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27 January, 2014 04:05PM
It is a misconception that alloy frames are generically light. Basic frames of the sort on yours, and many other bikes, are heavier than a steel frame because, although the material is of lower density, the wall thicknesses have to be increased to get the stiffness needed and make manufacturing easier. So although the metal is lighter, much more is used with the result that the frames are heavier. You are right that the 26" wheel bike is a bit more responsive but maybe the reason why you find the the hill climbing better is because they are lowered geared than the 700C wheel.

Anyway, persevere, focus on the good things rather than the minor irritations and start saving.

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