When does that weight starting making a difference?I just can’t imagine voluntarily packing 30 pounds onto a bike that is even remotely performance oriented
NC700X Manual = 470
NC700X DCT = 500
6.4% increase in weight
AT Manual = 500
AT DCT = 530
6% increase in weight
VFR Manual = 600
VFR DCT = 630
5% increase in weight
Does that really make a difference in these cases? 5-6% increase?
Or do you mean a much lighter race bike?
Seems like for dirt bikes, Rekluse is the answer.
It saved my newbie butt on the few steep rocky climbs on the K-Trail, I have no doubt. Had I ventured down there on a 500+ lb manual bike, I suspect there would have been a call from Rich at some point, "Jarrett stalled out going up a steep rocky section and his bike fell on him. We're waiting on the ambulance..."Watching Jarrett's Campbell video I see where the DCT might help normal folks in technical situations just like a Recluse on a dirt bike.
But like you said, a Rekluse would have accomplished the same in that spot.