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>A kickstand. Why? Who uses kickstands? Added weight for no reason.
They’re practical and weigh basically nothing. I would never put one on a more performance oriented bike, but this thing probably never breaks 15mph on OP’s jaunt to the shops.
>Metal springs and spring supports on the seat, again, add
It’s a Brooks. Hardly a saddle you buy for it’s light weight.
>Fenders. They also look metal, not even plastic, which is a lot more weight.
The difference might be a few hundred grams and metal fenders are much more durable.
>Huge bullhorn handlebars, again, added weight.
First, they’re not bullhorn handlebars. Second, they provide the rider with a very relaxed and upright position on the bike; a position meant for comfort, not speed.
That’s a reflector.
Yes, the name is misleading and poorly chosen, but the bike itself has a very consistent idea and execution. This isn’t a performance bike. It’s not meant to go fast or to be lightweight, it will never be in a peloton.