From light to heavy

bluedoggy
bluedoggy Posts: 284
edited October 2012 in Road general
Well I've bought a cheap second hand Hybrid Boardman comp for the winter commute and retired the Superlight Carbon Wilier to the spare room. The first thing I noticed is how much heavier the boardman is compared to the Wilier. I sort of new it would be a lot heavier but I'm a bit nervous of the commute in the morning? Has anybody been in the same situation? Just hoping its not going to be a struggle.
Wilier cento uno.

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  • I have a boardman hybrid comp and recently had to use it instead of my carbon road bike. Its actually a pretty quick hybrid, and i've yet to beat my PB to work that i set on it at 19.5mph for 20 miles.

    One thing i did find helped though was getting bar ends as this allows you tuck down out of the wind a bit easier.

    I'm sure you'll be find using it over winter, thats what i plan on doing.
  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    Foggy tomorrow, make sure you have lights
  • bluedoggy
    bluedoggy Posts: 284
    I have a boardman hybrid comp and recently had to use it instead of my carbon road bike. Its actually a pretty quick hybrid, and i've yet to beat my PB to work that i set on it at 19.5mph for 20 miles.

    One thing i did find helped though was getting bar ends as this allows you tuck down out of the wind a bit easier.

    I'm sure you'll be find using it over winter, thats what i plan on doing.

    That's a bit more reassuring. I do have some bar ends already part of the deal so that's good.
    I'm already looking at 2nd hand lighter upgrades:0 but am I wasting my money doing that.....
    Wilier cento uno.
  • Ber Nard
    Ber Nard Posts: 827
    Assuming you push yourself whenever you ride, it won't feel any different - you'll hurt just the same, you will just be a bit (probably not that much) slower.

    If you like riding a light fast bike because you can average 15mph without effort and want to do the same on the hybrid, then, yes, you are going to struggle.

    It's what you make of it.

    Rob
  • bluedoggy
    bluedoggy Posts: 284
    Ber Nard wrote:
    Assuming you push yourself whenever you ride, it won't feel any different - you'll hurt just the same, you will just be a bit (probably not that much) slower.

    If you like riding a light fast bike because you can average 15mph without effort and want to do the same on the hybrid, then, yes, you are going to struggle.

    It's what you make of it.

    Rob

    That makes a lot of sense. I do try to push but I'm not really interested in speed- more the ride. Although I do like to beat my best on Strava!
    The one thing that surprised me is how much lighter my Wilier was and how 'refind' it felt. I had no other bike to compare and it was very shocked. Having said that, the boardman feels fantastic in a more 'robust' way and love it!
    Wilier cento uno.
  • bluedoggy
    bluedoggy Posts: 284
    Wilier cento uno.
  • Izoard's are light, but you can't class them as 'superlight'. They're probably average light ;-)
  • bluedoggy
    bluedoggy Posts: 284
    Izoard's are light, but you can't class them as 'superlight'. They're probably average light ;-)
    I stand corrected. I probably ment that in a general manner and not in the 'super league' of light. It felt super light to me as its been uber carbon upgraded but understand what you mean:)
    Wilier cento uno.
  • Joeblack
    Joeblack Posts: 829
    Bluedoggy wrote:
    Izoard's are light, but you can't class them as 'superlight'. They're probably average light ;-)
    I stand corrected. I probably ment that in a general manner and not in the 'super league' of light. It felt super light to me as its been uber carbon upgraded but understand what you mean:)


    Well lets settle it,

    What does it weigh?
    One plays football, tennis or golf, one does not play at cycling
  • bluedoggy
    bluedoggy Posts: 284
    Take my word for it, it's light! But obviously not superlight:)
    Wilier cento uno.
  • bluedoggy
    bluedoggy Posts: 284
    Well set off this morning to work and the ride was different. It a bit harder and defiantly slower but not bad at all. I suppose I've got to get used to the bike. And the way I see it working a little harder is a good thing for fitness over the winter months.
    Wilier cento uno.