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Hill climb bike 2016 + Video + Photos

Firstly, an on board camera video from Courtney Blockley-Campton.

Courtney finished in a time of 2:37.5 (29th). Perhaps without on-board camera he may have finished in a time of 2.37.4. But, it captures what it is like to race up Bank Road.

You can roughly calculate time saved from weight loss

My 2016 hill climb bike

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5.7 kg

This year I didn’t really get into the world of marginal gains. I even left a Shimano Ultegra derailleur on. It is about 500 grams heavier than 2015 Hill climb bike.

I wish I had chance to take more photos of hill climb bikes. I heard Pete Tadros rode a 3.9kg fixed gear bike and Matt Clinton’s Emonda was 4.7 kg. Weights have fallen a lot in recent years, especially for geared bikes.

 

Take a look at this hill climb bike from the 1950s.
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My one concession to weight was removing front derailleur and outer chain ring. That saved 214 grams.

I weighed bike on pavement after race at 6.0kg but I think the un-even surface slightly altered the weight. I weighed myself at 61.5 kg the day before. Clothes and shoes add a bit.

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At least this year I had matching socks and gloves. You can see some shockers in previous years  All  hill climb bikes

Bike links

What I might buy for next year

A lightweight rear brake so I can remove Dura Ace brake – which is heavier for gear shifting.

A lightweight narrow-wide 42 tooth chainring. I did look for one this year, but it was very hard to find for 4 teeth 110 BCD

Other bike at race

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Related

Photo links for national hill climb 2016

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6 thoughts on “Hill climb bike 2016 + Video + Photos”

  1. Cracking video. I’m embarrassed to say I’d struggle to walk up that, let alone get up it on my bike. Great crowds though.

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