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Old 02-05-2014, 12:13 PM   #62
Wraith Rider
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Germany
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Originally Posted by SloMo228 View Post
I'm willing to concede that a bigger, heavier bike can have braking and maximum lateral grip similar to a smaller, lighter bike. But all else being equal (mainly frame geometry - trail, rake, wheelbase, etc.), the lighter bike is almost certainly going to be quicker changing directions, as well as being easier for the rider to make it change directions. If you like riding on tight, twisting roads, the light bike has a clear advantage.
No. The bigger bike needs more force to be controlled. That's all. In everything else it's equal. (If both bikes follow the same concept and are equally well made of course.)

Originally Posted by SloMo228 View Post
It's not as if having more power automatically makes you faster on anything but straight or gently curving roads.
I certainly am faster on a more powerful bike than I would be on a less powerful one. Coming out of every corner I am.
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