How much faster are modern bikes?

Showdown: Orbea's Orca M Limited vs. Pedro Delgado's 1985 Vuelta winner

Weight and components have definitely changed, but does that mean faster?

Weight and components have definitely changed, but does that mean faster? (click to enlarge)

No doubt the humble bicycle has undergone massive technological change in the last couple decades. But has all that carbon fiber and electronic componentry actually made bikes faster? The gang from the Global Cycling Network investigates using a new Orbea Orca M Limited and Pedro Delgado’s 1985 Vuelta a Espana winning Orbea.

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