Difference in carrying heavy bike lock on bike frame or on my body?
January 29, 2013 8:39 AM Subscribe
How does it influence my riding if I carry my 3.5 lb bike lock in my bag on my back instead of on the bike frame? Not an athlete, but I like riding fast.
posted by arhammer to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
New biker here who basically knows nothing about bikes. I am not an athlete or doing races, but I like to keep my bike light and drive as fast as my body (160 lb) allows.
I have a 26 lb trekking bike (or hybrid bike, commuter bike, they seem to be called differently in different places), so a 3.5 lb lock does add noticeable weight.
I will test this myself as I go along, but I guess experienced bikers already figured this out.