedia said he was a massive 83kg. Tubby bitch needs a diet, eh wot?
I am clearly just (almost) built to be a track cyclist
Actually, I went back and looked and two of them clocked faster speeds down the hill too. Little runts must be more aero.
Shave your beard off, every hair counts.
I used to out-roll pretty much everyone going around the weir loop - could never work out why, unless it was purely weight-based, esp. since I was riding the clunky old OCR. Same seems to be true on the TCR as well.
Yeah weight always wins on downhill. Just ask Boltboi.
Dunno about this 70kg plus thing though. I've been over that for most of my adult life (barring some summer golf sessions where I refused to drink for four hours out in the heat and weighed in at a massive 59kg afterwards or was it 69kg, I forget - maybe I'm confusing it with petrol prices in the late '90s or early 2000s) and never had an issue with climbing.
I like brackets too (especially when tRicky uses them in relevant but tenuous diversions into old golfing stories and vague recollections - that may or may not stay on track - about his weight and old fossils, or was it fossil fuels?) but similarly would push the weighty cut off a bit higher, maybe 80kg? Mind you, I was better at shortish climbs rather than uber long ones - I think most of Perth's/WAs climbs count as shortish.
Speaking of uber long climbs, I think the Audax Alpine Classic was on yesterday. Ahh the memories.