Lightweight Vs Aero - What’s The Fastest All-Round Bike?

Published on January 21st 2023

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When it comes to road bikes, there are two main types: lightweight and aero. Lightweight bikes are designed to go faster up the climbs, whereas aero bikes are faster on the flat. But if you’re doing a ride that combines the two, such as a gran fondo, which bike is best for you? Ollie & Alex compare the two bikes over varied terrain to find out which is faster overall!

00:00 Intro
00:46 The bikes
01:39 The course & predictions
04:58 Disclaimer
05:36 Run 1
09:17 Run 2
12:27 Results

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