Tuesday, May 3, 2011
This Little Piggy Went To Market
I try not to obsess over equipment weight. I don’t replace perfectly good parts just to cut a couple of grams. What do such savings mean when my own body is overweight? I would be better served trimming pounds of belly fat.
My feet aren’t fat, but they are big. So, at size 46 European (roughly a 12.5 US) my cycling shoes are probably heavier than yours. I bought a pair of Pearl Izumi shoes when I got my Giant OCR1 back in 2005. They have been my only cycling shoes and they’re looking mighty rough. Today I got a new pair of Diadora shoes in a color scheme that will look great with my Team Pedal Moraine kit. They’re comfortable and they’re 124 grams lighter than the Pearl Izumis—more than ¼-pound of mass that I won’t have to push around with every pedal revolution. I didn’t buy the shoes for the weight savings, but in theory there should be a little performance boost. If not, then at least I'll be stylin' while you're passing me.
Posted by Dave Hanrahan at 2:43 PM