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Aero or not ? Kuota Kuraro

dinkdankdo10dinkdankdo10 Posts: 180
edited August 2013 in Road buying advice
I am looking to upgrade my Planet X nanolight and tempted by an aero bike. I am not sure if this is a great idea and so many articles vary.

My rides are a mixture but lots of climbing (I live in the Peak District).

Has anyone got an aero and uses it to climb ?

Anyone got a kuota Kuraro ?

http://www.bike-science.com/our-bikes-a ... -1777.html

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  • alihisgreatalihisgreat Posts: 3,872
    Aero bikes aren't necessarily poor at climbing - look at the Scott Foil review that was just put up for an example: http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-scott-foil-40-13-47431

    or Bauke Mollema using the new Giant Propel in mountain stages at the Tour this year

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    The myth that Aero bikes are worse at climbing comes from the fact they used to be heavier and less stiff... but this isn't as much of an issue any more.. depending on the particular frameset of course.
  • Thanks. Decided against the kuota. Might be a great bike but think I may have trouble with how aero it was.
  • bernithebikerbernithebiker Posts: 4,148

    The myth that Aero bikes are worse at climbing comes from the fact they used to be heavier and less stiff... but this isn't as much of an issue any more.. depending on the particular frameset of course.

    Interesting then that in this year's TdF, there were far more SL4's than Venges.........
  • I live in Malvern (lots of hills) and own a Kuraro (upgraded from a Kharma) massive difference, much lighter bike which goes like the wind when on the flat or descending (very stable, hit 47mph coming down form British Camp, not a hint of a wobble or instability).
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