I presume that if going uphill the lighter the bike, the better, but what about downhill? Is it possible that say a very lightweight rider could find he or she goes faster downhill on a bike that is light vs one that is super light?
Sorry if this is a foolish question, but it's something I've often genuinely wondered.
Like probably many new bike riders out there one of my favourite things is going on long downhill descents where you can feel yourself slowly but surely getting faster and faster reaching speeds that seem like they would infinitely grow the longer the descent is.
When it comes to downhill descending and reaching the highest speeds, is there a sweet spot with a bike and a particular person when it comes to the weight of the bike and the weight of the person?