First time on the forums and looking for some advice on how to approach my next bike purchase.
I'm small and skinny (173cm, 55kg) and my current bike weighs in at 10kg. I've had the bike for over 8 years but the model is over 12 years old and as my riding/fitness has improved, I feel it's time for a change. My main question is…
Since I'm so small and the bike weight is such a significant % of my overall weight, should I be going for the lightest option I can afford or the most aero?
I know, "it depends", so I've included some additional info below, but I'm asking on here because my own answer changes with the weather at the minute! Key info…
I tend towards thinking I should go as aero as possible to help make up for the power shortfall on the flat, but part of me doesn't quite believe the hype (especially for my sort of average speeds).
Any advice welcomed and appreciated!
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