I had a great chat with Competitor Magazine recently about just this question. If you’d like to know the rest of our conversation, take a look at the jump.
Take home – weight is WHAT you are made of. If that weight is predominantly well-trained and functioning tissue (lean body mass!) – you are right on track. People comes in all shapes and sizes, and people who win races come in all shapes and sizes!
Take a look here for the full scoop!
I know from experience, when I raced mtn bikes at 132 pounds I got fewer injuries than when I was at 145, so I agree with the well-trained, lean body mass point.