I know this is a total rookie question and also very subjective… but I figured it was worth a shot.
I do triathlons and my only “good” bike is a Tri Bike. It’s nothing fancy, but it does the job and I’m very happy with it (it is certainly not my limiting factor).
I want to get a cheap road bike for getting in on some group rides, commuting, and potentially very minor racing.
I have an old (2010) flat bar aluminum framed khs hybrid and was wondering if converting it into a “road” bike would be worth it by adding drop bars, possibly a used 105 groupset or something similar and having a good beater bike and would have lots of clearance for big tires for gravel, etc.
Problem is though to me it feels heavy, I haven’t weighed it yet but compared to my Tri Bike (carbon) it feels pretty heavy.
So what I want to know is if there is a “maximum” weight for a useable road bike? I’m not trying to set hill climbing records here but also want to have something useable.
Sorry if this is a question that can’t really be answered but again I gmfihured it was worth a shot.